Bookswarm specialises in creating wonderful websites for book publishers, agents, bookshops and others in the world of books.
Bookswarm's unwavering sector focus enables us to add considerable value to every project, because we understand the book trade, the book production process and the considerable challenges facing publishers.
We understand publishing. We read the Bookseller every week. You don't have to explain ONIX feeds, AI sheets, ARCs, TCM figures or ISBNs to us. This means we can spend more time talking about what you actually want to achieve, whether you're a publisher or an author.
We're incredibly good value. We keep our costs very low and put together project teams of people we trust to deliver each piece of work.
We're nice people and we like to focus on the books you're working on - because we really love books. We find that makes all the difference.
“The team at Bookswarm gave me a site that met my brief perfectly and went well beyond, with support and advice on areas I hadn’t considered – or hadn’t considered I would be able to manage so easily! They opened my eyes to all the options, and provided training and guidance that make the site really work for me and my books.”
Helen Bell, author of The Ilamen Quartet
“I wanted a website to promote a set of fairly radical social ideas (which will feature some way ahead in a book I’m still writing). I thought this might be outside Bookswarm’s brief, but they’ve been very responsive and creative. Some basic ideas I had on shape and colour were worked up nicely. I’ve greatly appreciated their patience with a non-techy like me, their efficiency and general aplomb. The result, I and others think, is fitting and attractive. I have no hesitation in recommending Bookswarm with enthusiasm.”
Bookswarm’s founder Simon Appleby rounds up some useful advice and information for authors considering taking the plunge on creating their first website, or renewing an existing web presence. Why does …
Download the Bookswarm White Paper for Spring 2016: Commissioning Author Websites with WordPress
Our White Paper is aimed at publishers' marketing departments, and contains ten things to think about next time you commission a WordPress project, or recommend to your authors that they explore the possibilities of WordPress.
Bookswarm is a member of the Independent Publishing Agency Collective. IPAC is an association of like-minded independent companies that work for and within the book industry. It offers a diverse and comprehensive list of services for publishers, authors, booksellers, agents and many others involved in the book world.