Although initially written as a collection of short illustrated stories, a TV series proposal of Harold's Planet won the Grand Prix at the Annecy Animation Festival (category International Project Competition) in France in 1998. The Harold's Planet Website & Greeting Cards were launched in August 2001. Greeting cards are sold through a range of UK retailers, including Borders, Books ETC and The John Lewis Partnership. The Harold's Planet website receives an average of 5,000 users per day, and an average of 2,000 Harold's Planet e-greetings are sent online every day. The first four books in the series have been a huge success in America and the Uk and have been sold as a co-edition into Korea!