Interview with Rick Wilks of Annick Press

Wednesday, July 11, 2007.

Rick WilksThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

A publisher was once asked how someone could start a small children’s book publishing company in Canada. The response ‘start a big one and wait’.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with Rick Wilks about the thirty-two year evolution of his independent children’s book publishing company, Annick Press, from two books per year by kids for kids to thirty amazing titles each year. You can learn more about Annick Press by visiting their website, annickpress.com.

Photo: Annick Press

1 Comment »

Comment by Steve O'Keefe

July 10, 2008 @ 11:09 am

Mark,

I really like this interview and the whole concept of your series. I’ve met Rick Wilks and interviewed him myself and his passion is palpable. There’s a two-minute video clip of Rick on our site.

I’ve interviewed several Annick Press authors and other children’s books authors but, unlike you, I don’t have the luxury to get in-depth with them. Thanks for going deep!

STEVE O’KEEFE
President, AuthorViews, Inc.

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