Saturday 3 October 2020 is Bookshop Day across the nation, a time when many show their love for their local bookshop. To celebrate, we have teamed up with some amazing independent bookshops which we want to highlight. One of our bookshop partners is Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop, or galeri a siop lyfrau pen’rallt in its native welsh.

Saturday 3 October 2020 is Bookshop Day across the nation. To celebrate, we have teamed up with some amazing independent bookshops which we want to highlight. One of our bookshop partners is Mostly Books, Abingdon. We interviewed owner Sarah Dennis about the team's experiences during lockdown and reopening. As a bookseller, I imagine t

Emma Rogers is the designer behind the cover of Valhalla. We’ve talked to her about her path into graphic designing and her creative process. How did you get into the arts and what led you to book design? I always had a passion for drawing and being creative as a child. I loved knitting and making my own clothes, all influenced

Jac Shreeves-Lee's debut short story collection, Broadwater, was published by Fairlight Books on 3 September 2020. In Broadwater, Jac gives voice to the people of Broadwater Farm, one of the most well-known housing estates in Britain. A place where post-war dreams of concrete utopia ended in riots, violence and sub-standard housing. Read

How do you market your new release if the traditional book tour isn’t an option? This is a question I’ve asked myself four times in the last few months, as I’ve released four new books during a global pandemic. Each time, I’ve found new ways to reach my target audience of readers, letting them know about my new book and why the

In 1964, a Canadian communication thinker called Marshall McLuhan had the novel idea that it was, in fact, the medium that was the message. When it comes to writing, and writing books, in particular, the medium has changed dramatically since its birth, and perhaps more than ever in the last fifty years. To go from quills to printing pr

Our short story of the week is a story about running away by George Sandison. George Sandison is a publisher, editor and writer living in London. He runs the award-winning independent press Unsung Stories, which specialises in literary and ambitious science fiction, fantasy and horror. He is also Managing Editor for Titan Books, doing