Some favourites...

So many projects over the years, but some of these recent publishing journeys are particularly close to my heart.

Services

A little about what we do.

Training Training

I don’t teach authors how to write. Or photographers how to take pics. But I am passionate about helping them learn how the various media industries do and don’t function. From training courses on publishing for wannabe authors, to entrepreneurship courses for photographers, to media management training for organizations, I’ve worked with literally hundreds of creatives to help them tell […]

Media Management Media Management

So you’re going indie? You’ve decided to publish independently? Congratulations! Whether you just need an editor or a designer, or the entire production crew, I can help you source the experts you need, and manage this team as they work to help you originate, refine, publish and market your book, magazine or website.

Publishing Advice Publishing Advice

‘Help! I’ve got a book in me.’ Who hasn’t heard that line a bunch of times? I can talk you through your options, from self-publishing (ugh!) to seeking a traditional publisher (which does still have its merits from time to time), to publishing independently (tailor-made options, but they don’t come cheap). From there, you’re free to head off […]

From the Blog

Dominique doesn't blog all the time. Sometimes she tweets. Often she just muses or mutters. But every now and then, she puts it out there.

Publishing is War: the Art of Wrestling at Chess

Publishing is War: the Art of Wrestling at Chess

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Books, Commentary | 2 Comments

In a weeks old (print) copy of The Week, an article on ‘Russia’s secret game plan’ strikes me as an apt lesson in publishing. “Russia’s campaign to destabilize Ukraine, and the rest of Eastern Europe, is turning conventional military thinking on its head,” the summary states, going on to explain that, though war has not […]

On Paper. Ritual, tradition and a new old way

On Paper. Ritual, tradition and a new old way

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Commentary | No Comments

Out on a wide river tonight, candles float. Little floral platforms of light and hope. And, as they cruise by at surprising speed, they carry worlds and dreams of calm. These fresh carnations of an ancient ritual delight me. Especially since in the foreground it is white light and cars and noise and fireworks and […]

The Burden of Genius

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Commentary | No Comments

Extremely moved by the death of Malik Bendjelloul – he of Searching for Sugarman fame and Oscar. Let’s discuss this elephant in the room: we are losing some of our brightest and best storytellers – film makers, writers, photographers, musicians – to suicide. Mental illness is killing our artists. And here is the crux: failure could have kept […]

The God of Amazonia

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Books, Commentary | No Comments

“Amazon are undoubtedly the most important player in the book world today. Whether print books or e-books. They really are the central platform around which the whole publishing industry is operating these days. Publishers think about Jeff Bezos kind of like how they might think about God – as a very distant, inaccessible figure who is […]

The Reporting Crisis: Validation

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in media | No Comments

“As language barriers break down and cell towers rise, there will be no end to the number of new voices, potential sources, citizen journalists and amateur photographers looking to contribute. This is good… The effect of having so many new actors involved, connected through a range of online platforms into the great, diffuse media system, […]

Will video games give documentary photography a shot in the arm?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Commentary, media, Photography | No Comments

Very interesting to read about some new video games being developed (and there’s the thing: this is still at development stage and we have not seen the market response) that tell important stories using real documentary footage. In ‘Are Video Games the Future of Storytelling’, Meghan Ahearn references Marcus Bleasdale and his work to create a […]