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Previously, Ira Nayman took us on a little tour of the more unexpected side of online publishing — who was doing it and why. Contrary to some commonly held opinions, writers who put their stories online are not a gaggle of no-talent hacks but may be established writers looking to cut out the middlemen or simply seek feedback from readers and fellow writers. Now, more authors than ever are self-publishing or working with small and mid-sized publishers. But what drove them away from large-scale traditional publishing in the first place? Continue reading →
Last year, a conversation with an author got me thinking about the publishing industry in general and the Canadian industry specifically. Why are so many Canadian authors stuck in the small-fish pond — is it just the general difficulty of … Continue reading →
Granted, it’s tough to make a living in the arts … but there’s no reason why that should be. So why do so many brilliant writers of fiction and non-fiction alike struggle to pull themselves out of the shadows? Is this just a general artistic malaise or is there something peculiarly Canadian going on — or going wrong — here? Continue reading →