from you to me has just signed a new partnership agreement with French publishers Editions de la Sarriette to distribute French versions of its award-winning journals and books across France.
from you to me is a family-run company, and the new partnership is with a similar family business. Editions de la Sarriette is based in a small medieval village just outside Monaco. The French have a strong affinity for family and ‘patrimoine’ (heritage) so the owners of Editions de la Sarriette instantly knew the journals and books would be well suited to their market.
Madame la Présidente, Vicky McCreery, at Editions de la Sarriette said, “We are delighted to be working closely with the team at from you to me and to have this opportunity to develop the concept of their memory journals in French, under the brand ‘Le Journal De Ta Vie’.
“I love this country, having lived here nearly all my life, and I know that the French people are passionate about family, history and maintaining personal relationships. These beautiful books tick all those boxes and everyone we show them to is extremely positive about the idea of passing on memories, something they may not have previously considered doing.”
Both teams have been working hard to translate and adapt a range of books for the French market and these have arrived in the Nice warehouse. French retailers have already embraced the concept, with major retailers across France stocking them within a few weeks, as well as personalised versions on the company’s website.
Neil Coxon, managing director at from you to me was excited to meet Vicky and her partner Richard. “This is a fantastic opportunity for both companies. As soon as we met each other, we knew we could work together.
“We have similar values and believe in the product offering. It has been an enjoyable journey to see our products translate into French and we are proud to see them launching across this wonderful country.
"French is one of the fastest growing languages in the world and this partnership also opens up opportunities to distribute the journals and books to many countries outside France, too.”
from you to me now publishes around 100 different titles distributed across most English-speaking countries. This new partnership sees it expand its existing Spanish partnership, opening up further opportunities with different languages and markets.