What our authors are saying about their experience with FriesenPress.
"I have always been something of a lone wolf who takes chances. When I was contemplating whether to go the traditional route of established publishers, I had this nagging feeling inside. Been there. Done that, and quite frankly, I didn’t always like a lot of the experience; the gate-keepers, editors with their own vision, imposing their own style and focus; a lengthy timeline imposed by launch dates and frustrating delays while decisions were made. I really wanted the creative freedom that comes with self-publishing. I also wanted to control the marketing, the publicity and of course, receive a larger share of the book’s earnings. I did my research, made some calls, read about self-publishing companies and decided that FriesenPress was the outfit that best fit my needs to go indie."
Visit our Blog to learn more about authors who gained success by publishing with FriesenPress:
Zombies are a much more logical, possible supernatural occurrence. If I told you, in twenty years, that vampires were attacking the Earth and that we were all going to die, you would probably laugh, with no doubt in your mind that I was crazy. Even if I told you it was zombies instead of vampires, you still wouldn't believe me. But there would be that nagging voice in the back of your mind that would say, "But maybe..."
"With the Presidential Package, I feel like I have received the same level and quality of service that I would receive from an established mainstream publishing house.
My Account Manager and the attentive, accommodating team she assembled were my guide through the publication process from beginning to end.
If you are considering the FriesenPress Presidential Package, you will find a huge benefit to working with a dedicated publishing team. I had several conference phone calls with my Account Manager, Book Designer, and Marketing Specialist, as well as one-on-one phone conversations with my Editor who made my book sing and sizzle. I recommend this package without reservation; my hat's off to FriesenPress!"
Dr. Robert Byars,
Author of Waging War on Cancer
"As a police officer I am extremely skeptical on the best of days. FriesenPress caught my attention for several reasons. For one, their website was clean and professional. Also, the Better Business Bureau of British Columbia given them an 'A' rating. From the moment I contacted FriesenPress through the production phase, the personal touch and customer service was impeccable. When I received my first order of books I couldn’t believe it. They were gorgeous. I highly recommend FriesenPress to any author who wants to self publish."
Author of APOK
"I had 5 or more publishing firms offer to publish my story. I even had a firm offer on a joint venture. My FriesenPress Publishing Consultant was upfront and honest. It wasn’t that they were telling me I was going to have a mass market best seller. "No," they said, "I'm not going to lie Kerri: it’s up to you to make this happen”. I loved that most: no bull and no lies. You honestly have to believe in your work and what you have to offer to make it. I did. To have others value your opinion is priceless. How can anyone complain?"
Author of Kerri On
"The book came out so much better than I had ever imagined! Certainly in part with the help of your staff. I would like to commend the talent of the designers who really helped bring the book to life with the way they put the different fonts and colors into place. My Account Manager has been so helpful in guiding me through making decisions that I really had no previous experience with. They've all been terrific at FriesenPress!"
Laura A. Cooper, Co-author of
I Love You Like
"I didn't expect such a wonderful Editor's Manuscript Evaluation, with all its totally devoted, masterful attention to the strengths and the weaknesses of my work. My editor seemed intelligent, insightful, responsive, witty, patient, and more – talented for this job beyond anything I imagined. They dove into my novels with a deep recognition and generous understanding of what I was trying to create, as well as an independent, ingenious, and ruthless sense of how the visions might be better achieved."
F.W. Watt, Author of
8 FriesenPress-published novels
"When I decided to self-publish, I wanted to work with a Canadian publisher. I went online and looked at publishing companies in Canada and also the U.S. I kept going back to FriesenPress, feeling that they were the best choice. I certainly made the right decision, and have now published a beautiful children's book. I have had compliments from everyone that has purchased one from me—they love the illustrations. Thank you to everyone at FriesenPress."
"I used to freelance and work in corporate creative writing and communications, which means I was paid to write other people’s stories. I’m independent now, which means I am paid to write my stories. FriesenPress is a great partner. It’s a one-stop shop for my publishing and distribution needs. I’m currently working on my third novel and, like the first two, it will be published through FriesenPress. I love being in creative control with the added benefit of my author account manager’s solid advice and support. Thank you, FriesenPress!"
"FriesenPress' recognition of the value of unpublished work by helping to remove the taint of the old “vanity press” stigma is to be highly commended. They turned my dream of being an author into reality."
Laura Haferkorn, Author of
The Trouble With Some People
"The staff at FriesenPress guided me through every step of the process of publishing my book and I am very happy with the outcome. Thank you very much to the staff of FriesenPress."
Paul R. Hillman, Author of
The Champion in You
"I had some really wonderful assistance and expertise in getting my book to publication. The quality of knowledge and expertise at FriesenPress, as part of the Production and Promotion programs along with their willingness to offer support and help was superb and made this book possible."
Dr Joyce Kovelman, Author of
Crimes Against Humanity: A1H1W2
“I like up-front people who say what they mean. I can tell anyone who's interested in publishing with FriesenPress that I have been treated honestly, given straightforward accurate information regarding options and costs and professional advice when I asked for it. From a pilot's point of view, FriesenPress is a good wingman."
Clarence Moore, Author of
Chilcotin Cowboys in Airplanes
"I was impressed with FriesenPress from the moment I contacted them. The entire process of publishing with them was easy and they were so helpful with their suggestions and ideas—from my wording, to matching illustrations, to sizing and so forth. There was an investment of time required to produce my book, but when that first shipment arrived at my door and I saw the finished product, I knew that perfection is what took so long. This team really seemed to care that my book was the best that it could be. It takes an exceptional publishing team to put it all together and come up with a winner."
Jeanette S. Eggers, Author of
The Mighty Warrior
"It was my team at FriesenPress that inspired me and made me believe that there is nothing as real as a dream. They made sure I achieved my goals and guided me past the obstacles of writing a memorable book. It was an experience I will always treasure, working with my team who were always kind, considerate, encouraging and there when I needed a moment of support & some wise advice. I found a bond of great friendship in this whole publishing experience. Thank you so very much FriesenPress."
June Strandberg, Author of
Behind Seven Locked Doors
"FriesenPress is a one-stop publishing company. In just a single email, I received all the information I needed and made an instant decision to subscribe to FriesenPress' publishing services. FriesenPress has put a lot of effort to match services with an author's budget, and can accommodate all authors. I’ll go to FriesenPress the next time I am ready to publish another non-fiction manuscript."
R.A. Lang, Author of
"My finished book was distributed across the world much faster than I expected. Thank you very much FriesenPress, for providing me with a great production team whose dedication to work and excellence were phenomenal. You let my passion bloom and turned it into reality."
Author of Living Water
"I could not even believe that my manuscript manifested itself into a beautiful book, with many color images. It was a very exciting challenge for me, and I am quite happy about it. I was very lucky to have a highly professional and dedicated Account Manager to facilitate all necessary communications. The designers were also very patient regarding the many changes and revisions I requested in the book. Certainly, this is not the last book of mine with FriesenPress."
Dr. Mehran Basti, Author of
The DNA of Mathematics
"Since we have started with FriesenPress, we have had great service. The team is very helpful and a pleasure to work with, always willing to make sure that we get the best. They are very prompt and patient with their authors, not to mention honest and personable in their approach. It has been a wonderful experience. All in all, if you want an accommodating self-publishing partner who makes sure their authors are happy, FriesenPress is the one for you."
Meagen Scribner, Author of
"Having worked as a journalist in the Philippines before immigrating to the U.S., I am not totally new to the publishing field. But the world of print media has radically changed with the rise of the Internet and the attendant empowerment of independent authors. I consider myself lucky to have been introduced to the 'brave new world' of self-publishing through FriesenPress."
Daisy Amos Laag, Author of
"I am so grateful for my relationship with FriesenPress – I feel like family. When I meet people who also want to write books, I suggest my publisher, FriesenPress: not because they're a credible company, but because you will be treated like family. It's not about the money; it's about the quality of service. That means a lot to me!"
Latonya Baskerville, Author of
No Matter What
"I am very happy with the results - you all did a great job working together to make my book a success, on time. A major book retailer wants this book on the shelf for the spring gardening rush, as they have been looking for another book to share on the subject of composting. My guess right now is that FriesenPress has helped me create a win-win situation for all involved."
Donald J. Pottner, Author of
"As a first time author, I feel that I was very fortunate to have had FriesenPress as my partner. Your patience and help made for a less stressful journey through the publication of my first novel."
Gary A. Hage, Author of
Fallen Angel of the Highway
"My Book Promotions Specialist took the time to really get to know who I was as an author and as a person to gain a stronger feel for how to market myself and the book. The attention to detail was astounding; professional while maintaining a personal touch. The wisdom I have been given is rendering results that can be felt on an international level. Thank you for always being on the ball and coming to the table with your A-game, FriesenPress."
Ryan Wickham, Author of
"Working with the staff of FriesenPress on my debut novel was a pleasure: my Account Manager was always courteous and professional, and could be relied on to cheerfully solve any problem, no matter how large or small. My insightful editor made numerous thoughtful, articulate comments on the manuscript and hugely helpful suggestions on ways to improve it - suggestions that ultimately made for a much stronger story. I would absolutely work with FriesenPress again."
D.R. Ranshaw, Author of
"I have and will continue to recommend FriesenPress to a few pending authors. The overall publishing process is definitely a big step up from some of the other competitors out there."
R.J. Pepper, Author of
The Hot Cloth
"I recommend FriesenPress to anyone self-publishing. They take excellent care of their authors. The Account Managers are easy to talk with and they follow through with answers when asked. The printing and care taken with my book's cover was excellent. I fully recommend FriesenPress."
Ronald de Wees, Author of
And They Asked Me Why Paris?
"An author who wishes to self-publish makes a very great choice when they allow FriesenPress to move their manuscript through to the production and marketing stage. Transforming your manuscript into a published book could never be done by a more professional press, and what's more at a very competitively packaged price."
Leaford N. Shakes, Author of
A Breath of Fresh Air
"FriesenPress made my first experience with publishing very easy and extremely rewarding. Their personal treatment led directly to my success."
Bill Waller, Author of
Tales From Table Number One
"This has been my first publishing experience and I have been very pleased with FriesenPress. They turned out an impressive book with great colors and professional-grade results. If you're publishing for the first time or thinking about publishing, try FriesenPress. I searched for months until I found someone I could trust. FriesenPress is trustworthy—try them and see!"
Robert Justice, Author of
Rainbow Chicken Feed
"Getting a book published can be a very intimidating task for an author. Nowadays, so many options exist that all the information is simply overwhelming at first. I was very lucky to have the FriesenPress team answering my questions and providing me with guidance when needed. I enjoyed my experience working with FriesenPress and cannot recommend their services enough."
Yves Robichaud, Author of
Kaylen's Rising: Tomes of Taria (Picked up for re-publication by traditional publisher)
"The Premium Cover design process was extremely helpful and the end product was a front and back cover in the colours and format we wanted."
BC Anderson, Author of
Are You Prepared?
"FriesenPress made my first kick at the can at publishing a positive learning experience. Great advice complete with the "why" behind the advice."
Gary Silliker, Author of
A Deadly Drive
"As a first-time author, facing the publishing and marketing of my book was a daunting task. After researching many self-publishing companies, I decided to try FriesenPress. I could not have made a better choice. Everyone I worked with was fantastic: they were highly supportive, prompt at returning calls and emails, and very patient - as every step was a new experience. Also of importance to me was the flexibility I had in working through the process at my own pace. Never did I feel rushed or pressured and I always felt like I was dealing with someone who wanted the very best for my book. FriesenPress will certainly be the company I choose for any more self-publishing."
Wanda Burse Author of
On Hallowed Ground
"My experience with FriesenPress has been a very pleasant one from beginning to end. My Author Account Manager was most helpful, courteous and very patient when answering my queries; I never waited longer than half an hour for an answer from him when he was in his office. I also liked the possibility for the author to follow the process all along: choosing type size, book dimensions, cover illustration, etc. I was delighted to see the final product of My Journey to Freedom for it was exactly what I had envisaged it to be. Without any hesitation I would use Friesen Press again and it is a pleasure to recommend such a competent enterprise."
Marie-Denise Paquet, Author of
My Journey To Freedom
"I chose self-publishing for my first novel because the subject of underemployed PhD grads has been in the news so much lately and I wanted to get the story out there. Holding my book – my third published work – in my hands, with a terrific cover and great design, I believe I made the right choice."
M.P. Fedunkiw, Author of
A Degree of Futility
"FriesenPress did a fantastic job walking me through a process that I had absolutely no experience with. I am personally very grateful for all the direction and help they gave me."
Sebastien Blue, Author of