Welcome – Books Are Beautiful!

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Books are Beautiful! And not only are books beautiful, but 3 Penny Publishing is headquartered in verdant Victoria BC, where, unlike the rest of Canada, the most common form of snow is the pink and white blossoms lifted off plum trees by spring breezes. Victoria is also a city of readers, writers, and many beautiful bookstores. We love our books! Check our big list of bookstores in Victoria and beyond and you will also find a link to the map of over 100 Little Free (street) Libraries in the area.

On our events page you will find not only our upcoming events, but links to writing events, literary festivals in BC, where to find writing and publishing courses, and writing courses for children and youth in Victoria and Vancouver.

Our video section features 4 videos from past self-publishing workshops with writers of fiction and non-fiction, and an author coach for self-published authors.

As well as being bibliophiles, we have naturally begun to publish our own books (although this is in the germinal stage).  We are enthusiasts of self-publishing and believe everyone from children to elders should tell their stories. There is a long history of writers publishing their own books, but with the relatively recent development of Print-On-Demand and ebooks, this has meant that more people than ever before have been able to write and publish their own books.  With that in mind, we have created a large collection of Self-Publishing Resources compiled from research and gleanings from our writer’s workshops. While these listings are not exhaustive, many new to self-publishing have found them useful. Currently we do not offer any direct services to writers (other than workshops), however, if you can’t find answers to your self-publishing questions in the resource sections, we are happy to answer your questions by email.

If you are a book nerd or bibliophile and love all things related to books and writing, you can support our self-publishing resource pages by purchasing items from our Zazzle online store (also in a germinal stage). In addition, soon we will also feature a sales page with some lovely used books.

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