Birth of a boom aboriginal book presentation

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Published on March 18, 2014

Author: SuzannePaschall


Birth of a BoomTM Stories of Saskatchewan Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Volume 3 in the Birth of a BoomTM Series Indie Ink Publishing

The BOOM Series: Celebrating Saskatchewan Success

“ ” I want every one of our students to have a book like this; but it needs to be one with role models they can recognize… It is essential they have the absolute knowledge that they, too, can do this. --Randell Morris, former president, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (2010)

Editorial Objectives & Criteria  Objectives of the Book: PRIMARY: To create a high-quality, highly engaging, inspirational and educational book for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. SECONDARY: To create a high-quality, highly engaging book to promote Saskatchewan Aboriginal entrepreneurship and economic development success beyond provincial borders that can be used by the Aboriginal community, tourism, government and business.  Criteria: 1. Diversity of communities, bands, geographical regions of province. 2. Inclusion of a mix of both Aboriginal & Metis stories. 3. Balance of gender. 4. Variety of entrepreneurial business categories represented.

The Book Structure/Content  Dedication to Randell  Table of Contents  Introduction  Foreword  Six chapters: Individual entrepreneur profiles  Six chapters: Community development profiles  “Boom boxes”: Sidebar mini-profiles through book on up and coming young entrepreneurs  Promotional pages for Program Partners & Educational Partners  Index


Cost & Benefit Budget  Need $130,000.  Indie Ink to contribute $20,000 in- kind in project management fees.  Require $110K to pay writers, designer, photographer and for printing, sales and distribution costs.  If successful, book may also be reprinted for commercial sale. Benefit  10,000 books to be printed  High quality soft cover, roughly 200 pages  Books will be given to selected graduating class members of participating educational partner institutions (2015-16)  Books will be donated to all public, high school and band school libraries across province  Supporting partners will receive copies to gift

Production Schedule Milesone Date Funds Committed By April, 2014 Authors Conducting Research/Interviews Summer, 2014 Authors Writing Fall, 2014 Design/Photography Fall, 2014 Book Editing December, 2014 Manuscript to Designer for layout January, 2015 Layout to Printing February, 2015 Book Printed March, 2015 Books Ready for Launch April-May, 2015 (Spring/Summer Convocations; Fall Convocations for some institutions)

How can you be involved? We’re looking for…  Financial Support  Corporate partners who believe in project’s value  Looking for ways to align with company values and programs  Opportunities for community gifting presentations of books connected with subjects of the books, etc.  Educational partners (SIAST, Wilson Centre/U of S, SIIT currently on board)  Sharing news about the book with networks

Thank you! Suzanne Paschall CEO & Editor in Chief Henry Dyck Sales, Birth of a Boom Megan Evans Marketing & Sales Director

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