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Author Archives: invisibot

A week in indie publishing: meetings, meetings, meetings

There’s a lot of mystery around what publishing is/how it works/what publishers do. This is the first post in what we hope will be a somewhat regular series of publishing diary entries by our intrepid publisher, Leigh Nash, in an effort to share what the making of books is really like… Monday: Via train into […]

Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

“Andrew Forbes’ Lands and Forests shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves.” Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists We’re giving away Lands and Forests, the second short story collection by Andrew Forbes! Here’s how to enter for […]

Books in Translation

“You don’t learn something for yourself by translating from another language …  Instead, you give yourself; you offer yourself over to something… If you’re lucky, you come back to report on the text and experience; you hope to find someone to share it with. In this, I’ve been lucky!” – Erín Moure on translating texts […]

Invisible Field Trip: Lacey Estates

To celebrate the upcoming release of Don’t Honk Twice: A Prince Edward County Anthology, Team Invisible is stepping out from behind our desks to see a few County sights. Stop 1: Barrel and Library Tasting at Lacey Estates If you make it past the potholes on Closson Road (an experience in and of themselves), you’ll […]

Three cheers for Tyler Hellard!!!

Searching for Terry Punchout by Tyler Hellard has been shortlisted for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award!!! And three more cheers for all the super fine books, authors and publishers on the shortlist, too!!! The finalists for the 2019 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, alphabetically, are: The Amateurs, Liz Harmer (Knopf Canada) Searching for Terry […]

A Montreal Reading List

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With spring just around the corner, we’re excited for the launch of 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh, chosen by CBC Books and Quill & Quire as one of their hotly anticipated reads of spring. 26 Knots is a series of interconnected love stories set against the backdrop of Montreal. It got us thinking about other […]

National Poetry Month Reading Recommendations

Amanda Earl (Kiki) recommends Quell by Sandra Ridley (Baseline Press) Quell is a long poem about friendship, holding on and near death as a private experience, the bond between the woman who clings to life and the woman keeping her alive. I read the chapbook aloud to my husband and we were both moved to […]

Invisible @ AWP

Portland OR postcard

We’ll be at the AWP Bookfair with bells on! If you’re in Portland, OR for the Association of Writers & Writing Professionals (say that three times fast) conference, swing by table T6049 and check out our books and black-like-our-hearts tote bags. Details here: Location: The Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, […]

We’re paying women more in March again

Hey-o! We did this last year for this first time and it was such a hit that we’re doing it again. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re doubling the royalties we pay our female authors on sales of their books through our website during the whole month of March.