Bookswarm has designed a new, responsive website for the Royal Society of Literature.
For nearly 200 years, the Royal Society of Literature has celebrated and nurtured all that is best in British literature, past and present.
Today, alongside a world-class events programme, it supports authors both established and emerging with awards and grants, runs masterclasses, and manages a Schools Outreach programme to inspire the next generation of readers and writers.
At the heart of the RSL is its Fellowship, which encompasses the most distinguished authors working in the English language. The RSL builds bridges between our Fellows and the reading public, so that their talents are shared as widely as possible.
People need to feel in their bones that the whole of English literature from Beowulf to Byron to Benjamin Zephaniah is theirs by right of inheritance. The RSL shows people what belongs to them, and welcomes them into it.’
RSL Communications Manager Annette Brook says of the experience of working with Bookswarm on the project:
Working on our new responsive site with Bookswarm has been an absolute joy. Simon and team have realised our brief perfectly, keeping the look and feel of our previous site whilst refreshing it and adding new, interesting features. They have been patient with us, as we are a small team, and understanding of our particular needs. Their support with the technical challenges of setting up new domains and integrating our site with a new database system has been enormously helpful, and their positive attitudes have made them a pleasure to work with. We have an exciting new website and would thoroughly recommend Bookswarm to peer organisations.