First of all: congratulations on embarking on this publishing journey! Deciding to share your story with the world is the first courageous step toward success (however you define it).
I am Christine Dore, and I am here to help make that journey as smooth and fulfilling as possible. I am many things: an editor and writer, a DIY-er and crafter extraordinaire, a baker, an entrepreneur, a mentor, a student of the world; but ultimately, I am a creative—I live to find what makes the world shine, and help it shimmer a little brighter.
My services are diverse, with that one uniting thread: help the world—and all those in it—find their voice and let it shine. Anything that brings a little happiness, creativity, love, or beauty to those around me (physically or metaphorically) is my game.
Dedication to providing quality content in beautiful packaging is exactly why I love--and specialize in--nonfiction lifestyle books. I always have a book and my knitting with me, herbs perennially share a home on my kitchen windowsill, and I have more cookbooks and recipe boxes than I’d really like to admit to sustain my constant hunger for cooking and baking new recipes. I am passionate about my books because I am just as passionate about the topics they cover.
I have successfully brainstormed, researched, pitched, developed, and launched 25 titles that are high-performing in their sales market. My published books have sold more than 230,000 copies. Eight (and counting!) more are planned for the Spring and Fall 2016 seasons. I am thrilled to bring my skills and knowledge to your project after more than six years in lifestyle publishing.
Through my professional experience, I gained a mix bag of skills wonderfully suited to make your book a success; from content development to coaching authors on promotion to market research and beyond. I am tenacious, diplomatic, and engaging; I always strive to exceed expectations.
I genuinely love curating and developing content—whether it be finding the perfect writer for a book idea, developing relationships with authors and agents, exploring prevalent topics on my blog, guest blogging, or creating sales pitches and product catalog copy. I am passionate about compiling vigilant market research and trend tracking to connect readers with the content they desire.
I look forward to hearing from you, and discussing how we can make your dream a reality!
Acquire, curate, and manage the content, clients, and processes needed to publish a diverse list of nonfiction titles with a focus on Self-Help, Parenting, Business, Cooking, and Craft.
• Acquire and manage 30 nonfiction titles per year from inception through publication
• Review manuscripts at 50% and 100% deadlines, present findings and suggestions for improvement to executive team, and conduct editing process
• Generate three new book ideas weekly, conduct extensive market research and write sales brief for each, pitch ideas to an executive team
• Conduct in-depth market research and analysis to develop strong book ideas or vet agented authors and proposals
• Negotiate contract terms with authors and agents
• Developed a successful DIY book line across three editors
• My 32 published book acquisitions have grossed more than 230,000 copies sold, with eight more books planned to publish in the Spring and Fall 2016 seasons
Acquired, edited, and supervised my own list of titles and managed the minutia of the entire Da Capo Lifelong list to keep projects running smoothly and successfully.
• Acquired, edited, and managed six titles: negotiated contract terms, edited manuscripts and oversaw their production, championed projects to marketing and sales teams
• Wrote all forms of marketing copy for more than 80 titles on the Lifelong Books list
• Managed the editorial internship program, including interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising all interns
Supported all aspects of the Lifelong Books list from acquisition through publication and beyond.
• Managed queries and concerns of backlist and frontlist authors and agents
• Conducted market research, requested payments, processed contracts, and managed mail
• Liaised between off-site Executive Editors and local Publisher, marketing team, and publicists
Project managed all Core and Upper Level Sociology textbooks while acting as liaison between remote Publisher and local production and marketing departments.
• Wrote marketing copy, assigned ISBNs, cleared permissions, and managed reviews of text material by professors adopting the content via textbook or online service
• Prepared manuscripts for production: compiled art, photo, and permission logs; created design templates; and transmitted all materials and information to production
Tasty paleo recipes that crank up the heat!Say goodbye to bland paleo dishes and hello to meals that are bursting with flavor! With The Spicy Paleo Cookbook, you'll fill your plate with delicious, mouth-tingling recipes that are packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients to keep you full throughout the day. Featuring more than 200 spicy dishes that are free of gluten, dairy, and sugar, t... read more
As seen in The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and Yahoo! Get the most out of your retirement! If you're one of the millions of Americans without a pension plan, your retirement years might seem like a huge financial question mark. Pensionless, by U.S. News Senior Editor for Retirement Emily Brandon, addresses the retirement benefits that are available to you, how to use them correctl... read more
A modern twist on classic slow cooker recipes!Forget grandma's slow-cooker recipes! With this cookbook, you'll whip up hundreds of healthy dishes that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds. Featuring more than 200 delicious slow cooker recipes, you'll learn how easy it is to use the classic appliance to create modern, nutritious meals from scratch. Whether you're making appetizers for a cocktail p... read more
Your favorite Bible quotes, illustrated and ready to frame!For with God, nothing shall be impossible. (Luke 1:37)Filled with the Lord's extraordinary prayers and teachings, Devotional Art is a beautiful reminder that He is always there to guide you. Each stunning print includes an uplifting passage from the Bible that will touch your heart as you spread His word throughout your space. His powe... read more
A Crash Course in the Study of Production and Consumption!Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of economics into tedious discourse that would put even Joseph Stiglitz to sleep. Economics 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore how societies allocate their resources for maximum benefit.From quantitative easin... read more
An all-in-one guide to the human body!Anatomy 101 offers an exciting look into the inner workings of the human body. Too often, textbooks turn the fascinating systems, processes, and figures of anatomy into tedious discourse that even Leonardo Da Vinci would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a compelling lesson in anatomy. Covering ever... read more
A modern twist on classic cast-iron recipes!Forget grandma's cast-iron recipes--with The New Cast-Iron Cookbook, you'll whip up hundreds of modern, mouthwatering plates that will leave your dinner guests in awe. Featuring more than 200 recipes for the world's most indestructible skillet, you'll learn how easy it is to create delicious dishes from scratch and finally ditch that nonstick pan. Fe... read more
Bring back playtime, all the time!Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime.With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step i... read more
100 kid-friendly projects from the creator of C.R.A.F.T.!Get ready for some serious family fun! Filled with 100 fun crafts, Creating Really Awesome Free Things helps you develop your child's creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills--all while using common household items. Each budget-friendly project features step-by-step instructions and keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning all... read more
An enchanting treasury of unicorn lore!For thousands of years, unicorns have captured hearts, minds, and imaginations with their whimsical, mischievous spirit. This enchanting collection invites you to leap into their magical world and surround yourself in the tales that capture their power and beauty. Filled with dozens of magnificent illustrations, each page brings your favorite mythical cre... read more
Featured on FitnessMagazine.com Delicious green smoothies--free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar!Think the Paleo diet and green smoothies don't mix? Well, think again! Now, you can enjoy the quick burst of energy that comes from the nutritious drink--without any of the gluten, dairy, or refined sugar! This book shows you how to create 150 green smoothie recipes that are specifically designe... read more
On-the-go activities that inspire quiet playtime fun!Do you find it difficult to keep your kids happy and busy while out running errands or during long car trips? Then look no further! From scavenger hunts and word puzzles to educational apps and imaginative play, On-the-Go Fun for Kids! offers 100 engaging activities they'll want to do again and again. Whether you're hitting the road, heading... read more
As featured in The Washington Post Dig into dozens of stunning succulent creations!Go beyond the garden to create succulent projects that take center stage in any space. DIY Succulents shows you how to use beautiful and resilient plants like echeveria, sedum, and graptopetalum to craft nature-inspired home decor like rustic tabletop centerpieces and breathtaking wall art. Each page offers deta... read more
Bite-sized goodies your kids will love!Nutter Butter Teddy Bears. Creamsicle Cupcakes with Umbrellas and Flip Flops. Cat in the Hat Cookies. This imaginative cookbook encourages you and your kids to head into the kitchen to make deliciously creative bites you'll all enjoy. Featuring step-by-step instructions for 50 tasty treats, each page will guide you as you whip up everything from wildly cu... read more
Hundreds of delicious, grain-, gluten-, and dairy-free recipes!Butternut Squash Soup. Coconut Shrimp. Dark Chocolate Brownies.The Big Book of Paleo Recipes shows you how to create hundreds of flavorful paleo meals that keep you feeling full throughout the day. From hearty breakfast staples to satisfying entrees to mouthwatering desserts, each recipe uses fresh, paleo-approved ingredients, so y... read more
Find your faction with this aptitude test!Ever wonder what faction you'd be placed in if you were a part of the bestselling Divergent series? Would you be dauntless like Christina, erudite like Caleb, or divergent like Tris? Filled with hundreds of personality questions, this book guides you through different scenarios to help you demonstrate your virtues, uncover your strengths, and discover ... read more
The ultimate best friend test!From your secret celebrity crush to your most embarrassing moments, your best friend knows it all. Or does she? With 101 Quizzes for BFFs, you'll put your friendship to the test and reveal what really makes your bestie tick, with awesome personality questions like:What made you want to be my friend?What would you do if you had one day to do anything you wanted, no... read more
It's time to make a statement with these stylish necklaces!Stand out from the crowd with the beautifully bold jewelry in DIY Statement Necklaces! Featuring step-by-step instructions and photographs for 35 one-of-a-kind necklaces, this jewelry guide shows you how to transform your entire wardrobe--without spending a fortune. Best of all, each chapter includes quick tutorials on how to customize... read more
Tasty, easy-to-make recipes for grain-free, dairy-free baking!Cinnamon Swirl Bread. Fruit and Nut Snack Bars. Deep Dish Apple Pie.With Everyday Grain-Free Baking, you can finally enjoy the baked goods that you've been missing! In this beautiful, easy-to-use cookbook, Whether you're grain-free or gluten-free, author and creator of The Nourishing Home blog Kelly Smith shows you how to create gra... read more
Fresh, sustainable foods and delicious, handcrafted dishes--right at home!Vibrant, crisp greens. Juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Sweet, mouthwatering strawberries. With Grow. Cook. Preserve., you'll grow sustainable produce right in your own home. Whether you have a giant backyard or just a balcony, this book shows you how to build a thriving garden and feed your family nutritious, homegrown foo... read more
Advice for achieving your business goals!Meet Skyler Bouchard, founder and editor-in-chief of NYU's first culinary website, NYU Spoon; Kit Hickey, cofounder of the menswear company Ministry of Supply; and Daisy Jenks, founder of the video and film production company Jenks & Co. These amazing women and countless others have turned their passions into a thriving venture--and now, you can, too!Wr... read more
Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home!With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked... read more
Delicious one pot recipes your whole family will love!Cooking great-tasting, healthy meals doesn't have to be a hassle! Featuring more than 500 simple, no-mess recipes, this cookbook shows you how to create delicious meals using just one cooking vessel. From breakfast favorites to irresistible desserts, each recipe is easy to prepare and even quicker to clean up. With hundreds of tasty one pot... read more
Advice for growing cannabis at home!Cannabis can be a tricky plant to cultivate, but The Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana makes it easy by guiding you through each stage of development to ensure that you always build a thriving garden. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know about growing and harvesting marijuana, from choosing the right herb strain to establishing the perfect soi... read more
Stick on the fun!Say hello to a whole new way of decorating! With Totally Washi!, you'll learn how to use washi tape, a colorful Japanese crafting tape, to transform everyday items into adorable creations everyone will love. Featuring 50 awesome washi tape projects, this book encourages you to let your imagination roam free as you cover your locker, bedroom, and even your friends' accessories ... read more
Creative inspiration for developing your own unique lettering style! Take your home decor to a whole new level with beautiful, customizable handlettering techniques! With DIY Handlettering, you'll learn how to re-create all the most popular fonts--from swirly scripts to bold block lettering to whimsical calligraphy. With these beautiful writing techniques, you can customize any object in your ... read more
Slow cooked taste in no time! The old-fashioned pressure cooker is now a must-have tool in the modern busy cook's kitchen. As easy as a slow cooker, but without the all-day wait, the pressure cooker makes crafting healthy and delicious meals effortless! A pressure cooker not only reduces your cooking times by 60% to 90%, but it also preserves the essential vitamins in food, so you can eat heal... read more
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An experienced freelance editor, proofreader, researcher and writer specializing in arts and humanities, education and fiction publishing.
I edit cookbooks, craft titles, gift-y nonfiction. I've worked on everything from astrophysics texts to NYT-bestselling literary mashups.