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What has happened to publishing?

This blog post by in Publishing has a series explaining the history of publishing. Also watch the movie THE WIFE with Glenn Close to get an idea of the male dominated industry.... Trace
A Brief History of 20th Century Publishing As Kristen Lamb points out in her must-read post, Goliath has Fallen & What This Means for Writers, publishing worked in a pretty standard way for over a century. Writers would take their books to publishers. If their pitch was successful, the publishers would then sign them on, publish the books, and distribute them to smaller chains and independent bookstores around the country.
The leaders in charge of the publishing business knew they had three jobs:
Protect the writers, producers of the product publishers sold.Protect the bookstores, distributors of books.Protect the readers, consumers of books. These are listed in order of importance. If there are no writers, then there is no content: no stories, no books, no movie rights, …

Our books on Kobo

We did publish Two Worlds: Lost Children (Second Edition) on KOBO in Canada in 2017.
These are our current stats (July 2019):
#183 in Nonfiction, History, Americas, North America#321 in Nonfiction, History, Canada#3851 in Biography & Memoir, Historical You can also set up an account and do your ebook. HERE LINK TO BUY: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/two-worlds-second-edition-vol-1  


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Borderline: Invisible #poemenvylopes

This makes too much sense... too much OVER THE TOP marketing and 1 million new books a year - this has obviously tanked our author's book sales.
And you know what? We here at Blue Indians will continue, as we have since 2011... we will NOT stop.
I have a short book out now. And plan more.   Trace

THIS is the most important commentary on publishing I have EVER read.↓

A Writer’s Choice to Be Borderline InvisibleSmall presses and editions remind us that that we’re free to stay below the radar in an age of self-promotion. John Yau “Hell0 Please Remove Shoes” (all images courtesy Margaret Galey)Cid Corman started the magazine Origin in 1951. With a few interruptions, he continued to publish it until 1984, often while he was living outside of the United States, in Matera, Italy, and Kyoto, Japan. As far as I know, Corman, who believed there were only 300 people who read poetry, did not increase the size of the edition as the years passed. Many of his own books were printed in edit…

Hentz releases new creative non-fiction (NEW! REVIEW!)

Charles Grolla

Charles Grolla's Ojibwe name is Ogimaagiizhig (Boss of the Sky) and he is of the Adik (Caribou) clan or totem.  He is an enrolled member of the Bois Forte reservation in Minnesota and was raised mainly on the Red Lake reservation in Minnesota.  While growing up in the Bikwaakwaang (West End) area of the Red Lake reservation, Charles became a contending player of Ojibwe style moccasin game before the age of 14.  Charles graduated from Red Lake High School and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Ojibwe Language at Bemidji State University.  Retiring after 17 years of service from the Red Lake Police Department, first as a police officer then as a conservation officer, he started a new career and is currently a teacher at Cass Lake – Bena High School where he teaches Ojibwe language, culture, and moccasin game.

Charles is a lifetime hunter, trapper, fisherman, and moccasin game player.  As a child, besides moccasin game,  growing up his favor…

Trace Hentz

LISTEN TO A NEW INTERVIEW

Trace is not retired... she is still writing! 
Are you read to publish a new book? Email her: bluehandcollective@outlook.com
HER NEW WEBSITE: https://blog.tracehentz.com/ 

Dana Lone Hill

An Inspiring Lakota Writer, Activist


John Christian Hopkins

John Christian Hopkins, a member of the Rhode Island Narragansett Indian Tribe, is a descendant of King Ninigret, patriarch of the tribe’s last hereditary royal family. Hopkins is a career journalist who has worked at newspapers across the U.S. and has been a nationally syndicated columnist for Gannett News Service. He and his wife Sararesa live on her Navajo reservation in Arizona.







Narrate Your Own Audiobook

Update from Trace

HER LATEST BOOK: Mental Midgets | Musqonocihte
This TWIN book is a collection of factoids, thoughts, quips, code, quotes, photos, thought bombs, creative non-fiction, Native American history and prose. And it’s short. Musqonichte translates Blue Sky.
ISBN: 9781731074010 First Edition
FREE BOOK REVIEW PDF: Shoot me an email. (laratrace@outlook.com)

If you want to buy a signed copy, paypal me: $6.00 (send money to laratrace@outlook.com via paypal)

Available at this website via the Amazon links.

Here is the Preface:

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