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.Read More
Over the last decade, FriesenPress has had both a front-row seat and an active role in influencing the sea change in self-publishing.
Leading up to our 10th birthday, we spoke with President Tammara Kennelly about what we’ve learned and where we’re headed.Read More
Even an author that has no or minimal understanding of design can’t help but notice when patterns emerge in research, learning the subtleties of what makes a good cover “good” and a bad cover “bad.” The cover is your book’s crucial first impression, acting as packaging, branding, and a big part of its of marketing.
Though it’s clear that some books have overcome mediocre, or even bad, covers and gone on to become best sellers, those titles would have, most certainly, done even better with great covers. You don’t want to overcome your cover; you want to ride its success.Read More
Many well-known books have taken the crowdfunding path, including the Friesens-printed Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. But what is it about projects like Rebel Girls that garners such appeal and engagement?
Here’s a look at a few real-world examples of successful campaigns and the characteristics that contributed to them meeting their funding goals.
Editing is a crucial part of the publishing process. However, it’s equally as crucial that self-publishing authors recognize their role as both author and publisher when entering into editing. Our editors have noticed that before some writers are engaged in the process, they hold certain misbeliefs about the parameters and content of the relationship with an editor.
We chatted with our in-house editing professional Amy De Nat and she broke down seven misconceptions she’s encountered in book editing:Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More