Personal blog of Derek and Margaret, now living in Dominica, W.I., founders of Ozone Zone – an Independent Canadian book publisher specializing in coffee table books of architectural treasures and lush gardens. We also promote fine artistic photography. This blog contains unofficial reports and comments from our various trips, photo sessions and jobs – an unofficial scrapbook of our travels, explorations and photo-related work. See “about” for more.

Archive for June, 2011

Good Morning Barbados!

For last 2 days we are working in Barbados, taking lots of photographs. We just discussed with our friends  in Barbados an idea to create a series of smaller softcover books. They will be dedicated to single islands and themes. So, we have something new to plan now!
Today the day started early, at 4:30 am. We had to get to the CBC-8 TV station.
And, around 7am, hosts of popular program Good Morning Barbados invited us to this live program to talk about our books Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean, and Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean. We shared various stories, anecdotes from our travels, and also our joy and surprise at getting all the awards for both these books.
It was fun and real pleasure to be on air in Barbados. Wonderful hosts and an interesting experience.
Thank you, Barbados! It was also nice to see our books in virtually EVERY book store over here.

on photo: I am awaiting to get on air at CBC-8.
On Sunday – we fly to Dominica. Talk soon, cheers!

Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean – more news!

It is official now: 
On top of getting the amazing Nautilus Award 2011, our latest book Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean placed itself in the Top-Three at two other international book competitions 2011.
Therefore it is on list of finalists at Benjamin Franklin Book Award 2011  (remember? our Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean won Gold there last year), as well as Book Of The Year Awards 2011.

Both of these international book competitions for independent publishers are quite prestigious, with hundreds (if not thousands)  of entries, and the title of Finalist adds a shine to our book, already in the spotlight  of the Nautilus award.
Definitely good news, and we are really excited to share it with you ASAP!
Until next time! Cheers!

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