Have you hear of Tulip & Hound? It’s a new and exciting publishing company here on Whidbey Island! This past Tuesday afternoon Tom and I had the absolute pleasure of spending time (via e-meeting, because Corona) with owner and visionary Pavel Soukenik.
Pavel and his wife, Angela, have joined us here on Whidbey for a number of years — and Pavel himself has joined us here in The United States originally from the Czech Republic. Given his background, Pavel supports translation from English into Czech — but what makes Tulip & Hound unique doesn’t stop there!
Tulip & Hound is a small and promising publishing company potentially filling a niche here on the island — there are no publishing company (or distributors for that matter). Pavel’s books are traditionally printed here in the United States using print runs instead of print-on-demand. Books printed in volume through Tulip & Hound can then be offered at lower prices with better terms for both bookstores and authors. Pavel also believes in giving back and is donating 10% of profits from all book sales to preservation of the environment.
The debut book being offered by Tulip & Hound is titled “Siren and the Serenade” by Angela Cummings. She’s a Pacific Northwest author located right here on Whidbey — so local she’s Pavel’s wife. This is convenient for Pavel because he never has a problem reaching his client.
I found our time with Pavel interesting and thought provoking — and I believe you will too when you listen to the podcast. He is pleasant, has a great sense of humor, and all around … he’s just a neat guy! It will be exciting to watch what happens for Tulip & Hound and his company continues to develop. With any luck, it is my hope Tom and I can visit again with Pavel in a year or so to learn about everything that has transpired with Tulip & Hound!