We are absolutely delighted to announce that Grannifer’s Legacy by Trish Vickers is now available in paperback and eBook.
As this has been such a special book for us to be involved with, we’ve decided that if you buy the paperback, you can have a download link to the eBook free of charge, so you can enjoy reading it on your electronic devices too.
Max Brandt lives in Devon with his wife Janie and started writing more years ago than he cares to remember.
For 25 years he fronted a rock band and pens lyrics occasionally, but more recently, has contented himself writing several one-act plays and a full length drama called Dominion which will send shivers up your spine and naturally, we’ll be publishing it soon.
His début title, Blind Cupid was written over ten years and was inspired by his time spent working in the care system with damaged and abused young people.
Blind Cupid is no gentle read. When we were first approached with the manuscript Simon and I discussed child murder and abuse at great length. Did we want to dive into this murky underworld? We don’t want to visually wound our readers and this is heavy material.
Believe me, I know how it feels to be a writing competition addict.
You wake up with a burning urge to flip the computer on and sniff through your email to see if news of any fresh ones have surfaced.
Your mental traffic lights flash from amber to green with ideas and you find yourself people watching as you stand in the queue for the bus, scrutinising fellow passengers for their quirky mannerisms.
But what happens if your excitement gets the better of you and you upload or post your entry and fee, only to find out after the event that you forgot a crucial, silly, tiny, eenie, weenie detail that could have invalidated all of your hard work?
The Team are busy processing the entries for our Literary Prize which closes at the end of November.
As if there wasn’t enough excitement buzzing around the office, we thought we’d also run a prize draw to win a fabulous 6″ Kindle Fire Tablet too!
As well as being able to read your favourite books on the device, it’s also WIFI enabled with a super fast processor, it has a beautiful 6″ HD display, front and rear cameras and 8GB of storage.
The draw is free to enter, it’s open to anyone* who has a valid Facebook and Twitter account, living anywhere in the world.
All we need you to do is take a look at and Like our funky 36 second trailer for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, share it on your Facebook and Twitter pages, Like our Facebook page, Follow Us on Twitter, then send us your details via the entry form below and you’re in!
When the winner is picked, we will need to validate that all of the above requirements have been met. Please read the instructions carefully and ensure you have ticked all the boxes, or your entry will be invalid.
Having been to the London Book Fair this year, I can tell you my feet were quite unforgiving for several days.
LBF2014 was a tremendously impressive show for many reasons, not least for the fact that it restored my faith in the paperback book buying market. Virginia Woolstencroft of Harper Collins described it as, ‘Impressive as ever, a brilliant hub of literary activity and a great week for all publishers’ and a smattering of instantly recognisable famous faces brought further glittery sparkle to a work event that was anything but work.
Without wanting to sound too nostalgic – after all, it has only been 370 days – our compact and bijou team feel we’ve come a long way during that time. With almost 20 titles either out in paperback or e-book and the rest in production, it’s certainly not shabby progress in what is a very challenging, volatile and occasionally fickle market.
Actually, I’m sure she won’t mind us letting you into a little secret, but it launched at exactly 08:00 on the 1st March, the precise moment of the New Moon; a significantly positive time for new beginnings.
We are delighted to let you have a sneak peak of the finished cover for our latest title, ‘Action Plan for Living With an Alcoholic’ by Lilly Laine, due for publication on 10th March, just before St Patrick’s Day.
The subtitle leaves the reader in no doubt about the content. It’s, ‘A Survival Guide for Partners and Spouses’ and has been penned with refreshing clarity by a lady who knows all about how it feels to live with a serious alcohol dependent, in Lilly’s case it was her husband.
After years of trying all the usual tactics to get him to stop drinking, Lilly realised she was physically and mentally at her rock bottom, just like her husband.