“The internalizing and transfer of information has been pivotal throughout human history. It led our ancestors to build stone tools, then communities then agriculture. It built our cities has dispelled our false understandings of our world and universe, it literally evolved our brain and will continue to change every aspect of human existence whether you like it or not.”

Daniel A. Janssen

Professional Speakers Guide

    1. Associations Canada:

      1. The Canadian Authors Association

CAA is Canada’s national writing association. If you are looking for the type of support only a large national association can give you combined with the friendliness of local branches then the CAA is for you. “Writers Helping Writers” is more than a motto, it expresses our commitment to beginning and established writers alike. http://www.canauthors.org

Writing Resources by Genre


      1. Canadian Booksellers Association


CBA works for the current and future economic well-being of booksellers, by promoting their interests and meeting their needs.

CanadianBookseller Magazine

Eight times a year members and subscribers receive their own trade magazine full of news, reviews, updates and analysis of the book industry for as little as $24.00 per/year. Regular CanadianBookseller columns include:

– Viewpoint, an opinion piece focused on an area of industry controversy or importance.

– Profile, interviews with some of the book world’s visionaries and creators.

– Reading Ahead, an exploration of the impact of new technology on today’s bookselling market.

– Afterwords, final thoughts from esteemed literary critic, George Fetherling.

For more information, please contact: editor@cbabook.org

To advertise in CanadianBooseller, please contact: adsales@cbabook.org

      1. The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

ABPBC is a provincial association comprising BC-owned book publishing companies, is the largest regional affiliate of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP). The Association works to support the long-term health and success of the Canadian-owned book publishing industry in British Columbia, to foster an environment in which our members will flourish and to expand an awareness of the value of books in people’s lives. http://www.books.bc.ca/

Contact information: By phone or fax at: Tel: (604) 684-0228 Fax: (604) 684-5788 or by mail or in person at Suite #107 – 100 West Pender Street,Vancouver, BC V6B 1R8

Browse through the list of BC publishers for addresses, submission guidelines and genres of publishing at their members page. http://www.books.bc.ca/members

      1. The Canadian Publishers’ Council

The CPC as Canada’s main English language book publishing trade association was founded in 1910 and represents the interests of publishing companies that publish books and other media for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional and reference markets, the retail and library sectors. Members employ more than 2800 Canadians and collectively account for nearly three-quarters of all domestic sales of English-language books. Members spend over $50 million with Canadian-based book manufacturers and pay more than $25 million in royalties to Canada’s writers. http://www.pubcouncil.ca/home.htm

      1. The Association for the Export of Canadian Books

AECB was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to help Canadian publishers develop foreign markets and promote export sales of their books. It is an industry association that assists Canadian publishers by providing financial assistance and market intelligence. The Association is not an exporter or distributor. http://www.aecb.org/Indexeng.html

      1. The Writers Union of Canada

TWUC was founded in 1973. The Writers’ Union of Canada is a national organization of professional writers of books for the general public. http://www.writersunion.ca/

      1. The Federation of BC Writers

FBCW is a non-profit organization of professional and emerging writers, writing in all genres from every region of the province. http://www.bcwriters.com

The Federation of BC Writers
Suite 410, 119 Pender Street West -Vancouver, BC, V6B 1S5
(1 block north of the SkyTrain Stadium Station)

      1. Independent Publishers Association of Canada

IPAC organization helps authors and small publishers get their books to print and in the hands of appreciative readers. We meet in Calgary on the last Saturday of each month, except June, July, August and September, at the Danish Canadian Club – 727 11th Ave S.W. – for breakfast, education, humour, and encouragement, from 8:30 a.m. – noon. We also have a Toronto chapter, which meets periodically. http://www.ipac-publishers.com/

Association of Canadian Publishers

Canadian Book Review Annual

Canadian Library Association

This post was written by Daniel Janssen.

Daniel A. Janssen

4 Comments on “Professional Speakers Guide”

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