Publishing

Publishing 101

It’s the end of a busy week of lineups, schedule changes, bookstore browsing, and discussions about writing, publications and design. It’s the end of the first week of Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program, which will probably ¬†take over my life for the next eight months. Before entering the program, I had many conversations […]

Social Reading: Ebooks of the Future?

After a series of debates with myself, regarding the accessibility of English books¬†while living abroad versus the perceived merit of tangibility (paper, pages, fresh book scent), the accessibility side eventually won out and I found myself the new owner of a Kindle. I should mention that thrown into those debates were considerations about supporting a […]

Casually Designed

I was, am, and indefinitely will be a Harry Potter fan. These stories were a huge part of my growing-up years; I read the first book when I was 11, the same age as Harry. I still love the characters and the world that Rowling created, and all of the awesome names she came up […]

A superficial reason to read the oldies

I haven’t read an exorbitant number of classics lately (except for a few Jane Austens), but check out these new editions: the Penguin English Library. They’re being published throughout the year. I like the updated cover designs; more stylish than the old black-and-orange ones. But, is Penguin trying to suggest that their “library” is THE […]