Not bad for a small press built on the bedtime stories Gamble told his young daughter. Her reaction inspired him to publish Good Night Boston and Good Night Cape Cod through On Cape Publications, the press he founded in 1997 to publish regional books, including his own, In the Footsteps of Thoreau. After the successful launch of the two New England board books, Gamble created a separate company, which was renamed Good Night Books at the beginning of this year.
With its 10th anniversary only a few months away, Good Night Books, the , has already passed two significant milestones. It has published more than 100 titles in its Good Night series and, as of September, it has sold more than three million books.
Some of the bestselling Good Night books feature big cities, including New York, Boston, Washington, Seattle, and Philadelphia, where the Rittenhouse Hotel puts a copy on the bed at turndown for families traveling with young children. “There are some surprises,” says Gamble. “Michigan is right behind New York City in popularity.”
Good Night Books / On Cape Publications
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