Hey all, big news here.
rabble.ca is going to host my blog. (Thanks so much rabble for this opportunity.) It allows my weekly missives to get out to a much larger audience and on one big hand, that’s terrific. On the other hand, my much smaller and darker psychological hand (which likes to twitch and flap and snatch for cigarettes) occasionally gets me into trouble.
This is the hand that’s nervous about taking it big, showing the world what it’s truly like to publish digitially. Warts and all.
And that’s what you’re going to get here. The truth. Not the glad hand. The dismissive hand. I’m beating down the old hand and trying something new.
As a novelist and an established trends and tech columnist I feel I’ve got a responsibility because I’ve been reading and reporting a heck of a lot about these changes in an abstract fashion and now I want to give back and contribute a document of value that truly outlines the changes reading is undergoing in the 21th century. From a writer’s pov.
To my mind too many people use their blogs as kind gross glossy infommerical (no real content) for what they’re really selling. Which in my case, would ultimately be my book.
If you decide to read Adventures on the eBook Frontier you will read real time, truthful experiences about the smack downs, the love-fests, technical advances or possible retreats, aid from unexpected fairy godparents, or perhaps the bitter reality of an industry still in a terrific state of flux.
Who knows? But you’ll find out in Spring 2013 when Iguana Books launches my novel Night Town. And yeah….it would be kinda cool if you picked one up.
Second bit of news which is terrific. Thanks to the ever lovely and talented Emily Niedoba’s brilliant google market sheet (which everyone should have and has proven to me that clouding is actually good) I’ve been getting some positive feedback from Canadian writing schools about posting my blog on their sites.
It’s too early to tell how big the numbers will actually be, but I’m super happy that the University of Victoria and Humber College are already on board, and the feedback from the writing community is coming in and been extremely supportive.
Not sure about the blogging community, because Emily is handling that.
Oh……the editor called me yesterday…….I have to change the ending…..More on that next time. But I handled the news relatively well.