I Shall Not Hate

October 19, 2018

At a time when the world is increasingly divided, it was a true honour to meet Izzeldin Abuelaish, the doctor from Gaza who lost three daughters when his apartment was shelled a decade ago by […]

How a great editor can turn your book into a prize winner

September 27, 2018

A couple of years ago, I got a call from a former senior banking executive and adviser, Patricia Meredith. She had some deep and startling thoughts about the state of Canadian banks, and she needed […]

New Barlow Book on the Lost Golf Courses of Toronto will be Published in Spring 2019

June 4, 2018

Do you live on one of Toronto’s lost golf courses? If you live in Toronto, you might be residing on a golf course that was long ago paved over to make way for residential development. It […]

Big Award for The Greenbelt

April 12, 2018

I’m delighted to announce that The Greenbelt has won a silver medal at an important American publishing competition. Our Benjamin Franklin Award was handed out last weekend at the annual Independent Book Publishers Association conference […]

The Greenbelt is an IBPA Ben Franklin Award finalist

March 24, 2018

Great news! The Greenbelt is a finalist in a big U.S. competition held by the IBPA — the Independent Book Publishers Association. Our book made it to the final circle of 3 in a competition […]

Barlow Authors Give Talks About Their Books

January 26, 2018

It’s a big week for some of our Barlow authors. They’re giving talks about their books to very important audiences in Toronto and Los Angeles. Norman Bacal is speaking about his book, Breakdown: The Inside […]

Barlow Bestsellers of 2017

January 10, 2018

Barlow Books had a stellar year for bestselling books in 2017. Our books made it onto several bestselling lists, from amazon to the prestigious Globe and Mail bestseller list. Breakdown: The Inside Story of the […]

The Hidden Beauty of Great Book Design

April 25, 2017

For the last few years, I’ve been walking the Bruce Trail with my sister Martha, my partner David, and all kinds of friends. We started in Queenston, ON, at the beginning of the 885-kilometre trail […]

Globe and Mail Best Seller

March 30, 2017

Norman Bacal’s new book, Breakdown: The Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie, has hit The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list! Congratulations to Norm for writing a compelling book about the sudden collapse of the law […]

A Man On a Mission

February 17, 2017

It’s a great time to be on a mission. Take Eric Termuende, the 24-year-old hotshot on the speaker’s circuit. In his new book, Rethink Work, Eric is on a mission to redefine what work is […]

How a High School Pen Pal Got Two Big Speaking Gigs in One Day

November 2, 2016

For many writers, getting the opportunity to speak in front of hundreds or thousands of people is the ultimate opportunity to sell books, promote the mission, and potentially earn some money. Yet most people find […]

Kakuma Girls is Heather’s Pick

October 27, 2016

​Heather’s Pick: It’s the book world’s version of a home run. So it is with great delight that I can share the news that Barlow Books author Clare Morneau’s new book, Kakuma Girls, has been […]

Barlow’s First Young Writer’s Night

August 30, 2016

​​At our first Barlow Young Writers Night, we heard some fantastic stories from a dozen Toronto writers under 30. They shared a full range of inspiring book ideas, from a devastating story of recovery from […]

The Greenbelt: Protecting and Cultivating a Great Ontario Treasure

July 29, 2016

When it’s steaming hot in Toronto, it’s heartening to know that less than an hour away there is a huge stretch of land where you can walk in the shade past spectacular waterfalls and streams, […]

Need Some Inspiration?

July 11, 2016

At a time when Donald Trump and the Brexiters are turning their backs on people fleeing from terror, it’s heartening to see that Canadians are still reaching out to the world. Let me introduce you […]

Barlow’s Young Writers Night

June 16, 2016

Are you writing a book? A non-fiction book about something that matters to you and to the world you live in? We want to help! It’s tough out there. It’s tough to get a book […]

Barlow Author Set to Speak to Ontario’s Energy Industry About Major Organizational Change

January 5, 2016

Barlow Book Publishing author Steve Pinkus will be the key speaker at an annual conference of 500 energy industry professionals in January. Pinkus, a longtime consultant in organizational change, will share insights from his new […]

Barlow Author Wins Stellar Review in British Journal

November 9, 2015

Book Review of A Life in Psychiatry: Looking out, Looking in Gerald Russell, The British Journal of Psychiatry, Nov 2015, 207 (5) 462-463; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.115.166843 For a psychiatrist to write an autobiography is a rare […]

Barlow Wins Another Gold for The Mommy Mob

May 13, 2015

Rebecca Eckler is a sharp and funny writer, well-known for her books and newspaper articles about single life and finding a man. After having kids with her fiancé, as she likes to call him, Rebecca […]

Desserts From My Kitchen Wins Gold in Global Competition

May 8, 2015

Barlow Books is proud to announce that Lesley Stowe has won a gold medal in an international competition for her luscious book, Desserts from My Kitchen. The competition, run by the Independent Publisher Book Awards, […]

New Book on Baby Brain Neuroplasticity

April 7, 2015

Barlow Books is delighted to announce that we will be a publishing a groundbreaking new book about baby brains. The author, neonatologist Karen Pape, makes a provocative and inspiring argument: If adult brains can change […]

Barlow Books Make Their Mark in Canadian Book Trade

December 11, 2014

The Barlow books we launched this fall are all making their mark in the Canadian book trade. The Ultimate Cookbook for Hockey Families, by Erin Phillips and Korey Kealey, is one of the top 200 […]

Winning in a Risky Business

November 1, 2013

Originally published in the Monteal Gazette, October 26, 2013 © Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette MONTREAL — On one point, just about everyone can concur: These are trying times for those in the book-publishing industry […]

Barlow Launches The YOU Factor in Toronto

September 18, 2013

Author and executive coach Leslie Strong launched her new book, The YOU Factor, at a popular bar in downtown Toronto last week. Some of Canada’s best-known writers turned out to celebrate the book, including Ann […]

PROFIT BusinessCast Interviews Barlow Publisher

September 2, 2013

In a 15-minute interview, Sarah Scott explains the difference between self-publishing, traditional publishing, and the Barlow hybrid model.

First Barlow Book Hits Shelves

August 1, 2013

Barlow Book Publishing’s first book, The YOU Factor, has been sold to two key markets in Canada: Indigo and airport bookstores. The sale was made by Barlow’s sales agent, Toronto-based Manda Group. The books should […]

Barlow Book Publishing Featured in Quill & Quire

July 24, 2013

“Authors have the power” is the mantra of Barlow Book Publishing, a Toronto-based publishing upstart whose first title, The You Factor by life coach Leslie Strong, will appear this fall. Barlow is a niche press […]

Barlow Book Publishing Launches

July 1, 2013

At a time when the book publishing business is in turmoil, Barlow Book Publishing Inc. begins life as a new kind of publisher. Led by Sarah Barlow Scott, Barlow Book Publishing helps authors who want […]

Barlow Sales and Distribution Deal

June 26, 2013

Barlow authors now have the opportunity to sell books on the shelves of national on-the-ground bookstores such as Indigo. This new distribution channel gives authors one more way to sell books–in addition to selling printed […]

Ebooks are Booming

June 19, 2013

Just over a quarter of Americans currently buy eBooks and nearly half plan to do so in a year’s time. Does this mean that the days of paper are over?
 The survey of 6,000 American […]