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Bookswarm joins the Alliance of Independent Authors as a Partner Member

Bookswarm joins the Alliance of Independent Authors as a Partner Member

We are pleased to announce we've been accepted as a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). ALLi partners include all kinds of companies, individuals and organizations, ranging from global companies like Amazon KDP, Google Play, IngramSpark and...

Simon runs the London Marathon 2022

Simon runs the London Marathon 2022

As you may know, I began running with the Couch to 5K programme in November 2019 - perfect timing for it to keep me sane during the pandemic! I’m still really enjoying it, and after raising £1,600 for Cancer Research last year in the Cambridge Half Marathon (if you...

Byte The Book event: Perfect Publishing Partners

Byte The Book event: Perfect Publishing Partners

Bookswarm’s Simon Appleby will be in conversation with Justine Solomons with contributions from partners Cameron Publicity and Marketing, Think Big Books Marketing, Arkesis and Prepare to Publish. We’ll be discussing how clients can best engage with potential...

Byte The Book Event: How to Be Yourself Online

Byte The Book Event: How to Be Yourself Online

We're taking part in an online event for authors next week. Join Byte The Book and a our panel of experts, including Bookswarm's Simon Appleby, as we give advice on what authors should do across various digital platforms to best represent themselves. We’ll examine:...

Partner spotlight: Justine Solomons, Byte The Book

Partner spotlight: Justine Solomons, Byte The Book

Welcome to the third 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 Founder and Director of Byte The Book,...

Partner spotlight: Kelly Weekes

Partner spotlight: Kelly Weekes

Welcome to the second 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 Marketing Mentor and Mindset Coach for...

The fold is dead – users scroll automatically

The fold is dead – users scroll automatically

We still regularly get feedback on sites we design and build that's motivated by client concerns that certain elements of content or functionality need to be higher up the page. This is because they don't always have faith that users will scroll down to review the...

‘SSLgeddon’ – what happened on Thursday and what it means

‘SSLgeddon’ – what happened on Thursday and what it means

On Thursday 29th September 2021 something happened to the security infrastructure of the Internet which has had far-reaching implications despite not being well publicised or well understood. Like many organisations, Bookswarm uses Let's Encrypt to generate digital...

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.