Project archive: Events, Festivals and Awards

Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new and established to the stage with always enthusiastic attendees who make the festival every bit as much as the writers do.


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Byte The Book

Byte The Book’s network helps its members make useful connections within the book industry and other allied industries and enables them to understand their publishing options and become more literate in the business of books.

Their new website allows members to join and manage their membership online, update their public profile online, and use the members-only message board to network with their peers.


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Carmelite Prize

The Carmelite Prize is an exciting award created to recognise excellence in children’s book illustration, with the aim of encouraging and inspiring the next generation of illustrators for children’s stories.

We created a microsite for Hachette Children’s to promote the prize and allow budding illustrators to enter.


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Cityread London

Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. Taking the chosen novel as a starting point, a month-long programme of book groups, film screenings and other events takes place across all 33 London boroughs in libraries, bookshops, museums and other venues.


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Filotico Arts

Branding and website design for cultural consultancy and production company Filotico Arts.


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Nielsen Bestseller Awards

Website showcasing the winners of the new Nielsen Bestseller Awards.


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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.

Bookswarm has created a new responsive website to allow them to showcase their work and the great names among the RSL Fellows.

This was updated in 2017 to reflect the launch of the RSL’s Literature Matters campaign.


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Sports Book Awards

The British Sports Book Awards exist to highlight and give prominence to the very best sports books published in the previous calendar year.


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The Book Marketing Society

The Book Marketing Society was launched in November 2004 with the objective of becoming the representative body of marketing within the book industry. We created the second version of this site in 2018 using an online membership site, including a members area where logged-in users can access a database of award-winning book marketing case studies.


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