Today is the first day I’ve spent working as Fresh Books. I spent the last week tying up loose ends with Waterside Productions.
It’s a great feeling to have the sense that everything lies before me. I know that segments of the publishing industry are in the doldrums, but I’m confident that I can wrangle up a great list of books, and I’m excited about the new client contacts I’m making even today.
I will continue to represent computer and tech books, and though the numbers are down there are plenty of strong publishers and authors, and quite often the books we do are better than ever.
I will also rep business, lifestyle, and reference titles, and, though I plan to be extremely selective, I may front the odd novel. I’m especially looking for books on sustainable lifestyles, books on popular science (it’s the Centennial of Einstein’s year of breakthroughs — have you noticed all the Einstein books lately?), and books on health, fitness, and medicine that may appeal to the boomers.
Stay tuned to this space for more news about what I find. After 15 years and a great ride with one company, I am psyched to be doing my own thing.