About 3 Penny Publishing – Books Are Beautiful!

3 Penny Publishing was founded in 2010 in Victoria BC, Canada. We aim to:

  • Publish affordable and innovative books , ebooks, and bookazines (magazine-books), on practical or fun topics;
  • Encourage self-publishing in all forms;
  • Help writers who want to self-publish by sharing a collection of key self-publishing resources;
  • Hold writers’ workshops on self-publishing and related topics;
  • Use publishing to create a more livable world.

3 Penny Publishing does not currently offer any direct publishing services to writers. However,  we would be happy to answer your questions by email if you cannot find the information you need in the self-publishing resources section.

Our current Publishing projects

Currently, our main publishing project is My Opportunity & Help Book BC (Victoria and Vancouver Editions). This print booklet is a directory of key community resources and other helping information. We have also published a child-authored children’s book with a quirky sense of humour.

Our past writing workshops

We have also held several self-publishing workshops in Victoria BC with local experts. In 2011 we were lucky to have talented memoirist Harry Leslie Smith speak to a workshop (via Skype) about his experience writing and self-publishing. Harry only began writing books in his late 80’s but went on to gain a world-wide following. Now over age 90, he regularly publishes articles in the Guardian and has a formidable social media presence with 89 thousand follows on twitter.

Other notable workshops speakers have been the founder of Print-On-Demand (POD) publishing, Bruce Batchelor; manager and promoter of a best-selling series of historical fiction books, Joyce Sandilands; non-fiction self-publishing author Rebecca Kennel; thriller novelist and former Monday Magazine editor Grant McKenzie; experienced author and gratitude coach Matthew Ashdown; and ebooks wizard and SFU instructor and business coach Peggy Richardson. Check our past self-publishing events page for all the links and details about this talented group of speakers.

More workshops are planned for 2017. Details will be announced on our events page.



” Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.” –– Life of Galileo

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