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The Energy of Slaves: An Interview with Andrew Nikiforuk

Very pleased to finally share my brief but hugely illuminating interview with Andrew Nikiforuk about his important new book, The Energy of Slaves, Oil and the New Servitude. If you looking for a little light reading I recommend that you check out whatever it is that they’re selling at the local Costco. This is not [...]

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Interview with Noah Genner of BookNet Canada: The Canadian Book Consumer 2012

Last week I was in Montreal to speak with the Association of English-language Book Publishers of Quebec about using the web and social media to develop communications and discoverability strategies for publishers, writers, and books. While I was there I was made aware of the imminent release of BookNet Canada’s research into consumer behavior entitled: [...]

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Interview with Scottish Author, Ewan Morrison: Literary Culture in the Digital Age

Seth Godin publishes a lot of articles that are designed to trigger wide-spread sharing across the social media channels. It’s called link bait. Godin is a master of creating provocative little posts that people repost and share across web. Some time in June I shared one of Godin’s posts from the Domino Project, Piracy? You [...]

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Talking to Kevin Franco of Enthrill about Selling eBooks at Independent Bookstores

The uncertain evolution of retail bookselling continues unabated with news that Amazon is intent on providing same-day delivery for books and other products. Add that info to the pile of things to freak out about later because right now there is something interesting happening that could help #indiebooksellers to better compete in the current world [...]

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Why We Need Young #IndieBooksellers: A Personal Remembrance

I came to independent bookselling, like a lot of things in life, via a certain circuitous route. I was a high school co-op student in an off-campus pilot project called the Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CfES). The year was 1989. Though I went to school in Ancaster, Ontario, the CfES was located in the beautiful [...]

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“Holy Shit This is Hot!” – Gilbert Gottfried Reads Fifty Shades of Grey

When it comes – ahem – to sensual arousal a warm voice reading beautiful prose only has few rivals. Mellifluous tones wrapped around erotica language cooing from your earbuds only for you… as you reach forward to increase the incline on your elliptical at the gym. There’s sexy voices reading the great romances of the [...]

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