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Call for Submissions: Wellbeing Books

We have been delighted to welcome a new member to the team this week, with Lizzie Kaye joining us as a commissioning editor for our emerging wellbeing publishing list. Lizzie is a former commissioning editor at Unbound, where she published illustrated titles and graphic novels with a focus on market trends. In June 2020, she […]

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Magical Metal Clay, the hobby to start today!

If you are tempted to start a new hobby. We might have something exciting for you. Jewellery making can be an incredibly therapeutic hobby that can help you to unwind after a long day. Imagine creating your favourite earrings whilst curled up on the sofa. That sounds quite relaxing, right? You can also unleash your […]

Independent Publishing Awards Winner

Independent Publishing Awards: Winners!

We were recently announced as winners at the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards, in the category of Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year. These awards are independently judged and we were up against some tough opposition. As you can imagine, we are delighted! This recognition extends to everyone who works with us; our authors, distributors, agents, […]

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Easy Origami Flowers and how you can learn to make them

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. A recent article by the American Association of Retired People listed origami as one of the things we can do to boost our brain health. Specifically, the article mentions tasks that challenge our minds and strengthen our brain. Origami provides both mental and physical stimulus with exercise. […]

New Historic Stumpwork Course Now Available

RSN Video Online Courses is a partnership between David and Charles and the Royal School of Needlework to deliver self-paced distance learning courses online.  From the website rsnonlinecourses.com, you can enroll in hand embroidery tuition provided by qualified Royal School of Needlework Tutors. Courses are taken in your own home or location of your choice on any device with an internet connection. This autumn, we […]

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Free Knitting Pattern: Leg Warmers

We loved seeing Tom Daley get knitting in the stands at the Olympics, and he’s absolutely right, knitting is great for stress relief and relaxation, to celebrate and share the knitting love, we thought now is a perfect time for a free knitting pattern! This leg warmer pattern is from our book; Knit like a […]

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Zero Waste Christmas – Eco Wreath

We all know that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but unfortunately it is not the most environmentally- friendly. Not surprisingly, with all the gift-buying and excess decorations, Christmas is one of those holidays with plenty of waste. The amount of wrapping paper thrown away at Christmas in the UK alone would […]

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Granny Square Christmas Crochet Along

Join our Granny Square Christmas Crochet-Along today for free and crochet 24 granny squares in the countdown to Christmas. By December you’ll have a selection of beautiful crocheted Christmas-y items to deck the halls with. 2 Christmas Granny Square designs will be released each week (full pattern, chart, and photos sent via email every Wednesday) […]