The New Sylva is listed by Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing have now listed The New Sylva on their website. We can reveal for the first time the list price of £40.00. [UPDATE December 2013: the recommended retail price finally agreed is £50.00] Launch date in the UK is 10th April 2014, while in the US the book will be available from July. The… Read More

First sample chapters produced

Our deadline to complete copy editing is the end of June, so Gabriel Hemery has been working hard with the copy editor to finish on time. Meanwhile, the authors have also been working with the team at Bloomsbury Publishing to produce the first sample chapters. This is the first time that text and image have… Read More

Publishing team meeting at Bloomsbury

The authors met the publishing team at Bloomsbury yesterday, including editorial, design, marketing, publicity and sales. This was the first occasion that the authors had met the whole team. It was a milestone in the book’s development as it signified that from now on all of us will be working very closely to turn what… Read More

Designing the book

Today the authors held a meeting with editors at Bloomsbury to discuss book design in detail. Editors Richard Atkinson and Natalie Hunt were joined by Peter Dawson of Grade Design Consultants ( who has been appointed as Book Designer. Sarah Simblet also handed over the first batch of 30 completed drawings, which is a major… Read More

First editorial meeting

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… Read More