Today was an exciting day, which at one time seemed so far away. Advance copies of my first full novel arrived fresh from the printers Clay Ltd. Published by Unbound, Green Gold: The Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter John Jeffrey is available officially from 18th April. Advance copies
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
Earlier this week the authors were invited to a final meeting with designers Grade Design in London. Two significant steps forward were made in visualising The New Sylva.
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
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
The launch meeting of The New Sylva was held at Bloomsbury Publishing today.
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