Seven Book Agreement with Paul Lima

This morning Five Rivers reached an agreement to publish seven books by well-known Toronto-based freelance writer, Paul Lima.
In January 2009, Five Rivers released Lima’s How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. To date it has gone on to sell almost 700 copies in Canada, the US and UK, and has constitently held the top 100 spot in its category on both UK and Canadian Amazon sites. It is available through online booksellers in both print and eBook format globally, direct from Five Rivers, and in select Indigo chain stores.
Lima is no stranger to the POD and self-publishing phenomenon. He has published several reports and books through Lulu. In 2009, encouraged by Lorina Stephens at Five Rivers, Lima released under his own imprint Harness the Business Writing Process and (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing, with global distribution through Ingram. The former is a textbook used in a course at the University of Toronto. It had been Lima’s intention to eventually revise and reissue his Lulu titles using Lightning Source Inc., and have all his work available through Ingram Distribution. His success as a freelance writer and corporate trainer, however, capitalized all his time.
Given the long-standing relationship between Lima and Stephens, the agreement today to have Five Rivers publish his revised titles should come as no surprise. The entrepreneurial duo have been associates for over 20 years, and up until May 2009 had never met face to face.
The publishing agreement will see updated and revised releases of the following titles: 
  1. Harness the Business Writing Process
  2. (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing
  3. Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing
  4. Copywriting that Works: Bright Ideas to Help You Inform, Persuade, Motivate and Sell
  5. How to Write Media Releases and Promote Your Business, Organization or Event
  6. Do You Know Where Your Website Ranks? How to Optimize Your Website for the Best Possible Search Engine Results
  7. Build a Better Business Foundation: Create a Business Vision, Write a Business Plan, Produce a Marketing Plan
The Everything and Copywriting books are both texts in UofT courses.
Revised titles from Five Rivers will start releasing later this year.
For more information about Paul Lima, visit him at his website: