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.