In the driver’s seat with Ed Evarts

As founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, leadership coach Ed Evarts has spent years helping his clients achieve greater success in their professional lives. And as host of Be Brave@Work, a weekly podcast in which leaders share stories about bravery—or the lack of it—in their careers, he has shared many conversations about how choices impact career progression.

Amanda Lewis wins 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence

Page Two is thrilled to announce that our editorial director, Amanda Lewis, has won the prestigious 2020 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence.

This $2,000 award, presented by Editors Canada, recognizes an exceptional editor who played an important role on a project published in the 2019 calendar year.

5 tips for influencer outreach

Page Two author Sam Thiara shares the tips he used to get his book in the hands of heavy hitting influencers, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Paul Shore Shortlisted for Whistler Independent Book Awards

Congratulations to our client Paul Shore who has been shortlisted in the non-fiction category of the 2017 Whistler Independent Book Awards.

Uncorked: My Year in Provence was described by author Grant Lawrence as, “One part travelogue, one part self-help guide, one part memoir, Uncorked is just like a good French wine: light, delicious, and full of flavour.” It recounts Shore’s year spent accidentally living in Saint-Paul de Vence, where he was eventually embraced by the quirky townsfolk’s inner circle through his mastering the difficult to understand game of pétanque and his effort to deeply absorb the value of tradition.

How Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit Became a WSJ Bestseller

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.

This is That Takes Gold in Humor at the 2017 IPPYs

We’re very happy to share that This is That: Travel Guide to Canada is a 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards National Medalist, taking the gold medal for humor! From publisher Ron Tite:

“On the cover of “This is That Travel Guide to Canada,” you’ll see “Winner Bookshelf Award of Canada”.

Book Publishing Success: What Does It Mean to You?

As well as being authors, our clients are subject-matter experts, professionals, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. They are interested in publishing well not just for the sake of selling books, but for many other reasons: the dissemination of new ideas; promoting their business and brand; getting the attention of the right customers and stakeholders; to name a few.

December Round-Up: The Incredible Books of 2016

December is a great time for reflecting on the year behind us. Here at Page Two, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the incredible books our clients published in 2016—over thirty of them! Several have landed on “Best of 2016” book lists, several have been bestsellers, and several have won or been shortlisted for awards.

Preserving Legacy: Publishing for Posterity

This week marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated the historic city of New Orleans and surrounding areas of the Gulf Coast. In the midst of many retrospective books, articles, and opinion pieces that are appearing in news media around the world, an elegant book of essays and photographs is being released, which captures some of the most moving accounts of the storm’s aftermath we’ve seen so far.

Can Self-Publishing Lead to a Book Deal?


We’ve all heard stories of writers who self-published a book and went on to sign a big deal with a major publisher. One of the most famous examples is Amanda Hocking, a thirty-something paranormal romance writer who self-published nine books that sold over a million copies.