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From the editor.

These days, we hear a lot of predictions that new media are superseding the book and that print and paper are on their way out. So it was heartening to hear about the new book coming out in cooperation with Bertelsmann, one of the world's biggest publishers. Just who is putting that book together? Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that has become one of the go-to sources in the world of new technologies and information. It seems that even the newest media are still enchanted with the idea of "the book."

But the Internet is a wonderful way to find out about books and, in this issue, our Focus section looks at why and how authors, illustrators and publishers can use the web to creatively promote their books.

And if authors can become web experts and bloggers, they can also become editors and publishers. Read about author, publisher and surfer Lesley Choyce in our Profile section, and authors Deb Loughead and Jocelyn Shipley who dreamed up and took on the task of editing Cleavage, an anthology about girls, body image and mothers!

Happy reading.

Letters may be sent to the Editor at gillian@bookcentre.ca or to CCBC, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 101, Toronto ON M4R 1B9

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Author:O'Reilly, Gillian
Publication:Canadian Children's Book News
Article Type:Editorial
Date:Jun 22, 2008
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