Friday, May 11, 2007

a look inside

I know I've mentioned it several times now, but I have truly enjoyed the little peek inside the world of craft book publishing I've had a tiny glimpse of as I've been working on my book. Seeing the process of how a book is made has been very eye-opening for me... everything from knowing it what it takes just to get a book idea accepted, to all of the many teams of people working diligently to make sure each book will be a success -- editors, photographers, graphic designers, stylists, copy editors, an entire sales team, publicists -- wow! What a lot of work, thought and planning goes into each book. And I'm sure my tiny little peek into the world behind the book just barely scrapes the surface! Now when I look at my shelves of books here at home, I have an entirely new appreciation for the work that went into creating each one, knowing it was a collaboration of many teams of passionate people working in concert.

And, on a personal note I feel very fortunate that I've been able to have a chance to meet some of these people! Not only in person during the week I was in the F+W offices in Cincinnati, but also since coming home as I've conversed with them through email. I was very happy to learn that the folks at Memory Makers Books have started a blog: Memory Makers Books Blog, as reading entries from my editor, Christine (Executive Editor of Memory Makers Books) and the other folks from MM Books has allowed me to continue to have that little peek into the world at MM -- and I get to hear them talk about new books that are coming out! :)

Enjoy your day! (do something Scraptastic!, K?) :)


Janette said...

I CAN'T wait to see this book!! Your work always makes me gasp and smile! I hope you are adding a few of your poems. They are so wonderful. Have a Happy Mother's Day.

Janette said...

P.S. I love your new photo! You are looking HOT! =)

Chares Square Co-op said...

hey ash. so nice to read this and actually know what you're talking about. what a cool, amazing, incredible thing to have in common. i'm SO excited to see a whole book of YOU. SO excited, do you hear me!?? and the photo is gooorgeous! xog

Rebecca said...

Wow!!! I am so glad I went blog surfing tonight. I can't wait to see your book.

I haven't seen alot of your work, but what I have seen is so inspirational.