Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from us!

Creative Content director Ali Muirden reviews 2010...

Lorelei and I would like to wish you all a really lovely Christmas and we hope you have fun, laughter and a great time whatever you happen to be doing this Christmas.

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 a- nd 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

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