I established The Wee Book Company Ltd in 2018. It has an operational base in Midlothian, a registered office in Glasgow and wholesalers, retailers and distributors throughout Scotland and beyond. I'm happy to say that it's already a bustling concern.
The aim of The Wee Book Company is to produce titles which are eye-catching and commercial, and which will sell in volume for its retailers. However, the commercial nature of the Wee Books in many ways disguises their undertones of positivity and love.
Aye, unner a' thae laffs an' haivers, there's aye sumthin' lurkin' an' hidin' tae set the heather alight!
The Company's first title, The Wee Book o' Grannies' Sayin's was published in the fourth quarter of 2018 and all but sold out before Christmas, featuring on Waterstone's best selling humour lists. In January 2019, it won a prestigious Second Prize award at the SECC Spring Trade Fair. The success of this Wee Book has moved us deeply as it was written with real love and affection, as a tribute to our own wee Grannies.
Our new titles are rolling off the presses thick and fast over the course of 2019, with our Christmas titles being published in September. Our wholesalers, retailers and distributors and OF COURSE, our readers have thrown their support behind us and at this early stage in the game, we couldn't be more grateful.