This morning I was on Fresh Air with CBC Books Producer Erin Balser (@booksin140) talking about our publishing predictions for 2012.

They are:

1) The rise of eBOOK SHORTS. Long-form journalism in eBook form has been a big growth area in the past 12 months. Will it be a game-changer in 2012?

2) The ongoing fight for INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES. With news of several closures already in 2012, now more than ever indie retailers are having to do more than just sell books. We highlight some of the ones that are doing it best.

3) Will 2012 be the year of NON-FICTION? Literary awards for non-fiction have started to steal some of the media limelight from the big fiction prizes. Will this be the year serious, narrative non-fiction gets sexy?

4) CANADIAN-OWNED PUBLISHERS v. the might of multi-nationals. With Random House now a full owner of iconic Canadian house McClelland & Stewart, what does this mean for the year ahead in publishing?

Listen to the audio of our conversation here.