We love books, in all of their forms. Our professional roots are in the ever-changing Canadian publishing landscape, where for 25+ years we’ve each worked in a variety of roles. Both in-house and as independent publishing professionals, we’ve honed our skills in every aspect of the industry, from acquisitions, contracts, rights and development to editorial, production, design, and sales and marketing.

We first learned the trade in some of Canada’s most esteemed publishing houses, including Macmillan Canada, HarperCollins, Raincoast Books, and ECW Press. In 1994, we both joined Raincoast, where we worked side by side on creating an impressive and enviable Canadian publishing program (remember Harry Potter?).

What does all that experience mean for you? Excellent instincts and knowing what it takes to make a bestseller. We provide one-to-one guidance and direction to ensure that your book is a success.

We're genuinely Behind the Book, and we’re based in both Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, BC. Contact us to get the ball rolling.

Carol Watterson (L) and Rachelle Kanefsky (R) of Behind the Book, with author Bob Foulkes 

Carol Watterson (L) and Rachelle Kanefsky (R) of Behind the Book, with author Bob Foulkes