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Bookswarm release new white paper on commissioning author websites

Bookswarm is today publishing the first of a new series of white papers designed to help publishing clients to get as much value as possible from their use of WordPress, which is emerging as the Content Management System of choice for a wide range of publishers, large...

Meet Bookswarm at the London Book Fair 2016

It’s not long until the London Book Fair 2016, its second year in its new home at Olympia. Once again Bookswarm will be on Stand 3A40 as part of the Independent Publishing Agency Collective. If you’d like to arrange a meeting, please contact us. Bookswarm MD Simon...

Bookswarm delivers custom book-selling for Libreria

Libreria, a new book shop, printing press, and interdisciplinary community space, will open at 65 Hanbury Street, London, today (Thursday 25 February, 2016), merging state of the art design and technology with a fresh enthusiasm for physical bookselling. From Rohan...

Kjell Eldor joins Bookswarm as a contract Project Manager

We're very excited to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Kjell, who is joining us as a contract Project Manager. We asked Kjell to tell us a bit about himself: I’m Kjell Eldor (professional list maker, spreadsheet lover, cyclist) Bookswarm’s new Project...

10 Blog Writing Tips for Authors

10 Blog Writing Tips for Authors

In the first of a new series of guest posts, Bookswarm client and author Shannon Selin shares her tips for how authors can make the most of blogging. Thanks to Bookswarm, you’ve got a blog integrated into your beautifully designed website. You are now ready to use the...

Bookswarm support Andy McNab’s #ReadingJourney

Andy McNab is trekking to the South Pole in support of Bookswarm's longstanding client The Reading Agency. Imagine not going to the supermarket or filling in a form because you’re unable to read very well. Andy McNab was a teenager who couldn’t read well and he’s now...

New website for The William Morris Society

Bookswarm has designed and built a new website for The William Morris Society, which was founded in 1953 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known. The Society’s aim is to take its world-wide membership to new places, shares discoveries...

Selling with WordPress – Bookswarm’s guide to e-commerce

Bookswarm has built its business around WordPress, the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) that began life as a simple blogging platform. One of the things we’re increasingly being asked by clients to work on is e-commerce, and with the range of options...

Mike Shatzkin on author websites

We recently enjoyed several blog posts from digital publishing thought leader Mike Shatzkin about the importance of author websites. In No author website rules of the road in publishing contracts is a big fail for the industry Mike argues that the inconsistent...

Meet Bookswarm at the London Book Fair

It's not long until the London Book Fair 2015, in its new home at Olympia - and Bookswarm will be on Stand 3A40 as part of the Independent Publishing Agency Collective. The Independent Publishing Agency Collective (IPAC) is a non-profit making body, formed by a number...

Hodderscape relaunch and open submissions

Hodder & Stoughton is relaunching the website for its science fiction, fantasy and horror community Hodderscape today, and holding its first open submission period later this year. The new website, which is designed by Bookswarm to be fully responsive, will make...

Bookswarm creates new website for the Royal Society of Literature

Bookswarm has designed a new, responsive website for the 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. Today, alongside a world-class events...

Literary brand expert Tamsen Harward joins Bookswarm in non-exec role

Bookswarm is delighted to announce the appointment of our first non-executive director in a move designed to assist with strategic planning and business development. Tamsen Harward is a brands and media consultant with twenty years’ international experience in and...

Merry Christmas from Bookswarm

May you get all the books you want from Santa. We look forward to helping more publishers, authors and allied trades in 2015!

Bookswarm creates new website for Jennifer Gray

Bookswarm has designed a new website for Jennifer Gray, creator of four funny animal series for children: Atticus Claw and Chicken Mission (Faber); and Guinea Pigs Online and Puppies Online (Quercus). To accommodate the different series, we set up the site so that...

The Publishers of Tomorrow Are Not Afraid

Bookswarm's Simon Appleby was at the University of Stirling recently as a guest speaker, addressing students on the MLitt in Publishing Studies course on the many ways publishers can make effective use of digital media for promoting their books, including thoughts on...

The Space has launched its second Open Call

The Space is a website for artists and audiences to create and explore exciting new digital art. They commission projects from ambitious artists working across a range of art forms and creative and digital industries, technology and coding, art and culture. The Space...