The [New] Business of Publishing and Writing

Thursday, June 16, 2016
At the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto

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 for everyone in the world of books. BACK TO THE BOOK will be a day devoted to reexamining 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, creative initiatives, diversity and more.

Book Summit 2016 welcomes writers as we open the four-day super conference, the Canadian Writers’ Summit. We will also touch on themes surrounding the writer/publisher and reader relationship. Where the past saw writers, publishers, readers and retailers 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 in the book community.

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For more information, contact the Book and Periodical Council at

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College, in association with IFOA.


Early Bird registration opens end of March

$143.50 Regular
$92.75 Student
$132.20 Group Rate (5 or more)

Early Bird rates in effect until April 30
All prices include HST
Refreshment Breaks and Lunch Included