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BookBlast: the one stop publishing and consultancy shop. We offer 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 lead author.

BookBlast ePublishing: For the first time, the work of timeless writers is being made available as ebooks and print-on-demand books.

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

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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 UK & US book publishing sector.

Indie Publisher of the Week | Ana Perez Galvan, publisher at Hispabooks contd =>

Book of the Week | A Bad End, "A harsh, desolate novel, informed by instinct," El Pais contd =>

Translator of the Week | Peter Bush – award-winning translations from Catalan, French, Spanish and Portuguese to English contd =>


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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BookBlast offers editing & French-to-English translation services to publishing and writing professionals.

Copy-editing, rewriting, substantive editing & mentoring and editorial troubleshooting are on offer ― more =>

Reader Credits: PEN Translates!, Harvill Secker, Serpent's Tail, Mulcahy Conway Associates, Eland Publishing ― with a focus on literary and commercial non-fiction (biography, autobiography, travel and creative non-fiction including memoir), historical fiction, and French literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction.

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

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Boutique digital imprint, BookBlast ePublishing, actively encourages 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.

Her literary estate is represented by United Agents e: MYuan@unitedagents.co.uk or Giles Smart (dramatic rights) e: gsmart@unitedagents.co.uk | USA: The Joy Harris Literary Agency 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 428 New York, NY 10016 e: contact@jhlitagent.com | Translation Rights: Intercontinental Literary Agency e: Mary.Esdaile@ila-agency.co.uk | Her literary executor is Georgia de Chamberet.

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.