It is one year until The New Sylva is published in April 2014 and several milestones have been reached.
Gabriel Hemery has finished drafting the manuscript; before editing the word count stands at 125,000 words. Sarah Simblet has completed more than two-thirds of the drawings with just 60 (out of a total of 200) to go before the ultimate deadline of November, when the book goes to print.
The publishers Bloomsbury have now ‘launched’ the book internally, meaning that a whole team of people have joined the Senior Editor during this pre-production stage, including a copy editor, designer, publicist, and marketing manager.
The authors have been developing with partners exciting plans for the book launch, and afterwards a national touring exhibition during 2014 that will visit some of the most prestigious arboreta around Britain and Ireland. We will announce more details soon.
Very well done. Any chance we could have some further discussion on what is involved in this pre-production process as time goes by. I think that aspect would be most interesting and revealing too.
Definitely Tony. Lots more information to come. We will keep you posted.
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