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copyeditor, forks the book

I’ve enjoyed being a small part of this project: FORKS.Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection by Allan Karl.

In FORKS, Allan shares the discoveries, cultures and connections that he made on a global motorcycle adventure. Through stories, color photos and flavors of real local food, FORKS brings the world to your table and this adventure to life: the kindness of strangers, beauty of humanity, colors of culture and the powerful gift of human connection.

He has launched a Kickstarter campaign to presell the book and to raise funding for printing of the first edition. Here’s the Link. You can see sample pages, photos and more from the book as well as the story of why he is crowdfunding through Kickstarter.

This client recognized that the scope of his project was too broad for traditional publishing out of the gate. It is a travel book, a coffee-table photo book, a cook book – all rolled into one. Fortunately for him, he is not just a great observer of human nature, he is also a smart businessman, and built his own publishing company to support the production of this book. In the same way that he carefully planned and stocked up for his 62,000 mile, 847-day motorcycle journey, he stocked his self-publishing saddlebags with everything he might need.  He learned about the process in its entirety. He began building his platform early. He hired a developmental editor, a book designer, a copyeditor (that’s me!), and a printing company – all the bits that are required to produce a high quality product.

He worked for more than three years on this project. Isn’t it beautiful?

I’d like to send many thanks to Carla King, director of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp for introducing us.

Author: Robin Martin

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