Project archive: New and Notable

25 Years of The Literary Consultancy

Inspired by the fact that TLC was started at the kitchen table of Rebecca Swift, we created a digital ‘kitchen table’ to celebrate a quarter century of their work supporting writers and the literary community. Well-wishers can upload poems, postcards and messages which are displayed to visitors.

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Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone writes adventure books filled with magic. From glow-in-the-dark rainforests to castles built on the backs of sleeping cloud giants, there’s a lot to discover. We created a new website for Abi to replace a site that was not mobile-friendly or easy to update.

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Academie du Vin Library

The Académie du Vin Library was founded by Steven Spurrier and friends, dedicated to publishing the finest wine writing of the past, the present and the future. We have created a new e-commerce site with a streamlined stucture that puts the beautiful books at the heart of the user experience.

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Gaelic Books Council

Bi-lingual site in English and Scottish Gaelic for Tha Comhairle nan Leabhraichean / The Gaelic Books Council. Their main missions are:

  • To support the development of Gaelic writing.
  • To stimulate interest in Gaelic books and other related materials.
  • To support Gaelic authors by awarding grants and commissions.
  • To support the Gaelic publishing industry.
  • To increase the range, quality and impact of Gaelic literature

The new site uses WooCommerce to allow the sale of books and other products, and is integrated with the in-shop POS system Merlio, allowing streamlined inventory and stock management. It’s fully bilingual in English and Scottish Gaelic through the use of the WordPress Multiingual Plugin (WPML).

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J.B. Turner

J.B. Turner is a thriller writer, best known for the Jon Reznick® series of novels. He is a former journalist. His next book, NO WAY BACK (Thomas & Mercer), will be published on 1 January 2022. He also wrote the American Ghost® series of political thrillers and the Deborah Jones® crime books.

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Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris is a writer and sociologist. He’s published both academic and non-academic works, and is the author of seven books. His new website is designed to be an archive of his writing going back to the 1990s, so we created a simple-to-use database covering both his articles and papers, and his many talks and lectures.

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Mac Keith Press

Mac Keith Press was founded by Ronnie Mac Keith in 1959 to improve the lives of disabled children, their families and carers by extending the knowledge and understanding of the fields of developmental medicine and paediatric neurology. They are an independent, registered charity and funded by the sale of their publications.

Mac Keith Press were already using WordPress and WooCommerce but we created a new website design and a new architecture to streamline the organisation of their core book information. We also integrated WooCommerce with Moodle, allowing users to purchase online learning enrolments from the shop, alongside books and ebooks.

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Madeleine Reiss

Madeleine Reiss is the author of Someone To Watch Over Me, This Last Kiss, Before We Say Goodbye and Live A Little – with a fifth book on the way. This is her first website, designed to showcase her books as well as her editorial services offering.

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Peter Fisk

A major design overhaul of Peter’s previous Bookswarm-designed website, reflecting a changed content focus, the increasing importance of blogging to Peter and the design language from his latest book, Business Recoded.

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Revise SQE

Revise SQE books have one purpose in mind – helping students pass the new SQE1 law exam. They focus only on the topics you’ll be assessed on, making sure that you don’t spend time on unnecessary subject matter, and they will prepare students for the multiple-choice questions they’ll face in SQE1 and show how to answer them successfully.

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Scientifically Speaking

Jo Browning is the author of Scientifically Speaking – a new book aimed at scientists and medics faces with the challenge of communicating their findings in a post-truth world.

“Now more than ever, the scientific and medical community is under the microscope and in front of the media. Science matters, and in a post-truth world it’s more important than ever for scientists and physicians to be heard.

But there’s a challenge. To get people to listen, you can’t communicate in writing alone anymore. You need to speak up and be seen – on stage, online, and on camera. To do this well you need to master the art of influential speaking, which is something you weren’t taught at university or medical school.

This book teaches you how to become a compelling scientific speaker so that you can put your message across with confidence and clarity, both online and in person. It’s written by a speaking coach with 25 years of experience in science communications.”

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Swift Press

Swift Press is an independent publishing company that launched in June 2020. Part of the Independent Alliance, they publish fiction and a wide range of non-fiction.

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The Clover Crate

The Clover Crate was founded by a team of book enthusiasts spread around the world, readers who love their shelves filled with books and goodies! Their purpose is to introduce their customers to new reads as well as help them rediscover their favorite series in unique ways, while creating bookish merchandise related to beloved novels and characters.

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Tomorrow Is Too Late

In Tomorrow Is Too Late, Grace Maddrell collects testimonies of activism and hope from young climate strikers, from Brazil and Burundi to Pakistan and Palestine. These youth activists are experiencing the reality of the climate crisis, including typhoons, drought, flood, fire, crop failure and ecological degradation, and are all engaged in the struggle to bring these issues to the centre of the world stage.

Working with freelance project manager Luthfa Begum, we designed and built a site to help promote Tomorrow Is Too Late, including an interactive map showing all the contributors and a live feed of Twitter and Instagram posts with the #tomorrowistoolate hashtag.

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Walter Foster

Brimming with tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons, as well as practical exercises, unique projects, and creative prompts, Walter Foster’s engaging and inspiring books have helped people around the world discover their creative talents, learn new mediums, and achieve their artistic goals. This new website showcases their books as well as providing a wealth of additional inspiration and resources through the Art Studio.

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