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Podgorica International Book Fair 2019 bookblast diary
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Spotlight Susan Curtis Istros Books, Podgorica International Book Fair

Susan Curtis recently visited Montenegro to attend The Podgorica International Book Fair, 1-5 October, 2019, and wrote a special report for BookBlast. The entrepreneurial founder and MD of Istros Books in London, she publishes translated […]

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Lucy Popescu at European Literature Days, Austria

Lucy Popescu heads to European Literature Days in Austria, and discovers how the exuberant 10th anniversary of a small European literary festival, Literaturhaus Europa, held in the Wachau region, throws into sharp relief the cultural […]

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Spotlight Susan Curtis Istros Books at Belgrade Book Fair

The opening ceremony of the annual Belgrade Book Fair took place on Sunday 21 October, officially starting one of the biggest publishing events of the region. There is no doubt that Serbia takes pride in this […]

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BB Archive The Childrens Bookshow 2017

BookBlast® is delighted to be celebrating The Children’s Bookshow and its 15 years on the road! We are running exclusive interviews with visionary founder, Sian Williams, publisher Julia Marshall from Gecko Press, feature review(s) and […]

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Bridport Literary Festival 2015 BB Archive

Bridport Literary Festival was first held in 2005, having grown out of the internationally renowned Bridport Prize, founded in 1973, to raise funds for the fledgling Bridport Arts Centre. While the bigger book festivals like […]

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Ways With Words Book Festival BB Archive

Ways With Words Book Festival in Devon has been held annually for about two decades. It is extremely well run by friendly staff and the surroundings are idyllic. I stayed in a comfortable double room […]

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The Boom in Literary Festivals Spotlight

Literary Festivals are a key component of book promotion. Gone are the days when an author’s book promotion was simply about having a launch party, doing a few press and radio interviews, some bookshop signings […]