Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Making a Book With China: or How Partnerships Can Be a Blast

Every new enterprise starts with a (hopefully) good idea. Ours started with two.

First, to create a book documenting the experiences of daughters adopted from China on return visits or heritage tours. Second, since we were starting at zero and wanted to create a hard cover, full-color book we thought “Let’s ask China to print the book for us.”

Seems simple enough, right? What world government wouldn’t jump at such an opportunity? I can’t offer you our business plan as a step-by-step model for starting a publishing company, but our experience does illustrate what can happen if your eyes, mind, and heart stay open to the possibilities around you. Read more.

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