Project archive: New and Notable

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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Chelsea Green UK

Founded in 1984, Chelsea Green Publishing is a 100% employee-owned leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. The UK arm, Chelsea Green Publishing UK Ltd, was created in 2018, with an aim of developing a new publishing programme in the UK, as well as partnering with like-minded, progressive organisations in the area of sustainable living. Chelsea Green now has the ability to sell directly to UK consumers via this WordPress and WooCommerce website, with bibliographic data feeding in from the US website, and orders sent automatically to Grantham Book Services.


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Deborah Swift

Rebuild of an existing website, using most of the existing design elements but simplifying how books were managed and recreating the theme using Divi.


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Dominion of Drama

Dominion of Drama is an IP & above-the-line production company founded by award-winning author turned writer-producer Jeff Norton. Dominion develops exceptional scripted stories and partners with top talent and best-in-class producers, platforms, and distributors to tell tall tales to audiences around the world.


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Fran Grant

Fran Grant is an author of Children’s, Middle Grade and Young Adult books, as well as a copywriting professional – an all-round word lover. She asked us to create one site which could encompass both of these aspects of her work.


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Henley Hall Press

Brand creation, website design and build for publishing startup Henley Hall Press, an independent publisher of thought-provoking non-fiction books, including current affairs, gardening and ecology.


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Illuminate Publishing

Illuminate are an award-winning independent publisher of high-quality, inspirational teaching and learning resources. They publish across a wide range of secondary subjects – academic and vocational.

We created a new, WooCommerce-based web shop for Illuminate to replace their old Zencart-based web presence.


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Lion Hudson

Lion Hudson publish books and other media for children and adults to help them grow in their Christian faith. We created a new e-commerce website for Lion Husdson to replace the previous incarnation, focusing on ease of use and integration with multiple distributors and internal systems.


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Little Tiger

The Little Tiger Group was founded in 1987, and today they publish a huge range of formats and genres, striving to create a diverse range of high-quality books, with something that will appeal to every reading taste, helping children develop a passion for books and a life-long love of reading.

We designed and built a new e-commerce website for Little Tiger, using WordPress and WooCommerce. Product data is kept up to date automatically by Booksonix via the WooCommerce API.


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Pequeño&Grande

Spanish language version of Little People, Big Dreams, created for the Spanish publishers Alba Editorial. The site includes design and technical variations from the original US / UK site.


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Profile Books

Twenty-five years sinces its founding and the mission of Profile Books is unchanged: to be a fearless publisher of a diverse range of distinctive books, of the highest quality, written by the best authors in their field, and to remain a beacon of independent publishing. We created a new website for Profile Books, powered by a feed from Biblio, to mark this milestone and to provide a solid foundation for all their future digital marketing.

A new website for imprint Serpent’s Tail was created as part of the same project.


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Serpent’s Tail

Serpent’s Tail is an imprint of Profile Books. They are passionate about finding and championing books that excite them creatively, by talented writers who don’t just break but smash the mould with work that opens up space for readers to think, and live, differently.

We designed their new website in tandem with the new website for Profile Books.


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Séverine Autesserre

Bi-lingual website for New-York based academic Séverine Autesserre, who is an award-winning author, peacebuilder, and researcher.

The site is fully available in both English and French, with multiple languages handled by the WPML family of plugins. English > French translation was undertaken by Nathalie Reis Translations and project managed by Bookswarm.


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The Life of Music

Microsite for The Life of Music, by Nicholas Kenyon, published by Yale University Press.

“From pianist Myra Hess’s performances in Blitz-ravaged London to John Adams’s composition for mourners of New York’s 9/11 attacks to Italian opera stars singing from their balconies amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenyon argues that, no matter how great the crisis, music has the power to bring us together.”


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Woodville Parish Council

Probably best to let author Mark Stay explain this one! Here goes…

“What the blinking flip is the Woodville Parish Council you might ask (not unreasonably)?

Woodville Village is the setting for my new Witches of Woodville books, and not a completely made up place, no siree. It is here that you will find everything you need to know (or at least everything we’re allowed to tell you) about the strange goings on in the village of Woodville.

On the Notice Board you’ll find all the latest blogs from me. Sign-up and join the Village Library for free eBooks. Pop into the Village Bookshop to buy any of my books. And drop me a line via Writers’ Notes.”

We tried to design what we thought a website might look like if the technology had existed in about 1940 – which was great fun!


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