Monday, September 08, 2008

The Old Switcheroo

Hi Knitters,
Last night I was looking on amazon at the new knitting books coming out this fall and winter. As I was scrolling down I noticed this. Look closely.

Now, remember this? I actually laughed when I saw the new version. That will teach me to jump the gun. There are no bunnies on the cover, the old switcheroo. It was fun while it lasted. When I saw the cover in the Storey catalog it occurred to me that it might get switched later. That happens all of the time as the publishers try to decide on cover photos. It is so important to have a good cover. Que sera, sera...

Last week I had a nice long chat with Trent Duffy, the managing editor at Artisan Books, and we discussed deadlines and content for the book I am working on. Needless to say, I have some challenging but fair deadlines ahead of me over the next couple of months. Hang in there with me as posting time may be slim or maybe posting time will be a necessary break from the hard work ahead. That could be the case. Wish me luck on getting this thing ready to roll.

The toy book is set to be released for the fall 2009. That sounds far away but the printing and editing process alone can take at least 6-8 months plus we still have photography to start, oh, and there is the manuscript to start as well, that little old thing.

I still am on a quest for cool patterns to work on after I get the book projects done, which is only a matter of weeks. Here are a few:
wavy gravy (I made this before in Koigu Kersti and gave it away, it was awesome.)
(scroll down for the translation)

It's a rainy and cool Monday here in Madison. It feels like fall already. Oh and by the way, no photos today because I am working off of my new MacBook that I got last Friday. I don't know how to load up photos yet. I am loving it and for once I won't have to fight to get computer time while I am trying to write my book. We'll see how long I can keep it to myself. Odds are against me for sure.

Pictures next time.
best, susie


Mary Heather said...

Well i have to say, i liked the first cover better! :)

Betz White said...

D'Oh! Sorry about the cover...wouldn't ya know?

Glad you got some deadlines defined and you are on track with the book.

Happy fall!

cagio said...

oh, the old cover is so much more enticing. I would have certainly picked the old cover from a crowded shelf.

Tracy Batchelder said...

Good luck meeting your deadlines!

Anonymous said...

I love your newsletters btw. I am a wannabe knitter.....

But hey, does anyone else do this since we are on this subject? Buy a book and then all of a sudden one day pick a book out and take it home and find it is alreadyin your stash? I admit I have too many books, but when they republish or print a new or updated version, can they tell us?
Singer used to do this with sewing books, and the other day I bought a gift version of a book I already owened. Neither Amazon or the publisher said it was a gift version of a book released a year prior. You have to look!

peaknits said...

Aw, darn publishers - what do they know??!;) Thank you for the links - great patterns!