A micro press is named.

10 Jun

A while ago I blogged about the micro press my cousin and I are setting up.  Due to prior commitments we have both had progress has been a little slow in setting up, but we are ready to take it up a gear now and get serious.  I’ve already done a lot of musing, and as far as I can see the musing (or strategy, as professional people like to call it) is very important.  However we are now getting to the stage when we are looking at materials, practicalities, and worst of all cost.  Because we are an incredibly small operation, and will be producing only about twelve copies of each book, we can’t work on the economies of scale that larger operations can.  So making the most of what we do buy and getting real value for money will be paramount.  It’s a good thing neither of us have pretensions to making money out of this venture, it is certainly going to be a very expensive hobby.

So when are you open to submissions?  I hear you cry.  We aren’t, at the moment.  However we may well be in the future, and any calls for submissions we make will be made through this blog, so keep on reading.

Oh, and the name?

Marvelou.

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2 Responses to “A micro press is named.”

  1. C June 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Yep, I seem to collect expensive hobbies.
    Sounds like an exciting venture though. Any sort of genre direction? Or will Marvelou be a miscellany?

    carolinemarycrew.wordpress.com

    • alumpinthethroat June 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

      Well at the moment we are discussing two books, firstly one for children and their parents and a second special for Mothers Day. After that things are going to be a bit more fluid, being small we are going to be able to respond to trends well. At the moment, I’m thinking about something to do with found poetry.

      It’s going to be a lot of work to get there first though.

      Mairi

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