Storytellers Series: Inspiring Young Authors

Storytellers Series: Inspiring Young Authors

As we continue to celebrate our first decade in business, we want to shine a spotlight on the inspiring authors who brought us here. Today, we’re ceding the stage to some of the youngest FriesenPress authors who, by the act of pursuing their passions, motivate other young writers to do the same.

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Promoting Your Book Online: Where to Start

Promoting Your Book Online: Where to Start

In today's digital age, there are countless ways to promote a book. Where do you even start? We break down the foundational online pieces that will help you start planning a consistent, strategic, and sustainable book marketing mix.

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The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 2

The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 2

In the second of this two-part piece, we finish mapping out three different stages of editing, plotting a route that will guide you safely to your dream destination: a published author whose book is ready to take on the literary marketplace!

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Working with an Illustrator: Best Practices

Working with an Illustrator: Best Practices

When commissioning illustrations, whether with a FriesenPress artist or one you have found on your own, it’s important to be prepared for the process ahead.

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Weathering the Storm: How a 112-Year-Old Bookmaker Thrives in the Digital Age

Weathering the Storm: How a 112-Year-Old Bookmaker Thrives in the Digital Age

Rumours of the printed book’s death have been greatly exaggerated as the book industry continues to thrive in today’s digital age. To learn why, we spoke with two leaders at one of the organizations leading the way, Friesens—the premiere book manufacturer in Canada, and our parent company!

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The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 1

The Importance of Professional Editing, Part 1

Editing is a journey, and one you dare not take alone. In this two-part piece, we map out three different stages of editing, plotting a route that will guide you safely to your dream destination: a published author whose book is ready to take on the literary marketplace!

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10 Lessons Learned from a Decade in Self-Publishing

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.

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

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.

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