Project archive: Publisher websites

5 Get Bookish

This Woocommerce based POS hub by Hachette Children’s Group allows booksellers to order posters, bookmarks, dumpbins and more!


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Alma Books

Established in 2002, Alma Books now has five imprints, and we have created a single new e-commerce website which encompasses all of the imprints.


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Atlantic Books

Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house founded in 2000.  Based in the heart of Bloomsbury, they publish quality literary fiction and non fiction.  Atlantic are also the home of commercial imprint Corvus, and proud publishers of a selection of books from Grove Atlantic in the US as well as a home to a growing list of fine fiction and non-fiction from Allen & Unwin.

We designed and built Atlantic’s new site to be updated with a feed from their Biblio system, and put their four imprints at the heart of the structure – so each imprint has its own ‘home page’ within the site.


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Awesome Reads

Awesome Reads believe reading should be a fun, entertaining, and life-long pursuit. In short, it should be awesome.

We enjoyed making this simple website for Awesome Reads. And it meant we got to say ‘awesome’ a lot. Which was… awesome.


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Barrington Stoke

We redesigned the Barrington Stoke website to reflect their evolving brand identity, and signpost information for key audiences: parents / carers, teachers and librarians, and members of the book trade.


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Belgravia Books Collective

A new web presences for two linked brands, under the banner of the Belgravia Books Collective:

  • Gallic Books (publisher)
  • Belgravia Books (bookshop)

This e-commerce website replaces two older websites, and allows the the client’s team to manage everything within one WordPress website.


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BKMRK

Young Adult portal website for Hachette Children’s. We took over the construction of this project part-way through and brought it to a successful conclusion, using a brand identity and outline designs provided by another agency.


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Black Horse Westerns

A new website for the Black Horse imprint, which in 2015 became part of The Crowood Press, a family owned publishing house, which is committed to continuing with the Black Horse imprint and to working with both new and established authors and editors.


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Boldwood Books

Boldwood Books is a new fiction publishing company with its first books published globally in August 2019.

Based on the principles of a true partnership with authors, consumers and team members, Boldwood seek out the best stories from around the world from both new and established writers and bring them to readers everywhere.


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bookbridgr

bookbridgr lets book bloggers request books, exclusive content and author interviews direct from the publisher. It gives bloggers first access to dozens of front and backlist Headline titles (both in physical and ebook formats), while also allowing them to request a huge amount of extra book content for their blogs, join an author blog tour or request interviews with new and bestselling authors.


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Chambers

We updated the design of the existing Chambers website and migrated the underlying technology to WordPress for ease of management, whilst retaining the key features of the existing site: the dictionary search and Word Wizard.


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Christopherus Homeschool Resources

WooCommerce-based site for Christopher, specialist educational publisher of Waldorf-inspired parenting and education materials and resources.


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Crimefiles

Crime fiction community website for Hachette publishers Headline, Hodder & Stoughton and Quercus, showcasing their combined crime list as well as staff and guest blogs and a regular podcast.


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Duckworth

Duckworth nurtures a rounded world view through accessible and stimulating works of popular science, psychology, memoir and history. Founded by the family of Virginia Woolf in 1898, Duckworth have published incredible authors including D.H. Lawrence, Oliver Sacks, Evelyn Waugh and Beryl Bainbridge.

We really enjoyed creating this site for Duckworth after they joined the Prelude Books family – and reading about their interesting and at times hair-raising history!


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Faber Finds Blog

Blog design for Faber’s print-on-demand imprint Faber Finds


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Faber Social

A new iteration of Faber Social – books and music at the heart of independent publishing.


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Farrago Books

Website for Farrago Books, the series-driven humour imprint of Duckworth Books Group.


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Folio Society Blogs

We created a new WordPress-based news and blogging site for The Folio Society, which integrates with their main e-commerce site. We replaced two separate WordPress sites which were not mobile-friendly.


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Green Bottle Press

Brand design and web development for startup poetry publisher Green Bottle Press, which aims to publish work that is unusual and deserves representation but might not appeal to the more established presses.


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Grub Street

Grub Street is an award-winning small, niche independent publisher, publishing only books on cookery and military aviation history. We created a responsive e-commerce site using for Grub Street using WordPress and WooCommerce.


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H for History

H for History is the historical fiction and non-fiction community from Hodder & Stoughton, Headline and Quercus. Bookswarm designed and built this responsive website to allow both books and blog posts to be explored using a range of classifications, including Period and Genre.


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Handspring Publishing

Handspring publish professional-level books for bodyworkers, movement teachers and all professionals who use movement or touch to help patients achieve wellness.

We designed and built a new theme for Handspring using Divi, using the underlying structure created by the original developers.


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Hayes Press

Hayes Press is as a non-profit publishing house known for its faithful, biblical publishing. Some of the topics includes bible characters, general themes, general surveys of Bible, Canon, guides to various translations, and inclusive language debates.

We implemented the website using the WooCommerce shop plugin for WordPress.


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Hodderscape

Updating the Hodderscape blog to use a new version of the brand, with a new-look mascot (Pickwick the dodo).

This was an update to a previous iteration of the site, which we created several years before, with the same underlying architecture.


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Hoopoefiction.com

Website for Hoopoe, the new fiction imprint of The American University in Cairo Press.


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Icon Books

ONIX-feed powered website for Icon Books, an independent UK publisher which produces popular, engaging and sometimes provocative non-fiction for adults.

In 2017, we launched a new version of the site to celebrate Icon’s 25th birthday!


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InterVarsity Press

E-commerce website for imprint of SPCK.


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Introducing

Migration of the site for Icon Books’ well known series of graphic guides to a WordPress back-end, while retaining the existing look and feel.

Updated in 2017 to celebrate Icon’s 25th birthday and tie-in with the look and feel of their main website.


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Kelpies

Kelpies are Scottish books for children everywhere. The Kelpies imprint is published by independent publishing company Floris Books, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We created this responsive, e-commerce site for them using WordPress and WooCommerce, integrating with their distributor, Booksource, to seamlessly send out orders.


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Leuven University Press

Shopify-based e-commerce catalogue for Belgian-based Leuven University Press.

Product data is imported automatically via the Consonance API.


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Michael O’Mara Books

Creation of a new website for specialists in creative and inspired adult non-fiction, Michael O’Mara Books, encompassing their LOM ART and Buster Books imprints too. The website take a feed from the client’s Biblio system to keep the catalogue up to date.


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Modern Books

Modern Books is a new imprint which publishes beautiful and original non-fiction for mindful and creative living.


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Moonlight Publishing

Moonlight Publishing is a small company specialising in information books for children aged 4 to 12. Their books nurture children’s curiosity about the world around them. Each book explores one particular aspect of human experience with children: the human body, animals, plants, science, geography, transport, music, art and history.

This new WooCommerce-based website allows visitors to explore titles by series, theme and target age-range, and explains how Moonlight’s Talking Books work.


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Neem Tree Press

New website for Neem Tree Press, a vibrant, young publishing house producing books that change and broaden perspectives. Neem Tree Press are global in scope with books under contract from Germany, the Middle East, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom to date. The common theme for their books is to provoke both thoughtful discussion on sensitive issues and a thirst in the reader to explore further the ideas or cultures they encounter.


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Orchard Series Books

Hachette Children’s asked us to create a framework within which it was possible to set up microsites for a number of different middle-grade children’s series, including Beast Quest, Rainbow Magic and Unicorn Magic – with many of these series running to hundreds of titles.

The brief was to allow the client to create each new site and control the look and feel without requiring any design or technical input from us, which we achieved by setting the site to use a range of design parameters, including masthead images, pre-defined typography styles and numerous colour options. The result is a scaleable solution where a new website can be set up very quickly, using only a handful of design assets that are produced by the in-house team, and including a full book listing, organised by series and sub-series.

Orchard Series Books has launched with four series, with a number of additional series sites due to launch soon.


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Patrician Press

Branding and website design for startup independent publisher


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Pavilion Books Group

Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specialising in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. Their new website is populated with bibliographic data feeds from their Stison title management system, and also features a blog, news & events section and many different ways of exploring their books – by category, by imprint and by author.


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Penguin blog on WordPress.com

Creation of a customised theme for the Penguin Blog in its new home on the WordPress.com platform.


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Practical Inspiration Publishing

Practical Inspiration Publishing is the home of books that mean business. From management to marketing, parenting to leadership, HR to health, internationally recognized authorities share their expertise in brilliantly readable books with accompanying online resources.

We created a new WooCommerce-based site so PIP could easily sell their titles online – with title and author data automatically imported from an ONIX feed.


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Quiller Publishing

Quiller Publishing Ltd is an independent publisher which was founded in 2001 by Andrew Johnston. Quiller Publishing has two imprints: Quiller is their general list and Kenilworth Press for equestrian titles. Over the years, Quiller Publishing has been built into an extremely well-respected publishing company, focusing originally on country sporting subjects and in recent years, diversifying into lifestyle titles along with a number of noted and highly regarded biographies and autobiographies.

This new website for Quiller features ‘live’ updates from their title management system, BooksoniX.


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Robert Hale

Responsive site for Robert Hale, independent publishers since 1936. The site has four themed sections for Robert Hale’s four imprints – Robert Hale, J.A. Allen, NAG Press and Buried River Press.

Robert Hale is now part of The Crowood Press.


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Salted

Blog design for innovative independent publisher Salt Publishing.


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Saltyard Books

Two generations of this website for Hodder & Stoughton non-fiction imprint Saltyard Books


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Saraband

New website for independent publishers Saraband, winners of the inaugural Saltire Scottish Publisher of the Year.


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SPCK Publishing

SPCK is the mission agency which works through publishing. Their mission is to promote Christian ideas and values; we do this by publishing, and supporting the publishing of, books and resources for people for people of all denominational and faith backgrounds.

We created a new e-commerce website with WordPress and WooCommerce, encompassing both SPCK’s charitable and publishing activites. Orders are submitted to Macmillan Distribution (MDL) for fulfillment.


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Summersdale

Founded in 1990, Summersdale is a vibrant publisher that puts its heart and soul into creating exceptional books. They swiftly respond to emerging technology and trends, provide entertaining, informative and innovative content in the genres of travel writing, general non-fiction, health and well-being, and gift and humour. Summersdale produce a diverse range of over 150 titles per year, with a backlist of over 600 titles.


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The Curious Files

The Curious Files was a rummage through the most interesting articles written and produced by Faber and Faber‘s non-fiction authors.


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The Future Bookshelf

A home on the web for Hodder & Stoughton’s range of books for writers – including a fully content-managed home page feature the client can update each month.


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The Thought Fox

Responsive re-design of Faber’s blog, which is named after a famous poem by Ted Hughes. Back in 2009 Simon worked on the first iteration of this project – technology has moved on since then, but the appetite for quality content on the web has not diminished!


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Three Hares Publishing

Brand creation and website design for startup publishing house Three Hares.

The website is fully responsive, and all of the key information about Three Hares can be found on the multi-segment home page.


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Tinder Press

Blog and catalogue website for Headline’s fiction imprint Tinder Press, a place where classy, intelligent writing thrives.


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Wildfire

Wildfire is part of the Headline Division of Hachette UK, a vibrant and dynamic publishing company which is also one of the biggest in the world. Wildfire publish a broad range of quality commercial fiction and non-fiction.


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