Interviews & Blogs

As Valentine's Day approaches we might feel the pressure to have the perfect romance but in reality relationships can be a little messy. Here are some complicated love stories to keep your romance reading interesting.   Beyond Par Sometimes it all works out for the best.       The Search for Atlantis

There’s something special about walking into a bookshop. It’s like walking into a room full of friends, there’s a spark of recognition as you spot your favourite books, and excitement as you notice a new release. But some bookshops take the browsing experience to a whole new level with their unique locations and beautiful decor. Her

When it comes to books one of the biggest influences on their value is whether or not they are a first edition. We have all heard the term but what exactly does it mean and what are the common misconceptions? First editions are the original publications of a title, the first release if you will. They can vary by country, for example an

It's a new year, a whole new decade, which means plenty of reading to do! We've created the Fairlight Reading Challenge 2020 to encourage readers to explore beyond their bookish comfort zones and find some great books! Over the course of the year read or listen to: A self-help book A book by a BAME author A collection of sho

If you're looking for present ideas here are 10 reasons why books make the best gifts!   Share Something Personal Giving books that have touched your heart or relating to topics that are important to you can be an incredibly personal and meaningful gift. Especially since it will give you something to discuss once they’ve

NaNoWriMo is almost over! Most of you will hopefully be putting the finishing touches on your first draft and getting ready to write the words ‘The End’ on your manuscript. But the hard part is just starting, the second draft. Here are 5 tips to help you start the rewriting process:   Take some time away from t

Mark Swan is the designer behind the cover of Beyond Kidding. We've talked to him about his path into graphic designing and his creative process. How did you get into the arts and what led you to graphic design? I was always drawing from a young age and was very much into comic books and wanted to work in that field. I went to unive

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing four new literary fiction titles in 2020, all from exceptionally talented new and emerging literary authors. First up for spring 2020 is Conception, a novel by award-winning filmmaker Özgür Uyanık. For a long time there has been no antihero so deliciously self-absorbed, so ambiti