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



Canadian Copyright Act, Registration & Laws

It’s not enough to wing-it, don’t make any guesses here!  You cannot claim innocent to Copyright infringement – it’s a criminal offense – whether you know or don’t know, it is up to you to learn and find out, prior to writing anything about anyone, or their work.  Know how to protect your work, and understand how to prevent a potential lawsuit.  Here are the links to Canadian Copyright Law – the Act & Registration, Q&A, FAQ, and legal advice on all the Do’s and Don’ts.  Do the DIY and the CYA, you won’t regret it in the long term.

Government of Canada – Copyright Act & Registration

Government of Canada – Justice Laws Website Links

Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

Copyright Clearance Center

Ryerson University of Candian Law – Copyrights – Libraries & Archives & Resources

McGraw-Hill Ryerson of Canadian Law – Canadian Copyright Law

Canadian Copyright Law – Do’s & Don’ts

Canadians BEWARE – Copyrights & NAFTA 

Canadian Publishers & Associations

The best place to locate an Editor, Publisher, Publicist, register for and gain memberships within well-known Associations, here’s the list.  Everything publishing, or rather ‘self-publishing’ and a whole lot more – getting involved and learning the industry from the ground up, will help you go farther than you could possibly imagine.  Don’t delay, do it today.  Are you connected to an association not listed here?  Please tell me about it.

BookBaby – Free Guides 

Association of Canadian Publishers

Canadian Publishers Council

Book Publishers Association of British Columbia

Book Publishers Association of Alberta

Book Publishers Association of Saskatchewan

Book Publishers Association of Manitoba

Book Publishers Association of Ontario

Book Publishers of Atlantic Canada

First Nations, Inuit, & Metis Publishers & Distributors 

Canadian Music Publishers Association

Song Writers Association of Canada

News Media Canada

Literary Press Group of Canada

Magazines Canada

Wikipedia – Canadian Publishers

Penguin Random House – Associated Publishers

Author’s Research & Resources

Authors need Resources – that’s a fact.  Finding the right resource can be a total nightmare.  Some of us, as newbie authors, have no idea just how vast and complex the book market and world really is.  Here’s a list of just some of the incredible number of research and resources every author needs to know about.  If you know of a great resource that’s not on my list, please tell me about it.  Every author can be successful if they know the rules of the game, and where to locate those rules.

Government of Canada – Canadian Heritage

Retail Council of Canada

BookNet Canada

CataList Canada

Book Depository


eBound Canada

Canadian Electronic Library

National Library of Canada

Gutenberg Canada – Public Domain

Gutenberg Australia – Public Domain

Gutenberg USA – Public Domain

Many Books – Public Domain

LibriVox – Audio Books – Public Domain

Internet Archives

Wikipedia – Online Research Encyclopedia

JSTOR – Digital Library 

TopShelf Magazine

Askew & Holts – Library Stock

Wikimedia Commons

DuoLit – Best Newbie Author Info

Canadian Writers Union – Contracts

Canadian Writers Union – How-to Guides

Quill & Quire – Hottest Canadian Writers Online Magazine

Glossary of Publishing Terminology

CANSCAIP – Canadian YA Literature Association

Canadian Council for the Arts – Grants

Canadian Encyclopedia – Writers Search

Wikipedia – Public Domain Images Resources

Harvard Law School Library

Creative Commons

British Library

Digital Vatican

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.











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