Our crack team of high school publishers has until Saturday before their book, Vernacular, is sent off to the printer. It’s crunch time.
You may recall that these guys visited the AJC and Paste Magazine this summer to get a taste for the publishing industry.
Lately, the publishers at the Duck and Herring Company have been over here to help with the nitty-gritty / give the tough love needed to get Vernacular to the printer on time.
To date everything has been edited, looks good, and is just about ready to go.
We’ve even got a cover.
Cool, no? We have our design man, Zach, to thank, as well as his desperation– we love padding portfolios! This is the second-to-last draft, and I think the final version will not have the small pink words underneath the title.
One disappointment is that this year’s book will be smaller than last year’s. We simply didn’t receive all that many submissions.
- The staff of the Wren’s Nest did not do a good job of hyping this project to schools.
- The editors of Vernacular do not have as many friends as the editors last year.
- The quality of last year’s publication, Soy Nut Butter, wasn’t high enough to inspire many kids.
- The Wren’s Nest Publishing Company meets in the summer.
I’m betting on #2… with a dash of #4.