About Us

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Professional publishing services – from editing and book design to production, distribution, and promotion support. We help writers self-publish and succeed.

FriesenPress is the clear path to better books.

We're proud to have partnered with thousands of authors on publishing nearly 5,000 book titles since our founding in 2009. Our unique process combines the professionalism and care of traditional publishing with the creative agility (and high author royalties) of DIY self-publishing. The result is a professionally bound and published book that’s 100% owned by the author.

FriesenPress is located in Victoria, British Columbia. We are wholly owned by Friesens Corporation, an award-winning book printer that has been in the book business since 1923. Friesens prints approximately 25 million books every year, including original editions of the Harry Potter series, The Walking Dead Omnibus, and the classic Oxford English Dictionary. We seek to honour Friesens’ exacting quality standards with every book we produce.

Learn more about Friesens at friesens.com.

10 Lessons Learned from a Decade in Self-Publishing

As we embark upon our next decade in business, we consulted a number of our team members and asked them to share with us some lessons they’ve learned while working in self-publishing.

Design Retrospective: Our In-House Design Team Analyzes Their Favourite Book Covers

A book cover is a profoundly important part of your book’s impression on potential readers. Over the past decade, FriesenPress has developed over 5,000 book titles, and that means years and years of evolving cover designs.