Thank you all for being a part of The Book of Everyone in 2016. I hope your books brought a little joy and sunshine wherever they landed.
When we started The Book of Everyone back in 2013, our goal was to ‘create gift heroes one book at a time’. To be honest, we didn’t have a clue how to run a business, but we did manage to create a product that made people feel unique and loved.
By 2016 we had somehow built a team (it’s amazing what free haircuts, yoga, and an office in Barcelona can do) and we saw our vision take hold by creating thousands of gift heroes everyday and delivering books to over 175 countries around the world.
2016 was not without its challenges, with the usual lack of sleep associated with a young company growing fast. A huge Valentine’s Day followed by a busy Mother’s Day and record-breaking Father’s Day set the pace.
Then, in September we rolled out a brand-spanking-new website designed to make your experience smoother and more immersive. After ironing out the bumps and squashing the bugs, it’s behaving itself. We’re incredibly proud of it and will continue make improvements in the next year.
Our Facebook community is thriving thanks to the popularity and diversity of posts each week. Our followers are entertained with invigorating ´Words To Live Your Week By’, brain-tickling Friday Facts and the occasionally lavatorial ‘Word Nerds’ (who would have thought that pumpernickle, which means fart goblin, would prove so popular…).
Our Facebook page has also become an arena for impassioned dialogue, with fierce debate over political hot-spuds such as Brexit and the US election, and the sharing of personal anecdotes, none more so than a post that encouraged tales of mushroom foraging! So thanks for being part of the conversation and if you missed out, do take a peek at our Facebook and Instagram, and give us a like/follow.
Finally, after a colossal effort by the team, and many of our customers who also contributed, we released a new product in October, Wise Words for Kids. A new entry in the personalised children’s book market, and the one that’s not a storybook!
With Wise Words for Kids you get to share all those words of wisdom you wished someone had told you when you were a kid. It’s also a great way to subtly plant a few hints in their lives (such as ‘never underestimate the power of fresh socks’). It’s easy to make (just add a name), fun to personalise and is designed to help your nephews, nieces, children and grandchildren navigate the hurdles of growing-up in a fun way.
Besides Wise Words, our existing range includes milestone editions, books for mums and dads, a romantic epic, and a quickie for those in a rush (you can take a look at the full selection in our shop). In 2017 we’ll continue to create new personalised products for new occasions and people in your life.
As ever, if you have any feedback, suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are always keen to hear from you.
We can’t thank you enough for joining us on this journey.
Here’s to a fabulous 2017.