The changes in the publishing industry have been huge in the last decade. What will the industry look like in ten years? What do we want it to look like?
Some of Canada's best established and emerging writers will imagine that future on Gail's public forum, Gail's Kitchen, on Sunday, April 13. To view the forum, click on the blackboard, Gail's Classroom to your right.
Please join us for that informal panel discussion from 9 to 11 a.m. PST (noon to 2 p.m. ET).
Successful journalist and self-published author Georgie Binks will be on hand to talk about the exploding self-publishing trend. Other writers on the panel include the ladies of the writing group Spin -- Mary Novik, June Hutton and Jen Sookfong Lee -- who have spent a decade supporting each other's work in highly practical ways. Bestselling authors Catherine Bush and Ania Szado will also be here, along current BC Book Prize finalist Janie Chang. Kimmy Beach and Deanna Kawatski will also join us. Deanna, like a great many authors, has published both traditionally and self-published through a collective.
As a lead up to that discussion, please check out Crystal Stranaghan's guest blog Self-publishing 101. Click on guest blogs to view our entire list of guest bloggers.
Janie Chang is a Canadian novelist who draws upon family history for her writing. She grew up listening to stories about ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and immortals and about family life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War.
She is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Three Souls is her first novel.
Registration for Gail's Fiction Master Class is now open. There are only six spots available for this workshop, so if you're interested, register now.
The class is on-line, on Gail's forum, so you can work from home. As a bonus, you’ll become a member of Gail’s on-line writing community with access to on-going discussions about craft, promotion and the writing marketplace, and with opportunities to participate in events with visiting authors. If forums are new to you, we'll help you get comfortable with them. If you can send an email, you can use the forum!
The fiction master class runs for two three-month terms: September through November 2014 (with a break in December) and January through March 2015.
For other options, click on Work With Gail in the upper right hand corner.
Does a writer ever get over those pre-release jitters? Not. Click on guest blogs to view bestselling author Sandra Gulland's thoughts on this one.
Sandra Gulland is the author of the Canadian bestseller Mistress of the Sun as well as the Josephine B. Trilogy, which has sold over a million copies in seventeen languages worldwide. Her fifth novel, The Shadow Queen, will be published in Canada and the US on April 8.