Self-Publishing Companies

Below are self-publishing companies located in Victoria BC (and beyond*). But before deciding on what company to use to self-publish your book, there are two paths to consider: Path 1: You can hire individual professionals for specific publishing tasks (e.g. editing, cover design) that you are unable or unwilling to do yourself. This may take more work, time, skill and attention but is a popular option for writers who want to have more control over the process and the quality (especially if you are doing ebooks). To find writing professionals see Pro Help. Or you can take Path 2: purchase all self-publishing services from one company. This route may be more costly, but may save you time. However, it is important to do your research to ensure quality work and to avoid scams
If you are not sure which is the best path, check with other writers or  writing professionals. 

Self-Publishing Companies – Victoria BC
Printorium Bookworks (part of Island Blue Print)
First Choice Books (part of Victoria Bindary)
Friesen Press
TellWell (Victoria)
Promontory Press (Victoria)
Espresso Book Machine (UVIC)
Agio Publishing (boutique services)
Art Ink Print (fine art printing & design) 

Self-Publishing for Children & Youth (non-profit)
StoryStudio.com (Victoria BC)
Creative Writing for Children (Vancouver)
Writers’ Exchange (Vancouver)


Canadian Companies
Friesens.com (Winnipeg)
Art Book Bindery (Winnipeg)
Houghton Boston Printers (Saskatoon)
Hignell Book Printing  (Winnipeg)
International Web Express ( Vancouver) for newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogues, posters and placemats.


Print-On-Demand (POD) – International
Lulu.com (soft & hard cover books & ebooks)
Blurb.com (specializes in art books)
StoryTreasures.com (focus on student’s books)
StoryJumper.com (focus on children’s books)

Publishing Service Index 2016 (TIPM)
Comparative Chart of POD companies
Comparative Review of POD companies


Hybrid Publishing

Ebook Resources

Avoid publishing scams

Self-Publishing Trends (2016)

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*This is not a full list of all the self-publishing companies. Check the international links above for more options.

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