There are very few occasions when a quote by Winston Churchill can’t perfectly sum up the situation.
For example, Churchill once said: “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
I spoke to Christopher Robbin, the CEO of Gibbs Smith, and he said Waterside Cottages is NOT coming out this season -- despite my
“spunky blog campaign."
Churchill also said: “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.”
Mr. Robbins feels that after nearly a week of sales meetings with the major book distributors, the economic situation is even worse than he originally anticipated.
Because of this, Gibbs Smith will be postponing 90 percent of the decorating and architecture books that they were originally going to be published this season and next.
He hopes the postponed books will be published within a year.
Gibbs Smith owns the rights to Waterside Cottages for five years. If they do not publish it by 2011, the manuscript is mine again, the photo rights revert to Dan, and we are free to take the book to another publisher.
Churchill said, “We are masters of unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”
With that in mind, I will leave much unsaid. However, Dan and I want to let everyone know how much we appreciate your support.
And finally, Churchill said: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
So, I am not 100 percent sure what my next “big project” will be. Future posts may wander far and wide as I explore new inspirations and start new projects.
Since my heart is always happiest at the shore, you can bet there will be more Waterside Decorating ideas, too.
Thanks for supporting me, not only with my book, but by reading, and commenting on, my blog. I hope you’ll stick around.