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.
“Simon and the Bookswarm team are always a delight to work with. Receiving an email from them is usually the highlight of my work day! They helped me rebuild and redesign the Bloody Scotland website from the ground up as it sorely needed to be refreshed to accommodate our rapidly expanding audience. They were able to capture exactly what I envisioned and presented in my design brief, making the whole process incredibly fast, efficient, and pain free. Our online ticket sales saw a sharp increase after the website’s redesign and I have little doubt its improved aesthetics and accessibility had a hand in that. I constantly recommend Bookswarm to any client looking for a new or refreshed website and strongly recommend you do too.”
Laura Jones, Bloody Scotland
“Genuine 24/7 support, full of good ideas and advice, andan ability to make the most complicated web-speak accessible to a Luddite (and techo-phobe) like myself, I can’t recommend Simon Appleby and the Bookswarm crew more highly.”
Lesley Lokko, bestselling author (Orion)
“It was a pleasure to work with Simon and the team at Bookswarm. They were professional, creative and efficient, always happy – and swift – to answer my stupid questions. The fact that they specialise in writers and publishers made the whole process so much easier.”
Michael Symmons Roberts, British poet, writer and broadcaster
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.