Welcome to The Kipper Hill Press, dot com. Home of the newest, and possibly the oddest publisher of books ever conceived. Newest, easy to define, we launch The Little Purse, our first book, of Verse next Monday 13th April 2015.
Oddest? Yes! Odd. Dictionary definition of ‘Odd’. “Different to what is usual or expected; strange.”
The majority of small publishers, probably for very sane reasons, seem to choose to publish specific genres of books, and very sensibly, stick quite rigidly within their chosen parameters, no doubt developing extensive expertise in their respective fields. Huge publishing houses, split themselves up internally, often using quite separate names for their subsidiary specialist departments to concentrate their genre specific talents. In many ways, these autonomous departments become small specialist publishing houses in their own right.
Well, sink or swim, fly or crash. Our difference! Kipper Hill is not going to follow that logic, we’re not going to learn from the perceived wisdom of the industry. The aim, is to try and create a future, where our readers genuinely cannot wait to find what on earth we are going to come out with next. Our first publication, is a book of poetry, the second will be a fiction novel, after that, is up to you. We would like to become a talked about oddity within the global community of readers, a subject of fond admiration. Perhaps, the ‘eccentric aunt’ of the book world.
Madness? Quite possibly, time will tell. Life is an adventure to be explored.

Sanity? You tells us. Kipper Hill, would like to merge publishing, with the relatively new on line phenomenon which is ‘Crowd Funding’, in our concept of Fifty-Fifty publishing.

The BIG IDEA! FIFTY-FIFTY publishing.

How we see it working! If Kipper Hill have a book project which we think is worth pursuing, we will introduce this to the market. FIFTY-FIFTY is a fusion of publishing and the emerging world that is crowd funding.
Step one. A simple ‘elevator pitch’, of the book, will be posted on our web site.
Step two. We will e mail brief extracts to those who have requested more information. This will probably also contain a brief biopic of the author.
Step three. We shall further advise and then, invite those who are interested in the project to assist in bringing the work to market. All books differ hugely in the amount of ‘work’ involved in creating a volume in which to be proud, so the sums of money will vary slightly on a project by project basis. As a general rule of thumb though, we would wish to find fifty individuals (or syndicates), who are prepared to back the project with fifty GBP £50.00. (amount variable per individual project)
Why fifty-fifty? Well, fifty backers, we hope, will be a large enough ‘team’, along with Kipper Hill’s efforts, the author and the author’s family’s ‘sales’ drive, to create some sales figures, some media interest and hopefully, critical acclaim.
Reasons to become a project champion? It must be said at the outset, this fifty-fifty concept is not being offered as an investment vehicle for your cash. Any persons becoming involved, must be aware that what they are doing is, ‘taking a punt’, ‘placing a bet’, from that point of view, think of Kipper Hill dot com, more as an online casino, than an investment house. The one big difference between your book project, and a horse in a race however is that you the backer, would have a hand on the reigns. Where a horse is prepared by a trainer, transported by skilled travelling lads and ridden by a jockey, a fifty-fifty book, can through creative marketing input by the team behind it, be helped to financial reward through web interest which will hopefully result in sales.
Project Champions, will have their names and their location, listed in the back of the book. They will receive a signed copy of the volume. Kipper Hill, are most anxious that all champions, will upon the sales targets being hit, have their fifty pound stake returned. It is very much hoped these backers, having made one ‘philanthropic bet’, will wish to use that stake money to back another of our projects.
Project champions will then have an ongoing interest in the book’s sales. If we all manage to uncover and drive a project to become ‘the next big thing’, who knows you might have a short break holiday on it? But, a word of warning, read this excellent piece online. http://bubblecow.com/who-else-wants-to-know-how-many-copies-novels-actually-sell The question is! Could the fifty-fifty concept help to skew this paradigm?
Each book will have an individual set of costings. Obviously, I’m sure everyone would agree, the author is entitled to see something for their effort. A fact often overlooked by online digital publishers.
In reality therefore. What can a Project Champion be assured of? Well in stark reality:- An individualised copy of a book which bears their name on the champion’s list page, which has cost them a nice lunch or a few packets of cigarettes? A warm glow, from trying to help an author get a toe hold. The buzz one feels from watching the horse which you’ve backed, battling the odds to become a winner.

If Kipper Hill have a book project which we think is worth pursuing, we will introduce this to the market. FIFTY FIFTY is a fusion of publishing and the emerging world that is crowd funding.

Step one. A simple ‘elevator pitch’, of the book, will be posted on our web site.

Step two. We will e mail brief extracts to those who have requested more information. This will probably also contain a brief biopic of the author.

Step three. We shall further advise and then, invite those who are interested in the project to assist in bringing the work to market. All books differ hugely in the amount of ‘work’ involved in creating a volume in which to be proud so the sums of money will vary slightly on a project by project basis. As a general rule of thumb though, we would wish to find fifty individuals (or syndicates) who are prepared to back the project with fifty GBP £50.00. (amount variable per individual project)
Why fifty fifty? Well, fifty backers, we hope, will be a large enough ‘team’, along with Kipper Hill’s efforts, the author and the author’s family’s ‘sales’ drive, to create sales figures, media interest and critical acclaim.
Reasons to become a project champion? It must be said at the outset, this fifty fifty concept is not being offered as an investment vehicle for your cash. Any persons becoming involved, must be aware that what they are doing is ‘taking a punt’, ‘placing a bet’, from that point of view, think of Kipper Hill dot com, more as an online casino, than an investment house. The one big difference between your book project, and a horse in a race however is that the backer, has a hand on the reigns. Where a horse is prepared by a trainer, transported by skilled travelling lads and ridden by a jockey, a fifty fifty book, can through creative marketing input by the team behind it, be helped to financial reward through sales.

Project Champions, will have their names and their chosen location, listed in the back of the book. They will receive a signed copy of the volume. Kipper Hill, are most anxious that all champions, will upon the sales targets being hit, have their fifty pound stake returned. It is very much hoped the backers, having made one ‘philanthropic bet’, will wish to use that stake money to back another of our projects.
Project champions will then have an ongoing interest in the book’s sales. If we all manage to uncover and drive a project to become ‘the next big thing’, who knows you might have a short break holiday on it? But, a word of warning, read this excellent piece online. http://bubblecow.com/who-else-wants-to-know-how-many-copies-novels-actually-sell
Each book will have an individual set of numbers. Obviously, I’m sure everyone would agree, the author is entitled to see something for their effort. A fact often overlooked by online digital publishers.
In reality therefore. What can a Project Champion be assured of? Well in stark reality:- An individualised copy of a book which bears their name on the champion’s list page, which has cost them a nice lunch or a few packets of cigarettes. A warm glow, from trying to help an author get a toe hold. The buzz one feels from watching the horse which you’ve backed, battling the odds to become a winner.