Thursday, May 07, 2009

the all Ontarian

(images courtesy broken pencil and BookThug)

Ontario Publisher Featured in Ontario Magazine Interview

In what I choose to interpret as a bow to the province's growing creative economy, Ontario's independent pop culture magazine broken pencil is running a feature interview with Ontarian independent avant-garde book publisher, Jay MillAr of BookThug.

A highlight:

"BookThug was created because I was looking around for it and it wasn't there. There is a real sense of if-you-build-it-they-will-come behind the press. But understanding the past in order to move forward is an important feature, which is why I created the Department of Reissue. I also created BookThug because I wanted to communicate with others who are interested not only in possibilities in writing, but are also interested in a skewed sense of how to publish and distribute said writing; who are interested in carrying on a discussion, through publishing, of possibilities in writing."

And the full interview online. Kinesiology majors, beware.

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