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Publisher's Weekly: More Than a Little Publisher on the Prairie


By Press Staff Date: May 30, 2017 Tags: Behind the Scenes, At The Press

The first title published by the University of Regina Press became a bestseller and was named one of the most influential Canadian books of the past 25 years. Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk has sold 22,000 copies and helped put the Saskatchewan press on the map. URP was formed in June 2013 out of the ashes of the decades-old Canadian Plains Research Center Press, the University of Regina’s former publisher.

Though URP is an “upstart publisher,” in the parlance of Bruce Walsh, Regina’s publisher since its founding, that hasn’t stopped it from publishing six Canadian bestsellers. Read the whole story in Publisher’s Weekly…