Phone: (306) 373-5311
Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues. It has focused on these areas because they reflect the interests of founding publisher, Donald Purich. Prior to starting Purich Publishing, Don served for eleven years as Director of the University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre. He has also practiced law, has taught law, and has written extensively on Aboriginal, legal, and agricultural issues. We have expanded our program to include books on social justice issues, as well.
After practicing law for nineteen years, Karen Bolstad joined Purich Publishing on a full-time basis in 1999. We are the mainstays of Purich Publishing, although we occasionally have someone working for us part-time. We also have many people working with us on a contract basis doing editorial, page design and layout, cover design, indexing, and proofreading.
Our goal is to publish between 3 - 4 titles per year. We believe in working closely with our authors in developing new titles, and our goal is to produce the best books possible (both in accuracy and in appearance). The books we produce are aimed primarily at the reference and academic market, although we do venture into the trade area occasionally. A main focus of our marketing strategy is direct mail, sending notices of our books to persons we believe will find them of interest or value.
We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Canada Book Fund (CFB), and the Government of Saskatchewan, Department of Culture, Youth, and Recreation, through the Saskatchewan Arts Board Grants to Publishers program.