Additional $ources of Revenue for Canadian Authors

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Yes, we know that’s not Canadian money. Stop being so picky.

Happy New Year, authors. I’m going to try and help make 2016 begin with a bang for you, especially if you’re Canadian.

If you’re a Canadian author there are a couple of financial opportunities available that you may not be aware of. There are two organizations that would like to compensate you financially for your hard work. There is no charge to sign up for these programs, the checks come annually, and the payments are available to traditionally published authors as well as self-published authors. You just need to know where to apply. Continue reading “Additional $ources of Revenue for Canadian Authors”

IT’S THE LAW IN CANADA: Legal Deposit of Publications

Library-and-Archives-Canada-Legal-Deposit-InformationSince January 1, 2007, it is the law in Canada that all publications, with few exceptions, must be registered with Library and Archives Canada. Shame on me. I’m sorry. I didn’t know. And I’ll bet many other Canadian authors don’t know either. So let’s fix this so we’re all obeying the law and won’t have the Archive police chasing us.

To be fair to myself, I did know my paper books needed to be sent to the Archives and had done that. What I didn’t understand was that they wanted all versions – not only the paper ones but the digital ones as well. I thought one print copy of each book was enough. It wasn’t. Continue reading “IT’S THE LAW IN CANADA: Legal Deposit of Publications”

Of Knights and Knaves – by Perry Wilson

Author Perry Wilson

I like a good debate. There’s nothing better than challenging assumptions over a bottle of wine. What I like most about it is that you walk away afterward and the discussion can be over. Not so on the old Interweb. Things can get crazy when people polarize around an argument. Take the argument for, or against, traditional publishing.

What does it look like?

A knight stands at a fork in the road. His armor is dented, some of it hanging by hinges. He holds a nicked and rusty sword.

Approaching the knight is a man dressed in running gear, black spandex running pants, the latest running shoes and a sweat wicking tee shirt with ‘best seller’ scrawled across the chest in permanent marker. He comes to an abrupt stop as the knight raises the sword. Continue reading “Of Knights and Knaves – by Perry Wilson”

The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest

The New Quarterly is now their submissions for our 2012 contests, which will be published in their fall issue.

The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest is open to Canadian authors only, and offers a $1,000 prize for the winning essay.

There is an entry fee of $40 per submission.  The deadline is March 28, 2012.

For more information, please visit their website.

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Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers.  We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition.  Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering. [subscribe2]

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