Welcome to The BookBlast™ Collective

• BookBlast™ is a boutique agency and a literary consultancy which fosters diversity across cultures and markets.
• The BookBlast™ consultancy is a collective of experienced published writers, translators and editors. We can help to bring to fruition book projects in development.
• The agency is not responsible for projects undertaken by the consultancy; and writers represented by the agency are not expected to seek advice from the consultancy.
• The BookBlast™ platform promotes the independent sector looking beyond the mainstream via The BookBlast™ Diary.

• Self-published authors wanting to access high street book chains can check out Ingram Spark's special service for indie authors.

Accreditation: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

BookBlast™ was one of the first writers' agencies in the UK to adopt online technology bookblast.com went live in 2000. It was selected by the curators of Bodleian Electronic Archives and Manuscripts, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, in March 2015, as being of lasting research value and worthy of permanent preservation in the Web Archive of the Bodleian Libraries.


• A companion volume to Lesley Blanch's posthumous memoirs — Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places — is published by Quartet Books on 1 June, 2017.
• World rights (excl. French language) in Philip Mann's The Dandy at Dusk — Taste and Melancholy in the 20th Century, with a Preface by Nicky Haslam, have been sold to Head of Zeus. Publication: October, 2017.
• The French edition of Lesley Blanch's posthumous memoirs, On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life (Virago) translated by Lucien d'Azay will be published in 2018 by La Table Ronde, Paris.
Journey Into The Mind's Eye, Lesley Blanch's memoir about love and loss and longing, will be published by New York Review of Books Classics, New York, in 2018.

BookBlast™ Celebrates Independent Publishing

Why Independence Matters | The story so far …

The Publishers

Cheryl Robson , Aurora Metro | Michel Moushabeck, Interlink Publishing | Clare Christian, Red Door Publishing | Michael Schmidt, Carcanet Press | Anne Dolamore, Grub Street | Ana Pérez Galván, Hispabooks | François von Hurter, Bitter Lemon Press | Ghassan Fergiani, Darf Publishing | Kelly Davio, Eyewear Books | Roh-Suan Tung, Balestier Press | Jane Aitken, Gallic & Aardvark | Eric Lane, Dedalus Books | Kevin Duffy, Bluemoose Books | Polly Pattullo, Papillote Press | Jen Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing

The Books

Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema | The Book of the Sultan's Seal: Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars, winner of the 2016 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation | Debut novel, Beneath the Surface | Poetry collection, Skies | Vegetarianism: A History | Of dwarves and men, A Bad End | Argentinian crime thriller, Betty Boo | Jamaican YA novel, Dew Angels | A daring slave escape story for children, Oh, Freedom! | Poetry on the road, Four Points Fourteen Lines | Women, sex and corruption Chinese style, Crystal Wedding | Emigrants in euroland, Landing | Greek thriller, Blood & Gold | Hons and rebels in 1760s Yorkshire, The Gallows Pole | Caribbean magical-realist classic, Witchbroom | A wartime tale of betrayal and survival, The Photographer

The Authors

Youssef Rakha | Heidi Perks | Alison Brackenbury | Colin Spencer | Claudia Piñeiro | Melanie Schwapp | Tony Chan | Laia Fàbregas | Benjamin Myers | Lawrence Scott | Meike Ziervogel

The Translators

Peter Bush | Siân Williams | Nicky Harman | Samantha Schnee | Jamie Bulloch