Rachel Kramer Bussel talks with Rosy Ngo, Senior acquisitions editor at Potter Craft:
What makes a given book stand out for you, and, conversely, what makes you immediately reject a manuscript?
The Saturday Night Hat by Eugenia Kim was an instant favorite because her animated writing style is just as colorful as her look-at-me-now hats. Hatmaking doesn’t generally get a good deal of attention, but her take on it is refreshing and her press packet was overwhelming. The clincher was the sense of fun and adventure she brought to this unique aspect of fashion/sewing.
Proposals that really excite me always have two things going for them: projects that I would want to make/wear/give immediately and an author who can deliver more than just how-to instructions, one who can entertain and enlighten.
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