July 13th, 2012

Hart's Farm

Poem: "Brought to Bed"

Here is the perk for getting 25 voters in the July themes poll.  This poem was selected by the audience.  It's fishbowl spillover from June 20, 2012.  It was inspired by prompts from meeksp and zianuray.  It belongs to the series Hart's Farm, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page.

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What Is the Future of Publishing?

This article examines possible trends in publishing.  I think the point about publishers connecting to readers (or not) is very apt.  Baen Books on the science fiction side has made efforts in that direction by releasing free ebooks of older titles, posting new short stories online, etc.  Chelsea Green has a very nice website with articles, author interviews, etc. for readers to enjoy.  Most publishers don't bother with readers, though.  Crowdfunding completely steamrolls them in that arena.