Behind the Scenes at the FriesenPress Editing Department

Behind the Scenes at the FriesenPress Editing Department

Professional editing is arguably the single most impactful process an author experiences when publishing their book. That’s why we’re so hands-on and meticulous when matching our authors with the perfect editor for their project.

How do we do it? FriesenPress Editing & Illustrations Coordinator Amy De Nat gives you a peek behind the curtain.

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The Subtle Magic of Landscape Format Books

The Subtle Magic of Landscape Format Books

Landscape format books tend to have a certain magic about them.

Author, illustrator, and FriesenPress Publishing Specialist Astra Crompton explores three powerful subtleties of landscape books and how they benefit authors (and delight readers).

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Radio Works: The Overlooked Power of Author Radio Interviews

Radio Works: The Overlooked Power of Author Radio Interviews

Authors spend so much time and effort building social media buzz, creating a slick website, attending readings, and other book marketing ventures. But there’s another effective strategy that rarely gets talked about: radio!

Here’s why radio interviews sell books, and a guide for how you can hop on the airwaves yourself.

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5 Expert Secrets for Publishing Great Books

5 Expert Secrets for Publishing Great Books

Having helped authors sell over 7 million copies, David Chilton knows what it takes to make a great book.

Here are five of David's most impactful insights for writers and authors, gathered from his 30+ years in the book business. Enjoy!

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Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 3

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 3

We’ve reached the conclusion of National Novel Writing Month!

All month long, we’ve been following a group of four ambitious FriesenPress team members as they attempt to write a novel, from scratch, in just 30 days.

As NaNo entered its frenetic final days, we had one final chat with our participants to celebrate and reflect on 30 days of creativity and writing.

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How to Use Your Story Engine to Drive Your Writing

How to Use Your Story Engine to Drive Your Writing

Writing is driven by heat, a burning need to say and express. But the sight of a blank page can quickly cool us down.

Rev up your writing by finding and tapping into your story engine!

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Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 2

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 2

National Novel Writing Month at FriesenPress continues! As NaNoWriMo hits the halfway point, we sat down with our NaNo group to talk about the highs & lows of writing and – more importantly – cheer on and celebrate their progress!

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Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 1

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 1

Join us in cheering on our intrepid group of National Novel Writing Month participants as they attempt to write a novel, from scratch, in just 30 days.

We caught up with our diverse group of NaNoWriMo veterans, sophomores, and newbies on November 1st for a Day 1 check-in.

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