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Social Media Giveaway: “Traces of Words” at MOA

May 11, 2017

This week, we are delighted to give away two tickets to Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia: an upcoming exhibition at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology. To enter the contest, answer this skill-testing question via our Facebook page.

Traces of Words is near and dear to our hearts.

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6 Simple Ways to Support Your Publicist

Mar 25, 2017

In our personal lives we know that strong and healthy relationships are built on trust, mutual support and respect. And when it comes to your relationship with your publicist, this couldn’t be truer.

A good publicist should be invested in and supportive of your goals, excellent at communication, and adept at interpersonal relationships, among other attributes and skills.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Book Pitch

Mar 15, 2017

Thinking about pitching your new book to a media outlet? Before you begin, read on for our essential Do’s and Don’t’s for writing a stellar book pitch: from avoiding using formal addresses to tailoring your pitch to suit different outlets. And – as always – do let us know should you require our support, inspiration and/or motivation for your literary campaign.

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Dress Like a Book: Interview with Dina DelBucchia

Mar 1, 2017

Calling all readers: Dina Del Bucchia wants you to share your book-matching style with the world via her literary platform, Dress Like a Book. This whimsical website compiles photos of readers dressed to match their favourite books—from age-old tomes to contemporary poetry collections. Want to learn more? Read our interview with Dina below.

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Libraries We Love

Feb 14, 2017

Above: Photo courtesy of Salt Spring Library

Did you know that Valentines Day falls on the same day as Library Lovers Day in Australia? In honour of the latter – and in efforts to bring this lovely occasion home – we present seven wonderful libraries from our own backyard, all of which we’ve had the true pleasure of collaborating with on book launches, talks, and more literary programming.

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Follow Friday: Bookish Instagram Accounts

Jan 20, 2017

If you enjoy cruising Instagram in search of reading and photography inspiration, read on for some of our favourite accounts posting about books, writing, and all things literary.

Swept Away by Books
SFU Publishing grad Alyssa’s crisp photos of books, coffee, and cozy socks are always accompanied by intelligent comments about the books she’s reading (sometimes in exotic locations – such as Japan) and her favourite genres including YA and literary fiction.

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Year in Review: Yellow Pages Editorial

Jan 5, 2017

From tours of Vancouver art galleries, to the city’s best parks for practicing tai chi, to safety tips for winter hiking, we’ve researched and reported on a variety of intriguing, diverse subjects for Yellow Pages: our close clients and frequent collaborators when it comes to inspired copywriting and content creation.

In honour of the New Year, and YP’s stunning new web platform, read on for a list of favourite pieces that we created for Yellow Pages online in 2016.

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Ten Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017

Dec 29, 2016

Winter is upon us, but as always, we’re looking forward to the next publishing season. Below are the books we’re most excited to read in Spring 2017.

Should Auld Acquaintance, by Melanie Murray
Nightwood Editions: January
Robert Burns’s industrious wife Jean Armour, also known as Burns’s “Belle of Mauchline,” finally speaks out in this lyrical biography exploring the fascinating – and often very difficult – life of the great Scottish poet’s lover, wife, forever muse—and literary figure in her own right.

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Got Holiday Stress? Try These Journalling Prompts

Dec 13, 2016

During the holidays, when social commitments abound, practicing self-care – the activities that nurture our body and soul, making it possible to give our time and compassion to others – often falls by the wayside. This season, instead of trying (and failing) to make it to yoga class, why not journal for five or ten minutes?

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Hey, Vancouverites: We’ll Pick Up Your Holiday Donations

Dec 8, 2016

We’re reaching out to our friends, followers, collaborators, and others in the Vancouver area: should you wish to donate food, essentials or warm clothing this holiday season, ZG would love to collaborate with you.

The festive season is most definitely here, ushered in with frosty mornings and bright lights. With much good cheer comes a reminder that this is often an austere period for many in our communities.

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