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Monday, October 10, 2011

Disappointing News from Fox Chapel Publishers


I received a formal turn-down this morning from Fox Chapel, the publishers of my bowl and box books, and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. Of course I am disappointed, but they are the ones to decide whether it's financially feasible for them, and they felt there was not sufficient interest to proceed.

I had almost all the projects prepared, and am now going to have to give some thought to where to go from here--whether to try marketing the items themselves, seek a different publisher, self-publish an ebook, or sell the patterns individually. Any ideas you might have are very welcome.

Here are the menorahs I proposed for the book. Thought you might like to see what might have been.

4 comments:

  1. sad to hear that! hope you will contrive something for us to see your new masterpieces after all:)

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  2. Thanks. I will definitely do something. I'm getting some suggestions from folks on the scroll saw forum, and hope that I get some from comments on this blog.

    Also, since some of the projects can easily be made more generic, I may be able to use the ideas in a way that is of interest to a larger audience. Sort of like a generic theme with specific variations. Just might take a little time to sort through the possibilities, but I promise that I won't leave people stranded. :)

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  3. Carole, you might check on self publishing your book on createspace, an Amazon subsidiary. They have a very good business model, lots of tools and choices of ways to go including editorial help and you may even find it more financially rewarding.

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  4. Hi Carole,
    The Box book was turned down???
    That is really sad to hear. Was looking forward to it.

    Like Trajan suggested, definitely investigate self-publishing.

    Good luck. Please feel free to let me know if I can help in any way.

    Cheers

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