Agio Publishing House

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At Agio Publishing House, we produce GREAT books! Readers love them -- and the author enjoys a unique and supportive experience. See us at www.agiopublishing.com

In 1995, Agio's CEO BRUCE BATCHELOR rocked the publishing industry when he invented print-on-demand (POD) publishing and triggered a landslide of new books from every country in the world. Since then, more than 100,000 writers have seized the opportunity to be published, and the rate is accelerating. In 2010, an estimated 100,000 new authors used POD services such as AuthorHouse, BookSurge, iUniverse, Lulu, Trafford and Xlibris. Bruce was CEO of Trafford Publishing for 11 years building it to over $10 million in annual sales before it was acquired by Author Solutions Inc.

As a next step, Bruce has turned his attention to solving the rest of the puzzle: how self-publishing ("indie") authors can be successful in SELLING their books in cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly ways.
Agio Publishing House is his new solution.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
It blows me away when someone reads one of my stories or books and then contacts me. I've had compliments from people in Germany and England, and of course across North America - wherever people live who are fascinated with the Yukon. Recently I was contacted by a dog musher in Willow, Alaska, who invited me and Marsha to come there for a dog mushing holiday. We'll speak to two musher associations and have a book signing in Palmer. What fun! THAT is what writing can do: connect people across space and time.
What are you working on next?
I have just published DOG TEAM TO DAWSON, about a trip in 1977. It is the prequel to my previously-published NINE DOG WINTER. I am thinking about a prequel to the prequel - even earlier stories.
Meanwhile I am editing and publishing other people's books at our publishing company, AGIO PUBLISHING HOUSE.
And, I am researching a book about strategic planning and being a director of a non-profit, co-op or business.
Read more of this interview.

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Under the Old Railway Clock: Reminiscences of a time, a place, and a very dear brother, William Marshall
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
UNDER THE OLD RAILWAY CLOCK deftly illuminates for readers a time and place - England from the 1930S through to 2007. William Marshall was a sailor, hero, husband, father, gambler, coin collector, cook, flirt with the ladies... and a very dear brother.
When Grampa was a Mountie
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,250. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
When Grampa was a Mountie is the third book based on Charlie Scheideman's 27 years of police work in the Interior of BC. The first two - Policing the Fringe and Tragedy on Jackass Mountain - ranked high on the BC bestsellers lists for several months after their release. This book is again a collection of short stories - some are funny, some gruesome, all telling like it was.
A Soldier's Fortune and Other Poems: Moving past PTSD and creating a fun-loving life
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Ed Brown is a Canadian Forces veteran of Tsimpshian First Nations and Scottish-Canadian heritage. During his 19-year military career, he served on peacekeeping missions to the former Yugoslavia, Israel, Syria and Turkey (in support of Afghanistan), and aboard HMCS Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg and Moresby. Ed began writing poetry as therapy for PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder).
Dog Team to Dawson: A Quest for the Cosmic Bannock and Other Yukon Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,850. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Dog racing
"Dog Team to Dawson" is a nostalgic collection of four true Yukon stories written by bestselling author Bruce Batchelor. The title story is the account of two young people travelling by dog team, tackling a long-abandoned Gold Rush era route. This book is the prequel to "Nine Dog Winter", providing readers of that classic account with earlier adventures into the heart and soul of Canada's North.
The Third Path: Breaching the Materialistic Wall, Grow in Spiritual Awareness of Life Here and Hereafter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,880. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Without resorting to miracles or magic, this book provides compelling evidence of life beyond the physical world by logically investigating the limitations of matter in the universe, by examining the gaps in scientific knowledge and by analyzing what the mystics already know about a spiritual existence. This book will change your life if you let it.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
"This book was born from the stories my father told me and my adventure of growing up in a freer time. I realized from a young age how fortunate I had been to have exposure to such a varied experience and I wanted my children to know these people when my dad and I were gone. Cast your memory back and enjoy." ~ Janet Clarkson
Celtic Dreams of Glory: The Dramatic Story of the Only King of All Wales
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,590. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
CELTIC DREAMS OF GLORY - Set in Wales in pre-Norman times, this unusual and gripping novel deals with a time period few writers have explored. The story follows the battles and personal triumphs of Gruffyd ap Llewelyn as he becomes the first and only King of All Wales in 1057, and embraces the lives of his two greatest supporters, Gwriad and Dafydd, the sons of the famous General Cydweli.
Double Rainbow at Full Moon: Surviving the collapse of Zimbabwe
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,380. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Bodie and Clyde return to Zimbabwe in 2007, but the good times have departed. The country has the highest inflation in the world; people resort to suitcases and wheelbarrows, just to carry the money. Isolated from the rest of the world, they experience shortages of food, water and electricity, with endless line-ups for gas if any is available. The banking system is collapsing...
Governance and Security as a Unitary Concept
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,550. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
World leaders have not been able to find solutions to the growing problem of global insecurity associated with failed and failing states in many regions. "Governance and Security As A Unitary Concept" is the first compilation of contemporary commentaries, from 20 contributing authors on 6 continents, to examine governance and security together rather than as complementary yet separate entities.
Extraordinary Centenarians in America: Their Secrets to Living a Long Vibrant Life
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,510. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Meet thirty remarkable centenarians from across the USA who generously share their lives, lifestyles and words of wisdom gleaned from a century of experiences. How did they live so long and so well? Was it purely genetics? Did they have a good diet, exercise, smoke or drink? What did they all do in their 80s, 90s and even 100s to stay busy, healthy and happy?
The Scarlet Sentinels: An RCMP novel based on true events
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,920. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
John C. Smith draws on his experience as an RCMP detachment watch commander to illustrate the complexities of police work -- the tragic, sad, happy and sometimes satisfying events that are experienced by members of the Force, in their efforts to provide professional police service to Canadians. Anyone considering a career in the Force should read this book.
OPEN HEART RUNNER: searching for meaning after my heart stopped
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When Gregory Marchand suffered a cardiac arrest after an 8K race and was without a pulse for 20 minutes, few thought he'd survive. This inspiring story tells how he battled through a coma, heart surgery and debilitating brain injury to search for the meaning behind his survival that doctors called miraculous. Gregory's meditative memoir offers insight into how nearly dying can bring new life.
A Wolf's Moon: A Helicopter Pilot's Story
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Set in the glorious mountains and plains of the Yukon, North West Territories, Alberta and British Columbia, A Wolf's Moon is a gripping account of Hank Sands' adventures during his 18 years piloting helicopters. Hank Sands joined the RCAF in 1956 and piloted the Canadian-built CF-100 all-weather fighter, before leaving the RCAF to fly helicopters for charter companies. He lives in Victoria, BC.
The Slope of Kongwa Hill: A Boy's Tale of Africa
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Based on the author's memoirs, this novel picks up his story when, at age 9, as a result of his parents moving to East Africa, Tony finds himself bound for Kongwa School in January 1952. Located just south of the Maasai Steppe where was to be found every manner of game, exotic bird life, insects and reptiles, Kongwa provided a harsh if adventure-filled location in which to be educated and grow.
From Clay to Classrooms: An Architect's Dream to Advance Education in Africa
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In September 2010, Canadian architect Alan R. Roy left for Tanzania to realize two long-held dreams - climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and build a school. He accomplished both, and ended up building two schools, in five weeks! An amazing adventure full of colourful insights and amusing incidents that expose the charm and friendliness of a struggling people determined to educate their children.
In Search of Her AYAH
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,180. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
IN SEARCH OF HER AYAH is a story of shifting emotions and responses -- lust and desire; betrayal and revenge; mystery and adventure; and love and trust -- as told through the eyes and the strokes of a paint brush of four individuals with vastly different backgrounds and perspectives. This sad and happy story is played out across the world. Tom Morison has written 3 other books.
THE THIRD PROPHECY: Book 3 of The Second Seraph Trilogy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,090. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
In a Constellation dimensioned in the Orion Belt, there is a planetary star system of Light Beings in charge of the portal of entry into Enlightened Worlds. Your pathway can lead to it. Your subtle body in the higher realms is beckoning you to 'Know Thyself Universally', for you can be greater than 'He or She'... Ever the Subtle possibility!
THE LANTERN AND THE LIGHT: Book 2 of The Second Seraph Trilogy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
We, your ET fellowship, greet you as the stars greet your night and share this Planetary Prayer. We ask all to see the stars as guidance from above while placing your wish upon them for planetary love. We see all of your endeavours and your impatience while wishing for you to have a great moment to be fulfilled through the attainment of Universal Peace -- Harmony through Angelic essence.
THE GUARDIAN BEINGS: Book 1 of The Second Seraph Trilogy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,530. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The Second Coming of the Christ Light, a female, has finally arrived on Earth, creating a great cycle of Awakening. Spiritual Lights are 'walking-in', bringing knowledge that is needed to recognize and welcome your Divine Child within! THE SECOND SERAPH is an autobiographical fiction trilogy and is a suspenseful psychic drama. Author LORI HOLMES-BOYLE is a seer who lives in France and Canada.
The Bluff Detector: Stories, Dreams and Rivers of Change
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Thomson Martin writes: "My book is an unfolding of my soul. In these pages I travel from my early attachments to the Christian tradition to a much wider, open and fresh place. Here and there from among the pages a trickster may appear in the form of a bluff detector. The trickster giggles." W. THOMSON MARTIN is a retired microbiologist, born in Northern Ireland, now living in Victoria, BC.
City of Gold: People who made their home and history in Cagayan de Oro
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Read about a young girl who witnessed the Bataan Death March and later emerged as Cagayan de Oro's most influential woman; the inventor of the ubiquitous motorela; "Lady Love", the first female FM radio DJ; and others. Cagayan de Oro is no ordinary city because of these extraordinary people who tell us their fascinating stories in the CITY OF GOLD by Ann Gorra.
Pranksters at Play: Tales Out of School
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,190. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A Very Funny Book! "Pranksters at Play: Tales Out of School" is chock-a-block with, what else - pranks! Reader beware, "Nothing is ever exactly what it seems." Author Mel Anthony lived 5 years at boarding school and was both a perpetrator and victim of pranks. Royalties will be donated to Christian Out Reach Peru. ISBN 978-1-897435-43-4 trade paperback ISBN 978-1-897435-49-6 Smashwords edition
Valley of the Misty Mountain: Book One of the KODI Trilogy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
When 8-year-old Kodi leaves his coastal village for a hike up Misty Mountain with his grandfather, he imagines they might be back before nightfall. But this is no ordinary journey, and certainly Gardon, his grandfather, is no ordinary person! Valley of the Misty Mountain is the first book of the exciting KODI trilogy. Author Christine Buzzi lives on Vancouver Island, Canada.
In The Mind Of A Mountie
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 305,610. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Scotty Gardiner's epic memoir is one of the most insightful books about the R.C.M.P. in decades: 131 chapters of true adventures. "A refreshing page-turner as Scotty leads from one crime investigation to the next, while offering shrewd insights into the nature and habits of career criminals and RCMP officers alike."
Messages from Light
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
"What are angels and if you could talk with them, how would they sound and what would they say? What do these beings, who originate from the 6th dimension, want us, in the 3rd dimension, to know? MESSAGES FROM LIGHT is a channeled, conscious connection with the angelic kingdom. Read it to learn how: "...you can go anywhere, and do anything." Learn who you are within the fabric of the cosmos.
Nine Dog Winter
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,110. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports
Nine Dog Winter by Bruce T. Batchelor is a true story, about two young Canadians who recruit nine mismatched huskies, and head out to live in a log cabin and go camping in the Yukon as the temperature plunges to Sixty-Eight Below. Follow this 1980-'81 winter adventure of a young couple intent on recreating the classic Yukon pioneer lifestyle. Includes hundreds of tips from natives and trappers.
Book Marketing DeMystified
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The purpose of this book is to demystify book marketing, and help you figure out the optimal marketing strategy for your book, based on your resources and situation. By making the optimal marketing mix choices, you will be successful on your own terms and you will have fun! Author BRUCE BATCHELOR is the inventor of the POD print-on-demand approach to publishing for indie authors.
The Atheist Afterlife
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,430. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
THE ATHEIST AFTERLIFE: The odds of an afterlife: Reasonable. The odds of meeting God there: Nil. "Entertaining and well reasoned." THE ATHEIST AFTERLIFE describes an afterlife consistent with known law and requires nothing more than physics. It demonstrates that an afterlife is possible based on reason, and supports the probability of an afterlife with an original and testable support for dualism.

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The SMART Canadian Wealth-Builder
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Price: $99.00 USD. Words: 73,090. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Investments & securities / mutual funds
stepping stones to financial independence

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