Hello WCE readers and subscribers,
A big thank you to all the volunteers, proofreaders, authors, publishers, instructors and readers who have made the rekindling of WCE possible. A heads up, WCE will be taking a temporary break over the summer months but will be back with great pieces, events and reviews come September.
If you have anything you wish to promote now until then, please send my way (see contact page) and I’ll do my best to share it with our audience. Otherwise, have a splendid summer and read more come fall.
WCE editor & volunteers
British Columbia proclaims April 9th as BC Book Day. To celebrate, a proclamation and exhibition of BC-published books will take place at the parliament buildings in Victoria. For more information, read the press release.
B.C. branch meeting
March 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
535 Hornby Street, 4th floor, YWCA
Free for EAC members; $10 for non-members, $5 for students with valid ID
The publishing landscape is changing fast, and it’s a challenge for libraries to meet the evolving needs of all parties—content producers and consumers alike. How do libraries select books and other materials in this new environment? What role do bricks-and-mortar libraries and bookstores play? What are recent borrowing and buying trends? How do e-books and self-published authors fit in? Christine Middlemass shares her experiences and suggests some directions for the future.
Join us for a pre-meeting gathering, where editors meet, mingle, network, gossip, debate, or just plain catch up.
by Tiffinie Green
Review of Posture for Editors presentation by RMT Luca Pellanda at the EAC-BC branch meeting on February 19, 2014.
I spend hours at my desk. I bet you do too. And when I’m not at my desk, I’m usually still sitting and reading. Generally, my neck and shoulders are tight and sore and really tense, so I was highly motivated to attend the EAC-BC chapter meeting in February as the topic was about posture for editors.
Contributed by Eric Damer