Part of the book cover design from Michele Sabad's First We Eat, the Wolf Flow Press logo, and the first book cover of Delilah Knight's Miss Vee Series
Editing, Web weaving

Looks like 2020 is off to a flying start!

Wow, it’s only February 5, and this year is already off and running. In January, Cait edited the second book from author Michele Sabad. First We Eat is a charming food-based memoir (but don’t ask for “real” recipes), and it should be available in March 2020. You can follow Michele’s blog for more information. We wish her as much success as with her first memoir, Camp Follower: One Army Brat’s Story.

Author Jamieson Wolf asked us to do a refresh of his indie publisher’s website, Wolf Flow Press. You can find his memoir Little Yellow Magnet and his bestselling poetry collections among the titles!

Book cover: Miss Vee and the Lecherous Lawyer, by Delilah Knight. A woman with grey hair and glasses, wearing a purple and black dress stands in front of a green shed that's beside a russet farm house.

We have a new author client joining our Dynamic Canvas Inc. family! Speculative fiction author Laurie Stewart is writing as Delilah Knight to bring us the Miss Vee cozy mystery series. Cait will edit the first two books in the series in February and March. We hope this is the start of a beautiful business relationship!

Book cover: A brick wall with faded beige, russet, yellow, and aqua paint has Nothing Without Us spray-painted in black.

Cait and co-editor Talia C. Johnson were over the moon to find out the Nothing Without Us anthology would be part of the syllabus of a Canadian disabilities study this winter semester at Trent University. The course is being taught by eight-time Prix Aurora Award winner Derek Newman-Stille. So, that was great news because having this work taught in universities was a much desired goal!

Not a bad beginning! Can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will bring!

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Books, Web weaving

New web client: CAATS—Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques and Solutions

Our latest client is Dave Coderre, president of Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques and Solutions (CAATS).  CAATS offers consulting, training, articles, and books about the use of data analytics. We were so glad for the opportunity to work with Dave on revamping the CAATS website, and adding a secure e-commerce component for his books about data analytics.

Data Analysis book coverFor the CAATS website we will build an online shop using WooCommerce with WordPress. This solution integrates Dave Coderre’s blogs, books, and training information. Also with WooCommerce, we can create a bookshop where customers can browse the entire list of Dave’s books published both by CAATS and Wiley.

His latest book, Data Analysis for Internal Controls, Fraud Detection, Monitoring, and Audit, will be sold exclusively on the CAATS website as of July 2017. We wish him many sales and much success!

Books, Recommendations, Web weaving

Dcan shout-out: Topsy Books!

Splash_TopsyLogoThis week we’re toasting Topsy Books and Livres Topsy, online bookstores that sell picture books and e-books for children, written by Canadian author Joanne Lécuyer.

Here’s what Joanne says about these books:

At Topsy Books, we believe that it’s important for kids to read books that touch upon important life experiences in a way that is imaginative, fun and non-violent. We use fantasy fiction as a backdrop for our stories. We have our characters face challenges and lessons and let them show us a positive way of dealing with them.

We love the colourful drawings, done by a selection of talented illustrators that Joanne hand-picks for her stories. These books are fun for the whole family to read together.

Joanne also does workshops to teach children about writing. Learn about this and more by going to the Topsy Books and Livres Topsy websites.

You can also follow Joanne or Topsy Books on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

Recommendations, Web weaving

Dcan shout-out: Alternative Hosting

alternative-hostingThis summer we were thrilled to change host providers for our websites (this one, and Cait Cards‘) and for our client’s websites. We decided to support a local business whose rates were competitive and whose technical support was friendly and quick. They’re Alternative Hosting, located in the west-end of Ottawa. We highly recommend them.

We found the performance of the websites dramatically improved, and the best perk was the free SSL certs. It was great to have the Cait Cards online shop show the lock symbol beside the URL for each page. Alternative Hosting’s SSL certs also seemed to be superior to the ones we’d previously paid for! We want our customers to feel safe buying from us, and to keep coming back. We’re glad we made the switch.

If you want to turn your WordPress website into an online shop, please consider hiring Dynamic Canvas Inc. We will gladly recommend Alternative Hosting as your host provider, if you’ve been thinking of switching or haven’t one yet.