Category Archives: Publishing

The Future of Tudor Publishing

“Writing, as we know it, is dead,” said Hamilton Tudor, CEO of Tudor Publishing. He slowly looked at each member of the board sitting around the oak conference table. A satisfied grin swept across his face. His dramatics were having … Continue reading

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The New Landscape of Publishing

This week Canada’s largest independent publishing company filed for bankruptcy protection. It’s another in the long list of traditional publishing companies to fail in the new era of publishing. There’s no doubt the publishing landscape has changed. I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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After seven years of rejection and frustration, I’ve finally reached the holy grail of unpublished writers. Later this year I will finally see my name in print. I’ve crossed the enigmatic barrier from aspiring writer to legitimated contributor. The object … Continue reading

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Time for a brief pause

Instead of adding another chapter of my micro-novel, I’ve decided to take a moment to reflect on the process. This is, after all, an experiment of sorts. It seems appropriate to ponder the results. The immediate discovery is how difficult … Continue reading

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The demise of a publisher

I read online this evening that McNally-Robinson, one of Canada’s largest independent publishers, filed for bankruptsy. It’s another blow to another already beleagered industry. In my last post I gave my reasons for writers like myself to become multi-media saavy. … Continue reading

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Why I’m producing podcasts

A couple of nights ago I watched a program on the changing face of the publishing industry. The pressing questions of the discussion was the future of books. The emergence of Kindle and other ebook formats, along with the growing … Continue reading

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To guild or not to guild

Still stinging from my last rejection, I’ve started reconsidering my publication strategy. Assuming I have the ability, an assumption which may change depending on the day, I’m thinking about joining a writer’s guild. There is a cost to join. That … Continue reading

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What is interesting?

Today I watched five minutes of Larry King on CNN. I rarely ever watch him. Tonight Larry was away and the host from “American Idol” was his replacement. The guests were the two finalists and one of the judges from … Continue reading

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Two kinds of people. Two kinds of writing?

I once read that there are two kinds of people in the world. There are those that think there are two kinds of people in the world and there are those that don’t. In my pursuit of the elusive publication, … Continue reading

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On photography, writing and why we do what we do.

Tonight I watched a documentary on photographer Sally Mann. I was surprised to discover that I share the same insecurities with this well known and established artist. It seems that artists create from within their own consciousness and at the same time yearn for the affirmation of others. In the course of filming the documentary one of her shows is canceled by the gallery. He is devastated. In her struggle to come to terms with her disappointment she concludes that they canceled her show because it wouldn’t make the gallery any money. She concedes that she knew for her first photograph that her exhibit wouldn’t make money, but she still had to explore her subject anyway. Her art was more for her journey than for public consumption. Continue reading

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