Monday, 21 November 2016

College Book a Winner & Finalist in Beverly Hills

Great news!! St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium was chosen as Finalist in the category of Book Interior Design (Non Fiction) and Winner in the category of Religion (Non Fiction).

From Ellen Reid, Pres. & CEO of Beverly Hills Book Awards:


"It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist and Winner in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards.  Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.

The lists of winners and finalists are also highlighted on our website.  Be sure to go to and see your name and book cover among those of the other proud winners and finalists.

The entire team at the Beverly Hills Book Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in creating the success your book deserves.  You have our warmest congratulations."

“Awards screen and honor the great books from the many ordinary books. The prestigious Beverly Hills Book Awards bring attention to the best."
—Dan Poynter, founder, Global Ebook Awards

Friday, 28 October 2016

Book Arrives in Beverly Hills

St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium has been officially entered in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards competition. Our College book edited by Christine A. Butterill will be competing in three categories: Book Cover Design: Non-Fiction, Book Interior Design: Non-Fiction and Religion Non-Fiction.

Why the Beverly Hills Book Awards?

Beverly Hills is synonymous with excellence, the best of the best.  The competition celebrates the physical book in print that has always and will always be a part of our worldwide culture.

The International Beverly Hills Book Awards® contest is proudly sponsored by Smarketing LLC. a company established in 2007 by Ellen Reid, an entrepreneur who has guided countless authors in creating their own publishing companies and producing books of outstanding quality. With an eclectic background that spans business, advertising, sales, marketing and motion picture distribution.

Ellen brings a remarkably broad view and depth of experience to her clients and her contests. Ellen is the President of the 
National Indie Excellence Awards®, the Beverly Hills Book Awards® and the new BMS Book Awards® ; three prominent contests recognizing and celebrating excellence in book publishing. She is also the author of the national award-winning Putting Your Best Book Forward: a Book Shepherd's Secrets to Producing Award-Winning Books that Sell, and was named Beverly Hills Premier Book Publishing Consultant an unprecedented six years running.

Winners and Finalists will be announced in November 2016.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

2016 International Book Awards Results Announced

From Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, i310 Media Group, Los Angeles:

Congratulations to all of the Winners & Finalists of the 2016 International Book Awards. 
All Finalists are of equal merit.

Congratulations!! Your book has been honored as a "Finalist" in the "Religion: General" category.

St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium edited by Christine A. Butterill
St. Paul's College

Thank you for your support of the 7th Annual International Book Awards. I love doing what I do and I hope the top-notch results our judging panel produces each year shows our support and commitment to all areas of the publishing industry: mainstream, indie and self-published.

The 2016 International Book Awards brought in over 1,500 entries, our biggest year since starting this program in 2009. By placing in this year’s awards, you have beat out 80% of your fellow entrants. 

A complete list of winners and finalists in each category can be found at:

A major publicity campaign announcing the award results is already underway and will continue throughout the summer. A national press release will be blasted out next week to tens of thousands national and international media outlets and publishing industry contacts.

Monday, 2 May 2016

College Book Now Available at UM Bookstore

St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium is available for purchase at the University of Manitoba Bookstore. The book can be found in the Canada section and the UM author's section. The book is also available at McNally Robinson Booksellers and St. Paul's College or it may be ordered by contacting Matt by email:

Monday, 25 April 2016

2016 International Book Awards Competition

St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium is officially entered in the 2016 International Book Awards competition sponsored by USA Book News in Phoenix and Los Angeles. The book is entered in non-fiction book cover design and also in the category of religion.

Book Celebration at Prairie Ink

St. Paul's College staff and friends celebrated the new book April 23 at the Prairie Ink Restaurant at McNally Robinson on Grant. It was a fabulous evening of good cheer and great food with live music provided by Winnipeg's own Nightfall.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

College Book Launch A Huge Success

The recent book launch held at McNally Robinson Booksellers for St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium couldn’t have gone better, according to Dr. Chris Adams, Rector of the College.  McNally staff swapped book shelves for chairs in order to accommodate the large crowd.  Readings were done by Bill Wsiaki, Rosemarie Finlay, Sr. Elaine Baete and Matt Semchyshyn.  Editor of the book, Christine Butterill emceed the event which was followed by a brief question and answer period.  Brisk sales propelled the College publication to the top of the McNally Bestsellers list for two weeks in the category of hardcover non-fiction. 

Monday, 18 January 2016

McNally Robinson Booksellers Will Host Book Launch - Feb.23, 2016

McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg will host the official launch of the new Manitoba history book called St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium. The momentous event will take place in the atrium on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm. Some of the authors will read selections from their articles.  A reception will follow where people can speak with the authors and purchase a copy of the book. 

Readers of the book will enjoy colourful photography, as well as, long and short articles some of them scholarly, others pithy and humorous. At the back are extensive lists of anyone who has served St. Paul’s since it began, It also features a helpful subject and name index.

For more info contact John Toews at or Matt at

Book Launch Sunday Jan.24

A celebration of the new College history book called St. Paul's College: Facing the New Millennium written to honour the 90th Anniversary of St., Paul's College, 1926-1916 will take place Sunday, January 24, 2016 at St. Paul's College - University of Manitoba. Books will be available for purchase following the St. Paul's Day Mass at 11:00 am and the Academic Awards presentations at 12:30 pm. The price for a book is $45.

For more info contact Matt Semchyshyn at 204 474 8752 or email