Ingenium Books Publishing

We're a Canadian hybrid publisher with a driving need to breathe life into ideas and turn them into award-winning, best-selling books that inspire others.  

Ingenium Books Publishing

Empowering, enlightening, and enriching people’s lives by creating and publishing outstanding nonfiction that women love to write and read.

Breathing Life Into Ideas

A Powerful, Empowering Alternative

Here's the thing about Ingenium Books: our authors enjoy the best of all publishing worlds: a faster, straighter path to publishing than the uncertain gauntlet of trying to find a traditional publisher, all without the overwhelm and full-time learning curve that comes with self-publishing.

Our authors are professionals — from Canada, the US, and beyond — with a driving need to pass on what they’ve learned,  to empower, enlighten, and enrich people's lives by writing and publishing their book.

A Truly Beneficial Partnership

Ingenium Books authors are collaborative, entrepreneurial partners who benefit from professional publishing guidance, greater creative control, and a larger share of royalties than they'd get with traditional publishing.

That, along with education and development, endorsements, pre-sales, distribution, launch, and sustaining marketing coaching, and ongoing project management — long after their book is published — make ours a highly desirable publishing approach.

Ingenium Guarantees

Authors we choose to work with trust us with their creative, emotional, brand, and brain power.
We earn that trust by living and breathing the Ingenium Guarantees.

Inspire With Integrity

We will not publish a book that is not up to your potential or to professional publishing standards. Sometimes our feedback may make you uncomfortable, but we'll always help you make your book better.

Our Best Advice

We will always give you our best advice to keep you aligned with your goals and objectives. In fact, your goals become our goals. We care about your book as much as you do. As partners, it's our book too.

Your Ideas

Your book will present your ideas, in your own words, and your own voice. Professional publishing standards and marketability are important, but we'll ensure those standards don't sanitize what makes you and your book special and unique. 

Committed to Success

We will never publish it and forget it.
Your book lives on long after its publish date, and there are always new readers to lead to your title. That's why long-term relationships are a cornerstone of our business model.


We will not waste your time — or ours — by accepting a manuscript or an author that we do not believe has potential. If you and your manuscript are accepted into our publishing program, it’s because we believe in you. 

Ingenium Books Catalogue

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Our Purpose and Core Values

At Ingenium Books, we exist to breathe life into ideas. That's our purpose. We're also guided by a set of core values: the principles that shape what we do and how we behave. Every day.

Inspire With Integrity

We’ve spent a lifetime breathing life into ideas. Yours can be next. Our currency is the integrity to tell you whether your idea has merit, and the inspiration to get it done. Our content strategy work will shine a bright light on your goals and objectives and chart a clear path to success.

Create Lasting Relationships

Working together on a book project means spending a lot of time together. We get to know you, and you get to know us. Really well. Through the sheer ecstasy of accomplishing something worthy, together we build much more than a book. We build rewarding relationships that last long after the book is published.

Reflect. Respond. Re-energize.

Creative discovery means encountering the unexpected. When that happens, and it does, we reflect on what’s happened to get us to this point. We respond by taking steps to find the answers and adjust our course. And we re-energize the team so we’re all focused on the best way forward.

Passion for Creative Expression

Creative expression is the fuel to the fire in our soul. Preparing, perfecting, positioning and presenting your book to the world is, we believe, the ultimate creative exercise. Whether we're publishing journalistic or narrative nonfiction, memoir, autobiography, biography, business, or self-help: they’re all stories that matter. They all help create a better world. Yours, ours, and theirs.

Our Purpose and Core Values


"From the first video call, I knew you were the right partners for me. Your leadership through the process, guidance, teaching, and recommendations made me feel supported and pushed in the best possible way."

Author Lisa King


Author, Just Do You: Authenticity, Leadership, and Your Personal Brand

"When you write a book, you need a power team. Put Ingenium Books on the top of your list. Trust me, you will be glad you did. They care, they are very good at what they do and have become friends. Get them on your team."


Author, Unleash Culture: How to Design, Implement and Sustain a Powerful Culture that Accelerates the Growth of Your Brand

Ingenium Books: Canadian publisher.  

Global team. 

The Co-Founders

Boni Wagner-Stafford

Publisher. Strategy. Editorial. Award-winning former Canadian journalist.

John Wagner-Stafford

Publisher. Media composer. Award-winning audio producer, and former professional musician.

Ingenium Books strategically employs a lean and efficient business model, utilizing the skills, talents, and services of experienced publishing industry professionals on a contract basis. 

The people we select to work with us on our business, our books, and with our authors are vetted and tested and our core value of building lasting relationships can be seen in action — many of the people you will meet here have been working with us consistently and reliably since our inception in 2017.

The Ingenium Books' Team

Robin Spittal

Project Manager

Millicent Yedwa

Editor/ Brand Activation Manager

Leonardo De Vita

Website Designer

Amie McCracken


Marie Beswick Arthur

Managing Editor

Jessica Bell

Cover Designer

Linell van Hoepen


Michelle Fairbanks

Graphic Design

Murgatroyd Monaghan


Rachael Shenyo

Managing Editor

Howard Lovy


Rachel Small


Crystal Watanabe


Denise Willson


Sheri Orloff

Publishers’ Assistant

Additional members of our team...

Moko the Editor Cat

Moko the Cat

He thinks he's a

managing editor.

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Corporate namesake.

Floating home/office 2015-2023. 

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Additional members of our team...

Moko the Editor Cat

Moko the Cat

He thinks he's managing editor.

s/v Ingenium

s/v Ingenium

Corporate namesake.

Floating home/office since 2015. 

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