Useful Info, Contacts and Internet Links
ISBN & Barcode
If you are planning to sell your book through commercial outlets, you will need to have the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and a barcode on the back cover. The ISBN is a system of numerical identification for books and other works that assigns a unique thirteen digit number to each published title. Publishers, bookstores and libraries use the ISBN to identify publications in order to expedite their handling, retrieval, ordering, inventory control and accounting. ISBN’s are provided free of charge through the Canadian ISBN Agency, Library and Archives of Canada. An ISBN number can be obtained on-line at the following website address:
Printorium Bookworks can generate the bar code for you and drop that on the back cover for you – or e-mail it to your designer.
Cataloguing In Publication
Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) is a free cooperative venture between publishers and libraries which enables books to be catalogued before they are published. This enables publishers to promote their new books by providing booksellers, wholesalers and librarians with advance information they can use to select and purchase books.
The CIP catalogue record is a brief description of a publication. It includes information such as author, title, series title, subject headings, and ISBN and classification numbers used by book buyers, readers and researchers to identify and locate publications. This record is created and arranged according to internationally established standards which make it possible to distribute information about publications throughout the world. For more information on the Cataloguing in Publication program look at the following link to the National Library of Canada website:
Indicate Copyright on all of your work. The format should include the international Copyright symbol, the date of publication or creation (even if you don’t plan to publish it) and the copyright holder’s name.
ie. Copyright © 2010, by Melody Poirier
Canadian Intellectual Property Office website: www.cipo.ic.gc.ca
Professional Editor’s Association of Vancouver Island (PEAVI)
Editors Association of Canada (EAC)
The Book Broads
Angela Crocker; Kimberley Plumley and Peggy Richardson
(media interviews; social media coaching (blog posts, Facebook updates, podcasting); marketing strategy and event planning)
The Book Broads offer practical advice for writers (published or not) to raise their profiles, extend their reach and build their fan base.
http://beachcombercommunications.com/ or www.thebookbroads.com
Live Your Dream Workshops
Books, Webinars, E-books covering the following topics.
- Self Publishing For Profit
- Book Marketing Mixology
- Writing for Children
- Staying Out of the Slush Pile
Red Tuque Books
Red Tuque Books Inc. provides highly entertaining and informative literature by catering to independent book sellers and library services across Canada.
Crystal Stranaghan: (Building a web presence for authors and illustrators – online course). www.webpresenceworkshops.com
Graphic Designers For Book Layout And Cover Design
It is up to you to contact the designers and deal with them directly in terms of pricing, costs, production schedules, etc. They will forward the PDF files directly to us at your instruction. Please mention that you were referred to them by Melody Poirier or Craig Shemilt at Printorium Bookworks in order to ensure that your PDF files get to the right person here at Printorium and can be put into production as soon as possible.
Spica Book Design
Book cover design, book layout, E-book conversion, promotional products.
302-575 Vancouver St.
Victoria, B.C., Canada,
Phone: (250) 661-7512
Dave Henry (member of PEAVI)
Dana Dahlquist Graphic Design
2194 Ferndale Road, Victoria, B.C., V8N 2Z1
Phone: 250-708-0708 Cell: 250-886-6361
Shawnigan Lake, B.C.
Sparkling Graphics Design
201 – 576 England Avenue
Courtenay, B.C., V9N 2N3
(Complimentary 30 min. consultation)
34872 Terrace Court