Canadian Traditional, Self-Publishing & Hybrid Publishers

Just some of the Publishing Firms I’ve found so far, and most are Canadian based – the majority of which are listed members of the Canadian Publishers Association – however, some may have offices located in other countries. Finding the right method of publishing, or publisher, is like finding a needle in a haystack. Be aware! Not all traditional publishers are the same, and they all have their own methods and procedures for manuscript submissions. I personally, chose to publish with a ‘hybrid’ publisher – Book Baby – because I wanted the control, ownership, and rights to my work, but I also wanted the best royalties available, as well as a distribution channel that reached the world. I got all of that, in one easy to use control dashboard, where I can do anything and everything an author would want or need to do to publish, promote, market, sell, advertise and offer discounts or coupons. I wish you all the best on your journey.

Flanker Press

University of Alberta Press

Formac Publishers

ARP Books

Boulder Publications

Essence Publishing

Signature Editions

Orca Books Canada

Coteau Books

McGraw Hill Educational

Talon Books

Dunburn Publishing

Great Plains Publishing

ECW Press

Breakwater Books

Palimpsest Press

McGill-Queen’s University Press

Brick Books

Book Thug Publishing

Invisible Publishing

Mansfield Press

TouchWood Editions

Arsenal Pulp Press

Ryland Peters & Small

Nimbus Publishing

Caitlin Press Inc

NeWest Press

Second Story Press

Guernica Editions

Douglas & McIntyre

The Porcupine’s Quill

House of Anansi

Heritage House Publishing

Goose Lane Publishing

Anvil Press

Hancock House Publishers

New Star Books

Playwrights Canada Press

Tradewind Books

Fitzhenry & Whiteside 

Austin Macauley Publishers

Pemmican Publications

Thistledown Press

Harper Collins Canada

Between The Lines Publishing

Inanna Publications

Barlow Books

Penguin Random House Canada

J. Gordon Shillingford Publishers

Cormorant Books

Turnstone Press

Coach House Books



Free & Paid Video Footage Resources

Like books, music, paintings, and photographs, video also falls into the public domain and/or copyright protection.  Please be sure to check and double-check that you have the appropriate license and usage rights prior to downloading and/or using any video for any of your projects.  This list will continue to expand as I find more websites offering free & paid video, so please check back often.  If you know of a great website, please let me know.

Public Domain Review

YouTube & Creative Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Wikipedia Sound Files

Choral Public Domain Library

Vimeo Creative Commons


Videvo & Videvo’s Stock Footage


Pexels Videos

NASA (SoundCloud) & Usage Guide

National Park Services

Canadian Authors Associations

It is so very important to be involved with your local Author and Writers Associations.  Helpful and experienced professionals are at your disposal.  Getting involved and staying involved is the key to becoming known.  There are many writer’s groups out there, and yes, they are a fantastic resource and support, but you need to be a member of the association that is right for you and your genre.  Get in the know, and get your memberships as soon as possible.  Have I missed one?  Tell me about it, and I’ll update this list.

Professional Writers Association of Canada

Editors Association of Canada

Writers Union of Canada

Writers Guild of Canada

Crime Writers of Canada

Canadian Authors

Speculative Fiction Canada

League of Canadian Poets

Outdoor Writers of Canada

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Canadian Writer’s Journal

Writer’s Relief – Submission Service

Writer’s Guild of Alberta Canada

Canadian Literary Agents – Listings

PACLA – Professional Association for Canadian Literary Agents

SOCAN – Music, Rights, Publishers Association

Canadian Urban Libraries Council

LoanStar – Libraries Book Voting System

All Music – Free & Paid

Looking for music for your book trailer, or perhaps just wanting to listen to something new?  Here are the best websites that I’ve come across so far, for both free and paid music.  Every genre under the stars, you’re bound to find that perfect tune.  I love music, it inspires me in my writing, and I’m forever searching for that one song that will make my stories and thoughts come alive with emotion.  Feel the beat, and go for a listen.  If you know of a great music website that I haven’t listed yet, please contact me.

BeatSuite Music

Epidemic Sound



Digital History


Tune-In Music Radio

Free DP


Free Music Archive


Amazon Free Music



Audio Archives

Audio TUT


CC Trax

Pure Volume 



Artist Direct

Free Soundtrack Music




FMA – Free Music Archive

Noise Trade


Partners In Rhyme



CC Mixter

Zapsplat – Music & Sounds & their Licensing Policy

Free Music – Public Domain

UnRoyaly – Royalty Free Music

Online Education – Free & Paid

I research a lot of topics, and I’ve come across a lot of resources.  Many of these institutions offer free online courses – why not take advantage of that?  Getting a Diploma, Certification, or striving forward to gain that PHD?  Here’s your starting point, the begining of a brand new future, a fresh start.  Have you taken courses at any of these institutes?  Let me know what your experience was like.





Open Culture


Open Yale

KHAN Academy


Tufts Open


Video Lectures

Ted Talks

Shodor Sciences


Math &

EdX Open

Liberty Open



Scitable Nature Ed


KutzTown University

Open University

Free Computer Books

Academic Earth

BBC Languages

Justin Guitar


LayersMagazine – Tutorials

Creative Overflow – Imaging


Open Education Database

eCommerce SEO VideoSeries

Learn Adobe Suite

BlueLightningTV – Photoshop Tutorials

Learn Screenwriting with Lynda

Open Culture

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