To celebrate the publication of Kerry Fisher’s brilliant new novel THE SCHOOL GATE SURVIVAL GUIDE Clare Wallace took a trip with editor, Helen Bolton, the author’s father and the author herself to Clay’s Ltd in Suffolk to see the paperbacks coming to life.
Ever wanted to see how a book is actually made? Here are 8 pictures that show just that.
1. These fat rolls of paper will soon turn into Kerry’s début novel
2. First, the words are printed onto the reams of paper
3. Here the freshly printed covers wait on the pallet to receive their pages
4. The books are printed out in pairs, still attached end to end…
5. … and chopped down the middle to make two separate books
6. Here come the freshly baked books straight out of the press
7. One very proud dad hugs his newly published daughter as the books journey on behind
8. And the whole happy team hold up the finished copies
So now you know how it’s done.
After the eye-opening trip Kerry Fisher said, “Watching THE SCHOOL GATE SURVIVAL GUIDE coming off the presses was very special indeed. Everywhere I looked there were little red books zooming round the factory in various stages of completion.
“It really was that ‘WOW’ moment, when getting published suddenly felt so real. I was also very privileged that I was able to take my dad with me – he loved it and so did I.”
THE SCHOOL GATE SURVIVAL GUIDE, a hilarious, straight-talking read for fans of Fiona Neill and Gill Hornby’s The Hive, is out today!
Visit Kerry Fisher’s website and follow her on twitter for further updates.
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Fascinating to see how it begins and where it ends! My dad did this for job for a few years, he used to talk quite excitedly about seeing the finished product having come from those giant rolls of paper. Must be even more exciting for the author! Thanks for the links, good writer! 🙂