With your collection and knowledge, would you consider producing a budget publication purely on Webb or maybe Webb/Richardson - or alternatively might you consider including a far greater range of pieces on the webb site?? (no pun intended).
As Christine points out, I do have quite a few titles to consider: two of my own (Chance Additions
; Chance Reflections
1. Shirley Hibberd: The Father Of Amateur Gardening
, by Anne Wilkinson (due in Autumn 2011)
2. Glasses in Bloom: 300 Years of Bulb Vases in Great Britain
, by Patricia Coccoris (launch in February 2012)
Both are making good progress but to detriment of my own titles - not unsurprising, although 'Additions
' is quite close to completion. But I was considering a book on 20th century glass from Thomas Webb (plus associated companies) at some stage, even if it would never be a good seller. It would be nice to broaden this remit to one on 20th century Stourbridge art glass, but I feel this is a too wide-ranging unless someone else has the time. However, I don't think this would ever be a "budget" title - I don't do budget!
And as with all my own titles, none are particularly profitable when too many people are reluctant to buy books nowadays with so much data on the internet. They are written and produced purely for my own pleasure and satisfaction, and because I can.
As for adding more images to my Webb site (
) it is something I'd like to do, but it is down to finding free time when I have many other commitments; producing a whole range of greetings cards; progressing with a design heritage web site with Denis; designing and producing all the books; maintaining all the web sites, etc.
Another book I have been researching on the back of Chance Reflections
is one on the history of the Birmingham glass industry (sometimes a consequence of researching one area, that another comes on the radar!)
But I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have purchased any/all of the titles I have published in the past.