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Bursaries to bring writers and technologists together

Author support site The Writing Platform is encouraging writers and technologists to work together, with bursaries to fund new collaborative projects. Two bursaries of £4,000 each will be awarded to teams made up of one writer and one technologist, to fund a three...

Author website roundup

We thought it was time for a roundup of the diverse range of author websites we've launched in the past few months. First off we have a new website for scientist, communicator, author, journalist and broadcaster Marcus Chown. With books like Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt...

Bookbridgr shortlisted for Futurebook Innovation Award

Bookbridgr, the blogger review website developed for Headline by Bookswarm, has been shortlisted in the Best Publisher Website category in this year's Futurebook Innovation Awards. The full shortlist in the category includes some other excellent offerings: Best...

Zombies and Magicians take a bow with Bookswarm

Bookswarm has recently launched two websites for Faber children's authors. Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie, by Jeff Norton, is narrated by the hilarious Adam Meltzer – pre-teen, worrywart, and now zombie. Adam’s family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at...

May the web be ever in your favour! New website for The Hunger Games

Bookswarm has created a new responsive website for Scholastic Children's Books in the UK, with interest in the story that set the world on fire showing no sign of waning - Mockingjay, Part 1 hits cinemas on November 21st, and Scholastic have just released a new range...

Porter Anderson talks Bookbridgr with Ben Willis

Ben Willis, Publicity and Digital Campaigns Manager at Headline and architect of Bookbridgr (which was built by Bookswarm, in case you weren't paying attention) has been speaking at length to The Bookseller's Porter Anderson about the process of creating the site, how...

Here comes The Rain – with Virginia Bergin’s debut novel

Bookswarm recently launched a website for debut YA novelist Virginia Bergin, whose book The Rain tells the story of one girl's desperate fight for survival in the face of global environmental catastrophe (with added snogging). One minute sixteen-year-old Ruby Morris...

New website for Penny Vincenzi

Publisher Headline recently commissioned Bookswarm to create a new website for their multi-million bestselling star author Penny Vincenzi. We have created an elegant and understated new site which showcases Penny's extensive body of work and is easy and flexible when...

Raise a glass to Green Bottle Press

Bookswarm has developed a brand identity and website for startup poetry publisher Green Bottle Press. Green Bottle Press is a small independent press, dedicated to the idea that poetry books should not only engage the reader with fresh language, form and subject...

Bookswarm produces e-book tie-in for ITV’s Letters From D-Day

This documentary, broadcast at 10:35 on 5th June, commemorates the events on the 6th of June 1944, the largest amphibious military assault in history, when Allied troops invaded the Normandy coast of Nazi-occupied France. It was the beginning of the end of the war in...

Faber to publish ‘people’s edition’ of Apple Tree Yard

Faber will publish as a "people’s edition" of Louise Doughty’s psychological thriller, Apple Tree Yard, following online praise and reader comments for the book since its publication in June last year. The limited edition will feature a winning reader’s quote on the...

Bookswarm takes a stand for Icon Books

Bookswarm has created a campaign microsite for Icon Books' forthcoming Harry's Last Stand, by Harry Leslie Smith. Harry introduces the site, and the book: ‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently...

Poetry in motion as Bookswarm launches first website for poet

Bookswarm has worked with poetry publishers for several years, including Faber and Salt Books - but we're pleased to say we've just launched our first commission for an individual poet, Philadelphia-based Rachel Blum. Rachel wanted to showcase a wide selection of her...

Bookswarm launches website for Clare Furniss and #ThatRatBook

Bookswarm has designed a new website for first-time author Clare Furniss, whose young adult novel The Year of the Rat is published in the UK today. "I always thought you'd know, somehow, if something terrible was going to happen. I thought you'd sense it, like when...

Simon Appleby to teach a new short course at Kingston University

Bookswarm's Simon Appleby is expanding his teaching portfolio with a new short course at Kingston University, London. As part of its new range of short courses, delegates can now sign up for a five-day course, Developing an App Publishing Programme. Simon will be...

Meet Bookswarm at the London Book Fair

It's less than a month until the 2014 London Book Fair, the last time it will be held at Earls Court, and we will be walking the halls, taking the pulse of the book trade and meeting with clients, collaborators and friends. Are we the only people who will miss coming...

Presenting to the Publishing Scotland Conference

Earlier this week Bookswarm's Simon Appleby presented to an audience of over 100 Scottish publishers on the subject of Effective Digital Marketing for Independent Publishers at the Publishing Scotland Conference, held in conjunction with the Bookseller's Association....