Welcome to BookBlast® a catalyst for publishing

BookBlast® is a London-based agency for editors and translators. As a collective of editors, translators and consultants with decades of experience, we pool skills and share a passion for good writing to provide the best possible service to publishing professionals.
The online journal The BookBlast® Diary showcases independent trade publishing as well as writing from France.
BookBlast® also manages three literary estates.

News & Events

The BookBlast® 10x10 Tour in association with Waterstones

A carnival of authors, poets, translators and publishers will visit 9 major cities across England, 11 September-15 November, celebrating risk-taking publishers who fill a unique niche in discovering talent. The tour will inspire readers, existing and new, to immerse themselves in writing from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

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More HERE about the 10x10 Tour

With these events BookBlast® aims to unite people in the spirit of friendship and exchange.

The BookBlast® 10×10 Tour catalogue is available HERE

Check out our kickstarter campaign your support a.k.a. pledges will make a huge difference for all the artists, publishers, arts organisations involved – we have a couple of backers already – so go for it! Thanks!

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Editing & Translation


BookBlast® editorial can help publishers, authors, agents & literary executors solve editorial issues.
BookBlast® translation can evaluate and/or translate books written in French | troubleshooting problematic translations | French-to-English translation | sensitive copy-editing.

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The BookBlast® Diary | indulgent reads for independent minds

bookblast_shadow_banner Online journal The BookBlast® Diary was launched in 2015 and our celebration of independent trade publishing in 2016. Read More

We celebrate the creativity, enthusiasm and value of independent publishers by showcasing some of the finest independent-spirited literature and poetry being published today. Read More

Here at BookBlast® we are unashamedly Francophone, bringing you Gallic flair and literary #FCUK

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A selection of titles by 1950s bohemian beauties Gael Elton Mayo & Lesley Blanch are available from BookBlast® ePublishing.

The companion volume to Lesley Blanch's posthumous memoirs published by Virago was published by Quartet Books in June, 2017 — Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places

Journey Into The Mind's Eye, Lesley Blanch's memoir about love and loss and longing, was reissued this summer in the U.S. Nina Renata Aron, Los Angeles Review of Books — "Written in 1968 and reprinted by NYRB Classics this past July, Journey Into the Mind’s Eye, Blanch’s hybrid work of memoir, travelogue, history, and literary criticism is startlingly ahead of its time . . . idiosyncratic and sparklingly entertaining."

Elton Mayo's The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization and The Social Problems of an Industrial Civilization (including The Political Problems of Industrial Civilization) are in print with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (UK) | buy Human Problems | buy Social Problems.

Elton Mayo's Pierre Janet is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (UK) and Harvard University Press (USA) | buy now