Thanks to the staff at Friesens Corporation in Altona, Manitoba for an interesting tour of their facility as we drove south of Winnipeg to take possession of several more boxes of Ian’s memoir, “From Poverty to Poverty: A Scotsman Encounters Canada”. We had run out of copies, having sold more on our travels from British Columbia to our new home in Manitoba this summer and having left a number for sale at the Orange Toad Coffee House and Bookstore in Flin Flon, Manitoba. We were very impressed with this state-of-the-art facility in small town Manitoba that publishes so many best-selling books.
Below is a slide show documenting what we encountered during this special day.
We are reprinting an article from the Winnipeg Free Press concerning the impressive Friesens Corporation which published Ian’s memoir, From Poverty to Poverty: A Scotsman Encounters Canada. Our next posting will deal with a recent trip we took to see the presses in motion and to pick up more copies of Ian’s book.
ALTONA — More than 20 million copies of the Robert Munsch children’s classic Love You Forever have come off the presses of Friesens Corp. in Altona since the book was first published in 1986. With the new Manroland XXL press Friesens unveiled Tuesday, it will be able to print any press run four times as fast.
Source: Friesens banking on books
Source: Okay, I Think We’re Done… For Now!
Impressive press release from a writer friend. We’ve already ordered his books!