We have now seen the inside of the book, as it has been sent to us from the designers. There are still some minor alterations required, but it is now looking tremendous, and we can now see some return for all our hard work.
Whilst we were reviewing the insides, we were joined by Stanton, the projects manager for the Sundial Centre, who has said he will do what he can to help us with finding finance for printing and publishing.
As more openings for different grants have now become available to us, things are now looking quite good (I say optimistically).
We have recently been told that as a result of a previously unexpected effect, instead of our book being around 240 pages maximum as planned, when converted down to the size of the final book, there is more like 360 pages. It was overlooked that when stories were written, they were all based on A4 size, therefore once transferred to smaller paper size, the page count rose considerably. However we are much better off than not having enough stories to fill a book! It is much easier to reduce the book, than have to enlarge it. If anything is removed can go towards a second book – if there is one!
On the money front, a couple of new sources of possible financial support have come to light, and are being followed through. We’ll let you know when there is any further news, which hopefully, will be very soon.