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Book Publishing Springboard:
Life Story and Family History

81% of people say they want to complete a book.
Less than 11% end up doing so.

On the Write Track

Do you have a family history or life story book idea that’s been 'on the back burner'?


Want to learn more about how to focus and structure your book so that it will be

- engaging for friends, family (and more?) to read

- a publication that honours your story and/or the stories of others

Learn more about the book publishing process: from ideas, to first draft, to completed & published manuscript.


Join the Book Publishing Springboard today!

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Is this you?

The Springboard is for you if:

  • You know you have a story to tell, either about your own life or members of your family

  • You would like to share or publish your book - and you'd like a better understanding of the publishing process

  • You’d like to go beyond the basics to create a thoughtful, engaging, and professional book that will stand the test of time.

  • You feel a sense of duty to document and record family stories for generations to come: because if you don’t do it, who will?

You do NOT need to have "everything ready" to create your book. You DO need to have at least one book idea.

How The Springboard Will Help You

This Springboard is designed to give you all the information you need to "jump-start" your book creation journey. Here's what we provide:

  • Three live online sessions with a mixture of content and time to address your questions

  • Expertise on the writing, editing, design and publishing process

  • A walk through a publishing process specifically designed for life story and family history writers

Book Publishing Springboard

Join us this November to get all the information you need to publish your life story or family history book project.


Three 90-minute webinar sessions with Mali (recordings available) with a group of up to 10 other writers/creators.

You will leave with

  • A clearly articulated "frame" for your book project

  • Personalized feedback on your specific project's frame

  • A clear understanding of the overall publishing progress

  • Enough technical know-how to move your project to the next level


Webinar dates: Wednesdays January 17th, 24th, 31st at 10am PST



Mali is a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor. Gave some excellent examples. Inspiring & motivating!

The handouts and slides that Mali sent were very well done and a good resource, both during the course and for future reference.

 I'm glad that I took this course and feel better prepared for publishing my families history book.


Course Content

1: Focus and Clarity: purpose, audience, and focus; feedback on your book; approaches to book structure for life story & family history books; choosing "which book to start with"

2: Publishing process: what to do & what not to do; types of editing and how they can help you; structural editing process

3: Design, Layout, Images: Identifying images, scanning, organizing, captions, custom maps/family trees


* All prices + GST. Bursaries available for those on fixed income and/or from Indigenous background: contact Mali for more information.


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