Canadian Council for the Arts should start thinking about the changing publishing industry and the new roles and responsiblities that are arising.
For writers there is a definite shift from traditional publishing to self-publishing. Even if the author is being traditionally published, there is more and more of an oness being placed on the author to promote and market.
Self publishing is no longer that nether region where hacks hang out on the fringes. Canada has a real opportunity here to support upcoming self-publishers and really put Canada on the map as a new Mecca for self-publishing. We have all of the tools to help these people. We just need to implement them.