On April 6–7 I joined 300 independent publishers and authors in Austin, Texas, to go “back to school” and advance our education at the Publishing University 2018. The annual conference, organized by the Independent Book Publishing Association, featured a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and in-depth seminars run by industry experts, on topics ranging from author branding, distribution, and sales to editorial development. All the major publishing models were well represented at the event, with traditional publishers, self-p... keep reading
Can a published book be a business card? Many people seem to think so, if we’re judging by the turnout at the Book Publishing Boot Camp, a publishing conference for entrepreneurs looking to write the best nonfiction book to build their brand.
The all-day event, co-hosted by LifeTree Media and Pink Velvet Couch, took place at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, March 6. It was a packed day of informative presentations, interactive workshops, and stimulating... keep reading
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2018
Hybrid Publisher LifeTree Media Calls on Canadian Industry to Adopt Hybrid Publisher Criteria Published This Week by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
VANCOUVER – The US-based Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has developed and released a groundbreaking nine-point list of criteria to define and standardize hybrid publishers, with input from Maggie Langrick, Publisher and CEO of Canadian hybrid press LifeTree Media Ltd. IBPA’s Hybrid Publisher Criteria is the publishing industry’... keep reading
Every author starts out with great intentions and ambitious goals, but they don’t necessarily have good publishing instincts. In countless meetings and consultation sessions with aspiring authors of nonfiction books, I’ve found that there are three key mistakes that most new authors make.
1. They write about what interests them, rather than what interests their audience. Over the course of your career, you’ve acquired a wealth of information, not all of which is useful to your target reader. Your book is not the right forum in which to explore the arcane ... keep reading
We’re excited to announce that we’re working with venture capitalist–author Tom Washing on his upcoming business memoir, An Unlikely Intervention. The book is scheduled to be released under our Assisted Self-Publishing program on June 16, 2018.
An Unlikely Intervention tells the gripping story of the development of a breakthrough treatment for the second leading cause of death among children under the age of fiv... keep reading
Calling all independent presses and self-published authors: this year’s Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University takes place on April 6–7 in Austin, Texas. The annual educational and networking conference offers hands-on learning labs, inspiring keynote speeches, in-depth workshops, a book award ceremony, and many more valuable professional resources.
Our publisher, Maggie Langrick, will lend her award-winning expertise at two sessions. On Friday, April 6, she’ll lead a Book Concept ... keep reading
We’re delighted to announce that we’re working with cardiologist Dr. Sayeh Zielke on her first book, One Heart, Five Habits. The book is scheduled to be released under our Assisted Self-Publishing program on January 6, 2019.
In One Heart, Five Habits, Dr. Sayeh Zielke presents the top five lifestyle adjustments that are key to maintaining healthy blood pressure. “Dr. Z” was motivated to write the book by a desire to help patients reduce or avoid high blood pressure, rather than only treating them once they have already become ill. ... keep reading
Penguin Random House India has acquired Indian Subcontinental rights for business book The Digital Matrix: New Rules for Business Transformation Through Technology, written by Venkat ... keep reading
Hybrid publisher LifeTree Media has signed Claire Booth, CEO of market research firm Lux Insights, for her upcoming self-help book, tentatively titled MEsearch: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Letting Go. The book is scheduled to publish in fall/winter of 2018/19.
MEsearch follows Claire, a type-A market research professional driven by ambition, competition and goals, as she attempts to understand why she never seems able to simply find joy in her out... keep reading
Editor Michelle MacAleese has long worked with LifeTree Media on books such as Discipline Without Damage, Pathways to Pregnancy, and Growing Strong Girls. Now we are thrilled to announce... keep reading