Wild Rumpus, the arts organisation behind immersive events such as the Just So Festival, is to start publishing children’s books after launching its own press.
Sarah Bird, one of the directors of Wild Rumpus (along with Rowan Hoban), said she wants to publish “visual, engaging, inspirational, delightful books” through its new publishing arm, entitled Wild Rumpus Press.
“My background before I started the Just So Festival was in bookselling and publishing, having managed various Waterstones and Ottakars stores and also having worked for Routledge,” said Bird. “We felt like we had the tools in-house to be able to start our own publishing arm.”
The company raised more than £3,000 through a kickstarter campaign to fund the new press and the publication of the first book, Two Parts Mischief (p/b, £10.00), with text by Geoff Bird and illustrations by Hoban.
via The Bookseller Festival company Wild Rumpus launches children's publisher | The Bookseller.