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Lockdown Children’s Festival

Today was my turn to be interviewed by Catherine Miller for Lockdown Children’s LitFest. Where I apologise for the lack of beard, lockdown just had it totally out of control and it needed tamed, it will be back to it’s full bushiness soon enough. We chat about children’s books in general with a few recommends …

Mailing List
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Mailing List

Recently I’ve been able to forward quite a few offers for signed bookplates and other things for indie bookshops through the twitter account and this is great but doesn’t reach a lot of people. I’ve also become increasingly frustrated with some publishing houses and how their adverts for new and upcoming books only have one …

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Rising to the Challenge

I had been watching the Covid-19 crisis unfold from the comfort of self-isolation. Watching bookshops, publishers and others rising to the challenge and offering other/extra service for those that were self-isolated, those that needed extra help, and to try and keep themselves going as viable businesses. There had been many posts on social media, I …

Where Do We Go From Here?
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Where do we go from here?

In the first twelve months of this blog I’ve added 1100+ bookshops to the bookshop list, made three Twitter lists for bookshops/publishers/events, written 186 blog posts, had over 10K blog visits, tweeted over 10K times and now have over 5000 followers on Twitter. I’ve been really enjoying the ride as well, meeting and chatting to …

The Harm Tree POS
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The Harm Tree POS

UCLAN Publishing have contacted me and thought I could give a shout out for their POS pack for their upcoming Young Adult book, The Harm Tree. The pack includes 1 x standee, 1 x A4 window cling and 1 x A3 poster, and to inquire about it please contact Hazel Holmes on HHolmes3@uclan.ac.uk This was …

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Independent Book Shop Week 15th to 22nd June

Another year comes around and the Booksellers Association is running another Independent Bookshop Week. IBW is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. We do this with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and …