Barlow Books offers traditional publishing services for authors who have something to say or a story that deserves to be told.
We create books that meet the highest publishing standards. Our books are edited and designed by professionals with deep experience in traditional publishing who produce books that meet the standards of quality required by stores like Indigo. This means your book will reflect the depth of your engagement in your business, health, or social mission.
We help you every step of the way—from mind to market. You might want to write a full-length book or a short book that your readers can enjoy in a one-hour sitting. Our team of experienced professionals will make the process engaging and memorable. They will guide you through each stage of the publishing process, helping you make informed decisions about your book while you maintain creative control.
We start with a plan. Our editors will help you structure and clarify your ideas and tailor your book to your target audience. They will work with you to create an outline, and then they can either guide you while you write your manuscript or write it for you, or a combination of both.
We create a custom book design. Our designers will create a custom cover and interior design specifically for your book, one that will work with your subject matter and content and resonate with your target audience.
We do the production. Our production team will handle all of the details, including photography, artwork, composition/layout, editing, proofreading, indexing, and various stages of review. Once approved, we will produce final book files that meet or exceed industry standards for print and/or ebooks.
We get your book printed. We work with high-quality printers to produce exceptional products. We can fulfill individual orders via print-on-demand or print offset for quantities greater than 100.
We position your book for maximum impact in physical stores. Self-published books have virtually no chance of making it onto the shelves of stores like Indigo. We’re different. Our sales and distribution partners make sure your books are on the right shelves in stores across Canada and the U.S. This means your book can be found and sold everywhere—in physical stores and on Amazon and Kobo.
We get you into traditional media and social media. If you want to sell your book and spread your message, people need to know about you and your book. Our experienced PR professionals will get you the best possible media coverage.