Found out just today (where was I this week?) that Douglas & McIntyre are “restructuring”. Although they are still operating normally, filing for bankruptcy protection is never a good thing.
The question for Canadian writers is becoming more and more, where can I get my stuff published? And for Canadian readers, are foreign books our only future?
Personally, I tend to think not — Canadian readers will always seek out Canadian writers. It will be harder, and I think they’ll be less read than even today, sadly. I do see it as another gap in the levee of Canadian culture — one that I hope will get shored up soon enough.
Because not only does the world need more Canada, Canadians need more Canada.