V. Press – Q&A

V. Press is an independent publisher of poetry and flash fiction and was shortlisted in the Michael Marks Publishers’ Award 2017. Editor S.A. Leavesley kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about V.Press.  V. Press mainly publishes sole-authored poetry pamphlets, poetry collections, and flash fiction pamphlets (either a selection of unconnected…

Louise Walters Books – Q&A

Louise Walters Books is an independent publishers based in Banbury. Founder Louise Walters answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Louise Walters Books. I founded LWB in 2017 after self-publishing my second novel, A Life Between Us. I turned fifty in that year and decided I needed to get on…

An evening with @HQStories

So what happens when I’m let loose in a room full of authors and other guests? Turns out I bore them talking about Jane Austen, persuade an author to buy a copy of the book I’m reading and discuss the architecture of the town I live in… Last night I was lucky enough to be…

Bluemoose Books – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Bluemoose Books to the blog. Bluemoose are an independent publishing company based in Yorkshire. September sees the 10th anniversary of the start of the company so I invited Kevin Duffy, the head of Bluemoose onto the blog to answer a few questions. 1. Tell us a little about Bluemoose Books….

Toppling the TBR pile – Orenda Books

Today’s cause for the imminent collapse of my precariously balanced wishlist is Orenda Books. They launched in 2015 with some terrific titles and it looks like they have some treats in store for the latter half of 2016 after the range of fabulous books they published in the first half of the year. You can…

Toppling the TBR Pile – Hodder & Stoughton (Autumn-Winter)

So the Autumn/Winter publishers catalogues are appearing and so the threats to the TBR are here again. First up is Hodder and Stoughton whose imprints include Hodder, Hodder Fiction, Mulholland, Sceptre, Coronet. John Murray has imprints including Two Roads, Faith, JM Learning and Nicholas Brealey Publishing and is part of Hodder and Stoughton. This is a round…

Toppling the TBR Pile – Cornerstone Publishing 2016 titles

Today, the to read pile is wobbling precariously thanks to Cornerstone Publishing. Part of the Random House group, Cornerstone has imprints including Century, Arrow, Hutchinson, Windmill and William Heineman. They also happen to publish some of my favourite authors, whose work I always have to read, but I’ve not let that influence me in any…

Toppling the TBR pile – Hodder and Stoughton and John Murray 2016 titles

So the first publisher to cause the to read pile to wobble this year is Hodder and Stoughton whose imprints include Hodder, Hodder Fiction, Mulholland, Sceptre, Coronet. John Murray has imprints including Two Roads, Faith, JM Learning and Nicholas Brealey Publishing and is part of Hodder and Stoughton. January is here and with it the publication of…

Toppling the TBR pile – Little, Brown 2016 titles

So to the next culprits to cause the TBR pile to sway precariously. Little, Brown publish under a number of imprints including Corsair, Constable. Blackfriars, Sphere, Abacus, Atom, Piatkus, Piaktus Entice, Virago, Orbit and Little, Brown. Lets take a look at the treats they have lined up for the first half of 2016. The New Year brings with…