Oberon Press

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Oberon Press

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During the early 1960s, the Ottawa literary scene was diffuse until, in 1967, Michael Macklem launched Oberon Press. Publishing a wide spectrum of Canadian poets and novelists, Oberon remains one of only a few presses which survived the 1960s. Oberon, unlike many other small publishing houses, does not print its own books. The text work and printing are done in England to take advantage of cheaper production costs. Oberon is a trade publisher. Dr. Macklem selects and edits manuscripts for publication. Ann Hardy (Mrs. Macklem) is responsible for promotional campaigns and sales. Oberon publishes once a year and normally issues six to eight books. Dr. and Mrs. Macklem also handle the sales and distribution of Oberon's publications.


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CA QUA00412

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  • English



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  • Clipboard

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  • EAC

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