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A Book About Innocent
A Book About Innocent

A Book About Innocent

Our Story and Some Things We've Learned


208 Pages, 6.25 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $33.95 (US $33.95)

Publication Date: September 2009

ISBN 9780718153175

Rights: US

Penguin UK (Sep 2009)
Michael Joseph

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We started making smoothies in 1999. On that first day we sold 24 bottles, and now we sell more than 2 million a week, so we've grown since then. This book is about the stuff we've learned since selling those first few smoothies. About having ideas and making drinks, about running a business and getting started, about nature and fruit, about company life and working with friends, about the stuff we've got right and the stuff we got wrong, and about squirrels . . . and camping . . . and doing the right thing. We thought we'd write it all down in a book so we don't forget any of it, and to maybe help other people too. We started Innocent from scratch, so we've learnt a lot of things by getting stuff wrong. Some other lessons have come from listening carefully to people clever than us. And some stuff we just got lucky on. But all of it, the good the bad and the useful, is in here. Plus, perhaps our moms will finally believe us when we tell them we haven't rung home for a while because we've been a bit busy these past few years.

Author Biography

Dan Germain joined Innocent in 1999, shortly after his three college buddies began the London beverage company. His role is head of creative, which covers things like copywriting, design, adverts, web stuff, and generally making sure that the company looks, sounds, and feels just right.