[Clayart] About writing clay books

ronroy at ca.inter.net ronroy at ca.inter.net
Mon Feb 20 17:25:55 UTC 2023

Hi Antoinette,

If it's profit you want I would advise self publishing. There are  
books on the subject.

This would only apply if you anticipate good sales of course.

Our book is now being published by Echo Point Book and Media. They get  
an order for our book and print it and ship it.

They may not be interested but they may also have some advice.


Quoting Antoinette Badenhorst <porcelainbyantoinette at gmail.com>:

> Just like many of you I wrote dozens of clay articles and had one book out,
> which was mostly a commentary about CM porcelain articles.
> I am however busy working on a book. I did not send out a query to any
> publisher yet since ai keep flip flopping between self publishing and
> finding a publisher.
> At age 66 I find myself busier than ever before, so I am curious to hear
> from you about time lines once you committed yourself to work with a
> publisher.
> Thanks.
> Antoinette.
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2023 at 2:29 PM Paul Lewing <pjlewing at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I was out of town when this thread really started, so I?m not sure if I?m
>> commenting on what it was really originally about or not.  But I did see
>> Vince?s post about his experience of writing a book, and his saying that
>> Mel had said that no one writes a ceramics book, or really any text book,
>> to make money.
>> I made a fair amount of money the first year my book came out, but it?s of
>> course declined every year since.  And I got to do a lot of workshops as a
>> result of writing it, but no one does that to make money either.  You don?t
>> if you count the time for either of those things.  I spent pretty much all
>> my spare time for 3 1/2 years to write my book.
>> When ACerS first asked me to write a book, my thought was that that would
>> be a great thing to have done, but not a great thing to do.  I was really
>> right about that.
>> I would also say that one of the hardest parts of writing a ceramics book
>> is finding a topic or an angle that isn?t been covered extensively
>> already.  Vince did that.  But no one needs another book on surface
>> decoration or throwing.
>> The real reward is in passing on a helpful body of information and seeing
>> what other people do with that.
>> Paul Lewing
>> www.paullewingtile.com  <http://www.paullewingtile.com/>
>> www.paullewingart.com <http://www.paullewingart.com/>
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> Best wishes,
> Antoinette Badenhorst
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