How “Right” is your Copyright?

Saturday, March 25, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary

IPAC presents Wayne Logan: How “Right” is your Copyright, and other, related topics.

Whether writing and publishing is a hobby for you or a professional commitment, Wayne Logan’s presentation on the business, ownership and legal issues that affect your writing and authorship will be extremely relevant. His topics will include Copyright and Intellectual Property law, frequently asked questions, and what’s new in these areas.

Does your book include illustrations, photos and other items of artwork? Are you referencing or quoting from other authors?  If so, you need to understand how the rights of others may affect your own work, and how to stay out of trouble!

Wayne will also speak about latest developments in the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and how it may affect authors and publishers seeking to promote their books.

Wayne is one of IPAC’s most popular presenters. As one of Canada’s leading intellectual property lawyers he knows the legal answers, and as a creative artist himself, knows how to explain in language we can all understand. Bring your questions, your curiosity, and your notebooks!

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More about IPAC Meetings

As always, you will have a chance to meet and talk with other authors and self-publishers. Our members tell us over and over how much this has helped them along the writing and publishing journey.

We meet from 8:30 until noon on the last Saturday, September through November and January through May or June. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (cash or cheques only), payable at the beginning of the meeting. A full breakfast is included in the fee (the meal cannot be deducted from meeting fees because our room rental is based on the number of attendees).

Location: Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue S.W. Lots of free parking in the club parking lot, on the west side of the building. Enter through the Club doors on the west side of the building and watch for directions, or check with Club staff.

Schedule

08:30: Breakfast buffet
09:00: Members and guests briefly introduce themselves
09:45: Wayne speaks
10:30: Break and networking
12:00: Adjourn

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Upcoming meetings: please mark these dates in your calendars.

April 29: Dave Reynolds will visit to talk about developments at Indigo/Chapters and trends in the book publishing scene.

May 27: Patricia Morgan will have an exciting presentation for us on Presenting Yourself (and Your Book!) to the World!

The May meeting is our final session; after a summer break, we will return on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

How Public Libraries Select Their Materials

Saturday, February 25, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary

IPAC presents Stephen Gibbs, Calgary Public Library:

Putting Books on the Shelves: how public libraries select their materials

Have you wondered how Public Libraries decide which books to purchase for their shelves? Would you like to know whether your book is of interest to their patrons?

Stephen Gibbs is a material selector for the Calgary Public Library. He is part of the team of people who choose the books, music, movies and electronic resources for Calgary’s Library system, across all ages, subjects and media formats.

Stephen works with publishers and local authors to ensure that the Calgary Public Library’s collection is diverse, deep and reflects the needs of Calgarians.

 

Getting Your Book Ready for Self-publication

Saturday, January 28, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary

IPAC presents John Breeze, book shepherd

You have many choices to make before you send your manuscript to the printer, to Amazon, or some other service.

There is no one right way to get ready. This presentation is not about how to make the journey perfect. But it is about you helping you to be being fully aware of the choices that you are making along the way so that you can embrace those that are relevant to you, to your book, to your audience and to their reading habits.

The presenter, John Breeze, is a long–time IPAC member who has worked on more than 60 book publications over the past 16 years, as designer, editor, and on occasions book producer. He will be sharing his experiences of supporting authors in bringing their books into the world as printed publications.

The presentation will be at least partially interactive. It’s not just about telling you what to do, it’s also taking the opportunity to invite participants to share their own experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly. By the end of the morning you should be in a position to make your own decisions for your own publication with confidence and purpose.

Click here to register through MeetUp

More about IPAC Meetings

As always, you will have a chance to meet and talk with other authors and self-publishers. Our members tell us over and over how much this has helped them along the writing and publishing journey.

We meet from 8:30 until noon on the last Saturday, September through November and January through May or June. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (cash or cheques only), payable at the beginning of the meeting. A full breakfast is included in the fee (the meal cannot be deducted from meeting fees because our room rental is based on the number of attendees).

Location: Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue S.W. Lots of free parking in the club parking lot, on the west side of the building. Enter through the Club doors on the west side of the building and watch for directions, or check with Club staff.

Schedule

08:30: Breakfast buffet
09:00: Members and guests briefly introduce themselves
09:45: John speaks
10:30: Break and networking
12:00: Adjourn

Click here to register through MeetUp