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



WordPress Plugins for Authors

Finding the right WordPress Plugin for the job you need to do can be a trying thing.  Here are just some of the best Plugins I’ve found so far.  When I’m ready to use one of these Plugins, I will update this list so you can see what I’ve done with it and how it’s working for me.  If you are using a Plugin that really works for you, please tell me about it so I can add it to the list.  I do hope you find the right solution to what you’re looking for.

Copyright Proof by Digiprove

WordPress Search – “books”

WordPress – Amazon Book Store

My Book Table by WP Bookstore

Novelist by Nose Graze

Author Showcase by Claire Ryan

Easy Slider by Matthew Ruddy

EasyRotator – Slider Plugin – 

Post Series by Miks Latvis

Organize Series by Darren Ethier

Google Doc Embedder by K Davis & D Lester

Print, PDF, Email by PrintFriendly

DownloadMonitor by Never5

WPLike2Get by Markus Drubba

Sociable by BlogPlay

Social Warfare by Warfare Plugins

WordPress to Twitter by Joseph Dolson

Twitter Widget Pro by Aaron Campbell

Facebook LikeBox Widget by S A Wu

Facebook Like Box by Vinoj Cardoza

AMP for Mobile Pages by Automattic

WP Customer Reviews by GoWeb Solutions

Revive Old Post – Auto Post to Social Media by Revive Social

Testimonials Widget by Axelerant

Events Manager by Marcus Sykes

All-in-one Event Calendar by Network Inc.

All In One WP Security & Firewall by Tips & Tricks

Subscribe2 by M Robinson & T Lakhani

Web Forms by AWeber

S2 Membership Framework – by WebSharks, Inc

Jetpack by WordPress

MailPoet Newsletters by MailPoet

Yoast SEO by Team Yoast

Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP by Joost de Valk

Contact Form 7 by T Miyoshi

Disqus Comment System by Disqus

Amazon Link by Paul Stuttard

Image Widget by Modern Tribe, Inc.

Video Sidebar Widgets by Denzel Chia

Mail Munch – Grow Your Email List by MailMunch

Google Analytics for WordPress by Monster Insights

Broken Link Checker by J Elsts & V Prelovac

Akismet Anti-Spam by Automattic

Smush Image Compression

Search All Plugins by WPMU DEV

eReaders & Apps

Shopping for the lastest eReader, or eReading App?  Perhaps you need an update for your eReader?  There are many options out there, and this list will help you find the right one for you and your budget.  With so many eBooks out there, and many websites offering free ebooks, this is the starting point.  The more we read, the more we learn – authors must read every day, to expand our writing style and word skill.  If you know of an App that’s not listed here, please let me know so I can add it to the list.











Essential Software

Finding the right Software for the right job isn’t always easy.  If you can’t afford the Editor, Graphic Artist, are willing to generate those MOBI & EPUB Files yourself, wish to learn Screen/Script Writing, create FlipBooks or need help with your Writing Style, here’s the list.  I’m always in need of Software, and my searches are investigated prior to my purchases – get a trial version, always, before buying.  If you have found a great software package, and wish to add to this list, please contact me.

Final Draft 10 – Script/Screen Writing

Celtx – Script/Screen Writing

StyleWriter – Text Editing like a ‘hired Editor’

Microsoft Office – Purchase Word or ALL

Microsoft Office Manuals – Free Downloads

Grammarly – Cleanup Your Text

CoffeeCup Software – FTP & More!

Open Office – FREE Office Suite & MS Compatible

Adobe Photoshop – Create your own Book Covers

Calibre – Create ePub, PDF & Mobi Files

Google Tools – Analytics, Docs & More

Flash Book Maker – Create Flip Books

FlipBuilder – Create Page Flip Books

WINZIP – Zip your files for your Publisher

Opera – Web Browser

Opera – eMail Client & Handler

Making Business Easier

There are some super tools to help you with many tasks.  From finding the right Fonts and Graphics for your book covers to free Music for your book trailers, widgets, business cards or even making it easier to save your multiple account logins, this list will grow as I come across even more wonderful tools.  Simplifying those tasks that take up your time, or automating them, you’ll find you have much more time to write.  Isn’t that the most important thing on an authors mind?

LastPass – Accounts Login Saver

Hongkiat – Free & Paid Graphics

1001 Free Fonts – Search & Download

DaFont – FREE Fonts

FontSpace – Search & Download

ACX – Audio Book Creation

Giphy – GIF Maker

Vista Print

Globe Revolving Maps

MailChimp – Free Version

Amazon Associates Tools

Flash Vortex – Banners

WordPress Add-ons & Plugins

DropBox – File Storage & Sharing

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