Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Didn’t Finish

We all have our deep, dark reading secrets. There books that everyone raves about that you just couldn’t get into even though you tried your hardest;  in the end you just had to give up (gasp!). Or perhaps there was a book with the prettiest cover and

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YALC – If you weren’t there

We arrived at 8:15 on Saturday morning and walked past HUNDREDS of people in fantastic costumes. We felt a tiny bit guilty as we flashed our badges, and skipped the queue, then we rushed to set up our stand before the onslaught. From 9am sharp, Earls Court

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Book Bench Adventure

I love books and I love London. So when London suddenly gets a city-wide installation of 50 book-themed benches, my little heart goes into overdrive. (Even more overdrive than usual!)   Having lived in a lot of places, London has become more and more my home. I

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The Design Department: Say Her Name

Last month we published James Dawson’s chilling SAY HER NAME and we thought we’d share with you an all but finished cover, rather than an early squiggle that later morphed into a legible and hopefully functional cover. In progress Art Director Jet came up with the concept:

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The Booktrust Best Book Awards ceremony

This time last week, it was time for us to bundle into a taxi and head on down to the Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle. We were very excited as we had two shortlisted books, The Great Galloon by Tom Banks and The Jade Boy

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things in Books You Wish Were Real

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is by Rhianna, who was our intern last month. When I get sucked into the reading wormhole (which is always), I forget that I can’t accio my phone to my hand, and then get rather annoyed that I have to actually walk over

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AWE OF MERCURY – How it came to be, and very nearly didn’t.

Today’s blog post is by Elon Dann, author of AWE OF MERCURY (the sequel to CLOCKWISE TO TITAN) which is out today! Everyone who read CLOCKWISE TO TITAN said it felt like there should be a sequel, although that had never been my intention when writing. I

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Independent Booksellers Week BOOKSHOP CRAWL

We all know about pub crawls, but you know what would make them a lot better? Books! This week it is Independent Booksellers week and to support the Indies there is a Bookshop Crawl tomorrow on the 5th. The instructions are simple: visit as many independent bookshops

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Out Now! Our July Titles.

Today is publication day! And Rosi (@BookEating_Girl) is here to talk you through all our wonderful July titles. Find out more about our July titles, read a letter from the editor and buy the books: JUMBLECAT by Archie Kimpton SCARLET FEVER by Maureen Johnson BOY KILLS MAN

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Hot Key Book Club July Pick: THE HUMANS

It’s time for this month’s Hot Key Book Club pick, and I have chosen… THE HUMANS by the wonderful Matt Haig! I read this book when I was working at Booktrust and Matt was their online writer-in-residence and I completely loved it – it’s so many things

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