Trees of the Book is being published by byDesign Media, owned by Diane Roblin-Lee.
Following the remarkable success of her own books (see below), in the mid-80’s, people began to approach Diane with questions about getting their own books published. After helping several of them, Diane recognized the need for increased availability and options for high-quality self-publishing in Canada. She registered byDesign Media in 2007 and has since produced several award-winning books for clients.
Many are happy to go the print-on-demand route, eliminating the need for purchasing boxes and boxes of books with a traditional offset-press print-run. Others choose to go both routes. While the POD books Diane produces are available internationally in the Ingram catalog, when a book requires bookstore distribution, she occasionally co-publishes with Castle Quay Books under its imprint. That was the case with last year’s TWG first-place award-winning book, Certainty – A Place to Stand, by Dr. Grant Richison.
Diane’s operating banner is, “From Manuscript to Market.” She offers the full range of services, including manuscript evaluation, editing, layout & design, cover design, ISBN imposition, national cataloging, photo manipulations, the development of sell-sheets and print management – everything – right to the delivery of the book. She takes great personal interest in every book she produces, nursing each one along every stage until it is finally ready for public consumption.
Diane has a rich history of personal successes in the publishing realm. She wrote her first book, My Father’s Child, a Canadian bestseller, in 1980. An autobiographical / research study on ministers and their families, it was immediately picked up for publishing by Mainroads, then a subsidiary of Crossroads Christian Communications, and sold 12,000 copies in Canada.
Encouraged to share more insight with her readers, she wrote Growing in the Spirit in 1982, published by the royalty arm of G.R. Welch. Since then, Diane has gone on to write over 20 other books and booklets, some of which she has co-authored.
In 2006, she was honoured with her first national writing award, placing first in The Word Guild Awards for her extensive history of The Peoples Church – Into All the World.
In 2009, her legacy journal, To My Family…My Life, published by Castle Quay, was featured on 100 Huntley Street as the ministry offer for the month of June. The Journal is now available on CD for anyone wishing to complete it on the computer. In 2009, Diane wrote the Predator-Proof Your Family series of eight booklets. In September. 2012, Predators Live Among Us – Protect Your Family From Child Sexual Abuse was published and launched by Castle Quay Books.
You can check out her work at her website
To see her latest book launch, go to YouTube