And just like that another year has come and gone…
2017 was a BIG year! We celebrated three years in business, with a growing audience of 4,000+; published our newest book The Lighthouse; established the Be the Light Campaign in support of the National Canadian Mental Health Association; continued our fundraising efforts in support of Alzheimer’s research by participating in the 2017 Walk For Alzheimer’s; hosted eight book signings in our hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; launched our brand new website; made it on Indigo.ca; and supported three new movements in our community. While all of this was pretty big, something even bigger happened in 2017.
By taking the leap from one book title to two, Little Voice decided it was time to grow! While Amanda and Samantha originally created Little Voice with the goal of publishing one book, they realized with the launch of The Lighthouse that they had the passion and drive to publish many more! And so, Little Voice became Little Voice Books – a local Ottawa publishing house with the goal of creating awareness for causes and initiatives through the power of literature and illustration.
Little Voice Books is so thrilled to be able to fill a gap in literature by creating children’s books that trigger a meaningful conversation, whether it is through the words on the page or the illustrations that accompany them.
So, what’s next?
With 2018 finally here, LVB is excited to spend this next year growing their distribution across Canada! Amanda and Samantha want their children’s books to inspire Canadians from coast to coast to coast and promise to continue to work hard to make that a reality!
LVB also looks forward to expanding their book signings outside the Ottawa region in order to be able to meet more of you in-person!
New book? 2018 will definitely be a year of pause as LVB contemplates next steps for their newest title. The team always welcomes your feedback so, if you have an idea of where you’d like LVB’s words and art to go next, please feel free to contact LVB!
As always, our success would not be possible without you! We owe our success to our friends, family, followers, readers and all those that have given us a platform to share our message. Thank you is truly an under statement.
With your support, we’ve grown our tiny publishing house into a social enterprise that is making a difference in communities across Canada, including in organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the National Canadian Mental Health Association.
We started off as a dream, evolved into a reality and have grown into something we couldn’t describe without you.
Thank you for giving our little voice the power to make a difference and we look forward to bringing you more inspirational titles in the years to come!
From our little voice to yours, we wish you all the best for 2018!
– Amanda Bernardo, Author