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Welcome guests and guest authors to the blog at First Choice Books.  We look forward to your insights on self-publishing whether it be a discussion about your latest book project, or your most recent accolades as an author, or even your secrets to creative inspiration – messy desk or tidy, etc.?  Please share with us!

Sleeking-Lamination – Add Bling To Your Digital Design!

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Book Design Matters, Publishing Advice | 0 comments

Sleeking-Lamination – Add Bling To Your Digital Design!

Photo: Melanie Perkins 1. Introducing Sleeking-Lamination First Choice Books is proud to add sleeking-lamination to the finishing options we can offer our clients. We are very excited about our newly acquired laminator which provides this innovative service. Sleeking is a registered trademark of GMP Co. Ltd., distributors of the digital lamination machine we now use. We are able to apply a clear gloss or matte film to your entire printed book cover, greeting or business card. In addition the sleeking laminator allows the application of...

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Four Tips On How To Create A Better Coloring Book

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Book Design Matters, Publishing Advice | 0 comments

Four Tips On How To Create A Better Coloring Book

A coloring book can be wildly popular in today’s book market and not just for children — adults are clamoring for them as well.  Why, it is rumored that even the Duchess of Cambridge loves to engage in a little “color therapy.”  After flying off the shelf in record numbers last year, it has become obvious that coloring books are an in thing. How then, as a self-publisher, do you get in on this trend and start producing your own stunningly-designed coloring books that are head-and-shoulders above the crowd?  How can you hope to...

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Top 10 Successful Kickstarter Publishing Campaign Lessons

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Publishing Advice, Testimonials & Author Success Stories | 0 comments

Top 10 Successful Kickstarter Publishing Campaign Lessons

Want a successful Kickstarter publishing campaign in your future? Here are ten lessons  Pulp Literature learned along the way for making sure it happens, from Sue Pieters, founding editor, a two time successful Kickstarter strategist: “We did it once, and we did it again, but achieving your Kickstarter publishing campaign goal is not an easy task. 1. Be prepared. This cannot be overstated. The work of a crowdfunding campaign begins well before you go live. The most crucial element is having a plan for finding supporters, likely in the...

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TEDtalks – Are They in Your Marketing Plan?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Trending News at First Choice Books about Literary Events | 0 comments

TEDtalks – Are They in Your Marketing Plan?

TedTalks! Could this be you? We are proud to supply 2800 volumes of one book to  Tedtalks, #Vancouver this week!  The editor all star, Bjorn Lomborg, global prioritizer, is presenting on March 19, 2014. His book “How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place” packs a punch as big as the cash on its cover.The collective opinions of Nobel Prize winning economists are revealed. Like all #TEDTalks, the nuggets of truth imparted here are too fundamental to be ignored. #TED2014 (or Technology, Entertainment, Design) is...

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Magazines Newsletters and Reports Printed by First Choice Books

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Trending News at First Choice Books about Literary Events | 0 comments

Magazines Newsletters and Reports Printed by First Choice Books

#Magazines, Newsletters and Reports Printed Affordably! First Choice Books prints a lot of magazines newsletters and reports. One of the latest was titled Bikes Mean Business by Tom Berkhout and Ray Straatsma.  The report has already made a big splash in the media via newspaper, internet  and  radio. We were pleasantly surprised to find a three quarter page spread discussing the report’s findings on the front page of the business section of the Times Colonist  and to hear one of the authors being interviewed by CBC Radio in the...

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Authors TV Interview – Elaine Head and Bruce Logan with Back to Vietnam

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Testimonials & Author Success Stories | Comments Off on Authors TV Interview – Elaine Head and Bruce Logan with Back to Vietnam

Authors TV Interview – Elaine Head and Bruce Logan with Back to Vietnam

Authors TV Interview – “Back to Vietnam” on Breakfast TV Winnipeg The authors TV interview about what would it be like to revisit a place you’ve only known as a war zone, and be welcomed back with open arms. Breakfast Television Winnipeg sat down with self-published authors Elaine Head and Bruce Logan yesterday to discuss their book Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart, which details why the books was written and Bruce’s first return visit to Vietnam since his time there as an Army officer during the...

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Why Self Publish – From Mary Hughes a First Choice Author

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Testimonials & Author Success Stories | Comments Off on Why Self Publish – From Mary Hughes a First Choice Author

Why Self Publish – From Mary Hughes a First Choice Author

Why self publish? Self published author Mary Hughes printed her book, The Life and Times of the Floathouse Zastrozzi with First Choice Books in 2011. Below is an excerpt from her refreshing account on why and her experience. Note:  these are her words not ours. To read the whole post and find out more about the book, visit her website: http://floathousezastrozzi.blogspot.ca/ Why Self Publish – by Mary Hughes Why I self published? Cause I’m lazy, I don’t like rejection and I make more money this way. I knew about publishing on...

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New Website answer all questions

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Trending News at First Choice Books about Literary Events | 0 comments

Please consult our new website firstchoicebooks.ca at for answers to all your questions including our new blog at firstchoicebooks.ca/blog/! Please be sure to contact us over our new toll FREE number 1-800 957 0561    if we can help you with further details of your book publication or email: info@firstchoicebooks.ca Thank you we look forward to serving your publishing needs. The...

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Bestseller Heart Found

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Testimonials & Author Success Stories | Comments Off on Bestseller Heart Found

Bestseller Heart Found

Bestseller Heart Found by Samantha McKeag First Time Author at First Choice Books! Samantha McKeag self-published her witty romance Heart Found with First Choice Books in March of 2013 and is finding it to be a huge success with readers! Facebook Interview View It Here!   In the two months since her publishing debut, Samantha has sold over 40 paperback copies and 1,000 eBooks. Recently, she ranked #1 on  Amazon’s new releases best seller list for the eBook version of Heart: Found. Quite the accomplishment for any author—let alone...

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3 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Book Design Matters, Publishing Advice | Comments Off on 3 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

3 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

Ensure Book Sales – “Why isn’t my self-published book selling?” This is a great article by Kristen Eckstein from the Future of Ink, Digital Publishing for Online Entrepreneurs. Her entire article is well worth reading, but here are some highlights that we fully endorse! Yes, Your Book Will be Judged by its Cover! #4 Unprofessional cover design—It’s been proven that a clean, professional, easy-to-read cover sells more books. Initially when self-publishing through vanity publishers started becoming popular in the...

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