Petra Books

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Petra Books: 78 George Street, Suite 204, Ottawa Canada K1N 5W1. Our publishing model that aims to benefit the Author and Publisher equally, achieving goals which are of value — to the Author, quality of design, dissemination through personal networks, bookstores in the community and the Internet — and to the Publisher, expansion of the catalogue and exposure in the marketplace.

In design and layout we use Apple and PC computers with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software and subcontract printing and distribution to Ingram U.S.A.

We are just as keen as you are to create the best product and promote it as much as possible.

Book sizes suitable for digital photocopy and small print runs are a model that can cover the costs of design, editing, printing, promotion and sales, should you decide to print. In this way a book can be produced which satisfies the Author's goals as well as the needs of the local market. The global community can be reached through Internet gateways and aggregators, opening the possibility of a wider demand for the work.

Petra Books recommends printing and distributing advance review copies. Whether the Author has invested five weeks or five years in the manuscript, now he or she can complete a first edition, own the working master and the print-ready digital master and reprint any quantity at any time, and benefit from the book existing in national catalogues, in print or online.

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Footpaths and fishing boats : growing up in Nipper's Harbour
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 33,320. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015 by Petra Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Memoirs: girl growing up in remote Newfoundland fishing port, 1950s-1960s, Canada
Viva: Tools for well-being
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Petra Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Pocket book with 40 pictures of animals in nature with "haiku" poems and self-actualization text for individuals in need and in transition. Tool kit for care-givers and social workers.
Lily and Kayden's 1969 Woodstock Adventure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
6600 words. Travel back in time to the original Woodstock 1969 music festival.
In the Ocean of Storms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stranded half a million miles from home, cosmonaut Alexei grapples with his existence as the loneliest man in the universe.
The Girl at Panel 857
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
January 1945. WWII still rages overseas. Eager to do her patriotic duty, Tennessee farm girl Vera volunteers for a mysterious assignment. What she sees will haunt her throughout her life as a dark shadow falls over the post-war world.
The Highest Step
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
From 36 kilometres up, the earth is a beautiful - and terrifying - place.
The Downwinders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Australia, 1956. Luke van Houdt has escaped the ruins of war-torn Europe and settled into his new life Down Under, working for a prosperous electronics firm. The economy is booming, and life is good. But while working on a routine job, Luke stumbles upon a dark secret - one that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
The Surly Bonds of Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Christian joined Air Phenix looking for adventure. But when a seemingly routine cargo flight turns into a harrowing, absurdist odyssey to the most dangerous corner of the world, he gets far more adventure than he bargained for.
The Sky is Calling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
We came to Alabama to race. That didn’t work out. But we learned what it means to be engineers.
A is for Atom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Olivia knows the power of science and technology. As radiotherapist, she sees miraculous cures every single day. But an unexpected patient will put her resolve - and personal integrity - to the ultimate test.
Kepi Blanc
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Gerhardt was born to be a soldier - to fight and die with honour for his country. But when a chance encounter in the North African desert finds him pitted against the legendary French Foreign Legion, Gerhardt embarks on a harrowing odyssey across the changing landscape of modern warfare, discovering what it truly means to be a soldier.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The discovery of a young boy’s frozen body at sea forces Werner to confront a dark secret from his past - one that could mean the difference between life and death.
The Fisherman and the Genie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Adam is the greatest 12-year-old chemist in the world - at least, as far as he knows. To prove his prowess, he attempts his most audacious feat yet: an experiment that will bring the fundamental forces of the universe to the confines of his potting-shed laboratory - and forever cement his reputation.
The Road to Dalhousie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,800. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
Travel memoir. Family and social relations. Gay community. Growing up and coming out in New Brunswick, Canada.
Our Own Devices
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,580. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
MID-CENTURY SPECULATIVE FICTION: The Second World War. Nuclear Power. Space Exploration. Three powerful forces that forever changed the course of history. In these nine new stories Messier explores our intimate and often fickle relationship with science and technology in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and how it came to define our past, present and future. With 27 archival photographs.
Into the Waves: poems and other writings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by Petra Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Poetry and prose with colour illustrations dealing with empowerment, spirituality and well-being, emergent from her critique of society's influence on individual choice. Includes a fable and a section on universal laws. Aboriginal, First Nations, Native American writing by Beverly D. Blanchard.
Autumn Wild
Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010 by Petra Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
A personal geography through a West Quebec season Canadian Nature Essays
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,330. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Finn gives us "real gems" (Darrell Squires, Library Resources Board, Newfoundland) -- sketches from the social fabric and the subtle influence of the American presence in Newfoundland, Canada, in the 1940s and 1950s. Like a ship in the mist there emerges from these ardent, tragicomic lives, a recognition of ourselves. -- * drama * relationships * desire and delusion * --

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