The Internet is abuzz with the sad news from Raincoast. Artist and writer Cynthia Nugent, illustrator of one of my favourites, Mister Got To Go, and part of the Raincoast stable, was interviewed by CBC. And writer, John Burns, author of Runnerland among others, comments on this demise of his publisher on his blog. (Scroll down to Raincoast RIP.)
And here's an ironic story, from May 2007. Note the last line, from CEO Allan MacDougall: “We want to be one of the survivors.”
Finally, here's a prediction of how this will affect the Canadian publishing industry as a whole.