Our mission is simple: we work closely with authors and partner organizations we believe in to produce remarkable books and get those books into stores across North America and the world. Some call it hybrid publishing, others call it partnership publishing—we call it smart publishing. Ours is a publishing program where your goals drive everything we do and you are involved every step of the way. Whether you are an architect or artist, curator or community leader, business expert or executive chef, we combine your vision and our expertise to create an effective publishing strategy and a handsome, high-quality book.
“The Figure 1 team gave me a book beyond expectation: I dreamed, we dove deep, they delivered. And I can’t wait to do it again.”—Ned Bell, author of Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast
“For any author seeking to partner with a collaborative, creative, and commercially adept publisher, I cannot recommend Figure 1 strongly enough.”—Doug Stephens, author of the international bestseller Reengineering Retail and Resurrecting Retail
“Thanks to their superlative design and intelligent editorial process, Figure 1 has become the publisher of Canada’s most beautiful and incisive books.”—Anthony Alan Shelton, Former Director, Museum of Anthropology at UBC, and author of Theatrum Mundi and Under Different Moons
Figure 1 offers top-shelf publishing services to organizations and individuals.
If you have a book project in mind, or want to learn more about our model, we'd love to hear from you.