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Big dreams start small. This is especially true when it comes to fueling the futures of young authors. The Canon Solutions America Future Authors Project, a free program first offered in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, FL in 2006, was created to help inspire students with a passion for writing. Canon Solutions America expanded the scope of the Future Authors Project in 2017, when the Jericho School District became the first school in New York to participate in the program.

An offshoot of the Future Authors Project, titled TRIPOD at Writers Room, was developed in cooperation with Drexel University. This takes the series to new heights with a multigenerational program that includes local underserved members of the West Philadelphia community along with students of the university.

The Future Authors Project summer workshop provides students with insight into the process of writing, editing, and digitally publishing books through instruction by certified teachers, interactions with Canon experts, and insight from local published authors. Canon cameras and instructional classes are also shared with students and faculty to provide vivid photography to accompany their writing.

Throughout the workshop, students work on crafting poems, essays, and short stories to polish their writing, editing, story development, and critical thinking skills. The students' work is compiled and digitally printed and bound into a book using Canon printing technology.


Canon Solutions America Digital Printing Technology: A Book Printing and Publishing Revolution

The Canon Solutions America Future Authors Project is a compelling example of the extraordinary impact that digital book printing technology is having on the industry. With intelligent digital presses, book printers and publishers can replace costly, time-consuming production techniques with a focused digital model that eliminates the issues of obsolete shelf inventory, costly overruns, or returns. It also allows book printers and publishers to expand market opportunity, reduce costs, and achieve a competitive edge.

Today, Canon Solutions America spearheads the digital book printing revolution with solutions that automate the entire book production process. More than half of the top 20 digital book manufacturers have Océ technologies as part of their platforms, using Océ systems to print millions of books each year. With Océ PRISMA® pre-press and workflow software, Canon Solutions America provides an end-to-end solution that simplifies the book production process and enables better control and improved efficiency and quality.

At the Future Authors Project, students will:

  • Work on writing poems, essays, short stories, and story development while polishing writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Work in peer editing groups with other students, to share their writing and reap the benefit of feedback from fellow writers.
  • Have a professional headshot taken and printed with their biographies in the final published book.
  • Participate in an official book release and signing in the fall where they will see their digitally published books for the first time.

Future Authors Project - Jericho High School, Long Island, NY

 

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