FROM YOU TO ME, a family run publishing business based in Bath, have been recognised by The Bookseller as one of the best small publishers in the UK as they announced their shortlist for this year’s celebration of the best books, bookshops and publishers in the country.
The company, creators of beautiful and emotive gift books and journals, have also seen their worldwide sales grow by 90% year on year with significant growth in the UK and USA. Distinctive and creative marketing drove greater awareness of their range of award-winning books and journals that truly came into their own during lockdown. Providing much needed solace for people who were away from their family and friends, many people took the time to capture and send memories and messages of love.
FROM YOU TO ME offer their products to a variety of markets and whilst high-street retailers were closed, sales growth came from third party online sales with significant growth on their own website, particularly their personalised journal and book offering. Many high-street retailers have developed their own online presence during their closure and included FROM YOU TO ME’s personalised offering on their new websites.
Neil Coxon, Managing Director, said “Our family oriented caring products and supportive approach across diverse markets has been just what was needed during lockdown and as people have had time to reflect on what it important in their lives our sales continue to grow as we emerge towards our ‘new normal’. We have also learnt what has worked well and spent time, while all our people were working from home, delivering our strategic plans; actions that often do not get done whilst the distractions of day to day business prevent the focus.”
“Will we return to our office soon? Yes, we will, in order to build our culture, recruit new people and truly get creative together, but we also know we can balance our efforts and family life by working remotely more frequently” Neil continued. “Family products and family values truly aligned. More importantly though, we need to meet up to celebrate this great recognition from the book industry!”