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Indigenous publishers preserve stories in print as book sales rise – The Globe and Mail

From newsrooms to publishing houses, dog-eared style guides sit on the desks of writers and editors, an arm’s reach away for questions related to grammar, formatting and language.

On about 25,000 of those desks, and on bookshelves across the country, are copies of Elements of Indigenous Style by Greg Younging, the first guide for working with Indigenous stories and authors, published in 2018. A second edition will soon continue the conversation on Indigenous book publishing in Canada, as the industry grows.

“I can’t keep up with the amount of new extraordinary work that’s coming out,” says Warren Cariou, a Métis professor of Indigenous literature at the University of Manitoba.

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