Two thousand fifteen was an exciting year at Cave Art Press and we are looking forward to an even greater one in 2016. Our newest titles are Two Women Against the Wind: A Tierra del Fuego Bicycling Adventure, by Réanne Hemingway-Douglass; and Beyond Cape Horn: The Atlantic Voyages of Le Dauphin Amical, by Don Douglass. Also, Pen and Sword Books, the UK’s largest publisher of military history, released Réanne’s awarding-winning book, The Shelburne Escape Line, in hardback. We purchased the rights to a much sought-after title, and have six more projects from five new authors in the works. Our range now includes natural history, memoir, and anthologies. Last October, we attended our first tradeshow and came away with connections and knowledge that allowed us to focus our direction in 2016. We also added a new staff member. Cecilie Miller comes to us with a vast background that expands from art dealer to hash-slinger to event director extraordinaire. We are excited to have Cecilie on board.
It’s proven that writing down your goals, desires, wants, and needs gives you a better chance of attaining them. So we’ve committed ours to paper and taken another step by posting them here on our blog. These are not New Year’s RESOLUTIONS. A resolution implies something done wrong, warranting atonement. Ours is not a half-empty glass, but one full to the brim with goals.
Here they are:
Professional: Write another bestseller, and do what I can to support the Cave Art Press crew.
Personal: Get some sleep and travel.
Professional: Be a magnifying glass on the output of Cave Art Press. Increase the size of our catalog from nine to fourteen titles; and focus on three distinct subjects: primary-source military, memoir, natural history, and outdoor adventure.
Personal: Refrain from buying any more yarn until she has completed the sweater she started knitting last August.
Professional: Contribute to the publication of our most successful book yet.
Personal: Travel to a place she’s never been before.
Professional: Increase our social-network presence and direct sales by learning more about the business of publishing.
Personal: Spot an olive-sided flycatcher so she can add it to her life list.
Professional: Help expand Cave Art’s audience and reach through her unconventional ideas and processes.
Personal: Have drinks with Bill Murray.