Filed under: Enthusiasms | Tags: AT&T, Boxcar Marketing, Monique Trottier, The Future
Thanks to my friend Monique Trottier for pointing out this series of strangely imperative tv ads from the days before Amazon.
What will the world look like 17 years from now?
Filed under: 1, Events, Imagination, Industry Change | Tags: Future of Publishing, Hugh McGuire, Kassia Krozser, Lorraine Murphy, Monique Trottier, Raincoaster, Richard Nash, Shebeen Club
New Ideas, Opportunities, Communities: Living with Book Publishing 3.0
2009 was the year that Book Publishing came crashing into the present.
The digital revolution could no longer be kept at bay as this traditional industry was assailed on all sides.
The true revolutionaries didn’t loot and pillage, however – they leapt into action and quickly built opportunities for publishers, book professionals, writers and readers to come together and talk about these changes and to create the dialog around the changes to come.
The revolutionaries moved from a traditionally passive mode to one of activity and demonstration.
In this installment of the Shebeen Club, Sean Cranbury will discuss how the digital revolution has created opportunities for creative and passionate individuals to demonstrate their ideas, open up dialog and build new communities.
Vancouver has become a focal point for new ideas that are transforming the industry. Bookcamp Vancouver demonstrated this nicely.
Sean will also discuss the increasing impact of social media technologies on book marketing, writer/reader relationship and its potential to turn publishing workflows upside down.
Join us for a lively Bookcamp-style discussion!
The Future of Publishing by Sean Cranbury & Hugh McGuire from Open Book: Toronto.
Shaping the Future of Publishing by Monique Trottier from BookNet Canada Blog.
eBooks Have Arrived by Hugh McGuire from BookNet Canada Blog.
The Unicorn Will Not Save Publishing by Kassia Kroszer from Booksquare.com.
Just When I Thought Publishing Couldn’t Get Any Worse by Richard Nash, Cursor.
The Emergent Landscape, or, the Continuous Permanent Reinvention of Publishing by Richard Nash, Cursor.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times… by Bob Miller, Harper Studio.
Sean Cranbury is a Vancouver writer, editor, broadcaster and social media consultant.
He was an organizer of Bookcamp Vancouver 2009 and his radio show/blog, Books on the Radio, is broadcast on CJSF 90.1 FM. He also writes for the Vancouver Biennale and the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.
Sean is co-creator of the ridiculously successful viral, community-based book recommendation site, the Advent Book Blog, and is also working on the real-time collaborative fiction experiment called Eyes of Vancouver.
Eyes of Vancouver aims to demonstrate a potential new workflow for publishers and independent or self-published authors that puts community-building first and physical publication last.
You can find Sean:
Filed under: BookCamp Vancouver 2009 | Tags: Amy Logan Homes, Crissy Campbell, Hugh McGuire, John Maxwell, Julie Wilson, Mark Bertils, Monique Trottier, Morgan Cowie, Nick Bouton, RJ Wheaton, Sean Cranbury
Friday October 16th, 2009 was a good day for book publishing in Vancouver.
I’m still fairly exhausted from the whole thing. I’ll be writing a piece on the event in the next week or so once my senses return to normal and the blood returns to my feet.
But I will take this opportunity to thank everyone who came and participated in the event. The volunteers and fellow organizers did an amazing job of executing a near flawless day and one that we should all be proud of.
I’m not even talking about the lunch! Big props to Out to Lunch Catering for making us look good.
And yes, the words ‘Next Year‘ have already been uttered.
Filed under: Interview | Tags: Barcamp Vancouver, BookC, BookCamp Vancouver, Darren Barefoot, Doubleday, kc Dyer, Kirk LaPointe, Kristen Nelson, Leanne Prain, Lorraine Murphy, Monique Trottier, Raincoaster, Robert Sawyer, SiWC, Surrey International Writers Conference, Yarnbombing
The Surrey Writers Conference is an opportunity for experienced and aspiring writers to meet published writers, agents, publishers and others in the writing community to learn more about their craft and do some networking.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I will be sitting on a panel at SiWC on Friday at 130pm called Traditional Publishing Make-Over: How Social Media is Rocking the Writing World.
The panel will be moderated by fellow Bookcamp Vancouver organizer Monique Trottier and Barcamp Vancouver organizer Darren Barefoot. Lorraine Murphy – aka Raincoaster – Leanne Prain and Kirk LaPointe will be chiming in, taking questions and offering sage advice.
Filed under: BookCamp Vancouver 2009 | Tags: BookCamp Vancouver, Booknet Canada, John Maxwell, Masters of Publishing, Monique Trottier, Morgan Cowie, Nick Bouton, Protagonize.com, SFU, Suzanne Norman
HERE IT IS: Details are still coming together but we have laid the foundation for the BookCamp Vancouver 2009 Unconference: Exploring New Ideas in Books, Publishing and The Future of Reading…
Scheduled for Friday October 16th at the SFU Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver from 9am to 5pm.
Fellow organizers are Monique Trottier from SoMisguided and Boxcar Marketing, John Maxwell and Suzanne Norman from the SFU Masters of Publishing program, Nick Bouton from Protagonize.com and Morgan Cowie from BookNet Canada.
Lots of more details to come. Media requests have been rolling. I spoke to Stuart Woods at the Quill and Quire last week. Check out his post about BookCamp Vancouver 2009.