Thursday, June 16, 2016 • Harbourfront Centre • Toronto, ON
Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with IFOA


The digital dust has settled and what we once dubbed disruptive technologies are now the norm. So, in many ways, it’s back to basics for publishers, writers and everyone else in the world of books.

BACK TO THE BOOK will be a day devoted to re-examining the bedrock of what we do as we devote ourselves to discussing the business of publishing and writing. We will offer workshops and panels in intrapreneurship, marketing, innovation, retail, subscriptions, social responsibility, creative initiatives, diversity and more. We will also touch on themes surrounding the writer/publisher and reader relationship. In the past, writers, publishers, readers and retailers operated in their separate silos; today, these boundaries are disappearing. Readers generate content. Writers consider and create their own publishing opportunities. Publishers develop innovative platforms and actively connect with readers.

BACK TO THE BOOK is for publishers, writers, librarians, agents, booksellers, and everyone else in the book community.

Book Summit is pleased to open the Canadian Writers’ Summit, a four-day super-conference, on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

For more information, contact the Book and Periodical Council at publicity@theBPC.ca.