Stephen's first venture into publishing was rather accidental. Making up bedtime stories for his two daughters, his eldest Madison, aged 7 at the time thought they should write the book; the great hot air balloon adventure and sell at local craft fairs. It took off, quite literally, as Virgin Atlantic ordered 2,000 copies with Richard Branson endorsing the book on his blog; This triggered Stephen’s imagination as to what he could do next. The idea of a personalised football book – SoccerStar - was born.
The concept was simple - to create a personalised prestige comic book that football fans of all ages will not only read, but love and cherish. Our first ever order was back in November 2016 and at this time, all our books were hand packed by me and my Daughters! I'm pleased to say our idea quickly took off and we are delighted to partner with some of the largest football clubs in the world, as well as great retailers such as Not on the High Street and Amazon.
Based in sunny Sussex, we've grown to a full technology and publishing company, offering live preview, multiple options and later this year multi language editions. Each book is still checked, hand packed and placed into our luxury gift boxes ready to post across the world (120,000 orders and counting)
We appeared on the Christmas Edition of BBC's Dragons Den. (23/12/18) It was quite an experience and delighted to say we received the rare accolade of offers from all five Dragon's! The video clip above is an interview with BBC News.
Our greatest achievement is creating a book that you can be proud of. By adding your heartfelt personal message printed on the inside cover and your chosen name appearing throughout, it's a keepsake that will be cherished. It's with great thanks to all our amazing customers that have supported us by posting amazing reviews and brilliant photo's.
Thanks for taking the time to read our story. We hope we get a chance to produce a book for you. If you have any questions, our team and I will be happy to help.