Monday, January 31, 2011


Mary Egan, widow of the late book trade veteran Gerard Reid, advises that she and daughter Sophia are about to re-enter the book publishing industry with the establishment of a new company.

Mary writes:
My daughter, Sophia, and I (pic left), have started back up in business. Many of you will know this already but we want to formally ‘announce’ it to you.

We've started up a private (also known as ‘self’) publishing company, work we both grew to love. We are, proudly, a family business. And the importance of relationships affects everything we do. We will be hands-on with our clients, guiding them safely and smoothly through the private publishing process.
I am getting back to my roots – designing – a welcome and happy challenge for me. Sophia is taking care of the marketing, project management and the everyday running of the business. Consultancy in book production systems and training will make up a small part of the extra services we offer.

We're currently working on our corporate identity and website. The logo, designed by Sarah Maxey, is almost complete and the website is only a few weeks away from launch date. Our logo features the Chatham Island Black Robin, also known as the comeback bird.
The Black Robin was almost extinct but thanks to a bird called Old Blue, and some very determined conservation officers, there are 200 birds today. This is hugely symbolic for us as we stage our own comeback.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or want any further information about what we've been doing or what we plan to do.

Watch this space.

Warmest wishes,
Mary Egan

021 846 855
09 360 9118

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