Saturday, 22 January 2011

IMC Literary Agency

Rockpool Children's Books are delighted to announce
they are now represented in Spain by
 the excellent IMC Literary Agency.

Av. de Sarrià, 21, entlo.5ª 08029 Barcelona.
Tel. (+34) 933 638 757    Fax: (+34) 933 638 758

Monday, 17 January 2011

Susan Larkin

A couple of years ago, 
we received an envelope containing several stories from the pen 
of Susan Larkin, resident of Pennsylvania, or there abouts. 
Her stories were delightful in their charming simplicity, 
and it's thanks to Vicki and her eye for a good text 
that we decided to mock them up for Bologna 2009. 
I roughed out the first book, 'Good Morning Baby', had it printed and bound at YPS,
and presented it to potential customers at the fair. 
So thrilled was Susan by our enthusiasm for her book, 
she flew to Bologna, from Pennsylvania to join us on the stand! 
Rockpool Children's Books  were entertaining that night, and so she joined 
Aby, Ron van de Meer, Rod Campbell, David Teale, Duncan Beale, 
and myself for dinner...and had a wonderful time! 
Despite Susan's long trip, great night out, 
and jet lag, the book didn't sell at the fair, despite the accolades and interest shown. 
This allowed us to develop a second book by Susan, 'How do I love you?', 
and I'm delighted to announce that we have now sold the pair 
into the American market...although the eagle eyed will notice 
that in the process the titles have changed! 
The format is 10 spread padded hard cover board books, 
but is also available in 32 page soft / hardcover picture book format. 
We are building a co - edition run, 
so if any publisher out there is interested, 
please contact us for details and prices!

Co-Editions, new for 2011!

New titles for 2011, from Rockpool Children's Books.
We have a co-production planned for the very near future.
Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you 
wish to receive more information/prices.

Tilly 1997 - 2010

Last week, Wednesday 12th, our beloved Tilly,
and companion for thirteen years, died.
She will be very sadly missed, and has left a huge hole in our lives. 
As is the way of these things, she
has gone, but she is everywhere...her bowl, her lead, her bed, her cats, 
her ball, her nose prints on the glass door. 
We'll miss her, but remember her fondly for our holidays in Padstow, 
our walks to the pub, our games of football on the lawn,
and cuddles in front of the tele! 
Rest in peace Tilly, we loved you so much, you'll never be forgotten!