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Books: November 2012 Archives

Design gone wrong

design_portrait1347029046.jpgFrédéric Metz is the author of a new book called Design? (Flammarion).

He speaks with Jeanette Kelly about times when bad design leaves us feeling uncomfortable and confused.

Have you ever noticed something that's poorly designed? Tell us about it on our Facebook page.

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Quebec Writing Competition Reader's Choice Award

Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly be presenting the Quebec Writing Competion awards again this year. The winners will be announced at the Quebec Writing Federation Gala on November 20, 2012.

This year, there is a new category, the Readers Choice Award. We need your help to choose the winner. 

Ten finalists have been chosen. Now, we want you to be the judge.

Read the stories, and vote on your favourite.


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Major shift for the struggling publishing industry

simondardick 005.jpgThere's been a seismic shift in the publishing industry this past week,
and most of it looked dire.

D&M, which includes Douglas & McIntyre and Greystone Books has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Penguin and Random House are merging

This follows the demise of a couple of other Canadian publishers including McLelland and Stewart and Key Porter Books.

The Globe and Mail suggests we are seeing the failure of Canadian-owned independent publishing.

Simon Dardick, the co-publisher of Vehicule Press here in Montreal, begs to differ.

Listen to the interview: 

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