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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Writing the Next Chapter: An Interview with FriesenPress President Tammara Kennelly

Writing the Next Chapter: An Interview with FriesenPress President Tammara Kennelly

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.

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What Successful Campaigns Can Teach You About Crowdfunding Your Book

What Successful Campaigns Can Teach You About Crowdfunding Your Book

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.

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7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

7 Misconceptions About Book Editing

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:

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4 Surprising Benefits of Crowdfunding for Authors

4 Surprising Benefits of Crowdfunding for Authors

Raising money is just one of the reasons you should consider crowdfunding for your next book project.

Here’s four top benefits writers experience when crowdfunding!

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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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Mastering the Trick of Titling

Mastering the Trick of Titling

What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to your book title, a lot! But finding the perfect title can be a challenge. Here are a few exercises to help you master the trick of titling!

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