The Tote Bag Book
The Tote Bag Book I had written was officially published today. I was happy and excited, I was eager to see it in the book shop, I popped down to Foyles book shop on Charing Cross Road, London to see it on the bookshelf. Seeing the book for real, being able to pick it up and flick through it, was an amazing feeling. All the hard work I had put into the project which involved.
Successfully pitching a book proposal to Laurence King Publishing, and then conducting research and contacting design companies with requests to submit work Shortlisting 130 design works for inclusion and writing 20,000 words of copy before developing the design and layout Personally project managing the entire delivery of The Tote Bag Book from concept through to packaging.
The hard work over 6 Months was worth the effort. I liked being recognized as a published writer by my peers and writing about a subject which I believed in being important enough to bring to the mainstream was a dream come true.
While writing and researching the book, I had made new friends in the design sphere. This was one of the benefits of writing the book which was valued to me. I got to know new designers and their work, some very talented people who I have become friends with. The book was also an opportunity to reach out to designers who I admired because of the style of their work which appealed to me and I was also a fan of, these artists included such names as Sarah J. Coleman, Julia Pott, Gemma Shiel, Bart Aalbers and Angus Hyland