As our name suggests, we (Cath and Sam) publish books for small children. Cath has been publishing since 1990 and with nearly 200 titles on the list, we're not so small ourselves anymore. In fact, with the addition of Sam, we now have two full time members of staff! Though we are, and always have been, supported by a brilliant team of freelancers and part-time members of staff. More to come on them as we update the site. For now, all you need to know is that we specialise in bilingual books and activity books for young children. We're passionate about what we do and hope that our passion translates into great, colourful and fun books. We'll both do our best to update the site as frequently as possible but if you notice anything missing or if something doesn't work then please contact Sam using the details below and we'll fix it right away. We look forward to hearing from you. Cath & Sam
Catherine Bruzzone - Managing Director, started b small in 1990. (See Authors' section for more personal information as I'm also an author.)
Sam Hutchinson - Publisher and General Manager, joined b small in 2011 and is taking the business into the future. He is the main contact for all functions: editorial, sales, marketing & promotion and rights. He's a busy man!
Why 'b small'? We are a small publisher, we produce books for small people and we also have a bee in our logo.
The rest of the b small team all work closely together but independently, so we have sometimes been described as a 'virtual publisher'. Here is a brief introduction (in alphabetical order!).
You can also find out more about our Contributors.
Please contact any of us at the main b small address shown below or email via the website.
Madeleine Ehm is our production manager and keeps in close contact with our main Hong Kong suppliers (colour reproduction and printing) and the warehouse where some of our stock is held in the UK. She is also the main contact for our co-edition partners when their books are in production. For production matters, contact Madeleine at the main b small address. However, please note that we work very closely with a few suppliers and are not looking for any new suppliers at present.
Scott Gibson designed and built this website and is our IT consultant. He is multi-talented having trained originally as a graphic designer. So when he isn't giving his many client publishers essential computer support, he enjoys designing books too.
Susan Martineau is our freelance editor, as well as writing many of our most popular activity books. You can read a fuller biography in our Contributors' section.
Louise Millar is our freelance design manager. Louise has worked for most of the major children's publishers and is based in Wimbledon.
Peter Osborn is our special adviser helping us take a longer and wider view of the business and also identifying new sales opportunities worldwide.
A big special THANKS to former b small team members: Lone McCourt (design/art direction and also a b small author, see her biog in Contributors), Caroline MacMillan (special sales & general admin) and Anne Murray (rights) who helped to grow b small and without whom we wouldn't be where we are today.
Our aim is to produce high quality, child-centred activity and early foreign language learning books. We want the books to look good and stand out and be fun and good value for children and parents.