Well, I said we would publish 5 books in 2016. We actually published 6.
In May, we released Black Lightning by the exceptionally talented and award-winning
author, K.S. Jones. We certainly love this middle grade adventure into another world, and hopefully you did too. If you haven’t read it, you can learn more about it here.
Soon after we brought you Elizabeth J.M. Walker’s hilarious teen vampire comedy This Night Sucks, which if you haven’t read it, you are certainly missing out.
In the summer we prepared for the rest of our releases, bringing you book three and book two respectively of Rita Monette’s Nikki Landry Swamp Legends Series and Sharon Ledwith’s The Last Timekeepers Time Travel Series. You can find both in our store.
We launched our membership program, which you can learn
more about here. We attended a host of local events and we also made it to Toronto for The Word on the Street Festival, which was a great new experience for us. Murandy had a baby and named him Hunter Creston. Creston, for a lovable character in our book, Unintended, for those of you who haven’t read it.
In the fall, David McLain and Felix Eddy ran a gofundme campaign for their illustrated novel, The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum, which was a huge success and in November we launched the book in ebook, paperback and also in hardcover, which we had never done before.
On September 30th we announced our partnership with Sho Art Spirit and Performance, and held Worlds Collide Gala, where we introduced our new imprint, Adventure Worlds Press, run by Christian Laforet and Ben van Dongen.
2016 brought the closure of a few local stores where Mirror World Books were sold, but we added some new ones, like Story Tellers Books on Ottawa St, and From the Heart (also on Ottawa St). And we took a chance on a local artist, Owen Swain, and together created an adult colouring book/ode to Windsor, #tourdesketch Windsor, which has been selling out all across the city since we launched it a week ago. Next week, on December 15th will be our final hoorah of 2016 as we host a book launch / open house christmas party for Owen Swain’s #tourdesketch Windsor Colouring Book at Sho Art Spirit and Performance 628 Monmouth Rd, in Windsor.
All in all, 2016 was a busy year, full of growth and trying new things. Stay tuned for our plans to make 2017 even bigger and better and for the announcement of our 2017 line up of new books!