Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Are the days of the full-time novelist numbered?

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I was the only author invited to give a solo talk at this year’s Canadian Book Summit, which had the theme of “Hot New Models” — the implicit assumption being that new technologies and ways of doing business, such as ebooks and print-on-demand, were going to be the salvation of traditional publishing. My talk was [...]

Hot New Models

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

I suggested to the coordinator for this conference that she stop using that subject line in emails — I thought it was a come-on for a porn site! But it isn’t. It’s the title of the 2010 Book Summit coming up in Toronto. The full name is: “Hot New Models: the amazing transformation of business [...]