BookBlast® is a London-based agency for editors and translators which grew out of BookBlast® originally being an authors’ agency.
Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for change in publishing, breaking innovative ideas and good writing into the mainstream.
BookBlast® has always had a cosmopolitan ethos and discovers the best independent-spirited and diverse writing from around the world.
We are inspired by the philosophy of Elton Mayo whose contribution to management theory helped pave the way for modern human relations management methods.
We take a long-term view in our decisions rather than focusing on short-term financial gains thereby creating mutual benefits for clients, employees, the firm and the community as a whole.
We work together for a common goal to help authors, translators, literary agents and publishers to advance life-changing writing and ideas. We have reported on submissions and edited and translated books for clients on both sides of the Channel, and the Atlantic Ocean, including: Amazon Kindle & Createspace, Eland Publishing, Grub Street Books, Harpercollins, Harvill Secker, Maclehose Press, Mulcahy Conway Associates, New York Review of Books Classics, Orion, Rider, Simon & Schuster, Serpent’s Tail, Verso Ltd, Vermillion, Virago, Quartet Books Ltd. In Paris: Anne Carrière, éditions Flammarion, éditions Gallimard, Grasset & Fasquelle, éditions Florent Massot, éditions L’Iconoclaste, La Table Ronde.
Grasset & Fasquelle, Paris — "The text which you edited for us is perfect. You've done a great job and can be proud of yourself."
Christopher MacLehose, MacLehose Press — "Excellent and eloquent."
Boyd Tonkin, Independent — “Louis Saha is now published in English thanks to a flavourful, idiomatic translation by Georgia de Chamberet … Packed with frankness, insight and self-knowledge … The book shines with candour, modesty and intelligence."
Claire Armitstead, The Guardian — "Excellent work."
Special thanks to BookBlast's friends and supporters. We would like to express our appreciation of and gratitude to Ben Fiagbe for his unparalleled technical expertise and support as BookBlast® has evolved over the years; to Alan Williams for his legal brilliance; to Stefano Arata at Good Company for creating the BookBlast® logo; to Ian Hughes at Mousemat Design Ltd for his epublishing digital know-how; and to all our friends in the book trade.