Books Are Beautiful!

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Welcome! 3 Penny Publishing encourages self-publishing through our large section of self-publishing resources aimed at new authors. In addition, we are beginning to publish our own books and bookazines. We are headquartered in Victoria, BC, a region over-flowing with books, writers, readers, and publishers big and small.

self-publishing resources

We are enthusiastic advocates of self-publishing and believe everyone from children to elders should tell their stories. The history of writers publishing their own books is long, but digital printing and ebooks allow more people to write and publish than ever before. With this in mind, we have created a large collection of self-publishing resources compiled from on-going research and gleanings from our writer’s workshops. While these listings are not exhaustive, many writers new to self-publishing have found them very useful. Currently we do not offer any direct services to writers (other than workshops). However, if you can’t find answers in the resource pages, we are happy to answer your questions by email.

Our books and other projects

As well as being self-publishing advocates and bibliophiles, we are in the germinal stage of publishing our own books.

On our events page you will find our upcoming events and links to other events in BC. These include literary festivals, book prize events, and writing courses. Resources to encourage children to write and publish are also listed.

Our video section features videos from past self-publishing workshops (fiction and non-fiction writers) as well as tips from an author coach.

Check our bookstores in Victoria page which also includes a link to a map of over 100 Little Free Libraries in the area.

In a city full of bookstores and bibliophiles, it is easy to collect too many books. As well as sharing our book finds and favourites to Instagram, we’ll soon also feature some lovely used books on a sales page.

Lastly, if you love bookish things, you can support our self-publishing resource pages by visiting our Zazzle store.


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