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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.


But after the gig…

Our latest addition is 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 fine fine place

Yes, it’s another new book from us! a fine fine place is the latest book from Steve Pottinger, packed with poems which take on both the personal and political, and do it with wit and humour.

Highly recommended. Buy it here.


A Marvellous Party.

A quick update on Ian Elmslie’s book A Marvellous Party.

Following a highly successful launch, this book is now on sale at Gay’s The Word in London, as well as via us at Ignite Villas, and all online retailers (though we’d rather you support your local bookshop!)
We will continue to post out new orders as soon as they come in.

Get yours now! (the link is here)


New look site.

To celebrate seeing off 2016 – a year where musical icons dropped like flies, the politics of hate became the new black, and we learned that a quarter of a million people in Britain are homeless – and to celebrate some great new books we’ve got in the pipeline, we’ve decided to re-vamp the website. Give it a spring-clean. We hope you like it!

Rest assured we’ll carry on selling our great stories to discerning readers. Why wouldn’t we? That’s what we do. Already we’ve sold copies of City Baby round the world, and Ignite author Carl Stanley was longlisted for the Polari Literary Prize 2016, amid fierce competition and some stellar writing. This was well-deserved recognition for his book Kiss & Make Up, which is a glorious romp of a read, the story of a schoolboy from Smethwick who ends up as make-up artist to the stars.

You can watch a video of Carl explaining how he came to write it 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…


City Baby cover


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.