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February 1, 2019 (Toronto, ON) - One of the largest independent book publishers in Canada now has new owners and a renewed commitment to the nation’s publishing and content industry.

Dundurn Press, a celebrated success story in Canadian literature since 1972, was recently acquired by a group of experienced technology entrepreneurs, including Randall Howard, Lorne Wallace, and Jason Martin. The three have a track record of supporting the arts in Canada and have been involved in several notable projects across the country.

Seeing the Whole Process - Part 3

Posted on June 14 by HeatherM in Interview

Seeing the Whole Process – Part 3

In my last two blog posts, I discussed the editorial process and the marketing and publicity processes here at Dundurn Press. This month, to continue my overview of how a book moves from a first draft to a finished product on the shelf, I am diving in to the design process! I spoke with our Senior Designer, Laura Boyle, to get the low-down on all of the design work that goes in to turning a manuscript into a beautiful book to hold and read.

 

When do you begin work on a book’s design?

In 1972, Kirk Howard began Dundurn Press on his own. Why? How did he do it? What challenges did he face at the time? After asking around the office, I realized that many of us didn&;t know a lot about the early years of Dundurn. After compiling the questions that stumped many of my colleagues, I sat down with the one person who could share the story, the President and Publisher of Dundurn, Kirk Howard.

DON BRAID: After more than a year's work, the big majority of it by co-author Sydney Sharpe, our book Notley Nation is coming to the bookstores.

SYDNEY SHARPE: Don Braid and I have written three books together. A marriage can only handle one book per decade. (I leave the math to you.) The other five I somehow managed on my own.

RIELLE BRAID: After quite some time of watching my badass mother and father (Don Braid and Sydney Sharpe) work their butts off, their new book is finally out and ready to be read by you!