Based in Porto, Portugal, Rui Ricardo is the book cover illustrator of Lou Gilmond’s The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez. Well known for his vintage-style imagery, he has published his own graphic novels as well as collaborated with such famous names as The Times, Virgin, Tommy Hilfiger and Samsung. We have chatted to Rui about his designs, wh

Since it opened its doors in June 2006, Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath has become famous amongst lovers of indie bookstores for its decor and its innovative book recommendation products and reading gifts. We’d learned of their Reading Spas and Reading Subscriptions whilst researching our bibliotherapy article of last mon

Finn Campbell-Notman is the book illustrator of the recently published short story collection by Helen Stancey The Madonna of the Pool. Recognisable for his lyrical imagery, Finn is the artist behind many well-known books. These include the striking and famous cover of a girl dancing with Death for Markus Zusak’s award-winning novel The

Welcome to our Author Interview Series. In celebration of The Madonna of the Pool’s book launch on the 27th of July, we asked Helen Stancey a few questions about herself as a writer and her exciting collection of short stories! Helen was born and raised in Yorkshire but moved to London to complete an English degree from the Universit

Ghostwriting is a major part of the publishing industry - with a great idea for a book but no time (or, regrettably, enough expertise) to write it, partnering with a ghostwriter is a convenient choice for many. Yet, due to the specification of the job and the collaboration with celebrities and famous authors, the work of ‘ghosts’ is o

The idea of book crowdfunding is not a new one – book subscription services have been around for years, allowing authors and their publishers to inspect the size of the market for their particular book projects. Many crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have opened up even more possibilities for writers and artists to g