Doug Ford blasts Margaret Atwood over libraries, says ‘I don’t even know her’

Paul Moloney Urban Affairs Reporter   Councillor Doug Ford has fired back at world-renowned author Margaret Atwood for her criticism of suggested library cuts, telling reporters: “I don’t even know her. If she walked by me, I wouldn’t have a clue who she is.” Ford also said that the literary icon and activist — who …

What if everyone on Twitter read the same book?

By Mathew Ingram May. 27, 2011, 9:01am Social activity around books and reading used to be limited to Oprah-style book clubs or the occasional reading by an author, but social tools like Twitter and Facebook have amplified and extended the ability to discuss and recommend books in new directions. Now Jeff Howe, the author and …

No e-books without authors, Atwood reminds us

ROSALIND PORTER Globe and Mail Update Published Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 3:00AM EDT Last updated Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 10:36AM EDT   When Margaret Atwood opened the annual Tools of Change for Publishing conference in New York last month, it felt like something of a coup for us publishers. At a moment when our business …