Sunday, January 14, 2007

It's been a while since I blogged, and the reason for this is the New Year for me is a point at which all things seem possible. So many contacts to make, meetings to set up with booksellers, contacts to be made with literary festivals and organisers of talks, which will turn into tours for our authors later in the year.

So, no time to blog, it seems but Chocolate and Zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier looks like becoming a fabulous success. I hope, I hope.

On our web site, currently in the middle of a total redesign but up all the time (we apologise for missing links etc - they are corrected as soon as we notice), you will see mini sites for The Crafter Culture Handbook (advances are in - sales meetings set up), and Chocolate & Zucchini.

Next week I am seeing a major TV company to discuss opportunities for Clotilde -and they specialise in cookery programmes. Gardners, who I saw on Friday in eastbourne, are right behind this book, and we have an ad. with them and also one in the Bookseller Food and Drink issue out on 19th January. There will be an article by Clotilde in Delicious magazine, and a lot more I hope.

Also, Lawrence Potter of Mathematics Minus Fear, returned from Rwanda and came in last week. He is starting to write his next book for us, THIS MAY HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD. Mathematics Minus Fear was our best selling book last year, and in the world of politics, science, and technology there are so many more things which I do not understand (maths is not my strong point - hence the first book). It should be great fun to work on, really illuminating and written with humour, and also, I really hope, sell like crazy.

So, here's to a great 2007.