Accidental Empire

Accidental empire
How the Heritage Group grew from one imprint to four

May 2008
By Cheri Hanson

Building a small publishing empire wasn’t what Pat and Rodger Touchie had in mind when they moved from Vancouver to Nanoose Bay back in 1996. At the time, Pat was the marketing director for Self-Counsel Press and Rodger was a writer and business consultant. The year before, the couple had purchased Heritage House, a small publishing firm, after looking for a business that Rodger could operate remotely – and a more tranquil lifestyle. “The master plan was to come to Vancouver Island and quietly publish a few books,” says Rodger.

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- PUBLISHED ON 01 May 2008 IN Journalism