Project archive: New and Notable

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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David Pattison

Website for David Pattison – wingman, chairman, mentor, investor and author of business book The Money Train, a guide explaining to young businesses the key things they need to know about investors.


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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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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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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 Classic Books Company

Retail site where readers can choose from thousands of classic books in the English language, with free UK delivery.


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The Nature Chronicles Prize

The Nature Chronicles Prize is a new biennial, international, English-language literary award. Its aim is to find engaging, unique, essay-length non-fiction that responds to the time we are in and the world as it is, challenging established notions of nature writing where necessary. The winner will receive £10,000 and five runners up £1,000 each. All six winning entries will be published in an anthology.


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Will Harker

Will Harker is the pen name of William Hussey, the award-winning author of several novels for adults and children. As the son of a fairground showman, he has now used his inside knowledge of this still largely hidden community to create a detective unlike any other: the brilliant but troubled Scott Jericho.


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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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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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Your Planet Needs You

Your Planet Needs You! is “an Everyday Guide to Saving the Earth”, written by three eco-activists that have put forward positive and meaningful ideas on how you can contribute to saving the earth. Users can order hardback signed copies directly from the website and receive an exclusive free gift.


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