Save the date for Book Summit 20 – June 18, 2020

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

People, Planet, Profit: Sustainable Publishing for a New Decade.

In 2020, Canada will be honoured on the world stage for our contributions to the written word, and our industry, fuelled by talented authors and passionate publishing staff, has much to be proud of. But as margins get thinner, the market place more complex, and staff put in more hours, the publishing ecosystem is showing signs of strain. Can we remove some peril from the industry we love? How can we take advantage of new markets, models and formats. How can we better connect readers with Canadian books. How can we support staff and authors as the demands on them increase. The 19th edition of Book Summit looks to how we can balance financial realities and human well-being and foster a thriving, sustainable industry worthy of celebration in the years to come.

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors.

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Book Summit 20 would like to acknowledge the sacred land on which it takes place. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to gather in this community, on this territory.