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2018 Thank You!

Kevin Peters enjoying watermelon and roll kuchen with a drizzle of rogers golden syrup of course!

This week we celebrated another successful spring yearbook season at Friesens! Now I know you are wondering…Why are you celebrating? Isn’t this what you do? Friesens is a yearbook company after all… Well actually, Friesens makes all kinds of books in addition to yearbooks. We’re busy printing trade books, coffee table books, presentation boxes, and […]

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5 Fantastic Ways to Engage your Reader!

An author’s primary objective is to keep the reader’s attention. If unsuccessful, the reader will start to skim the pages or give up and put the book down. Things are not much different in the yearbook world, perhaps with the exception of a single author; we speak of people in terms of Editors, Designers, Writers, […]

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Maui High School’s New Camera!

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Maui High School won our cover contest this year and they recently received their prize.   We are so happy to see them enjoying their brand new DSLR camera kit! Congratulations on your beautiful yearbook cover!

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Planning Your Yearbook Team

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Since there are two ways to make yearbooks – in class and out of class – there are obviously two basic ways to choose the members of the yearbook staff: recruiting volunteers or recruiting class members. Either way, the advisor must make some wise and sometimes difficult decisions regarding which students will be helping to […]

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A Closer Look: Alex Selarque

We work with many incredible yearbook advisors to create award winning yearbooks. It is through these relationships that we continue to learn and grow together. Alex Selarque from Punahou School in Hawaii is one of our most decorated advisors. His books have won countless awards including many from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), and […]

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A Closer Look: Chris Dorey

We work with many incredible yearbook advisors to create award-winning books. It is through these relationships that we continue to learn and grow together. One of these incredible advisors is Chris Dorey at St. Paul Catholic High School in Ottawa,ON. His yearbook teams have won numerous awards for innovative designs and themes, including the American […]

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2015-16 Cover Contest Winners

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The Friesens Cover Contest is important because it helps us celebrate the creativity, time, and effort that gets put into designing yearbook covers. Thank-you to each and every school that submitted their yearbook cover to this year’s cover contest, we are blown away at how much talent you all have! It is always difficult to […]

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Print or Digital?

Seven years ago the sky was falling in the publishing world; book sales dropped as consumers were migrating to e-readers. Soon it seemed like almost every one you knew had one. You couldn’t get on a bus or walk through the airport without seeing an e-reader. At the same time, true book lovers couldn’t fathom […]

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9 Practical Tips for Time Management

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The season of fall means crisp mornings, boots, football, pumpkin flavored everything, and school. It is practically impossible to stay on task when all you want to do is soak up the last moments of warmth with your friends and family. Believe me there is nothing more addicting and tempting than the warm rays of […]

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Welcome to Summer!

While the spring yearbook rush is over, our employee-owners are still very busy with many great trade books, coffee-table books, and other titles on the presses. After a significant drop off in book orders during the recession that started in 2008, we’re pleased to report that orders for printed books have roared back over the […]

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