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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…

Birmingham Literature Festival

One feature of the past year – for obvious reasons – has been the migration of live literature events to an online platform. It’s been a necessary response to the situation we’ve found ourselves in, and while we’re all looking…

stay at home

Starting on Monday 26th April, Stay At Home Lit Fest is putting on a fantastic programme of literary events, all of them online, and all of them free to access. As the name suggests, this means that you can engage…

lights, camera, action

It’s often the case that one change begets another. Earlier this year we finally had the Ignite website redesigned (and it’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it?) a long overdue development which dovetailed so wonderfully with the publication of our…

big wide world

Pop the champagne! Or throw it an extra stick! This week marked the official publication of Emma Purshouse’s novel ‘Dogged’, which is now out there sniffing lampposts and marking its territory in the big bad world of contemporary literature. What…

it’s the dogs

It’s always a bit of a risk and an adventure, publishing a new book, especially when we’ve spent the past year living through ‘unprecedented times’. But when we read the manuscript of ‘Dogged’ by Emma Purshouse, we knew it was…

look at this!

It’s been a very long time coming, but the Ignite website has had a makeover. A comprehensive one. Chances are, if you’re here reading this blog, that you’ve noticed already. We’ve dragged it screaming and kicking into the 21st century,…