• Here’s a very helpful guide to using words that don’t needlessly offend:

  • It’s always a joy to report when one of our authors wins an award. This time, I’m very happy to announce that three of our authors have been recognized for their work.

    Jan Stewart, author of Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness, won gold in the Mom’s Choice Awards, honouring excellence […]

  • We’ve just published three new audiobooks for our authors to give them another way to reach readers.

    Each one is a big project: For one thing, you have to find the right voice, suitable for the topic and the tone of the book. So far, we’re used professional voice actors – or four of them in […]

  • The Invisible Rules has been selected by the Globe and Mail as one of the best business books of 2021.
    Columnist Harvey Schachter included the book in his annual list of best business books.
    It’s a real honour for authors Paul Harrietha and Holly Catalfamo.
    Kudos should also go to the incredible design, editorial, and production team supporting […]

  • In his book, Lessons Learned on Bay Street, Johnson wrote a powerful chapter on philanthropy. Now he’s followed up with a historic donation to the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at Toronto Western Hospital—$50 million! That’s truly a game changer, and both the hospital and Johnson are very happy about it: “It’s way more fun to give away […]

  • OCT 15, 2021

    When I was a journalist at The Montreal Gazette, Norman Webster was the editor, and in 1990, just after I came home to Montreal from three years in Quebec City, he kindly gave me the opportunity to work in Europe for five months. This was a historic time after the Berlin Wall was […]

  • January 20, 2021

    We were still in the middle of the pandemic, and most of us missed our friends, the restaurants, and the gym, not to mention to chance to fly south for a few days of sun. So we published this book, The New Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging, to give us all a little […]

  • February 21, 2021

    A final toast to Barlow author, Fredrik Stefan Eaton: Philanthropist, businessman, outdoorsman.

  • March 25, 2021

    Why aren’t women moving up in the corporate world? The Invisible Rules will reveal why, and what you can do about it.

  • May 3, 2021

    It’s a Canadian bestseller! I was so pleased to see Don Johnson’s new book, Lessons Learned on Bay Street, become the #1 Canadian business biography in this country.

  • MAY 20, 2021

    What an endorsement for Disaster Proof author Lance Mortlock, from the head of the very influential and prestigious World Economic Forum. Congratulations to Lance and the whole Barlow team.

  • JUNE 2, 2021

    Big congrats to Barlow author Norman Bacal. His mystery novel, Ophelia, is a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. It’s the second in the series that began with Odell’s Fall. These mysteries are based on memorable Shakespeare characters and storylines. Great summer reading!

  • Are public libraries really to blame for the troubles of Canadian publishers?
    In a recent article in The Globe and Mail, Whyte argued that libraries are to blame because they’re loaning books to readers for free, and thereby depriving publishers and authors of the money they deserve.
    Small publishers like Ken Whyte’s Sutherland House are obviously suffering […]

  • Barlow Books and Login Canada have announced a new Canadian distribution agreement. Read more here. https://barlowbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WebPage.pdf

  • If you’re interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, here’s a fresh analysis from author Michael Dan. He uses game theory to make his case that the best solution is mutual cooperation. Check out the review, just posted on Booklife, a subsidiary of Publishers Weekly.

    Peace activist Dan deftly uses mathematical game theory to examine the intractable Israeli-Palestinian […]

  • Author Laura Beauparlant is a branding expert and an extrovert.

    So I was wondering how she was doing at home, juggling her branding business with home-schooling her two boys, age 8 and 12.

    “I’m working harder than I ever did before,” Laura said, “and I’m a bit Zoomed out.”

    Last weekend, for example, Laura was supposed to hold […]

  • For publishers and just about everyone else, the COVID-19 disaster is a classic snafu – situation normal all fucked up.

    Just after we went to print with a couple of spring books, our printer was ordered to close their printing plants in Quebec.

    Then the bookstores closed.

    Then Amazon de-prioritized delivering books.

    People are at locked down at home, […]

  • Thinking of your book as a brand will guide you every step of the way — from the outline to the title. Read the Barlow Brand Strategy Webinar.