6 Ways to Give a Better Book Reading

6 Ways to Give a Better Book Reading

Readings are a delicate art - even if you don't suffer from stage fright, a poor reading can turn away a potential audience. Improve your next public reading with these 6 tricks!

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Young Authors Take a Special Tour of FriesenPress

Young Authors Take a Special Tour of FriesenPress

We are always thrilled to give back to the local community that supports us. We partnered with Story Studio to publish an anthology containing the writing of some of Victoria's youngest authors - and held a tour of our offices to make their book launch even more special.

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Takeaway Tips for Using Active & Passive Voice

Takeaway Tips for Using Active & Passive Voice

Employ both active and passive voice with confidence and sophistication when writing your manuscript using this helpful guide!

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The Anatomy of an Effective Book Cover

The Anatomy of an Effective Book Cover

Well-written, compelling content makes up the body and soul of your book, but its cover design is comparable to getting dressed; it immediately allows potential readers to experience your story’s personality. An effective book cover propels readers to learn what’s inside.

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What Makes a Book a Bestseller?

What Makes a Book a Bestseller?

Becoming a bestselling author is a dream of many aspiring writers, but both readers and writers alike may be surprised to learn that attaining bestseller status may not be as lofty a goal as one might think.

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Tips for Copyrighting Your Book

Tips for Copyrighting Your Book

Formally registering your work with a copyright office is an extra step you can take to get peace of mind knowing your work is safe from infringement. If you're seeking to protect your work, there are some general rules you need to keep in mind.

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VIDEO: Welcome to FriesenPress

VIDEO: Welcome to FriesenPress

In late 2014, FriesenPress President Tammara Kennelly spoke with students in the MBA program at her alma mater, Royal Roads University. The following video is an excerpt of that conversation - and a primer on self-publishing and the FriesenPress experience.

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The 5 Most Popular Types of Professional Editing

The 5 Most Popular Types of Professional Editing

Feedback from a professional editor will not only better your chances of commercial success, it will encourage and develop your writing to help you grow as an author. If you are serious about achieving success as a published author, consider doing your research on the editing services available to you and working with an editor through the writing process.

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Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Penny for her thoughts: Interview with Little Copper Pennies Author Susan Harris

Finding inspiration in the everyday drives FriesenPress-published author Susan Harris. Her book, little copper pennies, examines the life of the (now defunct) Canadian penny, weaving a history that's both pragmatic and heartwarmingly nostalgic. We spoke with Harris about adapting a general reader to a children's picture book, obtaining media coverage, little copper pennies' journey through traditional publishing and much more!

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Together we can help end cancer!

Together we can help end cancer!

We all ran 5 kms, cheering on the first finisher, right through to the last. You don't have to be an athlete to participate in this event, you just need a big heart and a pair of willing feet. This was truly the very best way to start a day, feeling healthy, inspired and grateful for our health and the ability to support this fundraiser. Together we can help end cancer

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