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
    ...
I’m Hugh McGuire.


I have Twitter accounts. Here is one:
           @hughmcguire


     I have blogs. Here is one:
      ...
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 o...
Hugh McGuire
some places to find me online:
     Twitter: @hughmcguire


    http://hughmcguire.net
       http://librivox....
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Four Reasons to be Worried about Publishing

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A short presentation on the modern (digital) landscape for writers - filled with doom and gloom for existing structures, and unbridled optimism for reading & writing.

Presented to the Writers' Union of Canada's AGM, June 4, 2010.

Very brief slides, and I am not sure they are any use without me talking through them ... still, perhaps of use to somebody.

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  • Four Reasons to be Worried about Publishing

    1. Four Reasons to be Worried and One Reason to be Optimistic About Publishing
    2. Panel on Social Media for Authors at The Writers’ Union of Canada Annual General Meeting June 4, 2010
    3. I’m Hugh McGuire. I have Twitter accounts. Here is one: @hughmcguire I have blogs. Here is one: http://hughmcguire.net
    4. Worry number one:
    5. There are so many damn books published every year.
    6. Worry number two:
    7. Publishers can’t support all those damn books.
    8. Worry number three:
    9. Readers don’t have any damn time to read books anymore.
    10. Worry number four:
    11. Prices are collapsing. Damn.
    12. Reasons for optimism, numbers one two and three:
    13. There are more people writing and more people reading than ever before and you can reach all of them on the web.
    14. 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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