Friday, 31 December 2010

Hoping It's Heaven in Twenty Eleven!

 Ali and I wish you everything wonderful for the new year!

This year has just raced by for both of us!

I've copied Ali's review of our year below, because (a) I'm lazy and (b) I can't say it any better than she did in her excellent post...

All I'll add is that we're really looking forward to 2011! 
We're kicking off the year with our new guided visualisation series, "DreamCatching," and the audio version of our latest business title, "The Lowdown: Dodging the Bullet - Effective Risk Communications" (available now in an eBook version). 
We have plans to publish more audio and eBook business, speech and self-improvement titles - and I'm especially looking forward to expanding our new Creative Crime crime fiction imprint. 
For those of you who may have missed it, here's Ali's review of our 2010:
"We’ve had a great year and are really pleased and proud of all the titles we’ve published in 2010 which have expanded the range of our publishing in many different directions.

My own personal pick of the highlights of this year would be launching the eBook range of titles with Crème de la Crime, recording with all our fabulous readers which included Adjoa Andoh, Steve Devereaux, Steven Pacey, Jamie Glover, Trevor White, David Gwillim, Maria Darling and the BBC’s World Affairs editor, John Simpson.  Of course I have to include our own wonderful Lorelei who has contributed her gorgeous voice to many of our publications!

Wearing my other “hat” as an audio producer, I have to mention what a blast it was to work with the wonderful Emma Thompson reading the audio of her book “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” for which she has deservedly been nominated for a Grammy! I am basking shamelessly in whatever reflected glory I can possibly claim.  

Teaming up with Osprey Publishing [link] was another highlight this year and it’s been great working in partnership with them to produce audio editions of their fantastic military fiction list.

We’ve added lots more retailers to our list of distributors this year ,which is great news and we must also give thanks for the support and encouragement we’ve had from all our retail partners for promoting our list so brilliantly.

All in all it’s been a great year and it’s onwards and upwards for 2011. - AM
p.s.  If you have a minute, check out or Audible page - it's so exciting to see our audio titles (and their gorgeous covers) all in one place! - LK

Photo by Horia Varlen

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