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First editorial meeting for The New Sylva

April 15, 2012

Gabriel Hemery

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The New Sylva - Flatplan April 2012

The New Sylva - Flatplan April 2012

This week we held our first full editorial meeting with editors from Bloomsbury.

It is still two years until The New Sylva is published, and probably nine months before the editorial, design and marketing teams ‘launch’ the book within Bloomsbury. Between now and then some critical decisions need to be taken. The authors met with editors, Richard Atkinson and Natalie Hunt, to decide page size, layout concepts, and various style issues. We have now decided the book length (over 400 pages), and started discussing paper weight and type, fonts and other important issues.

We looked at the flatplan, which Sarah Simblet has prepared as more than 200 thumbnail sketches showing every spread (see above), to show both text flow and illustrations. This is being used in deciding chapter length, distribution of illustrations, and the flow of information throughout the future book.

After a productive meeting, the authors took the…

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