Publish or Self-Publish? In Canada, the Question May Soon Be Moot…

Found out just today (where was I this week?) that Douglas & McIntyre are “restructuring”. Although they are still operating normally, filing for bankruptcy protection is never a good thing.

The question for Canadian writers is becoming more and more, where can I get my stuff published? And for Canadian readers, are foreign books our only future?

Personally, I tend to think not — Canadian readers will always seek out Canadian writers. It will be harder, and I think they’ll be less read than even today, sadly. I do see it as another gap in the levee of Canadian culture — one that I hope will get shored up soon enough.

Because not only does the world need more Canada, Canadians need more Canada.

Here’s the Globe report:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/book-publisher-douglas-mcintyre-files-for-bankruptcy/article4630168/

~Graham

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