• Posted On:
    September 29, 2016
    'Manitoba - Land of the Unexpected' has been printed! The page signatures are now drying and will be assembled, collated and bound in the next few days. This latest book by 'Les Editions des Plaines' should arrive in Winnipeg towards the end of next week.

    I spent the day yesterday proofing and approving the page signatures as they came off the press. We experienced absolutely no glitches whatsoever as we had done due diligence a few weeks earlier during prepress making all the necessary conversions and tweaks to the photographs. A big thank you to the good folks at Friesens - Gaylan Hildebrand, Printer, Aron Friesens, Customer Service Representative, Donovan Bergman, Sales Representative and Ralph Hamm - as well as to Joanne Therrien, Publisher of 'Les Editions des Plaines'.

    Click on the main image to see some of the production photos.

    Stay tuned for an announcement about the book launch.

    Posted In:This And That
  • Posted On:
    September 26, 2016
    This coming Wednesday I travel to Friesens in Altona, Manitoba to print my latest book 'Manitoba: Land of the Unexpected'. It’s always a pleasure to spend time at Friesens. I particularly enjoy browsing through the recently published books in their library. Between the many visits to the pressroom, I peruse as many books from my hand-picked selection as I can, often at the expense of catching up on my sleep!

    This latest book by ‘Les Editions des Plaines’ is the first in a series about Canadian provinces. Last year, ‘Les Editions des Plaines’ reprinted my ‘Canada’ book and, the year before that, they published our book about the ‘Saint-Boniface Cathedral’ as part of yet another series on special places and icons of Manitoba. More books to come in the future!

    Creating any book always involves a lot of hard work as well as a great deal of time. The many steps involved include coming up with a concept followed by the photography, the processing of images, the writing, the layout, the editing, the proofing, the prepress work, more proofing, and more proofing still and, finally, the printing. A book launch has been scheduled for McNally Robinson in Winnipeg on November 3rd but more on that later!
    Posted In:This And That
  • Posted On:
    January 13, 2012
    Would You Like to Publish A Book of Your Own ?

    Don't miss this event!

    I love books! I particularly love 'fine books'. Many people dream of publishing a book but don't have a clue about how to go about it. Beginning with the idea and followed by the creation of the works (paintings, photograph, prose, etc), there comes a time when the idea must be put down on paper for all to see and enjoy. Finding a publisher today is no easy task as there are not only fewer publishers around but also more people wanting to publish a book.