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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An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

An Interview with journalist Victor Malarek: on traditional vs self-publishing, human trafficking and his new book Orphanage 41

Victor Malarek is an award-winning journalist with more than forty years of experience. At present, he brings his hard-hitting investigative skills to CTV's current affairs show W5 as Senior Reporter. FriesenPress has taken a page from Victor's body of work and turned the investigation around to learn more about the 5 W’s - Who, What, Where, Why, and When of his first fiction, Orphanage 41.

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Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Surviving in a Heartless world: Teen author Mya Zemlock talks about her zombie debut novel

Zombies are a much more logical, possible supernatural occurrence. If I told you, in twenty years, that vampires were attacking the Earth and that we were all going to die, you would probably laugh, with no doubt in your mind that I was crazy. Even if I told you it was zombies instead of vampires, you still wouldn't believe me. But there would be that nagging voice in the back of your mind that would say, "But maybe..."

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“Just Get Out There and Move” Master Athlete Olga Kotelko Leaves Gold Legacy

“Just Get Out There and Move” Master Athlete Olga Kotelko Leaves Gold Legacy

“We fear for the children today because everything is so stationery,” said Roxanne who has begun promoting the book. “Olga would say, 'Just get out there and move.' I know the book will go on and on and on. Her voice is there, her attitude to life and her philosophy, summed up in eight words: love, think, pray, work, move, eat, give, rest.”

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Outlaw Principles: An Epic Comeback Story

Outlaw Principles: An Epic Comeback Story

Never give up and always believe in yourself regardless of current results. The road to success with any goal isn't an easy one, but it can be done. I'd also like to add that thinking outside the box never hurts. Just because certain methods for writing or marketing haven't been used before, doesn't mean you shouldn't utilize them.

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Make your dialogue deliver a one-two punch

Make your dialogue deliver a one-two punch

For many writers, figuring out how to punch up their dialogue is a bit of a challenge. As one literary agent says, “good dialogue illuminates your characters, moves your plot forward and develops relationships.” She goes on to write, “If you find that your dialogue does need explanation, then frankly, something is wrong with your dialogue.”

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