A decade of journeys taken & stories told.


Our story begins on July 13th, 2009, in Victoria, British Columbia. A small team gathered inside a modest office to explore a simple (but ambitious) idea: make professional publishing services available to all writers, not just an elite few. With the support of one of Canada’s largest book printers behind them, FriesenPress opened its doors to the world.

No one knew it then, but the FriesenPress team had set upon an adventure that would span over ten years and 5000+ self-published book titles, growing from startup to the largest publishing services provider in Canada with over 40 employees.

Join us as we look back on a decade of journeys taken and stories told, celebrating our authors and their amazing books along the way.

The adventure continues!




A special thank-you

Authors, there is no us without you. A message from FriesenPress President Tammara Kennelly:


The Past, Present, & Future of Self-Publishing

Maya Angelou once said, “If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going.”
To cap off ten years of leading the industry, we’ll be publishing stories every month that look at the past, present, and future of self-publishing!

A Decade of Partnerships

We’re grateful to our long-term partners in publishing for their continued support.

You’ve heard our story. Now let’s hear yours.
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