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



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

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

Books To Films ~ Scripts & ScreenWriting

Books to Film is a very real dream of many authors.  Finding those who know the industry, following them and learning from them, adopting them as mentors, is the first step to bringing your dream to reality.  For me, this reality also consists of purchasing the software the big name scriptwriters and filmmakers use and teaching myself to bring my novels to scripts.  Multi-generational films/movies and their scripts can be found, and when you do find them, watch and read them through, because those are the keys to discovering why they have been popular and have become classics and successful for generations.  Many of these links below will either offer insight to the industry, further details, or allow the free download of the scripts and films – you should never have to pay for them if they are in the Public Domain, yet many websites charge varying prices.


Film Affinity

Go Into The Story


IMDb – List of Public Domain Films

Daily Script 


LA Screenwriter

The Script Lab

Simply Scripts

Page Awards

Indie Film Hustle

NY Film Academy 

Script Reader Pro


Awesome Film

B&W Old Movies

Public Domain Movies Feature Films

Public Domain Flicks

Ranker – Public Domain Films

Public Domain Movies

Wikipedia – List of Films in the Public Domain


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