Thursday 12 April 2018

Sutherland House Publishing Launches In Toronto. Porcupine's Quill too

Author and Former Editor Of Canada’s Most Respected

Author and Editor Kenneth Whyte launches a new publishing company today. The Sutherland House will specialize in literary non-fiction. Mr. Whyte is the former president of Rogers Publishing Inc., Canada’s largest magazine company, as well as former editor-in-chief of Saturday Night magazine, editor-in-chief and publisher of Maclean’s, and the founding editor of the National Post. His latest book, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, was a finalist for the 2017 American National Book Critics Circle Awards.
The new Toronto-based company will begin producing books early in 2019. Four projects are already signed up, including: We, The Meeple, an examination of culture, history, society and relationships through the medium of board games by former Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and board game expert Jonathan Moriarity; and Perfect City, a guided tour of the world’s great cities by the noted urban strategist, Joe Berridge.
In tandem with its creation, the new company has acquired the venerable firm, Porcupine’s Quill Inc. Founded in 1974 by the distinguished printer and publisher Tim Inkster, Porcupine’s Quill uses 20th-century offset printing technology to create quality literature with the look and feel of 19th-century letterpress products. It will continue to operate in Erin, Ontario with Mr. Inkster and his partner, Elke, at its helm. 
Porcupine’s Quill will be an imprint of Sutherland House and Mr. Whyte will be its contributing editor. Mr. Inkster will be a contributing editor to Sutherland House. Porcupine’s Quill has published Jane Urquhart, Russell Smith, Andrew Pyper, Elizabeth Hay, P.K. Page, Don Coles, and Margaret Avison among many other outstanding writers.
The new publishing firm has established a website As of today The Sutherland House is accepting submissions of book proposals and manuscripts from writers
and agents. 
For photographs, company logo, interviews and additional information on
this release, please contact:
Stephen Weir Public Relations. Toronto. Phone 416-489-5868, 

Pictured above - Ken Whyte