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Amazon Books: Retail Game Changer or Same Old Indie Killer?

It’s a sad but true reality nowadays that indie bookstores—heck, even big box stores—are closing. And why is that? Ask around and you’ll get a number of answers: books are too expensive; I don’t have time to read; it’s cheaper … Continue reading

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Editing as Art Form: Musings of a Fledgling Artist

It is finally February, so we here at the Porcupine’s Quill are officially knee deep in our Spring 2017 list. We’ve pretty much wrapped up the heavy editorial lifting, so to speak, and we’ve started to move on to the … Continue reading

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Where Have All the CanLit Blogs Gone?

I’ve noticed a trend over the past several years, one that is simultaneously understandable and saddening. Canadian literary blogs are going the way of the dodo. They’re disappearing quietly every month—one here, one there. But where are they all going? … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 08 Jul 2016

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.   Here’s a fun fact. New York libraries used to have superintendents, who lived in … Continue reading

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Seven Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Publishing School

7. You will not be prepared. You probably felt pretty worldly and knowledgeable once you finished publishing school. You are privy to all kinds of information about how books are made, where they come from, and so on, that mere … Continue reading

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On Reading, Dreams, and Potentially Murderous Books

Here I go. Starting 2016 with some truth. Sometimes I’m surprised that I don’t have dreams that my books are trying to kill me. I wonder what that says about my psyche. It’s not exactly unfounded. My books are so … Continue reading

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