Country : France
ISBN : 9782070132911
Published Date : 10/02/2012

This is a story about what is passed on from fathers to sons. About those meetings you always mean to take, and yet always defer to later.

"My father undertook the writing of his Rendez-vous with the confident trepidation of a writer determined to give it his all. I regularly asked for news on the manuscript, careful not to ask too often in case he felt badgered, nor too seldom lest he felt abandoned.

From the end of the week to the end of the month, from the end of the term to the end of the year, I soon realised that I would never see this manuscript, that he would never finish it while never ceasing to write it, or, at least, without ever ceasing to imagine what a beautiful book it would be.

There were evenings, there were mornings. There was an autumn, a winter. I remember him, sitting next to me at Christmas, one hand on my leg, a hand which I saw for the first time as emaciated, freckled, criss-crossed with wrinkles, and with a smile saying: "I thought I wouldn't make it through to Christmas. And yet here I am. I'm starting to think I may make it through to next summer. I will be a perfectly acceptable centenarian." "

Author's biography - Versilio

Versilio is an editor who publishes authors of novels and non-fiction works, both literary and commercial.

Versilio’s vocation is to concentrate on a restricted number of projects in order to be able to accompany them from their initial conception to the final manuscript, thus ensuring both their digital and paper editions with its partners (Robert Laffont, Albin Michel, Flammarion, Gallimard…).

In order to satisfy the ever-changing needs of authors and readers within a constantly evolving market not only in terms of both communication and direct distribution of information, but also with regard to social networks, Versilio created the Slog. A combination of a S[ite] and a [B]log, a Slog is designed to showcase an author's creative world, to keep readers permanently up to date with their favourite authors and give them a chance to share and discuss their interests with an online community.

Furthermore, in line with the growing demand from online bookstores and the explosion of new media and social networks, Versilio's team includes not only all competences necessary for digital publishing (software engineering, designing, production, marketing) but also for the production of audio and video contents contributing to their promotion and enrichment (podcasts, author interviews, book trailers, advertisements and animations).

Thanks to the implementation of these new solutions in their dynamic set-up Versilio regularly collaborates with leading players in various fields (including Amazon, Kobo, Fnac, Google, Apple, Twitter, &c.) to promote both their authors and their authors’ works.

Versilio shares offices with Susanna Lea Associates in London, Paris and New York, and therefore benefits from an international perspective on the world of books, and the challenges brought about by the evolution of digital publishing.


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