Team Spirit Knits Designer & Contributing Author
There are few who would disagree that ePublishing is the future. For almost a year we have been working with our Internet services provider to reconfigure our BelleAire Press website for ePublishing and e-commerce. That process is now complete.
The process of digitizing all of our publications is not yet complete; however, it is well on the way. From this point forward, all of our publishing will be focused on e-published works.
E-publishing is also the focus of several new product lines that combine knitting and capturing the evocative spirit of sports, beach living, and Patriotism. Spirit Knits by BelleAire Press is a new product line developed to respond to reader requests.
The “spirit” components of this ever-expanding line of “easy-to-knit” products consists of original designs suggesting the reader choose the colors of their favorite teams or from a Caribbean palette for the yarn, and creating designs that include symbols (e.g., football, shellfish) and/or words that are associated with that theme.
We invite you to consider becoming a Contributing Author of Team Spirit Knit or Beach Spirit Knit designs by BelleAire Press.
Contributing authors of each design:
- Are prominently recognized as the designer/author on each of their authored products;
- Receive Contributing Author profiles (thumbnail bio and photo), and links both within the specific products they author and on the BelleAire Press website; and,
- Accrue up to 50% royalties on each of the individual products they author.
The responsibilities of Contributing Authors include:
- Working with VP and lead designer Faith R. Connors, agree on one or more specific designs that will be converted into a product, e.g., [Name that University] Baby Bib, or several sizes of “Brag Rag ™” cloths or squares.
- Using the colors agreed-upon (school colors matched in so far as possible to a specific yarn source), knit the prototype for the agreed-upon design.
- Prepare knitting instructions that will enable the purchaser of the ePDF (7-8 pages), to re-create the product as per the prototype. Hint: use FRC’s directions as a helpful guide for that design.
- Provide any additional information regarding yarn, supplies, sources that will help the purchaser create the product effectively and efficiently.
- Create/knit and provide the prototype of the new knit product to BP. It will be photographed and its on-line product page completed and published on the BP website.
- Design time frames are typically very short, typically lasting for several weeks. In other words, the entire process, from your initial contact to having a published design that is earning you both recognition and royalties, can be a matter of days.