• youmeeverythinggraphic
    Creating the perfect jacket….
    by Matthew Johnson
    2017/07/24  |  Features  |  

    For ‘You, Me, Everything’ by Catherine Isaac, the brief was simple; create a striking and beautiful package. From the outset we tired to avoid obvious ideas and concepts.  As we often do in the Art Department, we worked collectively to produce various ideas before narrowing down the visuals to the direction …

  • K2-150x150
    Friendship and Balls….
    by Kate Furnivall
    2017/07/24  |  Features  |  

    Phew! It’s over. Wimbledon tennis championship has packed itself away for another year and what a corker it was. Only a few days since the last ball was struck and I am already suffering acute withdrawal pains. I might have to drink gin for breakfast. But let’s not go there! …

  • Milly Johnson new author photo 2016 credit Charlotte Murphy
    There is no Advance on Perfection.
    by Milly Johnson
    2017/07/24  |  Features  |  

    Twenty years ago I had never been on a computer.  And I didn’t have a mobile phone.  When I did acquire a pc it was so deep it took up half my desk and getting on the internet was wildly expensive and took ages, and it blocked up your phone …

  • bookclub
    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/07/18  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to week 3 of our #bookclub feature.  This week we have a review from Kate who blogs about all manner of things (including books) over on VFamilyFun. Kate has reviewed a couple of books by @TeamBATC authors this year, including Milly Johnson and Paige Toon, but here she tells us …

  • Digital Originals Font (4) (2)
    #OneDay 2017
    by SJV
    2017/07/10  |  Features  |  

    Those of you that have been friends of www.booksandthecity.co.uk for some time, will know that it was way back in 2014 that we launched our #DigitalOriginals publishing programme and held our very first #OneDay Open Submission event, to find the next star of the commercial women’s fiction genre. I don’t …

  • bookclub
    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/07/10  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to week 2 of our new #bookclub feature. Next up are three fabulous reviews from the lovely Annette Hannah, owner of the Sincerely BookAngels blog. How Not to Fall In Love, Actually will have you laughing out loud from start to finish!  Emma is a lovely character who has …

  • bookclub
    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2017/07/04  |  Features  |  

    Welcome to the very first #bookclub feature of 2017! First up is a cracking 5* review of the latest Paige Toon novel – The Last Piece of My Heart – by Shaz Goodwin, owner of the blog JerasJamboree! I always enjoy the stories that Paige Toon creates as I know …

  • IMG_4158 - Version 2
    Notes From The Cotswolds – It’s Official!
    by Penny Parkes
    2017/06/29  |  Features  |  

    It’s official – Practice Makes Perfect has hit the shelves and I am now a ‘Lady Novelist’! Now some of you might think that this special moment actually happened last year when Out Of Practice made the leap from my laptop to your lives, but there you would be wrong. …

  • BATC 4
    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Justine Gold
    by SJV
    2017/06/28  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member Justine Gold What does a Marketing Manager do? I’m lucky enough to be creating and implementing marketing campaigns for some of our most exciting books and authors. From the moment we acquire a book, …

  • Song for tom yellow
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Week
    by Alice Peterson
    2017/06/23  |  Features  |  

    This week, 19th-25th June, is the annual Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week, a week of campaigning and spreading the word across the country about the impact of this disease. I was so pleased to see Alice Martineau, the singer who inspired my latest novel, A Song for Tomorrow, featured in the …