Publishing projects require all of the above skills and more.
“Publishing … is to make public – to send forth among the people – the words and pictures that creative minds have produced, that editors have worked over, that printers have reproduced … a formidable succession of activities no one of which can, by itself, be called publishing.” (Chandler B. Grannis. Publishers’ Weekly, 1957)
I have three things in mind when reviewing publishing ideas: first, the ‘magic’ quality – does the idea excite me; second, topical value, and third, the wider picture and its ongoing potential. The only rule is that it must excite.
Many publishing ideas are grown here at the HoBB – our fertile imagination ensures this. Ideas arrive here with their creators for development and some ideas originate here during weekend `Creative Boot-Camp` meetings. View our growing catalogue of examples: Publications Gallery
Do you have a publishing project? Is your project so very wonderful that publishers should be clambering for your title?
The practice of developing publishing ideas alongside editors produces the most successful results. While general access to editors is limited, we occasionally arrange editorial meetings here at the HoBB for authors seeking to eat, sleep and dream their books together. These enthusiastic sessions are ideal for brilliant unknown authors and often for writers wishing to develop a better `live` style at book signings, festivals and events. Contact us for available dates.
Next year’s publishing projects are progressing well, Little People Books and their friends – librarians, teachers and parents, continue to do everything in their power to encourage innovation, culture `best solutions` and represent quality.
I hope that you attract attention to your next book idea from a publishing house of distinction whose list suits your title. The personality of the house, and in part, its editor, is important – a good match is pleasing, progressive and profitable.