A very special limited first edition of The New Sylva is being considered by Bloomsbury Publishing. The authors are pleased to provide a unique opportunity for all readers of our blog to sign up to receive advanced notice of its release.
The limited edition will interest bibliophiles, book collectors, fans of artist Sarah Simblet, and anyone with a special interest in trees and forests. Not only could you make a wise investment, or endow a fantastic gift to a special friend, but your purchase will help support Britain’s trees and forests:- all profits from its sale will go to tree and forestry charity the Sylva Foundation.
Details of the special edition, in terms of the contents and price, will be announced here soon. If you are interested in receiving advanced notice, you can use the form below to sign up.
Tree and forestry charity, the Sylva Foundation (sponsor of The New Sylva), has produced a beautiful card in time for Christmas.
The front image was photographed by author Gabriel Hemery, and features artist and co-author Sarah Simblet walking in the Caledonian pinewood at Black Wood, when both authors undertook a drawing expedition there this time last year to feature the majestic Scots pines. The back of the card provides an insight into the history and importance of ancient pinewoods.
The card is available to purchase online from the Sylva Foundation’s shop. All proceeds go to their charitable work: reviving Britain’s wood culture.
Caledonian forest card – front (click to enlarge)
Caledonian forest card – back (click to enlarge)
Gabriel Hemery’s notes during copy-editing The New Sylva
October was a busy month: copy-editing was completed and the book design finalised, including the cover. The book has been listed on the website of Bloomsbury Publishing (read more) and can be found on the websites of most major book sellers for preorder, including Amazon and Waterstones.
There now remains about one month until the book is sent to the printers. During November the manuscript will be checked by a professional proofreader and separately, the index prepared by a specialist indexer. Fourteen pages have been planned for the index of The New Sylva to allow for a comprehensive section to guide readers. We hope to return to this subject in more detail in a future post.
The authors will be undertaking a final read through and be ready to respond to any queries raised by the editorial team.
Bloomsbury Publishing have now listed The New Sylva on their website.
We can reveal for the first time the list price of £40.00. [UPDATE December 2013: the recommended retail price finally agreed is £50.00]
Launch date in the UK is 10th April 2014, while in the US the book will be available from July. The ISBN is 9781408835449.
Full details from Bloomsbury Publishing:
||290 x 245 mm