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OTF – Thunder Bay YA Writer Lee Chambers’ Free Book Offer!

Met Thunder Bay author Lee Chambers last week on a talk he was doing about self-publishing to a group of Thunder Bay writers, specifically about his new book, The Pineville Heist. Great talk, though there was a wide range of … Continue reading

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Convergences & Connecticutions – Day 193

After too long away, I finally got a chance to get some work on my novel this morning. I’ve been itching, let me tell you. Irritated even, at not being able to work on it. But the book is never … Continue reading

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Ringing the Sad Death Knell for the Book – Day 149

Let me preface all this by first stating that I embrace change. And then by qualifying it by saying that of course I mean “good” change, and recognizing that like most people (especially over the age of, ahem, 20-ish), change can be difficult for me sometimes.

But when I heard the CBC Radio show Ideas talking about “Closing the Book” – quite literally – I started to get a little nervous. Continue reading

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Treading Water in a Maelstrom – Day 143

Ever have one of those days (weeks/months/lives) where you feel that you’re treading water well enough, but it just doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things? That maybe the water you’re treading water in is about to be sucked … Continue reading

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Day 134 – Will Books Become a Luxury Item?

One look at the KindleBoards and there is little doubt that ebooks are taking off. The reasons for that are likely varied: they’re a novelty item, they’re easily purchased (from the reader point of view), easily disseminated (from a writer/publisher … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Publishing Coin…

“If you are going to buy a copy of that book in Canada, it’s damn well coming out of my shop.” said Andrew Steeves, publisher at Gaspereau Press, in The Globe and Mail. And he said that before “that book” went from mere Giller Prize short-lister to actual winner…

The book of course is The Sentimentalists, by Johanna Skibsrud. The media may or may not be playing up how frustrated she is with the publisher, but the fact is that this small press cares a lot about books. Actual, physical, books. So much so that it refuses to abandon its 1,000-per-week, hand-crafted method of printing them in order to play into Giller fever. Continue reading

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