Hodder health and wellbeing imprint Yellow Kite yesterday celebrated two and a half years since launching in 2014.
The imprint, which publishes books on health and wellbeing, parenting, personal development and mindfulness, as well as inspirational memoirs, brought together authors, agents, booksellers and the press at its summer party on the Carmelite House Roof Terrace in London yesterday (28th June).
Yellow Kite publisher Liz Gough invited guests to raise a glass to the success of the list, designed “to help you live a good life”.
Gough (left) with members of the Yellow Kite team.
The imprint has sold over 2.2m books to date, according to Yellow Kite, raising its turnover to £4m and growing profits to £1.2m. It counts Deliciously Ella among its successes, with the author set to publish a series of mini books this September.
Among those in attendance at the event were Yellow Kite authors Persia Lawson and Joey Bradford, whose memoir and self-improvement guide The Inner Fix published in May this year, and Jody Shield, a speaker, meditation teacher and self-development expert whose debut LifeTonic publishes in spring 2017.
Publisher Liz Gough said: “Everyone here is incredibly proud of all that we have achieved in such a short time at Yellow Kite. Our ambitions for Yellow Kite in the future are even greater than its achievements to date and with the clever, passionate, committed and creative talents involved in its success already, there is every reason to be excited by what its future may hold.”
Ella Mills said: “Liz and everyone at Yellow Kite are the most fantastic team to work with. They work in a very collaborative way, which is such a joy as an author, and their passion for what they do is just amazing. Liz has believed in me from the beginning and has really made Deliciously Ella such a success.”