Tuesday, September 20, 2011

U Star Novels in Running for UK Small Business Crown | PRLog

Sep 20, 2011 - Voting is now under way to find the overall O2 Smarta 100 Business of the Year, winning £10,000 courtesy of O2.

U Star Novels, started in 2006, is the world’s leading publisher of personalised novels for adults.

Their romantic and erotic novels make couples the star of their own novel, where up to 30 different features and traits are inserted into their chosen novel, including; their names, where they live, where they work, eye colour, hair colour, favourite colour for clothing, favourite perfume and many more which are then weaved throughout a 160-180 page paperback novel starring them on every page.

The perfect gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s, Christmas, hen parties and more.

U Star Classics allows anyone to step into a personalised edition of their favourite classic book starring alongside their friends, family members or even work colleagues! The plot remains the same, the only thing that changes is that it could be you following the yellow brick road, or your brother hunting vampires in the darkest depths of Transylvania, or your best friend starring in one of the best-loved romances of all time alongside her own Mr Darcy!

Commenting on their inclusion in the Smarta 100, Katie Olver, founder of U Star Novels said: “Being listed in the Smarta 100 really is an honour for us, particularly recognition for the exponential growth we have achieved over the past year.”

With book sales slumping on both sides of the Atlantic as the British and American markets experienced year-on-year declines in the first quarter of 2011, U Star Novels is bucking the trend, with 151% growth in Q1 this year.

Deborah Meaden, who was left blushing after Katie Olver’s pitch in Dragon’s Den making the star of one of her personalised novels, said of this years’ winners - “What pleases me is that these awards are championing passionate and ambitious people with brilliant ideas who’ve acted on those ideas and turned them into flourishing businesses. These small businesses and individuals are hugely important and deserve our recognition and support.”

All shortlisted companies are currently in the hands of the public, whose vote will decide the overall winner.

Voting is now underway, and U Star Novels needs your vote to be named Smarta Business of The Year. Please lodge your vote here: http://www.smarta.com/smarta100/2011-winners/u-star-novels

Voting closes 20th September.


U Star Novels in Running for UK Small Business Crown | PRLog