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Who we are

We are a team of writers, editors, designers, typesetters, printers, publicists, PR people and event planners who will work with you to write, edit, proofread, produce, promote and help you sell your book. We can work from your finished manuscript or write and edit your book with you, depending on your needs.


We are not for everyone. We specialize in working with people who want quality content that is matched by superb production values from the cover concept to the choice of quality papers, fine typography, exceptional printing and superb binding. We only work with people who are committed to these values and to working with us to produce the best book possible.

For further information or to arrange for a free assessment of your project, please e-mail John Aylen Books.

John Aylen


John Aylen is a published author, a professional writer and editor, a marketing professor and seasoned marketing communications practitioner who is the founder of John Aylen Books. His eclectic background gives him knowledge and experience in every aspect of producing a fine book. He works directly with authors and collaborates in a way that creates a rich experience for the author and results in a final product authors are sure to be proud of.

Bryan Demchinsky

Writer and Editor

Bryan Demchinsky is an editor and writer who worked for three decades at the Montreal Gazette. Among other portfolios, he was Business editor and editor of the newspaper’s Books, Visual Arts and Architecture section. He is the author or co-author of five books including, After Auschwitz: One Man's Story, (McGill-Queen’s University Press); and Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination, with Elaine Kalman Naves (Macfarlane, Walter & Ross). Bryan has edited numerous books and conducted workshops in memoir writing.

Richard Carreau


Richard Carreau is a designer, typographer, illustrator, photographer and production manager who takes hands on control of the creative look and feel of all our books. The quality of his work is evident in the examples of his work. He brings a deft hand to cover design and overall concept of the book, photo selection and retouching, layout, typography and preparation of the final electronic document for the printer.

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