This past Monday the tenth and final writer’s showcase was preformed in what will be the new kitchen of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers’ house. A lot has happened since this series started last August, and we have a whole new crew of friends of the Cp A who work hard and try harder.
Though the readings are over, the videos of those readings will continue to trickle in as the 5 year anniversary of the project approaches.
This is the first of three clips showing my good friend and collaborator, Dr. Tameka Cage Conley, reading at the 9th showcase last month.
Special thanks to the Heinz Endowment for supporting a little sketchy project like mine with their small arts initiative, and thank you to Bruin Roofing, who generously donated a portion of the supplies so that maybe some day soon I won’t have to put a tarp over the books in my bedroom.
if traditional publishers — of all kinds, not just the book industry — want to maintain some of the value they have had in the past, they will have to stop thinking about controlling the process of distribution or the delivery platform, and think more about the services they can add for authors and readers.
This is really the only way to manage disruptive changes within a field or industry: 1) Assess the potential value you as a company can provide in the new situation 2) Identify those who are willing to pay for that value 3) Transform your company and business model to providing that value (1) to those identified in step (2)
Everything you do that will not fit in that new model is basically worthless and should be cut off as fast as possible.
New review at Chamber Four for WATCH THE DOORS AS THEY CLOSE:
A “gem of a novella….Watch the Doors as They Close is a soul-searching exploration of an all-consuming love affair that has recently ended….It’s this introspective inquiry that makes the choice of the diary form so compelling.”