How Technology is Changing the Writer's Craft & Audience
How Technology is ChangingCraft & Audience Thad McIlroy WUC OnWords Conference Vancouver, BC May 25, 2012
Our Session Technology is changing how we think and read. Is it also changing how we write and access our audience?
Our Speakers Cynara Geissler, Marketing Manager, Arsenal Pulp Press Rachel Zolf, Poet & Professor, University of Calgary Thad McIlroy, The Future of Publishing
A Bit About Thad Started in publishing in Canada in 1977. Founded Virgo Press and Beatty & Church. Consulting for 25 years on publishing and technology. 18 books; 300+ articles.
Understanding Technology Black + white thinking is anathema to appreciating change. Change is not either/or. It’s and. Technology is a process; it’s not an event. Don’t be defensive; it attracts predators.
What’s Changed?More The Same FewerBooks Libraries BookstoresAuthors Grants Old publishersPublishersReadersAlternatives
The challenge lies in theabundance of media competingfor readers’ attention.