A decade of journeys taken & stories told.
In summer 2009, a small group gathered inside a modest office space in Victoria, British Columbia with a simple (but ambitious) idea: make professional publishing services available to all writers, not just an elite select few. With the support of one of Canada’s largest book printers behind them, the door shingle was flipped to ‘Open’.
No one knew it then, but the FriesenPress team was set to begin 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.
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!
10 Years by the Numbers
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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 looking at the past, present, and future of the self-publishing industry!
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.
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!
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.
The CIBC Run for the Cure has quickly become a hotly anticipated fall tradition for us here at FriesenPress. You don't have to be an athlete to participate in this event - you just need a big heart and a pair of willing feet. Click through for photos from this year's run!
We are always thrilled to give back to the local community that supports us. We partnered with Story Studio to publish an anthology containing the writing of some of Victoria's youngest authors - and held a tour of our offices to make their book launch even more special.
We all ran 5 kms, cheering on the first finisher, right through to the last. You don't have to be an athlete to participate in this event, you just need a big heart and a pair of willing feet. This was truly the very best way to start a day, feeling healthy, inspired and grateful for our health and the ability to support this fundraiser. Together we can help end cancer
FriesenPress employees laced up their shoes to support the CIBC Run for the Cure. A team of eleven participated in the 5km run/walk around the University of Victoria, helping to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
I think that one of the reasons that self-publishing is finally earning respect, is because people have come to understand that while writing may be a solitary pursuit, publishing a book is not. It’s very much a collaborative effort…and it should be. It was a number of years before I read a single self-published book that was worth the paper it was written on. That is absolutely not the case now…and it’s unquestionably because writers are working with editors before they publish.