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Bookswarm wins the GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award

Bookswarm wins the GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award

Yesterday at the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards from the IPG, Bookswarm was the proud winner of the GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award. We were so pleased and proud to be chosen for this against some very stiff competition. Congratulations to the IPG for...

Bookswarm shortlisted for the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards

Bookswarm shortlisted for the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards

We are delighted to announce that Bookswarm is one of six nominees for the GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award at the 2021 edition of the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards, organised by the IPG. The winners of all the Awards will be revealed at a very...

London Book Fair event now available on demand

London Book Fair event now available on demand

The Online London Book Fair event that Simon took part in is now available to watch on demand - including both the main discussion and the Q&A at the end. Click the button below to watch it - you will need to register for the Online London Book Fair, which is...

Partner spotlight: Futureproofs

Partner spotlight: Futureproofs

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of posts where we turn the floor over to our partners and pals in publishing to talk about what they do, to help our customers learn more about them. This week, it's the turn of Futureproofs founder John Pettigrew. Tell us...

Bookswarm on Byte Connects

Bookswarm on Byte Connects

We were recently featured on Byte Connects, a Byte The Book series that highlights collaborations between their members. In this case, the collaboration was us creating a website for Lucy Ridout, an editor of fiction and travel titles. You can read the article on Byte...

Bookswarm sponsoring Byte Confluence 2021

Bookswarm sponsoring Byte Confluence 2021

Bookswarm is pleased and proud to be sponsoring the 2021 edition of Byte The Book’s Confluence event on the business of storytelling. Like many events this year, it will be running virtually, and we will be on hand to meet exhibitors.

Debugging your website: The Sesame Street method

Debugging your website: The Sesame Street method

Many years ago, early on in my career, I was responsible for the Local Area Network of a small office with about 15 members of staff. As I had no formal background in network admin, I bought a book on network troubleshooting, and there was one chapter that really...

Call the cavalry! An author’s journey

Call the cavalry! An author’s journey

Most of the websites you can see in our portfolio were designed and built from scratch by Bookswarm - but not all. Sometimes we are asked to come in and update, fix or otherwise rescue a website created by someone else. This can be for a variety of reasons, including:...

Author websites explained – with Jeremy Mason and Mark Stay

Author websites explained – with Jeremy Mason and Mark Stay

Jeremy Mason and Mark Stay were kind enough to invite me to take part in Episode 12 of their Book Marketing Challenge video series. I had a great time talking to them about author websites and digital marketing. I just watched it back and I think it's a really good...

Mark Stay introduces Woodville Parish Council website

Mark Stay introduces Woodville Parish Council website

Author of this parish Mark Stay commissioned us to make a website for his new Witches of Woodville series recently - and then made this video to explain it. We think it's too good not to share! Check out Woodville Parish Council

Reflections on lockdown

Reflections on lockdown

We hope you're staying safe and well during this strange and uniquely challenging time. It seems like a different life when I was stressing about whether I should attend meetings in London, practicing social distancing in pitches and getting concerned about the...

Web Design in the Time of Covid-19*

Web Design in the Time of Covid-19*

We're certainly living in strange and uncertain times - and we hope all of our lovely clients are staying safe (and sane) during this challenging time for the world. As Bookswarm has always been a virtual team, where we're all based in our own home offices, we haven't...

Bookswarm will not be attending London Book Fair 2020

Bookswarm will not be attending London Book Fair 2020

We have made the difificult decision not to attend this year's London International Book Fair in light of the rapidly emerging coronoavirus outbreak. As veterans of many book fairs, we have seen how they can be fertile ground for transmission of ordinary coughs and...

Meet with Bookswarm at London Book Fair 2020

Meet with Bookswarm at London Book Fair 2020

London BooK Fair is almost upon us once again, and Simon will be there, as he has been every year since 2008! If you'd like to take the opportunity to meet and discuss a project, or just find out more about how Bookswarm might be able to help you, please do get in...

Bookswarm sponsors Confluence

Bookswarm sponsors Confluence

Bookswarm is a proud sponsor of Byte The Book's Confluence, which is running for the second time in February 2020.Tickets are still available, so come along and get inspired (and say hello to us, of course!). 7 February 2020 @ Google Academy, LondonA one...