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One week until London Book Fair!

One week until London Book Fair!

For those in the publishing world it's that time of year again - all the fun of London Book Fair awaits at Olympia (and the sore feet and sore throat that the hardened book fair visitor knows only too well!). Bookswarm will once again be on the IPAC stand - 4B30 - we...

Check out our partners

Check out our partners

[insert obligatory handshake picture here] At Bookswarm we're big believers in partnership and karma - so we thought it was time we had somewhere on our website that listed the wonderful friends and partners we have worked with over the years. They all do things that...

So what’s this GDPR malarkey then?

So what’s this GDPR malarkey then?

You may have started to see a marked increase in blog posts, articles and general chatter about GDPR in recent months. Although the details have been known about for ages, it comes in to force in a May, and in best 'Millennium Bug' tradition, many businesses are only...

Bookswarm sponsoring Byte the Book

Bookswarm sponsoring Byte the Book

Bookswarm is sponsoring February's Byte the Book event, entitled Buzz Words: How Can You Build A Community Around Your Content, which takes place on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 18:30 - 21:00 at The House of St Barnabas in London's Soho. What are the most effective...

Simon’s interview with Abidemi.tv

Simon’s interview with Abidemi.tv

Our own Simon has been interviewed for writing advice site Abidemi.tv by Abidemi Sanusi, the founder of the site, which aims to provide support to writers. Read the interview

Bookswarm creates Literature Matters Online Hub for RSL’s new campaign

Bookswarm creates Literature Matters Online Hub for RSL’s new campaign

The Royal Society of Literature is launching a programme, “Literature Matters”, to campaign for recognition of the power and value of great writing. Writers and readers are being asked to help with contributions, proposals and support. A key part of the Society's new...

Barbara Oakley on rewiring your brain

There's a great interview with Bookswarm client Dr Barbara Oakley on the New York Times today, all about her massively successful online course, Learning How to Learn. We designed and built Barbara's website last year and we think she's a real inspiration! Read the...

Bookswarm creates new P. D. James website for Faber

Faber & Faber has launched a website dedicated to the "beloved" crime writer and author P. D. James, on the date of the author's birthday. The site was designed and built by Bookswarm in response to Faber's brief to create an online hub for information about...

FutureBook on ‘browser books’

Our friend Molly Flatt at FutureBook has just published a very interesting editorial piece about 'browser books' which takes as its starting point Phoenix Magazine's journey from delivering digital content via an app to delivering via a well-organised web-based...

Has social media made author websites obsolete?

An author website is still far more essential than Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, says Simon Appleby. This piece originally appears on the Bookseller's Futurebook website. It seems remarkable to me, in 2017, to even be discussing whether an author should have a...

My Digital Life: Dr Barbara Oakley

Welcome to the third post of our new series, in which we ask our author clients to answer three questions about how they use digital marketing in their careers, and how it affects their writing. This week: Dr Barbara Oakley, a professor of engineering at Oakland...

My Digital Life: Peter Fisk

Welcome to the second post of our new series, in which we ask our lovely author clients to answer three questions about how they use digital marketing in their careers, and how it affects their writing. This week: Peter Fisk. Peter is a global business thought leader...

My Digital Life: Patrick Gale

Welcome to the first in a new series, in which we ask our lovely author clients to answer three questions about how they use digital marketing in their careers, and how it affects their writing. Kicking us off is Patrick Gale. Patrick's sixteenth novel, A Place Called...

Introducing Bookswarm Consultancy

Delivering consultancy services has always been a key part of what Bookswarm does - but providing information about that alongside our portfolio of core services has always been something of a challenge. So now we've created a new website to showcase some of our...

Download our latest White Paper on e-commerce options for WordPress

Download our latest White Paper on e-commerce options for WordPress

We shared it with visitors to our stand at London Book Fair this week and now we're sharing it with you - our latest white paper on selling with WordPress. Bookswarm has built its business around WordPress, and one of the things we’re increasingly being asked by...

Meet Bookswarm at London Book Fair 2017, March 14-16

Bookswarm will be exhibiting at London Book Fair at Olympia again this year - we're on the Independent Publishing Agency Collective stand (3A40), which you can find directly opposite the Tech Bar. If you're going, please do come along and say hello. You could even...

Looking back on 2016

2016 has been a busy year for Bookswarm. Simon Appleby looks back... Don't mention Brexit, don't mention Trump, don't mention Brexit, don't mention Trump, don't mention Brexit, don't mention Trump. Putting events that shall not be named to one side, 2016 has been a...

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