Writing & Self-Publishing
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West Vancouver Memorial Library, North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver District Public Library will launch a new collection to showcase gifted North Shore authors in November 2019. Emerging and established writers are invited to apply to have their book featured in next year's collection through the North Shore Authors Collection website. Applications for this year are now closed.
On the Shelf
Handbooks and advice for starting, and continuing, your authorship career.
Guides, handbooks, and "How-Tos" on the self-publishing process.
On the Web
Self-publish your ebook or print book through Book Baby. They feature an upfront fee, and then authors receive 100% of their sales.
Library and Archives Canada provides services for the self-publishing community that include information on how to obtain an ISBN, how to submit works to the Legal Deposit program, and cataloguing information.
Since introducing self-publishing in 2002, Lulu.com offers a platform to create hardcover, paperback and ebook print. Lulu is available in six languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch.
Connect with other North Shore authors. The North Shore Writers' Association has been bringing together authors of all levels, published and unpublished, since 1993.
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.