ACP Publishing 101

Video Archive

ACP’s Publishing 101 Webinar series shares publishing knowledge and practices for new publishers, junior staff, and senior professionals at publishing companies—anyone working in the industry interested in learning more about the business side of publishing. Publishing 101 aims to be approachable, provide expertise from trusted sources within the industry, and extend professional development opportunities beyond ACP's usual general meetings. The series also provides a forum for fledgling industry professionals to discuss their own experiences and perspectives.

Registrants provided questions to help structure each presentation, and discussion questions were asked live. Below are archived recordings of the presentations and Q&A discussions. These recordings are now reserved for ACP members and will be distributed as part of the next Publishing 101 series. If you are staff at an ACP member firm or a previous Publishing 101 participant and would like to request access, please contact ACP at the email below. Copies of each session's captions or Communications Access Realtime Translations (CART) are also linked below each video. Thank you to The Captioning Group for providing this service.

More information is available on ACP's website.

If you have any difficulties accessing the recordings, please contact admin@canbook.org for further assistance.

2023 Week 1: Navigating the Editor-Author Relationship

Navigating the Editor-Author Relationship

Session Lead: Fazeela Jiwa, Fernwood Publishing
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 9, 2023 — 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST

Caption document of this recording is available here.

2022 Week 2: Introduction to Inventory Management

The Story of 3,000 Random Numbers: Introduction to Inventory Management

Session Lead: Jason Farrell, University of Toronto Press
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 16, 20232:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Caption document of this recording is available here.

2023 Week 3: Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Direct-to-Consumer Sales

Session Lead: Leigh Nash, Assembly Press
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 23, 2022 — 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Caption document of this recording is available here.

2022 Week 1: Publishing Contracts in Detail

Publishing Contracts in Detail

Session Leads: Grace Westcott (Westcott Law), Glenn Rollans (Brush Education Inc.)
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 3, 2022 — 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2022 Week 2: Digital Book Conversions and Accessible eBook Production

Digital Book Conversions and Accessible eBook Production

Session Lead: Jen R. Albert (ECW Press)
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 10, 2022 — 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2022 Week 3: Metadata I: Basic Terms and Creation

Metadata I: Basic Terms and Creation

Session Leads: Tom Richardson (BookNet Canada), Brendan Ouellette (Annick Press)
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 17, 2022 — 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2022 Week 4: Metadata II: Sales, Distribution, and Marketing

Metadata II: Sales, Distribution, and Marketing

Session Leads: Amanda Lee, Brendan Ouellette (Annick Press)
Originally recorded on Thursday, November 24, 2022 — 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 1: Publishing and Editorial

Publishing and Editorial: from strategy to the day-to-day

Session Lead: Karen Boersma, Publisher (Owlkids Books)
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Karen Boersma, Publisher (Owlkids Books)
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 2: Contracts & Royalties

Contracts & Royalties

Session Lead: Matt Williams, Vice President, Operations (House of Anansi Press / Groundwood Books)
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Matt Williams, Vice-President, Operations (House of Anansi / Groundwood Books)
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 3: Financial Forecasting and Management in Book Publishing

Financial Forecasting and Management in Book Publishing

Session Lead: Glenn Rollans, President and Publisher (Brush Education Inc.)
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Glenn Rollans, President and Publisher (Brush Education Inc.)
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 4: Book Marketing

Book Marketing: the long path to putting a book into a reader’s hands 

Session Lead: Judy Brunsek, Director of Sales & Marketing (Owlkids Books)
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Judy Brunsek, Director of Sales & Marketing (Owlkids Books)
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 5: Rights & Licensing

Rights & Licensing: spreading the word(s) around the world 

Session Lead: Judy Brunsek, Director of Sales & Marketing (Owlkids Books)
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Judy Brunsek, Director of Sales & Marketing (Owlkids Books)
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 6: Distribution, Inventory Management, US Sales, and Workflow

Distribution, Inventory Management, US Sales, and Workflow: the nitty gritty of metadata, logistics and workflow 

Session Lead: Margaret Bryant, Sales Director (Orca Book Publishers)
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Margaret Bryant, Sales Director (Orca Book Publishers)
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2020 Week 7: Sales and Marketing in Canada

Sales and Marketing in Canada from a Sales Rep’s Perspective: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Session Lead: Saffron Beckwith, President (Ampersand Inc.)
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.

2021 Q&A Discussion 

Session Lead: Saffron Beckwith, President (Ampersand Inc.)
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) document of this recording is available here.


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