It's thanks to the involvement of The University of Nottingham in the HOAX project that I was able to plan for these roles quite early on in the process; and it was through Prof Matt himself that I met Ellie. Adam, however, came, quite coincidentally, through Producer Pippa. Although, actually, there are no coincidences when it comes to HOAX: just a whole lot of care and thought and good energy.
Ellie and Adam will contribute to the project over the next six months. Ellie will be responsible for ensuring the book is flawlessly coherent. She’ll be doing this alongside her own research dissertation, looking at Theories of Publishing Project Management, and how this and similar projects might challenge social issues. Adam will be responsible for ensuring the book is flawlessly beautiful. He has a real eye for design and a true passion for beautiful books. In particular, Adam will be thinking about how we might modify the books after print in order to make this first print run feel like a really personal, deluxe, and hand-crafted limited edition.
To say I’m pleased to have Ellie and Adam on board would be a huge understatement. They’re both wonderful! They’re passionate about the project, they know exactly what they’re doing and they’re full of great ideas. Their input will be of huge benefit and is greatly appreciated.