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Regional & Country Winner for the Small Press of the Year

We are delighted to have been selected as a British Book Awards Regional & Country Winner for the Small Press of the Year in the East & South-East England region, and are now in the running to be crowned Small Press of the Year.

The Bookseller says: ‘September is the winner of the East and South-east England category for the second year in a row. It flexed to reach readers digitally and directly, raced out Joanne Harris’ Ten Things About Writing for those who were writing in lockdown, and had its best year yet in the US.’

We are in great company and the win is a terrific boost! Thank you to all our authors. And all collaborators – Turnaround Publisher Services, Global Book Sales and all the wonderful designers and expert freelancers we rely on.

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Lessons leant the hard way

Sobering: Lessons Learnt the Hard Way on Drinking, Thinking and Quitting by Melissa Rice is out this month. It’s on a true story of social drinking turned to self-destruction, written with fierce humour, honesty and a desire to share some good advice, learnt the hard way, by the co-presenter of BBC 5 Live’s award-winning podcast Hooked.

Starting with an extract in the Mail, press continued with radio interviews on the Naga Munchetty show on BBC Radio 5 Live (listen again at 1.41), BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio London. Today, the i has run a piece written by Melissa about her mum.

It’s a brilliant launch into the world for this important book, with much more to come.

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Time to press RESET

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society by Ronald J. Deibert is published today. This important book by the cofounder of the Citizen Lab is a very readable, solutions based look at our how to claim the internet back.

It has great quotes from the like of Misha Glenny and Edward Snowdon, and press coverage has already kicked off with articles in The Sunday Times and The Herald last weekend.

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It’s brutal up North

A great spread of Simon Phipps’s photos from Brutal North appeared on Mail Online yesterday, accompanied by Matthew Steele’s captions.

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Collecting memories

‘Morris’ writing is immediately welcoming, and the content is warmly familiar for any reader working within the museums and heritage profession (although this is not a prerequisite to enjoying the book) … It is a timely book at a moment when the heritage sector is asking challenging questions’

Ferren Gipson, Arts Quarterly

A wonderful review for The Museum Makers in December’s Arts Quarterly.