North End resident, Tommye-K. Mayer has launched a GoFundMe.com crowd funding campaign to reclaim her book after the death of her publisher. Here is the story from the author.
In 1996, publishers told me that “One-Handed” was really well written, really well-organized, & a really important book, BUT marketing couldn’t figure out where bookstores would shelve my step-by-step guide to managing single-handedly.
So I used my own admittedly scarce resources to establish Prince Gallison Press & publish it myself–layout, cover design, marketing and fulfillment–for 15 years when, like manna from heaven a health & wellness publisher I’d met early in this publishing career approached me about taking on “One-Handed & putting out a new 4th edition.
I’m a much better writer than publisher.
Everything looked excellent. My research showed DiaMedica as a substantial house with twenty titles, revenues and employees. Only when Dr. Schneider died did I discover DiaMedica was she alone, supported by freelancers and without a succession plan…
Having lost thousands of dollars in this sad experience, I need your help to publish the 4th edition as a Prince Gallison title, as a lay-flat soft cover book and as an eBook (fulfilling another unfulfilled DiaMedica promise–she promised to sell thousands of copies.
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