Toronto, Ontario– Books can change  the world, and on June 15, Book Summit 2017 – “Publish Well and Prosper: Social and Economic Responsibility in the Book Industry” – provides a timely forum to discuss how to do that in an economically responsible way. With actionable takeaways from industry leaders, the conference explores how public good and private profit aren’t mutually exclusive.

Presented by Humber College and the Book and Periodical Council in association with IFOA, this year’s summit features broad-based, practical workshops with noted professionals from all corners of the publishing, writing and media industries. Business ethicist and author Joseph Heath, comedian and broadcaster Candy Palmater, Melville House publisher Valerie Merians, and One World publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Jackson are not to be missed!

“Publish Well and Prosper shows that we can be practical, professional and prosperous – and continue to be socially conscious as an industry that has always acknowledged that responsibility,” says Cynthia Good, founder and director emerita of the Humber College publishing program.

Notes Anne McClelland, executive director of the Book and Periodical Council, “It's vital for the publishing industry to come together to discuss important and timely issues, and Book Summit is the perfect opportunity to do that. Participants network and meet a wide variety of industry professionals, and end the day with new business skills and innovative strategies to apply to their day-to-day operations.”

Held at Toronto’s scenic Harbourfront Centre, Book Summit is open for registration through booksummit.ca. There is a student rate, and group rates are available for businesses sending five or more participants.

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About Book Summit
Book Summit is an annual publishing industry professional development conference presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with the International Festival of Authors. Book Summit is generously supported by Canadian Heritage's Canada Book Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. For a complete list of sponsors, visit booksummit.ca.

About the Book and Periodical Council
The Book and Periodical Council (BPC) is the umbrella organization for Canadian associations that are or whose members are primarily involved with the writing, editing, translating, publishing, producing, distributing, lending, marketing, reading and selling of written words. Visit thebpc.ca.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 part time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca

For more information:
Natalie St. Pierre
School of Creative &Performing Arts
416-675-6622 ext. 3363
natalie.st-pierre@humber.ca