Filed under: Enthusiasms | Tags: Books on the Radio, Canada Reads, CBC, Sean Cranbury
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: Industry Change, Interview, Support Independents | Tags: 48 Hour Interview, Amy Logan Holmes, Book Oven, Book Publishing, BookCamp Toronto, BookCamp Vancouver, Clelia Scala, DRM, Fall Magazine, File Sharing, Future of Publishing, Hugh McGuire, Librivox, Librivox.org, Montreal, Open Book Toronto Magazine, Open Book: Toronto, P2P, P2P File Sharing Networks, Piracy, Publishing, Sean Cranbury, Toronto, Vancouver
Sometime around the middle of August I got an email from Amy Logan-Holmes at Open Book: Toronto asking whether I would be interested in participating in something called the 48 Hour Interview that would run in their Fall Issue.
She described it as an email exchange or co-interview between two people working within the books/publishing industry. The participants are free to discuss whatever they like provided that the ‘interview’ occurs within 48 consecutive hours and, I suppose, is at least tangentially related to the business at hand.
So I’m thinking, “Ok, that sounds doable. I wonder who she’s going to pair me up with?”
No pressure, right?
It was a great, if somewhat long, interview that really dug into some key issues facing the evolving – convulsing? – book publishing industry today.
The whole thing was edited and punched into shape by the very talented Clelia Scala. Many thanks to Hugh and everyone at Open Book: Toronto.
For an example of something that I wrote for the interview that may or may not be interesting, please click the little red (more…) button below.