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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...

New partnership with Clean Prose

New partnership with Clean Prose

Clean Prose is London’s first co-working space designed specifically for writers, offering a quiet and inspiring workspace for authors and creatives - and Bookswarm is really excited to announce a partnership with them which will deliver benefits both for...

New testimonials just in!

New testimonials just in!

We had a lovely early Christmas present this month with some lovely testimonials from clients for projects we've completed this year. Word-of-mouth is really important to us, so we get warm fuzzy feelings when people say things like this!...

Free webinar this Friday – Bookswarm on online content

Free webinar this Friday – Bookswarm on online content

Don't forget this Friday's FREE webinar, presented by yours truly in association with Byte The Book. While all authors will appreciate the importance of both their own web presence and social media, it's vital that they consider what kind of...

Author website proposal now online

Author website proposal now online

For years, we've had a standard author website proposal that we send out to authors who enquire about website design - and it was a PDF. That's not very cool for a website design company, is it?Well, no more! PDFs, begone. Our author website proposal is...

Welcome to the new-look Bookswarm website

Welcome to the new-look Bookswarm website

Welcome, friends, to the shiny new version of Bookswarm's website - the fourth major iteration of our web presence in our 11 years of operation. I decided it really was time for an upgrade, and used WordPress, the Divi theme and the Divi Builder to create an entirely...

Free webinar about online content: 15th November, 1pm

Free webinar about online content: 15th November, 1pm

Bookswarm is teaming up with the wonderful Byte The Book to do a FREE webinar about website content for authors. If authors and publishers want to engage audiences it’s important that you don’t just ask people to buy the book. You need to create exciting, exclusive...

Nice to e-meet you

Nice to e-meet you

If you've ever struggled with the etiquette of 'meeting' new people via e-mail, and the phrase 'nice to e-meet you' makes you want to weep, here's the ideal solution, courtesy of the sublime webcomic XKCD. XKCD is always guaranteed to brighten our day - and for added...

We are all data slurpers now

We are all data slurpers now

A new ruling by the European Court of Justice has a potentially big impact on websites that deploy Facebook's Like button. There are actually several kinds of 'Like' button - they can allow the user to Like the page or product they're looking at, or to Like the...

Happy publication day to Lap of Honour

Happy publication day to Lap of Honour

Today sees the publication of Tim Hain's unique photographic tome Lap of Honour. When we designed and built the Lap of Honour site for Tim, he and his agent were working on finding a home for it, and we're pleased that it's now been brought to market by sports...

Barrington Stoke go nuts for new website

Barrington Stoke go nuts for new website

It's been several years since we stepped in to help Barrington Stoke with hosting, support and maintenance of their existing WordPress- and WooCommerce-based website - but behind the scenes we have been working with them on a major design and content update to the...

Bookswarm create new website for Yale Representation

Bookswarm create new website for Yale Representation

Yale Representation provides a managed sales representation service in the UK for a number of prestigious publishers, including Verso, Saqi and of course Yale University Press. Bookswarm recently created a new website for them, to replace their old Drupal-based site....

Bookswarm and The Bestseller Experiment – Q&A on author websites

Bookswarm and The Bestseller Experiment – Q&A on author websites

Simon's made another foray in to the world of podcasting, this time joining Mark Stay over at The Bestseller Experiment. The Bestseller Experiment is a weekly podcast presented by Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux, in which they talk with leading lights from the publishing...

Bookswarm advises The Literary Consultancy on website strategy

Bookswarm advises The Literary Consultancy on website strategy

Last year we were asked by renowned UK-based editorial consultancy service The Literary Consultancy (TLC) to come and work with them to help them streamline their website offering and assist their users to navigate more easily to the services and content relevant to...

Our home for the next three days

Our home for the next three days

Did we mention we're at London Book Fair for the next three days? OK, we did, repeatedly - but we're mentioning it again, because now we can show you what our sexy stand looks like. Isn't it marvellous? Do come and say hi to us and all the other IPAC companies we're...

Bookswarm client deal news: Lap of Honour

Bookswarm client deal news: Lap of Honour

Tim Hain’s Lap of Honour is a pictorial journey back to the golden age of motor racing, in which a 60s schoolboy photographer revisits his favourite haunts and heroes, and hitches a ride with the legendary Stirling Moss, whose foreword kickstarts the journey. We...

The Book Fair beckons

The Book Fair beckons

London Book Fair is next week! Eeek! If you'd like to talk about how Bookswarm can help you with your website design, build or management needs, it's not too late - just drop us a line. We will be on stand 2C60 if you want to come and say hello, but please bear in...

Meet Bookswarm at London Book Fair 2019

Meet Bookswarm at London Book Fair 2019

London Book Fair is fast approaching in its new, earlier, March time-slot, and Bookswarm will once again be in attendance. We will be there for all three days (12th to 14th March) so if you would like to meet up and chat about how our website services can help you,...