Skip to main content

The network for trade,
training and development 

24 January 2022

Mike Miller

26 July 2021

We are immensely sad to learn that friend and former colleague Mike Miller has passed away.

Mike Miller began his career  in publishing in 1972. He was Managing Director and then Chairman of Blackie until 1992, when he became the Publisher at Geddes & Grosset, alongside Ron Grosset. He retired from Geddes & Grosset in 2010.

Mike was also one of the founding directors of our book distribution company, BookSource, (established in 1995) as well as a client publisher through Geddes and Grosset and latterly Waverley. He was appointed Chairman of BookSource in 2002 and stepped down from that position in 2013.

He was an immense support and a great friend to not only BookSource but to the industry in general: generous with advice and support, serving as a committee member of the (UK) Publishers Association and the Book Development Council, Chairman of BookTrust Scotland, and two terms as Chair of Publishing Scotland (under its previous name, the Scottish Publishers Association).

Condolences to his wife Janis and family.