Friday, July 6, 2012


Publishing high-five!

In an article in today's Ottawa Citizen, it's revealed that noted Ottawa photographer Tony Fouhse is starting a publishing house, Straylight.

Before everyone gets that manuscript ready to send, take note that it's for photography books and zines. This is particularly good news if you love sitting with a paper book, thumbing through amazing photos, which is what Fouhse takes. His camera tells stories that go directly to the heart of the matter.

Even better news, is that in this 2012 world of publishing, some people still believe that paper books are the way to go. Traditional publishing may have a fever and chills but it is not quarantined nor on its death bed. And that's heartening for writers, and photographers, editors, copyeditors, cover artists...that whole gamut of creativity that goes into the finished product. A paper book that you can put on the coffee table and enjoy the cover, pick up and thumb through as you look for a quote, curl up with and read while turning pages.

Long live publishing, paper books and brave souls like Tony Fouhse.

Linda Wiken/Erika Chase

Berkley Prime Crime, now available
READ & BURIED, coming Dec., 2012

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