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The Homegrown Publishing Industry

07/19/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Technology has turned the book publishing world on its head.  The ease with which books can be printed and changes in how they're marketed has been a boon for the growing number of small, independent publishers.  It's also made it possible for writers to self-publish. 

We talk with author Tim Brookes of the Champlain College Publishing Initiative and Steve Carlson, publisher and outgoing president of Independent Publishers Of New England about how changes in the world of publishing are affecting the states 200+ independent publishers and the opportunities and challenges facing prospective authors.

Post your questions or comments below or email vermontedition@vpr.net.  


Plus, the next installment in our "Visiting Artists" series.  This month we visit with David Huddle, author of more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction.  Huddle retired in 2009 after nearly four decades teaching students at the University of Vermont.  But he continues to teach at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and at the Breadloaf School of English, where host Jane Lindholm caught up with him to discuss the differences between writing poetry and writing prose, and what it means to write about "the male experience."


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