Book Publishing

Against Ludditism: Or, Why the Electronic Book is a Good Idea

By Max Fawcett | 2007 May 14

Fawcett discusses the future of the electronic book and the dangers inherent in
the literary establishment's approach to dealing with it.

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Canceling Imprint

By Gordon Lockheed | 2005 March 11

Gordon Lockheed has a few questions about a public television network cancelling English language television’s longest-running book show.

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Translating Heather

By Gordon Lockheed | 2004 October 22

Gordon Lockheed reports on the Chapters/Indigo shareholder meeting…

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Bulletins From the Book Trade: The Richmond Chapters Anti-Reader Fin

By Gordon Lockheed | 2003 November 5

Gordon Lockheed finds a telling example of Chapters/Indigo’s new merchandising strategy in the suburbs of Vancouver…

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What’s Wrong in the Book Trade?

By Gordon Lockheed | 2003 September 23

Gordon Lockheed continues his investigation of book publishing and book selling in Canada. (Other articles in the series are lodged in our BP&BS topic category)

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General Dies in Bed, or, Jack Stoddart’s Legacy

By Gordon Lockheed | 2002 September 11

Gordon Lockheed outlines the implications of the collapse of Stoddart and General Distribution Services…(there are five other articles on the crisis in Canadian publishing in the BP&BS archive)

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Why Canadian Novels Aren’t Selling Anymore

By Brian Fawcett | 2002 February 6

Brian Fawcett taps one of his inside sources for an explanation to why the sales of Canadian-authored novels have died.

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Indigo Blues

By Frank Davis | 2002 January 12

Frank Davis rides again, this time to explain why
the Chapters/Indigo experiment doesn’t work, and to hint at alternatives

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Fungibility and Bookselling

By Frank Davis | 2001 November 22

Frank Davis speculates on the possible effect a strange economic fetish has on the way the selling of books is currently being mishandled.

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Bookselling and Book Publishing in Canada, an emergency report

By Gordon Lockheed | 2001 October 26

Gordon Lockheed, with notes from Frank Davis, weighs in with the first of a series of reports on the conditions for writing, publishing and reading books in Canada.

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