Click to view the first six online issues of Nurturing Potential


Authors' Self-Publishing Enterprise 



Sea Containers' Old Lags Domain (SCOLD) is now incorporated into the ASPEN website and has been extensively updaed.  For further information, click HERE.

We have revived  Nurturing Potential as The New Nurturing Potential.  Details at foot of this column. If you are interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch with Joe Sinclair via contact details at foot of next column..

ASPEN's most recent publishing event was Did I Really Say That? by Joe Sinclair.  Details available - plus full pdf version -in the Books section.

Click below to view the first 2 online issues of Nurturing Potential

Issue No. 2
Issue No. 1

Click here to visit the site of the New Nurturing Potential magazine with links to Potential Unleashed.  The full archived material is to be found via the Magazine section in the RH column.




ASPEN was established by Joe Sinclair in 1990 as the publishing arm of his company, Container Marketing Ltd. which had successfully published and marketed his book Refrigerated Transportation two years earlier.

ASPEN has since published twelve books, ten of them written by Joe Sinclair.  It has also helped several writers to publish books under their own or other publishers' imprints.   Joe has also written a further three books under the imprints of other publishing houses.  This is described in detail in the Books section accessible via the link on the right.

The experience he has gained, both in writing and publishing, as well as in marketing the books that ASPEN has published, makes him eminently qualified to help others to self-publish and to teach them how to market their own works.  Check out the Self-Publishing link on the right.

ASPEN has also been the publisher of several house magazines, journals, and newsletters, both  "paper" and  on-line versions.  This was previously on behalf of others, in some cases commercial enterprises,  and sometimes charities.  ASPEN then took the decision to publish and print its own magazine, Nurturing Potential, incorporating the ideas and features, as well as the knowledge and experience of the many colleagues and friends who have been involved in these activities in the past.

20 issues of Nurturing Potential were produced over a four-year period, before illness obliged Joe to put the project "on the back burner" pending his recovery.  This took longer than anticipated, until - in 2009 - consideration was given to its revival.  At the same time ASPEN published Joe Sinclair's Did I Really Say That? a miscellany of his writings, much of which was culled from the articles published in Nurturing Potential.

The entire output of Nurturing Potential may be viewed via the link to Magazine in the right hand column.  The first 3 issues are also accessible via the left-hand column.

As at May 2013, after a six year hiatus, Nurturing Potential was renamed The New Nurturing Potential and re-launched.  At the same time a companion site named Potential Unleashed was developed to occupy the periods of two months between issues of The New Nurturing Potential. This is more in the nature of a blog site for Nurturing Potential's contributors as well as an outlet for material that has missed the deadline date for, or is otherwise inappropriate for. inclusion in the magazine


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