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Four Reasons to be
    Worried
       and
One Reason to be
   Optimistic
About Publishing
Panel on Social Media for Authors
                 at
     The Writers’ Union of Canada
       Annual General Meeting
            June 4, 2010
I’m Hugh McGuire.


I have Twitter accounts. Here is one:
           @hughmcguire


     I have blogs. Here is one:
      http://hughmcguire.net
Worry number one:
There are so many damn books published
              every year.
Worry number two:
Publishers can’t support all those damn books.
Worry number three:
Readers don’t have any damn time to read
            books anymore.
Worry number four:
Prices are collapsing. Damn.
Reasons for optimism, numbers
     one two and three:
There are more people writing
        and more people reading
            than ever before
and you can reach all of them on the web.
Hugh McGuire
some places to find me online:
     Twitter: @hughmcguire


    http://hughmcguire.net
       http://librivox.org
    http://bitesizeedits.com
    http://blog.bookoven.com
   http://huffingtonpost.com
     http://mediahacks.org

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