What an exciting way to begin our 30th year!
After 30 years of producing Paperblanks, and 50 years in the publishing world, our founder Victor L. Marks has made the well-deserved decision to retire. And while this marks an end of an era here at Paperblanks, it also opens up exciting new doors.
We are pleased to announce that Paperblanks has officially been acquired by Hachette UK, the United Kingdom’s second largest publishing group. This is a natural next step for us, as Hachette UK’s mission to “make it easy for everyone, everywhere to unlock new worlds of ideas, learning, entertainment and opportunity” perfectly aligns with our desire to spark the imagination by offering a connection to artists and cultural movements from all eras and regions.
Says Richard Kitson, Deputy Group CEO of Hachette UK:
“This is an extremely exciting acquisition for Hachette… Our books and Paperblanks’ notebooks, journals and diaries complement each other, and we see great opportunity for further growth.”
Although this marks a significant change in our company name and leadership, it doesn’t change anything about the People of Paperblanks! We are excited to continue to nurture and grow our online community, and will continue to be here to empower individuality, inspire creativity and celebrate life’s special moments. We hope you’ll be a part of that future, and our next 30 years!
For more information on Hachette UK and this acquisition, check out our official press release here.