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David Brimble

David Brimble - Designer

Bristol, UK

Book Production and Project Management. Have produced all sorts of fiction and non-fiction. Specialist in high-quality colour titles.

Overview

The skills and knowledge base of book production is pretty broad. It includes understanding of the technical aspects of print, but also requires scheduling, cost management and an array of other project management capabilities.

Whether its print management or something bigger I’ll do a thorough planning stage at the outset and we’ll agree what we’re aiming for. I’ll pull together all the figures so you know exactly what all this will cost and the margin you can expect to make. I’ll then make the process painless, leading you through an agreed timeline.

Essentially I offer a a high quality product, cost-effective purchasing and a smooth running project. Even if you have some level of experience with print and publishing without the right guidance its easy to spend a lot more than you need to, or to make costly mistakes.

Particularly in colour illustrated work there are lots of pitfalls where, without some guidance, you can easily expect some additional stress and unplanned cost.

Knowledge of suppliers, materials and manufacturing processes is essential to developing the right specification and approach for any print project, so you don’t waste time, effort and money.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Literature
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Music

Work experience

Freelance

David Brimble is self-employed

January, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I offer consultancy and management for self-publishers, groups or businesses needing print production or publishing advice, ranging from coaching on project start-ups through to a fully-managed service. I provide expertise and contacts in all aspects of book publishing but with particular specialism in managing the practicalities and technicalities of getting from content creation through to delivery of finished copies.

I have a specialism in photography books, especially concerned with topics of wildlife and nature conservation, and in general where high quality colour management of photography is required.

Senior Production Manager

BBC Books / Ebury Publishing (Penguin Random House)

June, 2005 – December, 2011 (over 6 years)

Specialised in producing high profile commercial colour illustrated titles, in Photography, Cookery, Natural History and Wildlife and other genres.

Senior Production Controller

Hodder & Stoughton (Hachette)

September, 1999 – June, 2005 (over 5 years)

A very broad range of commercial fiction and non-fiction, including Stephen King, John Connolly, Jasper Fforde.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Brand New Item, Fast Dispatch

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn: Colour Photographs from a Lost Age

David Okuefuna

In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. This book and the BBC TV series it accompanies are bringing these pictures to a mass audience and putting colour into what we tend to think of as a monochrome age.

In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. This book and the BBC TV series it accompanies are bringing these pictures to a mass audience and putting colour into what we tend to think of as a monochrome age.

Frozen Planet

Alastair Fothergill, Vanessa Berlowitz

Brand New Item, Fast Dispatch

Brand New Item, Fast Dispatch

Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before

Alastair Fothergill

Aims to take you on a tour of the world's many habitats - each possessing its own unique mood -from the claustrophobic darkness of the Deep Ocean to the big skies of the Open Plains; the merciless, ever-expanding Deserts to the diminishing Jungles, teeming with violent life. The thread that binds them all is water.

Aims to take you on a tour of the world's many habitats - each possessing its own unique mood -from the claustrophobic darkness of the Deep Ocean to the big skies of the Open Plains; the merciless, ever-expanding Deserts to the diminishing Jungles, teeming with violent life. The thread that binds them all is water.

Human Planet

Dale Templar, Brian Leith

"Human Planet" is the first natural history documentary series to turn the camera on ourselves, the human species. Taking the same approach as Planet Earth, it will explain how human beings have learnt to live on every habitat, from our origins in the Jungle to our domination of Grasslands to the Desert, Ocean, Rivers, the creation of our own environment, Urban, and the challenges of the Arcti... read more

"Human Planet" is the first natural history documentary series to turn the camera on ourselves, the human species. Taking the same approach as Planet Earth, it will explain how human beings have learnt to live on every habitat, from our origins in the Jungle to our domination of Grasslands to the Desert, Ocean, Rivers, the creation of our own environment, Urban, and the challenges of the Arcti... read more

Life

Martha Holmes, Michael Gunton

"Life" is an ambitious, exhilarating and beautifully illustrated study of animal behaviour, exploring the key groups of animals that inhabit this planet and their survival strategies. From cold-blooded reptilian killers to the armoured invaders of the insect world, the long-distance migratory birds to predatory mammals and the sociable and intelligent primates, "Life" reveals animal behaviour ... read more

"Life" is an ambitious, exhilarating and beautifully illustrated study of animal behaviour, exploring the key groups of animals that inhabit this planet and their survival strategies. From cold-blooded reptilian killers to the armoured invaders of the insect world, the long-distance migratory birds to predatory mammals and the sociable and intelligent primates, "Life" reveals animal behaviour ... read more

Rick Stein's Spain: 140 New Recipes Inspired by My Journey Off the Beaten Track

Rick Stein

A beautiful cookbook featuring over 140 traditional mouthwatering recipes that capture the flours of modern Spain. Bought to life with Rick's vivid anecdotes, this book will appeal to food lovers and conjure up images of vibrant Spanish holidays. (cook)

A beautiful cookbook featuring over 140 traditional mouthwatering recipes that capture the flours of modern Spain. Bought to life with Rick's vivid anecdotes, this book will appeal to food lovers and conjure up images of vibrant Spanish holidays. (cook)

The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It

Alys Fowler

Follows 'Gardeners' World' presenter Alys Fowler as she takes up the challenge to prepare at least one meal a day using only home-grown produce.

Follows 'Gardeners' World' presenter Alys Fowler as she takes up the challenge to prepare at least one meal a day using only home-grown produce.

You Know Me

ROBBIE WILLIAMS

A fine book covering Robbie's life and experiences with many pictures and stories in Robbie's own words. Near as you can get to an autobiography.

A fine book covering Robbie's life and experiences with many pictures and stories in Robbie's own words. Near as you can get to an autobiography.

Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla v. 5 [by: Stephen King]

Will be dispatched from UK. Brand new copy.

Will be dispatched from UK. Brand new copy.

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair

Nocturnes

John Connolly

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