Announcing new publishing client Louisa Jewell

May 17, 2017

WireYourBrainforConfidence_LouisaJewellWe’re delighted to welcome our new client, Louisa Jewell! 

Louisa Jewell is the founder and president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. The CPPA brings together leading-edge researchers and practitioners from around the world to study and understand where human potential, success, and happiness intersect. Her hugely successful national conferences draw an international audience of leaders in this field.

Louisa’s new book, Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt, offers scientifically proven strategies for boosting your self-efficacy and living your best life, even in the face of adversity.

Louisa has spoken to thousands of people around the world about how to increase happiness, resilience, and meaning so they can show up as their best selves and do their best work. She holds a master’s in applied positive psychology, teaches positive psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas and taught at the University of Toronto, and regularly delivers webinars and workshops to clients in all sectors.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, Toronto Sun, Canadian Living, Live Happy, Chatelaine, Psychology Today, and Women’s Agenda, among other publications. She is a contributing author to books including Positive Psychology at Work, Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life, and Ready Set Live: Empowering Strategies for an Enlightened Life.

Wire Your Brain for Confidence will be available for preorder on July 3, 2017.

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Announcing new publishing client Paulina Cameron

May 16, 2017

Paulina Cameron

We’re delighted to welcome new client, Paulina Cameron! Paulina is an impact-driven leader, working in the spaces of entrepreneurship, youth, and gender equality. She leads the BC & Yukon team for Futurpreneur Canada, a national non-profit focused on fueling youth entrepreneurship. Paulina works with hundreds of startup entrepreneurs to support them in the initial stages of their business, and collaborates with strategic community partners to build BC’s and Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystems.

In the spring of 2017, she was a Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University, instructing the Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation course at the Beedie School of Business.  Paulina also was recently advising the Government of Canada on its near $800M youth strategy, as part of the Expert Panel on Youth Employment.

Previously, Paulina worked at KPMG Vancouver with Industrial Markets clients, where she completed her Chartered Accountant designation. She was a Founding Director and Chair of the Board for Young Women in Business (YWiB), a non-profit society for emerging female leaders in Canada that under her leadership grew from a conference in 2008, to multiple chapters across Canada.

We’ll be working with Paulina on an exciting non-fiction project about the innovations of Canadian women in business, inspired by Canada’s sesquicentennial. We look forward to sharing more in the coming months. Stay tuned!

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Eleanor McCain’s True North: The Canadian Songbook releases as bestseller

May 12, 2017

We’re thrilled to share that True North: The Canadian Songbook releases today, and it launched as an bestselling book!

In this book, renowned singer Eleanor McCain showcases Canada’s most iconic songs through word and image. It showcases music and lyrics of 32 beloved Canadian songs (including Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Sarah McLachlan) beside sumptuous full-colour landscapes captured by photographers from across the country.

Majestic, beautiful and evocative: True North: The Canadian Songbook is the ultimate gift book for music fans and lovers of Canadiana.

For more about the book, and the incredible project it chronicles, have a look here.

Print and ebook editions are available in store and online.

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How Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit became a WSJ bestseller

May 11, 2017

We’re so happy to share the self-publishing success story of Page Two client Michael Bungay Stanier—recently published on Growthlab. Over 180,000 copies sold! It’s a story we’re truly honoured to be part of.

Here’s a snippet about Page Two’s “secret weapon” contribution. You can read the full story here.

It was Peter [Cocking] who introduced us to what would prove to be our secret weapon, Page Two Strategies. Jesse, Trena, and the team are veterans of the publishing trade, and they specialize in helping people self-publish as professionals. Their ideal client? Basically, me. Someone who has a book or two under their belt, who knows a bit about marketing and who wants the best of both worlds, traditional publishing and self-publishing.

Page Two took the lead on project management for the book’s production (a blessing, as I get quickly bored of the minutiae), as well as securing us our distribution partners in the United States (Greenleaf), Canada (Georgetown), and beyond. Distribution was to prove critical: that’s how your book gets beyond Amazon and into bookstores and, if you’re lucky, airports.

They found our final proof editor, Judy Phillips, who worried about the tiniest error in the text. They also introduced us to Carlyn at Post Hypnotic Press, who went on to produce and publish the audio version of the book (and which has been a surprise success for us: we’ve sold 30,000-plus audiobooks so far!).

To learn more about The Coaching Habit and Michael Bungay Stanier have a look here.


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Amanda Lewis shortlisted for the Tom Fairley Award

May 10, 2017

Amanda Lewis short listed for Tom Fairley AwardWe’re thrilled to share that Amanda Lewis, Page Two’s most wonderful Project and Development Manager, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Tom Fairley Award! The award, presented annually by the Editors’ Association of Canada, recognizes an editor’s outstanding contribution to a work published in Canada in English or French. 

Amanda was shortlisted for editing Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin (Random House Canada). Here’s what the Editors’ Association shared about her contribution to the book:

The judges were impressed with Lewis’s response to this highly original and highly complex project. “It is hard to imagine anyone else being able to do what she did here,” said one judge. “She did much to ensure that this work, which demands so much of its reader, so well repays the attention we may give it, and she also helped to ensure that this work found the readers it deserves through her insightful and committed advocacy.”

The prize will be presented at the awards banquet of the Editors Canada conference in Gatineau, Quebec, on June 10, 2017. To learn more about the award and all of the shortlisted editors, have a look here.


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