Are you interested in self publishing your novel, memoir, cookbook or poetry? Here's a list of recommended resources for publishing in print and ebook format.

Library Databases

North Shore Authors Collection

West Vancouver Memorial Library, North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver District Public Library will be launching a new collection to showcase gifted North Shore authors beginning fall 2019. Emerging and established writers are invited to apply to have their book featured featured in this collection through the North Shore Authors Collection website. Applications for this year are now closed. 

On the Shelf

Authorship – Handbooks & Manuals

Handbooks and advice for starting, and continuing, your authorship career.


Guides, handbooks, and "How-Tos" on the self-publishing process.

On the Web

Book Baby

Self-publish your ebook or print book through Book Baby. They feature an upfront fee, and then authors receive 100% of their sales.


Since introducing self-publishing in 2002, offers a platform to create hardcover, paperback and ebook print. Lulu is available in six languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch.


Create your ebook for free! Pressbooks helps with formatting your manuscript.


Scribd offers authors exposure to an established audience of 80 million monthly readers around the globe.


The largest self-publishing platform available, Smashwords is a complete Do-It-Yourself publishing platform that can distribute your manuscript to all of the major ebook sellers.


Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer.


Online Tools for Self-Publishing