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



5 STARS from Madlyn Doey on Cocooning The Butterfly

“Drama, mystery, feuds, sorrow, joy, unconditional love, unconscionable hate and abuse, and healing the heart and soul.  Laila Doncaster, you rock; a stellar author.  Kept me enthralled the whole darn book!  Hurry up and get book 2 done so I can continue with the story.  I could not put it down!.”  Review by Madlyn Doey ~ British Columbia, Canada



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5 STARS from M. Tillotson on Cocooning The Butterfly

 “I was taken by this fresh, light-heartted romance with a twist, a turn and a touch of modern life melded with life of old. The landscape descriptions, truly give a sense of Canadian terrain, and life in all seasons. A diverse cast of characters with brilliant personalities came together to form and remain solid unity throughout the book. Cocooning the Butterfly is as deep a metaphor as the author’s bravery in exposing her emotions.”  Review by M. Tillotson ~ British Columbia Canada


5 STARS from Jay Squires on Cocooning The Butterfly

 “Beautiful first chapter (chapter reveal) by this fresh. young writer. We’ll undoubtedly be hearing more from her and her new writings. Good, visual opening. Reader gets pulled into characters early on, when identification is so necessary, then gets pulled up by the scruff of her neck to learn the protagonist (at least one of them) is The Buffalo. Fascination point of view for the story.”  Review by Jay Squires, Author

Cocooning The Butterfly by Laila Doncaster

Cocooning the ButterflyCocooning the Butterfly by Laila Doncaster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If Halya had known what the Knight Riders stood for, stood against, and what they did to protect her life from the Demons Den gang, would she have experienced the trauma and heartache that she had gone through? Possibly, but that’s not what happened or how it was.

Sheltered and innocent to the reality of the bikers that swarmed about her everyday life, and the modern world, her family did what they had to do to save her from sure death; the Demons wanted her dead, but they had to find her first. Orphaned and uneducated about modern society she was bullied, beaten, shunned, molested, raped, battered, harassed and broken, but her faith and will to endure gave her the strength to search for the man in her nightly dreams.

This is Halya’s side of the story, what she went through and how she overcame the pain and sorrow of her past. Loving her, protecting her, sheltering her in warmth and tenderness, her dream man, The Buffalo, it was his destiny in Cocooning the Butterfly that would save her spirit from sure madness, as he used his horse whisperer’s tactics to make her feel safe. A biker’s war, a long-standing feud over a multi-million dollar ranch, one boy and one girl were destined to achieve the promise of the old men of long ago, as he loved her upon the Butterfly Bed.

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