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Reason #9 to Make a Book: Because You Can

Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 1:36pm

Anyone can publish a book at McNally Robinson. No credentials necessary. So long as it's your book and you hold the rights to it, we can print it and make it a reality. Memoirs, local histories, family records, novels, cook books, graphic novels, children books . . . anything goes.

Visit our Self-Publishing section of the website for all the details. If you have specific questions, contact our Espresso Book Machine representatives directly through email at [email protected]. Or if you'd like to speak with us in person, we ask that you call or email us to set up an appointment.

Click here to get started on making your book a reality.

Categories: buzz, Winnipeg, EBM, Espresso Book Machine

Prairie Fire's Annual Writing Contests for 2013

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 at 5:41pm

Prairie Fire Press and McNally Robinson Booksellers are delighted to present the 2013 Annual Writing Contests with $6,000 in prizes!

Entries are now being accepted for the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, Short Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. Although the deadline is November 30 (postmarked), you may submit anytime.

By entering the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest you not only have a chance to win $1,250 in cash, but also a jeweller-cast replica of poet Bliss Carman's ring, an invitation to THIN AIR (produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival), dinner with the staff of Prairie Fire, and publication in Prairie Fire magazine.

With your contest submission you'll receive a one-year subscription to Prairie Fire, so if would like to start reading Prairie Fire as soon as possible, you can send in your entry today!

Find more details after the jump...

Categories: buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Contests and Giveaways


CBC Bookie Awards 2013

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:45pm

The nominees for the Bookie Awards, a reader's choice contest managed by the CBC, were announced at the end of March. The Bookie Awards, which is in its third year, includes authors and works from around the world with a special emphasis on Canadian artists and works. The contest is based on popular opinion, and anybody can submit their votes directly on the contest's web page. The polls close on Sunday, April 14th.

Of special note are a few names and titles with origins close to home. In the Page-Turner category is Saskatoon author Xander Richards' Coast: An Act of Burial. Wes Funk's novel Cherry Blossoms is nominated for the Hot and Bothered Award for Steamiest Read, and up for Canadian Author of the Year is Saskatchewan writer Candace Savage, the author behind the recent bestseller A Geography of Blood. Lastly, the film version of Saskatoon author Yann Martel's Life of Pi, which was directed by Ang Lee, is on the list for the Silver Screen Award for the Best Book-to-Screen Adaptation.

So if you haven't already, visit the contest page and cast your vote!

Categories: Awards, buzz, Saskatoon

Saturday Sweets

Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 7:50pm

Ispahan Tarts and macarons. Small but powerfully delicious.

Find them at our in-store Patisserie counter.

Categories: buzz, Winnipeg, Patisserie

This way to savings

Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 at 7:45pm

Everyone likes a good bargain. If the recent bestseller The Official Guide to Being a Winnipeg Cheapskate is any indication, Winnipeggers are especially fond of saving money.

Which is why we're proud to offer a wide selection of discounted bargain books at our Grant Park location. Located just beyond the General Fiction section near the mall entrance to the store, our bargain book selection boasts hundreds of titles from dozens of genres.

Categories: buzz, Winnipeg, Bargains


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