Welcome to BookBlast!

BookBlast® is an online platform that celebrates and promotes literature. A creative company founded by industry insiders, its mission is to foster cultural understanding by breaking new writing and diverse voices from around the world into the mainstream by providing resources and services for writers and their publishers; partnering with literary organizations to create showcase events; the digital imprint bookblast epublishing; social media activities & more.

If you do not read many books, digital magazine the BookBlast® Diary can be a great way to explore the world of literature and discover new books that might interest you. To find out more about the people who write and publish them, check out BB Diary's Q&As.

The BookBlast® Podcast features recordings of some of our LIVE events, as well as interviews with independent publishers, authors and translators. Who knows, you might just find a book that will change your life!

The BookBlast® Diary


Indulgent Reads for Independent Minds

Think of the BookBlast® Diary as a virtual book club, where readers can discover new and emerging authors, and explore different genres, from fiction to non-fiction, poetry, memoirs, young adult and more.

A unique voice in the literary world, BB Diary’s eclectic mix of alternative reads on offer from independent publishers, in-depth interviews with authors and translators, articles focusing on Francophone literature, and Spotlight features about the book trade, are slow reads to be savoured.

Featured Writers | Featured Translators

Featured Indie Publishers | The French Connection

Spotlight | Podcast


MacLehose Press – “Brilliant work. And what work. Huge salutes”
Maggie Gee, novelist & Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University – “A true lover of writing and writers”
Starhaven Press — "Enterprising. Dedicated. Tireless”
Claire Armitstead, The Guardian – “Excellent work”

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The BookBlast® Podcast

Our response to enforced confinement because of the unprecedented Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic was to create and release a special 15-part podcast series, Bridging the Divide: Translation & The Art of Empathy.

Hosted by editor, Georgia de Chamberet, and journalist, Lucy Popescu, the podcast line-up features award-winning authors from across Europe, including Lars Mytting, J.S. Margot, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Tommy Wieringa, as well as interviews with their publishers Adam Freudenheim, Philip Gwyn Jones and the publisher behind Nordic Noir, Christopher MacLehose.

Boyd Tonkin, The Arts Desk – “A great line-up – congratulations!”


The series follows on from the success of the first BookBlast® 10x10 Tour, in association with Waterstones, around the regions of England.

Editing & Francophone Translation Services

We are familiar with publishing standards and conventions, and are skilled at translating ideas into engaging content.

  • We can evaluate and/or translate French-language texts;
  • Troubleshoot problematic manuscripts;
  • Ghostwrite or mentor translation projects;
  • Identify and eliminate repetition, inaccuracies and improve word choice;
  • Copy edit your translation for accurate English usage.

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Legacy Agency

We can offer advice and suggestions to literary estate holders, or point you towards organisations that have the appropriate knowledge.

We administer the literary estates of distinguished writers and thinkers Lesley Blanch, Professor George Elton Mayo and Gael Elton Mayo.

Please read the Society of Authors' Guide on Copyright and Permissions before making your enquiry.