Shades of Fear…and the future of publishing.

My editor has a book coming out, a charity anthology in support of pediatric cancer research. I really encourage any who read this blog to consider picking it up: it is important that artists, lovers of arts, readers, writers etc support Good Works and Great Causes in the world. You should all download, read, comment and recommend this book

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Dara, my editor, invited me to join the Facebook group this all came out: a group of writers supporting and encouraging each other. And with this project behind them they have two more anthologies in the works (disclaimer: I will be in one of them). Of interest to me is how this impacts the future of publishing. The gatekeeper is gone, indies are making fortunes-to-livings as writers. The question comes up again and again – how do we find quality work? How do we keep less than stellar work from the market place.

The future, I think, is the curated network: groups like this one that publish, mentor writers working independently and help encourage and build a network of reviewers, tweeters, bloggers and FBers. 

These are initial thoughts, but I am eager to see what the future holds. 

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