This week I came across a gotta-share book, tugging at my curiosity – The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch, released January 3, 2012. If that title doesn’t jump out at you, punctuated by the ‘better husband’ bit…made me pause. And to know that we’re finally seeing narratives about Asperger’s, kudos to Simon and Schuster for publishing!
Two days ago, I received an email questioning a publisher of some children’s board books. The sender asked me if I’m familiar with The Clever Factory Inc., as these books are unique in shape and similar to what this writer wants to market. I spent a few minutes searching for the company on the internet. Seems they dabble in book publishing, yet have no internet footprint. The Clever Factory has no submission guidelines – in fact, has no website! Are they a publisher? A middle company for distributors?
Most searches yield basic info such as this quote, “The Clever Factory Inc. engages in publishing of children’s books. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.” from Bloomsburg Businessweek.
But who are they? Really? This is 2012, and inquiring writers want to know! If you have more information, please let me know so I can pass it along.