Welcome to the original BookBlast™

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BookBlast: the one-stop publishing shop. We offer PR, editing, French-to-English translation and rights management services to publishing and writing professionals.

BookBlast PRomotes: Celebrating Independent Publishing, we spotlight our indie publisher of the week, their book of the week and its author.

Book-doctoring: do you have a problematic manuscript which needs fixing? If so, we can help.

Rights Management: We handle the administration of intellectual property rights for a select number of literary estates.

BookBlast ePublishing: digital editions of books by avant-garde women writers are available for the first time.

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BookBlast Celebrates Independent Publishing

Independent presses are vital for discovering and launching new voices. Why independence matters => we spotlight leading indie publishers, their books and authors, working in the book publishing sector.

Indie Publisher of the Week | Ghassan Fergiani at Darf Publishing contd =>

Book of the Week | Oh, Freedom!, award-winning children's book by Francesco D'Adamo contd =>

Translator of the Week | Siân Williams – founder of The Children's Bookshow contd =>


Indie Publishers celebrated so far . . .

Publisher interviews => Cheryl Robson, founder of Aurora Metro | Michel Moushabeck, founder of Interlink Publishing | Clare Christian, founder of Red Door Publishing | Michael Schmidt, founder of Carcanet Press | Anne Dolamore, co-publisher at Grub Street | Ana Perez Galvan, publisher at Hispabooks | François von Hurter, Bitter Lemon Press

Book of the Week => Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema | The Book of the Sultan's Seal: Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars | Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City | Beneath the Surface | Poetry collection, Skies | Vegetarianism: A History| A Bad End | Argentinian thriller, Betty Boo | debut YA novel, Dew Angels

Author of the Week => Youssef Rakha | Philip Mansel | Heidi Perks | Alison Brackenbury | Colin Spencer | Claudia Piñeiro | Melanie Schwapp

Translator of the Week => Award-winning translatior from Catalan, French, Spanish and Portuguese to English, Peter Bush

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Editing & French-to-English translation services

If you need copy-editing, rewriting, mentoring, or editorial troubleshooting you're in the right place . . . more =>

Our focus is literary and commercial non-fiction (biography, autobiography, travel and creative non-fiction), historical fiction, and French literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction.

We can help you write your memoirs; edit or ghost write your manuscript.

French-to-English translation: French football is a speciality.

Reader Credits include: PEN Translates!, Harvill Secker, Serpent's Tail, Mulcahy Conway Associates, Eland Publishing.

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Boutique digital imprint, BookBlast ePublishing, actively promotes good, well-edited writing ― whatever the genre.

Classic title The Wilder Shores of Love by Lesley Blanch is now available from Amazon UK | France | US | Germany | The print edition is published in paperback by Phoenix, Orion UK and Simon & Schuster US; preface by Naomi Wolf.

Also available by Lesley Blanch: The Sabres of Paradise, Conquest and Vengeance in the Caucasus; Pierre Loti, Portrait of an Escapist; and The Nine Tiger Man, A Satirical Romance.

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Rights Management ― Literary Estates

Celebrated author and distinguished traveller, Lesley Blanch, (1904-2007), influenced and inspired generations of writers, readers and critics.

Lesley Blanch's Literary Executors are Susan Train & Georgia de Chamberet. Film, TV & Theatre rights queries should be addressed to Georgina Gordon-Smith at United Agents e: ggsmith@unitedagents.co.uk Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3214 0867. Translation rights queries should be addressed to Alice Natali at Intercontinental Literary Agency e: alice.natali@ila-agency.co.uk Telephone: +44 (0)207 379 6611 Fax: +44 (0)207 379 6790

Psychologist, sociologist and management guru, Professor George Elton Mayo, (1880-1949), is famous for the Hawthorne studies, a landmark in industrial psychology.

ELTON MAYO – So long as commerce specializes in business methods which take no account of human nature and social motives, so long may we expect strikes and sabotage to be the ordinary accompaniment of industry.

Gael Elton Mayo, (1923-92). Writer, photographer and artist who worked for Picture Post and as writer-researcher for Magnum Photographers in Paris, with Robert Capa, David Seymour and Henri Cartier Bresson.

THE TIMES - Gael Elton Mayo's three volumes of autobiography are among the best of our time. These books have a classical hold on that marriage between love and death which is the right stuff for literature.

BookBlast is most active in the UK, France and the US.