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A&B Inside Story – Susie’s Google Play Interview

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Earlier this month, Susie shared the A&B story, as well as tips for those just starting out in the industry, in Google Play’s Partner Newsletter. Have a read through the interview below! How did your publishing experience start? I joined William Collins (later HarperCollins) in the late 1980s as the secretary to a sales manager […]


Wednesday Cover Story: Seeing Double with Paddington

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

It seems some things really do translate across the ages. Both the Michael Bond Paddington series and his brilliant Monsieur Pamplemousse adult books, published by A&B, have ended up with very similar covers… Paddington Bear Series Monsieur Pamplemousse Series We’d be very happy to have both sets side by side on our shelves. And not […]


Create your own children’s book!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

While looking for a Christmas present for my young niece, I came across a brilliant concept at  By typing in the gender and name of a child, you can create a personalised story book. Each book tells the story of a child who has lost his or her name, and bravely sets off to track down […]


Christmas Wishlist

Friday, November 21st, 2014

With the John Lewis advert now on our screens and mince pies appearing in every supermarket, it’s safe to say Christmas is on the way. I’ve spent the last week trying to scramble together a Christmas list to circulate with family but, since I am no longer five and in want of new toys, it’s […]


Wednesday Cover Story: Helen Cadbury

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Helen Cadbury is a York based writer whose debut novel, To Catch a Rabbit, was joint winner of the Northern Crime Award. A&B are thrilled to be republishing this title in January, with a brand new, second Sean Denton book to follow in the summer. If you haven’t seen it already at the cover for […]


Good things come in small packages.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Last week, Underwire Film Festival was underway in Hackney, showcasing some of the best emerging female talent in the film industry. Underwire was curated based on awards – best director, best composer, etc – which meant a good variety of shorts for each night. I went along for two of the evenings and was lucky […]


National Novel Writing Month

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

It’s officially National Novel Writing Month! A fun and organised approach to creative writing, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by the end of November and track their progress in NaNoWriMo’s online community. There’s an inspiration section and pep-talks from well-know authors, including New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey, to help […]


Wednesday Cover Story: L C Tyler Covers

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

A few months ago we gave you a sneak peak of the cover for L C Tyler’s Crooked Herring, released in September. With great reviews coming in for the first book, we knew you’d be interested to see the beautiful covers for the rest of the series. We can’t wait to see them in the flesh… […]


‘Who Are You?’ asks Grayson Perry

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Grayson Perry’s stunning ceramics and loud, colourful tapestries have always been a favourite of mine. And fourteen of his portraits of individuals, families and groups are currently on display at the London Portrait Gallery in an exhibition that asks Who Are You? I don’t want to give too much away but one of the many […]


Girls on Film: The Bechdel Test

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Here at A&B we love reading about great female characters and have been inspired by the likes of Freya Stark, Shifting Colours‘ Miriam, and Charlotte-Rose de la Force, of Bitter Greens. So we were interested to hear of the Bechdel Test– a three-step rule to see if a film has two named female characters who have a […]


Spelling mistakes, typos and howlers

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

This morning an article on the BBC website caught my eye: Why Typos and Spelling Mistakes Really Don’t Matter. Author and FT columnist Lucy Kellaway, a journalist with a self-confessed ‘flair for typos’, believes we should not be overly obsessed with these little mistakes that often crop up in writing. Working in an editorial department in […]


The Launch of The Silk Tree PLUS Julian Stockwin’s latest blogpost

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Julian Stockwin plus family, friends and the whole A&B team, greatly enjoyed the launch of his new book The Silk Tree last Thursday night. It’s always fun to celebrate an exciting new venture and, as both Julian and Susie said on the night, we hope there are many more A&B/Stockwin books to come! The book’s official […]


WIN: Morganville Goodies Plus a Kindle

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

WIN: Morganville Goodies Plus a Kindle


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