Testimonials & Author Success Stories

A sampling of successful authors who publish with First Choice Books and the stories of their publishing escapades!

Effortless Floral Craftsman by Christine de Beer

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Effortless Floral Craftsman by Christine de Beer

Author Christine de Beer sent us this lovely video recently, an animation looking through her newly-published book, The Effortless Floral Craftsman, A Floral Crafter’s Guide to Crafting with Nature. We are proud to have assisted in the production of her book, printed and bound here in Victoria by First Choice Books! About the book: An effortless floral craftsman learns the craft, practices the techniques, and develops the skills to set up her best environment so that her talent can flourish. She discovers effortless designing is not so much easy, as it is unforced, natural, and...

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Top 10 Successful Kickstarter Publishing Campaign Lessons

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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 form of email lists or social media contacts. You...

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

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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 American-Vietnamese War.   First Choice Books designed and...

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Why Self Publish – From Mary Hughes a First Choice Author

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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 demand, a concept pioneered, some say, in Victoria,...

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Bestseller Heart Found

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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 for her first published book! “I’ve...

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Publishing Birthday – Off the Presses – Lucy Gething!

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Publishing Birthday – Off the Presses – Lucy Gething!

Publishing Birthday – Congratulations Lucy Gething! We’re thrilled to be publishing and printing Lucy’s memoirs of her life, From “Why Not to Yes Dear”. Lucy and her book coordinator, university professor Hausi Muller, came by the offices yesterday to pick up the proof of her book. With colour photos on just about every page, it’s printing right now on our new digital colour press.  A Great Design Team Hausi and co-editor Ulrike Stege laid out the book themselves, and First Choice Books designed the cover. We found a great shot of a Swiss flag in the...

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