Briefly Noted | The book is dead -long live the ebook
As it turns out, there are a few Canadian writers who have already gone indie and aren’t looking back.
In the 1990s, writer Cliff Burns formed his own imprint and published his book Sex and Other Acts of the Imagination after being unable to find a publisher.
“Self-publishing saved my career and my sanity,” says Burns, who “got tired of all the power resting in the hands of editors and agents who clearly had no affinity for work that carves a different path . . . now, new technologies like print-on-demand and blogging have placed more power and responsibility in authors’ hands.”