Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father

May 7, 2019|
Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father by Brian Harvey
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Sales and Market Bullets

  • Sea Trial features a voyage around Vancouver Island, as well as a parallel narrative of the author learning about his surgeon father’s malpractice trial.
  • Delves into the history of hydrocephalus, the long-untreatable disease that caused the deaths of thousands of children.


  • Fans of sailing
  • Non-fiction readers
  • Age 35+
  • Skews slightly male
  • North American West Coast regional appeal

Promotional Plans

  • Facebook ads geo-targeted to regions mentioned in the book
  • Pitch to book trade publications, i.e., Quill & Quire, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews
  • Pitch to regional media in British Columbia, i.e., Georgia Straight, Vancouver Sun, CBC’s North by Northwest, The Province
  • Pitch to national dailies in Canada, i.e., Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Postmedia network
  • Pitch to magazines for medical professionals, i.e., Physician’s Weekly
  • Regional, thematic (fishing, sailing, BC), literary publications
Brian Harvey grew up on the West Coast of Canada. His first full-length book for a general audience (The End of the River, ECW) was published in 2008 and was followed by three works of fiction. He lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and his main interests are playing the piano and working on his boat.
Title:Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.86 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.86 in
Published:May 7, 2019
Publisher:ECW Press
ISBN - 13:9781770414778

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