The Syllabus is now available here. Thanks to the generous support of the University of Ottawa library the class will have the opportunity to use Open Journal Systems to create a class journal. More details will be provided at a later date.
Directory of Open Access Journals (2014). Press release on new application form for DOAJ journals. Retrieved March 20, 2014 from https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dr3jnOygvuDlONSBv8lho4McQsEPFd0a5gtxjCmKd9k/edit
Tools for book self-publishing
Following are some tools that appear to be promising if you are interested in book self-publishing. Note that I haven't checked into this in any depth and haven't actually self-published a book myself (at least, not yet). Comparing the options could be an interesting term paper topic.
PressBooks developed on WordPress platform. Free to use, or can pay from $10 for ebooks Pro (to remove PressBooks watermarks and covers some storage).
Smashwords free publishing for authors / marketing system with revenue sharing with authors (you can make your books available for free as well). You can upload a book developed into Word for conversion into epub format.
Feedbooks based in France - supports multiple platforms.
Kobo - free to publish. Converts files to epub format.
Lulu - free. Any format.
Calibre - free open source e-book management tool. Self-publishing option.
ibooks author - Apple's free app for self-publishing books "for the ipad". I gather that books created with this tool are not available for non-ipad users.
Book Creator - tool for ipad. Free to create one book, cost to create more. Books published are optimized for ipad, may be available on other e-book readers such as Kindle and Nook.
Articles and items of interest
Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothéques Urbaines de Canada work on ebooks and public libraries.
Leong, M. (2012). Self-publishers can't afford humility. The National Post. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/12/14/self-publishers-cant-afford-humility/
(alternative title: how my self-published book became a Canadian bestseller in six months)
Canada Council for the Arts. n.d. Writing and publishing. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from http://www.canadacouncil.ca/writing-and-publishing.aspx - describes grant program and awards for Canadian writers and publishers; blog may be of interest.
The Canadian Authors' Association. FAQS: publishing. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from http://canadianauthors.org/national/faq/
Magazines Canada. How to start a magazine. FAQ for new and would-be publishers. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from http://www.magazinescanada.ca/resources/start_a_magazine