Thoughts on the World of Publishing

My friend Rik Scott, Uphill Writing and President of the Fremont Area Writers, has posted some thoughtful comments on old dogs learning new tricks in the world of publishing. Thought I don’t deem us to be “old” we are often prone to hang on to traditional ways of doing. Herewith a call to move forward:

How to Face Reality in the New World of Publishing

As an example of this kind of thinking, and daring, I’ll post a story about another friend, Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt, who has recently researched and written a history of her family and its eponymous department store, Thalhimer’s of Richmond, Virginia. Her book is called Finding Thalhimers.


About Stein Ink

Gertrude Stein's cousin. Writer, Reader, Knitter. STARR Restaurant Reporter and Virtual Travel Editor for the Tri-City Voice, serving communities East of the Bay (as in San Francisco Bay Area). Married with one wife, one small dog, and an irritable cat. Raised on the East Coast, where they have an "edge" not found out here in California. Two grown children: good men with families.
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One Response to Thoughts on the World of Publishing

  1. Stay tuned, as the success of this project is yet to be determined! I would like to propose the concept that maybe you can teach a new dog to make up her own tricks. (Although not as catchy as the original expression.) The publishing industry is definitely redefining itself, and I think writers are in the driver’s seat right now. It’s up to each individual writer to create her own platform, find an appropriate venue for publishing her work, and see just how far she can ride the wave. I’ll let you know whether my wave crashes or makes it all the way to the shore…

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