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The individuals involved in makerculture concerning books aim to legitimize book mash-ups and self publishing not just as a fallback plan but as an avenue that develops genuine and unique material that is useful and competitive in the traditional publishing industry. Authors are experimenting with writing that collaborates genres or authors that seem odd together (eg. Hamlet and Dr. Seuss). They are taking publishing into their own hands to get their work out into the public without relying on the traditional gatekeepers. 


Possible Interview Subjects:

Jason Boog: Editor of Galleycat (the book publishing section of mediabistro.com)

Website: http://www.jasonboog.com/?page_id=2

Email: jasonboog@gmail.com

Ben H. Winters: Author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Website:   http://www.benhwinters.com/

Email: winters3000@gmail.com

Penn Kemp: Canada Council writer in residence at UWO written more than 25 books of poetry and drama and self publishes a lot of her work

Number: 519-434-8555

Email: penn@pennkemp.ca

Website: www.pennkemp.ca



Research to Date: 


-Used Google and delicious to generate relevant websites

-Searched through the links on various publishing and book sites (see links list for details)

-Listen to Podcast on Galleycat about book mashups (see links)

-Search for individuals who may be interviewed for the audio/video components 


The Focus, Scope and Angle of the Piece

How are individuals trying to legitimize these new forms of culture and experiment with traditional mediums?

How do audiences react to these new forms of literary work?

Next Steps

-Find additional sources through the contacts we make

-Further information online (blogs/twitter/websites/news sites)

-Attend events where we can learn about upcoming things or meet people involved in makerculture media



Ben H. Winters

Email: winters3000@gmail.com

Phone: 646-522-6112

Website: www.BenHWinters.com

Date: Tuesday November 3rd at 1pm Audio Interview

Penn Kemp

Email: penn@pennkemp.ca

Phone : (519) 434-8555

Website: www.mytown.ca/pennletters

Date: November 4th 3pm Live Interview

Invisible Publishing

Email: info@invisiblepublishing.com

Website: http://invisiblepublishing.heroku.com/

Date: TBA





Comments (3)

Isabella said

at 4:20 pm on Oct 27, 2009

Sites you might find helpful:

http://invisiblepublishing.heroku.com/pages/2 (works with writers who wouldn’t ordinarily be published)
http://microcosmpublishing.com/about/ (independent publisher)
http://www.canadiy.com/index.php/about/ (offers books as free PDFs)

Isabella said

at 9:30 pm on Oct 28, 2009

Isabella said

at 10:01 pm on Oct 28, 2009

http://microcosmpublishing.com/ <- does independent books, zines, t-shirts, etc. Alex Wrekk (author of Stolen Sharpie Revolution) used to work there and I think she'll be at Canzine on Sunday.

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