Whistler Independent Book Awards

Entries for the 2017 Whistler Independent Book Awards are now open. Canadian authors are invited to submit their self-published fiction and non-fiction books for this award recognizing excellence in independent publishing.

The fifth annual Fort Langley Festival of the Book will be held at the entrance to the fort on Saturday, July 1, 2017. This family event celebrates local independent writers; authors wishing to participate in this year’s festival may register now.

Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the finalists for the Whistler Independent Book Prize manuscript competition. Find out who is in the running for this new prize.

The winner will be announced on April 21.

Tidewater for Independent Authors

Tidewater exists to promote quality in independent publishing and to support writers who have self-published or who are planning to self-publish. Tidewater sponsors book festivals and awards and offers seminars, networking sessions and promotional opportunities.


The annual Festival of the Book is part of the Canada Day celebrations at Fort Langley, BC. The event is sponsored by the Langley Writers’ Guild and Vivalogue Publishing.


Established in 2010, Vivalogue Publishing offers professional editorial, design and publishing services for self-publishing writers. Find out more about self-publishing your book with Vivalogue.


Now in its 16th year, the Whistler Writers Festival has hosted more than 100 leading Canadian authors. This year, the event runs from October 12 – 15. The Festival is organized by the Whistler Writing Society,.