How does a children's publishing company
come to be?
Goops Unlimited started over a decade ago when Barbara Ross was sitting at her kitchen table, dreaming up ways to enrich her grandson's life. She remembered the Goops stories her mother read, and how they'd been passed down through generations.
In her experience, the Goops represented the humor and love found in families, as well as the joy of learning polite behavior.
Barbara didn't realize when she pieced together a new edition of Goops And How To Be Them for her grandson, her friends and family would beg for copies of their own. Little by little orders started coming in, and sure enough, Barbara became the Founder and CEO of Goops Unlimited at the age of 70!
When Barbara met 20-year-old Nicholas Beatty, an independent marketing rep, the two hit it off instantly. Together they crafted a plan for introducing more Goops books, and reaching modern mothers looking for ways to inspire
change within their families.
Throughout their unlikely partnership,
a fifty year age difference in their
ages, Barbara and Nicholas have remained consistent in their desire to help families find new ways to relate with one another. Respect and love within the family is not an old-fashioned concept, or a message with religious connotation. The truth is families who spend time together
in conversation and creative activities build relationships that will last forever.
Weathering the storm of economic challenges and a changing publishing industry, Barbara and Nicholas have managed to remain in business for over a decade. During this time together they've expanded their offerings to include activity books and story books, as well as extending the Goops line of products.