The Future of Publishing: Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Booksellers Chat
The other day in my last LitBits post I mentioned that a bunch of us in the book world would be chatting about the future of publishing. James Patrick Bowler, a student in the journalism program at Loyalist College here in Belleville invited authors Tish Cohen, Robin Spano, John Degen, and Johnny Pigeau, as well as Lisa Shedden, a Chapters bookseller, Marie Clausén, managing editor and production director at the University of Ottawa Press, and me, freelance copyeditor, bookseller, and book blogger, to participate.
Here is the live-to-chat transcript (my apologies; I can’t seem to embed it). It’s lighthearted and funny and also serious and it gets a bit off track now and then. But it’s stimulating and interesting as well. It was hard to follow because the comments were flying fast, and the hour was far too short a time, really, to cover such a topic with so many people. Later, when I went back to read it, there was much more I wish I’d said. But that will likely come out here and there on this blog over time.
I’d love to hear your thoughts as well.