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Wildfire publishing!

Is what we’re all about. We’re a small publishing house doing our level best to produce high-quality, engaging, and entertaining work. To date, we think we’ve succeeded, and punched well above our weight. Our plan is to keep doing that well into the future. Check out our books. Come with us on that journey.


is still out there, aided and abetted by a criminally incompetent government. We wish each and every one of you good health, and hope to catch up with you again as and when things return to some kind of normality. At present, we’re still able to post books out, and will continue to do so until we’re told otherwise. Stay safe, one and all!

Our online shop

remains the best place to buy any (or all) or our wonderful books. Other online retailers are available, but when you order through them they come to us for the books anyway. We’ve recently adjusted postage rates to reflect rising costs, but it’s quicker – and just as cheap – to buy direct from us. Oh, and you know they’ll be on their way to you in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.  Good news for everyone. Especially our hard-working lamb.

thirty-one small acts….

Or, to give it its full title: thirty-one small acts of love and resistance is the brand-new book of poems from Steve Pottinger. Officially published on May 1st 2020, and in stock now!! We still haven’t been able to hold the book launch event, but we will as soon as circumstances allow.

But after the gig…

The incredible autobiography of punk legend Tezz Roberts. A story which travels from Stoke to Chicago to Houston and beyond. From front man to drummer to bassist to guitar. From Discharge to Broken Bones to UK Subs and on, covering the road miles, living the life, and playing the chords. But after the gig is packed with one amazing, jaw-dropping tale after another. Trust us, you won’t be able to put this book down. On sale now!

A Marvellous Party.

We’re very happy to announce that Ian Elmslie’s book A Marvellous Party has sold so wonderfully well that it has been re-printed once again. Now in its third print run!! Also available at Gay’s The Word bookshop in London, and all online retailers (though we’d rather you support your local bookshop!)

Get yours now! (the link is here)

Ordering books?

The Ignite cyber-elves (they pride themselves in their ability to surf the wildest corners of the interweb and return unscathed) have ensured that wherever you live in the world you can order our books via our online shop and pay via Paypal. Easy as you like. If you don’t have a Paypal account, drop us a line at and we’ll email you back and see what we can sort out.

Cyber-elves status: currently sipping cold drinks in hot sunshine and playing canasta. That’s how they roll.

City Baby

A lot of people think this is the best book we’ve published so far. It’s certainly been our most successful.

The first print run completely sold out in just a few months.
Then the second edition did the same. We’re now on our FIFTH edition. It’s available as a Kindle, too…

The book is the autobiography of Ross Lomas, bass player with UK punk legends GBH.

Ever since we first started selling it we’ve been getting fantastic feedback from people who’ve bought it.
Lots of people telling us how they couldn’t put it down, how much they laughed, how many memories it stirred.

Our favourite comment so far? This one:

“I loved it so easy to read and an honest viewpoint on the scene and life as a outsider in society. I just can’t think of enough superlatives to do it justice.
just f**ken wicked!!”

If you haven’t get your hands on it yet… well, you’d best do it soon!


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Payment options

The Ignite shop is set up to use paypal for all our sales. If you don’t have a Paypal account and wish to pay for your books by card, it’s really easy to do so. Email us at and we’ll send you the account details. As soon as the money’s in our account, we send the books!

Alternatively, you can set up a Paypal account here.

Postage often costs no more when you buy two books than when you buy one. So now your money goes further!

And last of all (for now), we’ve gone wild, and brought out a car sticker. You’ll find that on the brand-new merchandise page in the shop. Cunningly, it fits perfectly inside one of our books, so the cheapest way to buy it is… well, you’re bright people. You’ll work it out!

Is there no end to our madcap activity? Nope. There isn’t.