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Offline Anitadee

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To publish or not
« on: February 19, 2006, 03:32:36 PM »
Hi Dear Friends,
I would like some advice.
I have a three module Interview Skills work pack that I produced and presented in my last job in a Special Needs School. I left in 2001.
I tried unsuccessfully to get it published in 2001-2. I still have the whole package in print and on floppy disc's.
I cannot bring myself to bin it because it was a great success in school, I had a video made to accompany it and that was what put off the only publisher who showed a great interest.
He said that the cost of making a professional video would be around 20.000.
I am now wondering if I should bring it up to date and try again or justforget about it. ???
I am still working on my first novel with long breaks in between :-\

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Re: To publish or not
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2006, 03:44:26 AM »
Hi Anita

This is really quite a specialised field, and you would need to research companies who produce this type of material for schools (I can't imagine there are that many).

One possibility is PDC Education (formerly Gapwork). The PDC in their name stands for personal development curriculum, so it sounds as though your pack might fall within their remit. Their current website is at, though I gather a new site with PDCE branding is due to be launched at Easter.

Hope that helps a bit anyway!

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Offline Anitadee

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Re: To publish or not
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006, 06:14:12 AM »
Hi Nick,
Thank you for the info,I will check out the site you mentioned.
I did try a few of the large educational publishers,then found 'Lucky Duck publishing' who were realy interested in my Interview skills 3 Module course, until it came to the cost of producing a professional copy of the video,which I feel is essential to the coarse work.
Thanks agian