Project archive: New and Notable

Alice Allen

Poet Alice Allen was born in London, grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands and lives in the UK. We created a website for Alice to support the publication of her debut collection, Daylight of Seagulls, which is informed by the experience of her Jersey family who lived through the Nazi occupation, and the stories she would regularly hear when spending time on her grandparents’ farm as a child, as well as the Jèrriais language spoken by her grandmother.


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Barbican Press

The Barbican Press list holds poetry, drama, writing for children, and compelling nonfiction too, including vivid tales of maritime communities.

The publisher is the writer Martin Goodman. He knew what sort of publisher he would like to find for his own work, and so created it for others. The Press was born in Plymouth – hence the name ‘Barbican Press’ for the Barbican in that city, and a sense that a Barbican is a strong and protective space in which writers with a fighting spirit can take shelter.

Barbican Press were already using WordPress, but we worked with them to create a completely new look-and-feel and content structure, including the ‘Where in the world?’ map, which plots the key settings of all of their books.


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Grey Area Coaching

A website for a new venture from David Roche, providing professional coaching and mentoring services to a range of specialist niches, including several in the publishing sphere.


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Horrid Henry

Welcome to Horrid Henry’s special place, his wonderful and most Horrid website, which is all about Horrid Henry himself – with loads to watch, loads to listen to and loads to do.


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Keelan Nicks

Keelan Nicks writes for a new age of urban fantasy. Current projects include his upcoming debut novel Burden Of Care and the occult mystery novella Olivia Finch. Keelan is also a freelance content editor with over three years of experience with helping self-published and aspiring authors find their light in the writing community.

 


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Little People, Big Dreams

Bookswarm has created a new digital home for Little People, BIG DREAMS, the best-selling biography series by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara.

Users can discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Told as a story, with a facts and photos section at the back, this sweet series for kids celebrates triumph over adversity through some of history’s favorite characters.


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Lucy Ridout Editorial

Lucy provides professional fiction and travel editing for debut writers and established authors. Her portfolio includes first-time fiction and bestsellers, travel memoirs and prizewinning novels. We created a new site to showcase her work and the many testimonials from delighted clients, to explain exactly what the editing process involves, and to make it really easy for potential clients to get in touch.


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Nathan Rose

Nathan Rose is a bestselling author of books about technology, creativity, and strategy. He also helps non-fiction authors navigate the self-publishing process – helping them create timeless, influential books which reach their readers.


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The Prime Trilogy

Set in an alternate universe, The Prime Trilogy is a gritty, albeit comedic coming of age tale that poses a serious question, “Could the greatest heroes from inspired texts and world mythology, even begin to fill the shoes of a modern teen?”


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William Hussey

This is the second website we’ve created for William – reflecting the changing nature of his writing since we first worked with him. He’s an award-winning author of books for children and Young Adults, enjoying great reviews for gay love story/thriller Hideous Beauty.

Visitors can order signed / dedicated copies directly from William via the website using a simple order form linked to PayPal.


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