Northwest Passage Books began as a self-publishing imprint for various
educational resources that I created for use in my college classroom.
While working on one of those projects, a textbook on logic called "Clear and Present
Thinking", I put together a great team of experienced
and amazing people and together we produced a really good book. In fact we raised
almost $17,000 on Kickstarter for the project: around 250% of our initial goal. Two years
later, we did it again, raising more than $5,000, 160% of our goal, for a nonfiction project.
And now, what I did for
myself, I want to do for others too. That's what "Northwest Passage Books" is all about.
We specialize in helping independent writers polish and perfect their work, at a reasonable cost.
Most members of the team are creative people, and most of us also have
graduate degrees in our fields, so we know what needs to be done, and we know how to do it well. And if we can't
do it, we can put you in touch with others who can. Whether fiction or nonfiction,
whether the project is big or small, whether you already know what you're doing or
whether you don't know where to start, we can help.
About Our Director
Brendan Myers is the author of fifteen books, mostly in
philosophy and nonfiction. He has taught philosophy at six different institutions in
Canada and in Europe, and provided policy research for government agencies, labour
unions, game design studios, and various private clients. His work has been featured
by environmental groups, interfaith groups, and humanist societies around the world.
Originally from the village of Elora, in Ontario Canada, Brendan earned his Ph.D in
philosophy from NUI Galway (Ireland). He serves as a professor of philosophy at CEGEP
Heritage College, in Gatineau, Quebec.