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I'm Simon Appleby, Managing Director of Bookswarm

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.

Use our website to find out who we've worked for, the projects we've worked on and what the clients thought of the results, and we think there's a good chance you will want to work with us too.


Being Worked On Right Now

  • Blog redesign for a long-running gardening column
  • Trade-facing website for new UK publishing startup
  • Website for award-winning children’s novelist and playwright
  • E-commerce site for university press in Belgium
  • Photo blog about the locations that inspired great British novelists
  • Website redesign for charity promoting the legacy of leading British food writer
  • E-commerce website for specialist adult learning publisher
  • Redesign of website for a book about happiness
  • Website design and build for humour imprint
  • E-commerce site for a Christian publisher of Bible resources and gospel tracts

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