Big Hurrah! FROM YOU TO ME have been short-listed for the British Book ‘Small Press of the Year’ Award with the winners to be announced in May at a prestigious evening in London.

We are so proud to receive this recognition. It is a real accolade for our team and our authors who work so hard to produce wonderful products. We have worked hard over the last 13 years to create innovative books as well as to build a brand and reputation around the world and it is great to get this feedback from the publishing trade. Our marketing covers many areas from book shops to gift shops, garden centres to online retailers and we also offer our customers the chance to personalise many of our titles through our own innovative website. An approach that is quite different from the traditional publishers who market only to the book trade through third party distributors.

This great news comes only a few days after we were presented with the prestigious Gift Of The Year award at the Spring Fair in front of large audience of retailers and buyers.   We won the Cards & Wrap Category for our new range called WOW! YOU’RE . . . BIRTHDAY BOOKS.

These new innovative birthday books come with a decorated envelope so that these gifts can be easily posted and they will stand proudly as a birthday card or fit neatly on a bookshelf.

Having a birthday is always a big deal . . . so you can now send ‘more than a card’ with these wonderful books that are suitable to post as a birthday card.  ‘Numbear’ and his pet bird are the main characters who, along with other unique animals and sea creatures, bring these creative, colourful books to life.  With 28 pages full of fun facts and quirky information, they help every child to be even more excited about their birthday by getting them reading and involved in this story, discovering everything that is awesome about their new age.

These creative little books by post will remind someone that their birthday matters and shows that you care about them.  They are a superb gift to read with any child or for them to share with friends and family.  Currently available for ages 1 up to 6.

We are always looking to develop books that are both beautiful as well as valuable for the retailers and consumers so it was delightful to hear the feedback from the Gift Of The Year judges about what a special and unique keepsake the concept of books as cards make. Something to keep and not throw away.

The last time we won Gift of the Year it also helped to boost sales significantly across the world and we are hopeful this win will be the same.


Gift Of The Year is organised by the Giftware Association, the organisation that has been supporting suppliers and retailers in the Gift and Home industry since 1947, and the headline sponsors are the Spring Fair at the NEC, the largest UK Gift Show.  Gift of the Year is a unique platform to showcase new and innovative products whilst raising the profile of forward-thinking companies. 

The British Book Awards, or the Nibbies as they are affectionately known, celebrate the best books, the best bookshops and the best publishers, the list of past winners is a roll call of outstanding literary success – from 2019’s Book of the Year, Sally Rooney’s Normal People to authors of the year Lee Child, Philip Pullman, Bill Bryson and Salman Rushdie.

Run by The Bookseller, The British Book Awards are regarded as ‘the BAFTAs of the book trade’. The 2020 Awards celebrate 30 years of the awards and will take place on 18th May 2020 at The JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel.