Well, with under two weeks to go and The Dragon Project ending officially on August 27th, a very positive little piece just appeared in The Hampshire Chronicle on page 18 headlined “WRITER CREATES NEW BOOK SELLING PLATFORM”. It begins “An Arlesford writer hopes to raise nearly £5000 to publish a new children’s book in a bid to boost the publishing trade. David Clement-Davies has been writing children’s literature for the last 16 years…”
Well done to The Chronicle for not taking offence at my witty barbs and we’ll see if more mainstream coverage makes any difference at all, or what we’ve done so far we’ve really done together. Then see what the 100 miles of The South Downs Way can do for the Dragon and/or charity, setting off this Monday. The thrust of the piece is right though, namely that crowd funded books, a direct pre-ordering for hard copy books sent out in the post, could become a new publishing model for a little publisher and light that grass roots fire!
Project links are;