Working for Chapters, Indigo, Coles has really afforded me some amazing opportunities in the book industry. On Tuesday night, Harper Collins Canada had their Fall Product Knowledge Tour stop in Vancouver, and I was lucky enough to attend.
Shannon Parsons and Cory Beatty are the Digital Marketing Specialist and Marketing Director for HC Canada and they put on an amazingly hilarious presentation talking about all the wonderful HC product coming this fall. Now obviously, I mainly read YA but it was awesome hearing about all the new product straight from the source, because, well, I do still have to sell it during work.
So basically we talked about books for 2 and a half hours and I got to walk away with a bag full of free advanced books, a Harper Collins mug (which I am going to drink ALL of my drinks from for now on) and the opportunity to talk to two professionals working in my dream industry at my dream publishing house!
Harper Collins has always been my end goal. Whether I start out in smaller houses and work my way up, or am lucky enough to land an internship and weasel my way into the company in some way, it’s where I want to be in the long run. It was an amazing night and it was held at one of my favourite Chapters locations, where I picked up a few other books (because I can never resist :))
Below are all of the books I got today ALONE! So crazy!
From the HC Product Knowledge Tour:
I got a bunch more from them too, but they weren’t my style so much so I gave them to my mom and my coworkers at the bookstore!
All in all, Tuesday was a crazy busy day for books and events, but so so worth it!