Author Talk – Brian Kaufman – A Publisher’s Perspective on the Book Business in Canada
This month’s topic, with Brian Kaufman:
Brian Kaufman will tell us about the history of Anvil Press and his life as the company’s chief executive, explain what brings him to his working desk every morning, and what drives his pursuits. Also, how he evaluates the many manuscripts he receives, how he selects the books that Anvil Press will publish, and what are some of the rewards and pitfalls of being in the book business in Canada. Especially now, in the post pandemic times. He will answer your questions, so be sure to bring some good ones to the presentation. It should be an interesting evening.
Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
Time: 7pm PST – The program will be approximately 1 hour.
Location: Zoom meeting – link will be sent to registrants (see below for link to online registration form).
About The Speaker:
Brian Kaufman has been active in the publishing community for over thirty years. He has ushered into print over 200 books and close to 100 issues of the literary magazine subTerrain. The magazine is published three times a year and offers stimulating poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, commentaries and art. It can be found online and in many magazine stores across Canada and the US.
In 1990, Brian Kaufman founded a publishing company, Anvil Press. Its books range from short story collections, novels, poetry, memoir, Vancouver history and music. In 2009, he was a recipient of the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for his “significant contribution to Vancouver’s arts and cultural community,…and for enriching the lives of Vancouver’s citizens.” In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Western Magazine Awards, and later the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award. He has served on the board of directors of the Literary Press Group and the Association of Book Publishers of BC.