The Subtle Art of Typography

The Subtle Art of Typography

Typography is the point at which design and language meet; it affects the ease with which your book is read, drastically impacts legibility, and, if done incorrectly, can throw a cover design quickly off balance. The brilliance of typographic design is that the better it’s been done, the less you and your readers will even notice.

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Make your dialogue deliver a one-two punch

Make your dialogue deliver a one-two punch

For many writers, figuring out how to punch up their dialogue is a bit of a challenge. As one literary agent says, “good dialogue illuminates your characters, moves your plot forward and develops relationships.” She goes on to write, “If you find that your dialogue does need explanation, then frankly, something is wrong with your dialogue.”

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Author Spotlight: M.P Fedunkiw Shares the Importance of Knowing Your Audience

Author Spotlight: M.P Fedunkiw Shares the Importance of Knowing Your Audience

Right from the first page, Fedunkiw intended to write for a particular audience; professional graduate students. “The voice that I have given the characters was very deliberate. You have to be a bit of a nerd to enjoy this book ... I like to think of it as cerebral humour.” 

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14 year old author publishes his first Sci-Fi novel "Frank’s Quantum Adventure"

14 year old author publishes his first Sci-Fi novel "Frank’s Quantum Adventure"

I began writing in the seventh grade, but I've been fascinated by writing and literature since I was little. My seventh grade Language Arts teacher, Mr. Lemmo helped me realize my full writing potential and encouraged me to expand ‘Frank’s Quantum Adventure’ into everything it has become.

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WARRIOR RISING - A Soldier's Journey to PTSD & Back.

WARRIOR RISING - A Soldier's Journey to PTSD & Back.

Lt. Col. Chris Linford of the Canadian Armed Forces has written his first book, “Warrior Rising,” with FriesenPress. After tragic experiences in global war zones, Chris developed posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. “Warrior Rising” is the story of his personal battle, and survival. Watch the following video to learn more about his journey. 

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How To Publish A Book - Part 3: Promoting A Self-Published Book

How To Publish A Book - Part 3: Promoting A Self-Published Book

Once you've decided on a publisher and are starting to work out the details of production, you will want to be thinking about how you can market your book (and yourself).

 
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The Great Canadian Publishing Tour with Erinne Sevigny

The Great Canadian Publishing Tour with Erinne Sevigny

What's your perception on FriesenPress & Friesens corporation?

They are all very hard working (and might I add very efficient) people. Both the manufacturer out in Altona and the press in Victoria are well-oiled machines and they are very smart business people, which is something that is SO important to making publishing work. Writing a great book, while the catalyst, is just a fraction of what it takes to make the wheel spin.

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