About the Press
Signature Editions is a literary press with an eclectic list of quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Originally named Nuage Editions, the press was formed in Montreal in 1986 as a 16-person publishing collective. The first desktop publisher in Quebec, we put out two to four books a year for the next five years. For the past sixteen years, the press has operated as a sole proprietorship run by Karen Haughian and has published six to nine titles a year. In 1997, after eleven years of operation in Montreal, the press moved to Winnipeg and in the year 2000 was renamed Signature Editions.
Signature Editions is committed to discovering and developing new Canadian writing of literary merit, regardless of genre. We publish many first-book authors and work with them to develop their craft. Prose titles are edited in-house by owner/editor Karen Haughian, who has a Master's degree in English as well as five years' experience teaching English at Concordia University in addition to the hands-on experience of editing manuscripts gained through 27 years of publishing. Fiction and non-fiction selections are made by Karen.
Doug Whiteway joined Signature Editions in 2005 when we brought out Death in Cold Type, a mystery that unfolds at a Winnipeg newspaper, which was published under Doug's nom de plume, C.C. Benison. He was an editor at The Beaver, Canada's History Magazine from 1998 to 2007, and has earned acclaim for his Jane Bee series, Her Majesty Investigates. He has also recently completed a term as the writer-in-residence at the Winnipeg Public Library. Doug's latest book is Twelve Drummers Drumming, a Father Christmas mystery.
Signature Editions has printed all its books on Ancient Forest Friendly paper since 2003. We haven’t made a big deal about it, but we’re a business that believes in doing its part to conserve our environment and protect our boreal forests.