In the distant past Charles Lourens was a journalist as well as a magazine
publisher. Even before Mr. Henk van der Meijden launched his PRIVÉ-page (gossip
page) in De Telegraaf, Charles Lourens had his own gossip section in some
weeklies and monthlies published by De Geïllustreerde Pers in Amsterdam at the
time. Charles Lourens never lost interest in journalism. Hence his publishing
business of remarkable books.
Lourens Publishing Projects Ltd. is a so-called target group publishing house,
meaning that for each book the target group is defined in advance. Afterwards
this book is almost exclusively presented to this particular target group.
Generally speaking we are talking limited editions (2.000 to 3.000 copies), but
as the edition is completely sold over and over again, we can qualify this as a
The most successful edition is NOTES FOR LATER, a sort of fill-in book in which
one can put down in writing one’s last wishes meant for surviving relatives. At
the end of 2006 the seventh edition of this book will be published. Over the
years some 70.000 copies of NOTES FOR LATER have been sold.
A book about inland navigation channel marking (in cooperation with
Frans Room, artist from Zaandam)
MEMORIES IN LOVE
A new birthday calendar (most likely a world scoop! At this very
moment the rights are being laid down worldwide)
The multicultural funeral
About the burial rituals of our foreign citizens.
If food tastes good or bad its for visitors of restaurants to