Blog: Publishing

Small can be beautiful

On the day that Random House and Penguin formally announced their intention to merge to create the world’s largest book publisher, it seems appropriate to counter this with a celebration of the small independent publishers and the agencies (like ours) who are helping more authors than ever before self-publish. The last few years have seen a revolution in the publishing world as e-books offer new markets and routes to publication. When Penguin acquired Author Solutions in the summer it was

The importance of Place

Sales of the coastal book we produced for Newcastle University are going extremely well. Indeed, additional outlets have now agreed to stock the book, including Waterstones, Blackwell’s, libraries and tourist information offices, and we may be onto a second print as the initial run is selling fast. From locals to ‘expats’, the response to the book has been most encouraging – when people have seen it their reaction has been: where can I buy a copy? Mostly I have directed

A book for all Geordies anywhere!

For nearly 18 months we’ve been working with Newcastle University on a special book, made by and for the people of the North-East. Today the advance copy arrived from the printer and we’re very pleased! (See below for quick camera phone snaps). ‘A year in the life of our north east coast‘ is a rich visual document of the coastline of north east England, featuring hundreds of images by local residents of all ages. A full colour, case-bound (hard back)