BookBlast® Diary & Podcast

We publish book reviews, features and miscellania about translation and the international publishing industry, in English, alongside Q&As and podcast interviews with writing and publishing professionals. Our exclusive podcasts are generally in English, and occasionally also in French alongside.

Our focus is generally recently published or forthcoming books released by independent trade publishers; books translated into English by both the independent and corporate book publishing sector; neglected classics; or oddball books that have disappeared under the radar. We are not fans of genre fiction or anything overly “academic”.

We also showcase new books in French called in by us from French publishers which we consider would attract an English-language audience.

We do not receive books or pitches directly from authors and translators, but if you think your book is one for us and our readers, please get your publisher or publicist to Contact us once they have looked at what we do.

We generally do not publish pieces over 2500 words.
We not do not condone hatred or discrimination.

Links embedded in the ‘BUY’ buttons are affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase via this link we earn a few pennies. We only ever recommend books we truly believe in. The books included in our occasional giveaways, contests and promotions have been gifted, usually by friends in publishing, or the featured publishers and/or authors and/or translators.

BookBlast® citing sources and giving credit

Commissioned reviews, interviews, features  and podcasts are previously unpublished in print or online and exclusive to BookBlast® Ltd, London for one year after publication, and non-exclusive thereafter, for non-commercial use.

Citing sources and giving credit is an essential part of ethical and professional writing. If you wish to quote or reproduce any of the copyright material on this site please Contact us before you do so. The original author and their work and its original source need to be credited for the ideas you found to be useful.

The copyright to all the content of this site is held by the individual authors and creators. All rights reserved.

Due to the number of emails we receive, we may not be able to respond to queries about guidelines already on this page.

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BookBlast® Limited, a limited company registered under number 03314906, and a registered trademark classes 35 & 41 UK0002504188 & US3,714,430, is in no way associated with or endorsing the practices of any other companies attempting to pass off as being affiliated with us. Any claims of association made by such entities are false and misleading. We strongly disassociate ourselves from their actions and emphasize that they are operating independently and without our consent or authorization.