Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Ashland Book and Author Festival

On June 23th from 10 a.m-5 p.m., SOU’s Hannon Library will host its first Ashland Book and Author Festival featuring writers, artists, publishers and readers. I sat down with Laura Baden, one of the Festival’s organizers to find out more … Continue reading

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The Flex and Flux of Publishing (Part 2)

For authors and editors, the call is a bit direr. As more and more books go digital and the sales of regular books are shrinking, authors may find themselves in an increasingly limited industry. Editors must report to editorial boards, … Continue reading

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The Digital Shift: Allowing People to Continue the Legacy…

After going to the “From Print to Pixels” event at the Ashland Public Library, I’m convinced of one thing: e-books are just allowing us to continue the legacy of paranoia. The speaker pointed out that people have been saying the … Continue reading

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The Flux and Flex of Publishing (Part 1)

We live in a volatile time. The world is changing. People are changing their minds about what’s important. Culture is changing. Social media is changing the way people interact. Even the local medium is changing from print & paper to … Continue reading

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Global Progress Towards E-Books

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2012/05/07/340255/Publisher-predicts.htm Above ^ is the link to a recent news article that I came across. The article discusses the global trend of e-books and e-book marketing. The focus of the article is Taiwan, which even though it are about three … Continue reading

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Fear of the Query!

One of the unique opportunities available to writers is feature article writing. Potential topics for feature articles are nearly endless. Mediums of publication are also varied for feature articles. They can be “featured” in magazines, online, journals, newspapers, blogs, etc. … Continue reading

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“From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age”

In my history of publishing class we’ve talked a little about the act of reading–and whether reading ebooks or listening to audio books is reading. Here’s an upcoming Oregon Humanities talk for anyone intruiged by the question of how eBooks … Continue reading

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People are Mostly (Not) Dicks

More and more I am seeing the traditional distribution line being broken, in larger and larger degrees of success. The internet has provided a direct line from artist/developer/manufacturer to consumer, and more and more people are learning that they can … Continue reading

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The Internet- A Writer’s Dream for Premoting New Works

“If you can write and have something to say, you will do well in life. Most people can’t write to save their lives and have nothing interesting or valuable to say”. – John Yunker John Yunker and Midge Raymond, both … Continue reading

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White Out: The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon. Speaker Emily Drew

On May 3, Willamette University professor Emily Drew came to the Ashland Public Library as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project series. Her presentation “White Out” aims at creating an open environment where people can engage in discourse concerning … Continue reading

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