January 09, 2006

More on Blooming Tree

On Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog Cynsations, there is an excellent, in-depth interview with Miriam Hees of Blooming Tree Press. Though it seems as if Blooming Tree is inundated for the time being, it's a very informative piece.

One highlight: they try to focus on new writers, to give them a leg up in a difficult industry. Hooray! And for a double hooray, check this out:

All of our authors are provided, shortly after their publication, with a marketing and publicity binder. These binders are personalized with data of local stores, schools, libraries, book awards, specialty stores and reviewers that will help us and them make their book a great success.

Help with marketing? In this day and age of hands-off publishing companies? Sounds like a breath of fresh air. (Whether I'll get one of those wonderful little binders for the anthology, though, is unclear. :) )

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