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!


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