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on a high note

Happy New Year, folks! We haven’t a clue what it’ll bring – though today’s sunshine and blue skies are incredibly welcome, and (we hope) a reminder of brighter days to come. For all of us*. Thank you to everyone who…

jingle jingle jingle

It’s that time of year again. The days are short, the sun has set by tea-time, and the Xmas book-buying rush is almost over. Soon we’ll be putting our feet up, cracking open a bottle of something suitably decadent, making…

not that colour, not that day

Yes, it’s Black Friday and we’re writing a blog, but please don’t think for one minute that we’re participating in that merry-go-round of nonsense. It’s a marketing ploy for the big beasts, and does nothing for the many thousands of…

jingle bells

The fag end of the year traditionally means three things: sprouts, mince pies, and some degree of frenzied shopping in the run up to Xmas. 2021’s heady combination of Brexit-related supply chain problems and criminally incompetent government mean that quite…

get on board

We suggest you think of this post as being less a blog entry, and more akin to a public information bulletin. As publishers of Emma Purshouse’s novel Dogged, it’s our happy responsibility to inform you that it’s really bloody good.…

get in

It’s always a boost to morale to start the month with some good news, and we’re kicking off September with the happy announcement that we’ve placed an order with the printers for a third run of But after the gig……

simple things

This may not look like much to you, oh readers of our blog, but for us this crumpled polythene wrapper represents success. It means that yet another pack of Emma Purshouse’s novel Dogged has made its way out into the…

Good morning, Russia

It’s always an adventure, this independent publishing lark, and we never know quite what doors are going to open for us, quite what connections we’re going to make, quite what will happen with our titles. When we published City Baby,…

all about the hashtags

Wednesday was Black Country Day. Seeing as we’re proudly based in the Black Country, it was the perfect day for a spot of social media promotion of a Black Country novel by a Black Country author – we’re talking, of…

best review ever

There’s a lot of work involved in putting out a book. And even more in selling it. Which is why a good review is so very, very welcome, especially for a small publisher. It’s confirmation that at least one other…

eight years

Apparently, it’s eight years since we published City Baby. Eight years! Where did the time go? (note: that’s a rhetorical question, please don’t come back at us with some astrophysical explanation we can’t begin to understand. Thanks). It went on…

food for thought

Bank holiday Monday afternoon, and we’ve finally got time to write a quick blog about last Wednesday evening. We spent it on Zoom, enjoying a conversation between writers Kit de Waal, Lisa Blower, and our own Emma Purshouse as they…