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June Andrews, International Dementia Expert, at Toronto Reference Library on MAY 31

June Andrews, author of When Someone You Know Has Dementia (out in Canada on May 20, 2016), will be at the Toronto Reference Library Atrium on MAY 31, 2016 from 7:00PM—8:15PM. No registration is required and books will be available for purchase. 

Around the world, almost 50 million people have dementia, and hundreds of millions of people are affected by the dementia of loved ones. Unlike other books that look at this condition purely from the perspective of caretakers, When Someone You Know Has Dementia provides insight into what it feels like to have dementia, how you can deal with it, and what you can do to keep it at bay. Packed with practical tips for providing what people with dementia or Alzheimer’s want and need, this guide will help ensure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible. 

Andrew’s book provides sensible advice to caregivers, families, and people directly affected by dementia.  


Michael Pond & Maureen Palmer, Lorna Crozier & Ian McAllister at the 33rd Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (August 11-14, 2016 – Sechelt, BC)

Michael Pond & Maureen Palmer are scheduled to be at the 33rd Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts on Friday, Aug 12 at 10:30 and Lorna Crozier & Ian McAllister on Sunday, Aug 14 at 10:30 am. 

The Festival will begin on Thursday, August 11 at 8 pm. Events run throughout the day and evening Friday to Sunday. The final event is at 7:30 pm on Sunday, August 14. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 25. Purchase your tickets to the festival HERE

Learn more about Michael Pond & Maureen Palmer's book Wasted here and more about Lorna Crozier and Ian McAllister's The Wild in You here


The Nature of Things presents Wasted

Psychotherapist Mike Pond built a life helping others struggling with addiction, but he could not help himself. He lost his practice, his home, and his family as a result of his out-of-control drinking. Abstinence-based treatment regimes failed to help him, but, not one to give up easily, he, along with his partner Maureen Palmer, embarked on a quest for evidence-based treatments – science-backed therapies that don’t always demand abstinence. Together they filmed the documentary Wasted, which will appear on The Nature of Things on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8 PM on CBC-TV. 

Mike Pond's journey has also been documented in a book by the same name. Published by Greystone Books, Wasted is a gripping memoir chronicling Mike's life from successful psychotherapist to an addict living on the streets. Once sober and back on top again, Pond, along with his partner, Maureen Palmer, set out to find the best new evidence-based addiction treatments. Wasted will be available in bookstores in January 2016.

 

Greystone News

Greystone is Hiring! 

Greystone Books is a leading nonfiction book publisher based in Vancouver, BC. We are seeking a full-time Marketing and Publicity Coordinator to join our dynamic, hard-working team in our funky Railtown office space.  

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Developing marketing plans for all books in conjunction with the Sales & Marketing Director
  • Executing marketing plans for select books: including pitching media, planning author tours, and online promotion
  • Overseeing all Greystone social media channels and the Greystone website
  • Coordinating with external publicists & produce material as needed for them
  • Acting as the main point of contact in marketing for all Greystone authors
  • Communicating marketing & publicity successes with authors, staff, and sales reps
  • Developing and maintaining media lists, including digital media and international media
  • Developing compelling press releases and creative, effective pitch letters
  • Scheduling interviews with broadcast, print, and online media, coordinate multi-city book tours and author appearances
  • Pitching media (traditional, print, broadcast) by email, phone and in person
  • Developing and maintaining strong contacts across all media

Required skills and qualifications:

  • A passion for books
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Social media fluency
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong knowledge of book media in Canada and the US

Bonus skills and knowledge:

  • A passion for nature and the environment
  • An understanding of book metadata
  • An understanding of the ebook retail space
  • Experience with ebook production
  • Experience pitching media
  • A love of ice cream

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample(s) to info@greystonebooks.com by the deadline of July 22. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 



Slick Water by Andrew Nikiforuk Up for 2016 Alberta Literary Award, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction 

Greystone Books is pround to announce Andrew Nikiforuk's Slick Water as one of the finalists in the 2016 Alberta Literary Awards. His book is in the running for the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction. Award winners will be announced SAT, JUNE 4TH. We wish Andrew Nikiforuk and all the entrants the best of luck. 

 Slick Water tells the shocking, inspiring story of an oil and gas industry insider's determined stand to hold government and industry legally accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake. 


Greystone Author Brian Brett wins Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize for Tuco

We are proud to announce that Tuco by Brian Brett recieved the 2016 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. The BC Book Prizes have been celebrating achievements of British Columbian writers and publishers since 1985. We thank them for continuing to support local authors. You can view a complete list of finalists here

Tuco by Brian Brett is a raucous biography of a remarkable parrot and an incisive exploration of how we relate to those who are different from us. Vivid, descriptive, and captivating, this book is about more than just a bird - it's about the consequences of "othering" what is unfamiliar to us.


"Slick Water" by Andrew Nikiforuk Takes on Big Oil and Earns a Spot as a Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Finalist

We are excited to announce that Andrew Nikiforuk's Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry is a finalist in the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Slick Water dives into the legal, ethical, and ecological implications of hydraulic fracking in the Canadian oil and gas industry. Interwoven into the discussion is the true personal story of “folk hero” Jessica Ernst’s battle against Encana, Alberta Environment, and the Energy Resources Conservation Board after discovering that secretly fracked wells all around her property had polluted her water supply so badly that it had become flammable. The book questions the relationship between Big Oil and the Canadian government, depleting oil and gas supplies, environmental repercussions, and - amidst all of this - the future of civil society. 

The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize is now on its 16th year of celebrating books of political relevance that focus on issues considered important to Canadian readers. The five finalists for the 2015 award were selected by a jury that includes military historian Tim Cook, author and Globe and Mail journalist Robyn Doolittle, and McGill University professor Antonia Maioni.  


Greystone Books to Publish English Language Edition of German Bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Greystone will publish The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, Discoveries from a Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben, in North America and the UK in September 2016, in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

The Hidden Life of Trees is a number-one bestseller in Germany, where it has sold more than 320,000 copies since it was first published six months ago. In that time, the book also has been licensed to more than sixteen languages and territories. The New York Times features the book and an interview with Wohlleben in this weekend’s Saturday Profile: “German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees have Social Networks, Too.

The Hidden Life of Trees reveals the delightfully complex life of the forests around us. With their newfound understanding, readers will never look at the woods the same way again.  



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