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 =>

Check out the other publishers, authors, translators and their books featured =>


Past Historic Book Blasts

As part of BookBlast's celebration of independent publishing, we remember the publishers of a bygone era and their landmark books that went on to become cult classics.

Indie Publishers Remembered | Maurice Girodias & Olympia Press | Maurice Girodias, purveyor of some of the best erotic writing ever published which united the obscene and the beautiful, was the son of a French mother and Jewish father from Manchester . . . contd =>

Landmark books remembered | Lolita | Rejected by four American publishers in 1954; published in Paris by The Olympia Press, September 1955; banned by the French government, December 1956; found “not objectionable” by U. S. Customs, February 1957 . . . contd =>

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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.

For World English Language rights enquiries please contact her literary executor, Georgia de Chamberet | Film, TV, dramatic rights: Georgina Gordon-Smith at United Agents e: ggsmith@unitedagents.co.uk | Translation rights: Alice Natali at Intercontinental Literary Agency e: alice.natali@ila-agency.co.uk

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.