Traditional Book Publishers in Victoria BC

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Below is a list of traditional publishers in Victoria, BC (and beyond), plus miscellaneous resources related to books in Canada. For self-publishing resources, check here.

Note: Be sure to check and follow the guidelines of every potential publisher before submitting your book idea.

Publishers (Victoria BC, & area)

Caitlin Press (Halfmoon Bay)
Ekstasis Editions (Victoria)
Frog Hollow Press (Victoria)
Heritage House (Victoria)
Hedgerow Press (North Saanich)
Leaf Press (Lantzville, Vancouver Island)
Mother Tongue (Salt Spring Island)
New Society (Gabriola Island)
Orca Books (Victoria)
Promontory Press (Victoria)
Royal BC Museum Publications (Victoria)
Touchwood Editions (Victoria)

(Note, this may not be a complete list)

Publishers (BC)
publishing – Miscellany
From Self-publishing to mainstream

Sometimes self-publishing can open the door to traditional or mainstream publishing. (See examples in the Inspirational Quotes section.) Self-publishing authors who have gained high sales and a large readership sometimes attract traditional publishers who see a sure market.

Some writers, however, take a stand against self-publishing: “if you self-publish your book, you are not going to be writing for a living. You are going to be marketing for a living.”  It is true that self-publishing divides your energy between creative work and marketing work. For writers who wish to focus solely on writing, setting their sights on finding a traditional publisher might be the right path. But, and this is a big ‘but’, this route may take a long time and may come with many rejections along the way. And traditional publishing has changed in recent years. It is not uncommon for even popular writers to have falling incomes. More writers are deciding to take the self-publishing route for these reasons.

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Note: Links and information are for research purposes and do not replace professional advice. Accuracy of third-party websites cannot be verified and links do not indicate endorsement. 

Updated January 2021

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