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Mark Thompson’s 5 Tips for Astrophotography

1. Try turning your DSLR skyward – a standard DSLR fitted to a normal tripod can capture some beautiful night-time shots. Try setting the ISO to about 200, the aperture to about f/5.6 and expose for about 30 minutes to capture beautiful star trails. Be sure to use a camera remote to fire the shutter […]

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What is a Planisphere?

Explore the skies, season by season This beginner’s guide to stargazing introduces the novice astronomer to the principal celestial objects visible at different times of the year. Major constellations are used as signposts to navigate the night sky, locating hard-to-find stars and some fascinating deep-sky objects. The movement of the stars is also explained.   […]

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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré: Extract

Read an extract from The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Publishing 5th March 2020 Exclusive Extract from Sceptre    CHAPTER ONE   This morning, Papa call me inside the parlour. He was sitting inside the sofa with no cushion and looking me. Papa have this way of looking me one kind. As if […]

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Axe the Reading Tax

Our CEO David Shelley is among more than 40 publishers calling on the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, to #AxetheReadingTax and end the 20% tax on digital publications. We’ve signed an open letter, which you can read in full on The Bookseller, urging the government to ditch this regressive and outdated tax. If you would like to […]

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HOW TO CREATE THE IDEAL SEED OF INTENTION

The Modern Day Wizard and author of Intention, Andrew Wallas teaches us that Intention is the most underrated and misunderstood phenomenon in terms of fulfilling potential and creating the life you want. Nothing in the universe exists without intention. It is the creative power that fulfils our dreams. It is an inner impulse that is […]

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My Needle Points to North

  My Needle Points to North by Una   Today, August 1st, is Yorkshire Day apparently. This was news to me. As far as I’m concerned, every day is Yorkshire Day. From my research (OK, I went on the internet a bit) it seems official Yorkshire Day is mainly mayors. No, really, tons of mayors! […]

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Marketing Designer, Hodder & Stoughton

Great opportunity for a period of parental leave cover to develop your skills in designing for book marketing (more…)

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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré: Extract

Read an extract from The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré Publishing 5th March 2020 Exclusive Extract from Sceptre    CHAPTER ONE   This morning, Papa call me inside the parlour. He was sitting inside the sofa with no cushion and looking me. Papa have this way of looking me one kind. As if […]

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Sales Operations Manager, Summersdale

Summersdale – Sales Operations Manager. Location: Chichester Closing date: 16th September   Start date: Early January 2020     Salary: £30,000-£35,000 (dependent on experience)  Summersdale, one of the UK’s largest gift and humour publishers, presents an exciting opportunity for a Sales Operations Manager with a proven and dynamic track record in publishing, excellent commercial awareness and a strong […]

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Read an extract from The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

  Read an extract from The Nickel Boys, the new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead – a devastating novel – based on true events – of a hellish American reform school.   P R O L O G U E   Even in death the boys were trouble. The secret […]

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Read the first chapter of THE TESTAMENT OF LOKI

It’s one week until Loki, the trickster god, returns for a brand new adventure. We can’t wait to share The Testament of Loki with you on the 17th May. Today, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the first chapter of The Testament of Loki. Ragnarok was the End of Worlds. Asgard fell, centuries ago, […]

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Read the first chapter from THE BELLES

We are thrilled to welcome Dhonielle Clayton to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Dhonielle shares with us the inspiration behind her new novel The Belles as well as an exciting extract. The Belles will be available in shops and online on the 8th February 2018. You can pre-order your copy here. I started The Belles eight […]

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The Tea Towel by Melatu Uche Okorie

My Wrappa of Irish Literary Female Writers   My publishers sent me a piece from the Irish Times by John Boyne on the Irish literary tea towel in which he highlighted the absence of female writers on the old literary tea towel. They wondered if I would be interested in doing something in the same […]

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Happy Publication Day: 25th July 2019!

Ironically, on the hottest day of the year in the UK, we have a brand-new fantasy to share with you, set on the frosted streets of an alternate Reykjavik. If you’re looking for something fresh and exciting to read while you relax in this baking heat, look no further! Shadows of the Short Days, Alexander […]

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First Look: Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus

Virago is delighted to reveal the jacket for Sandi Tokvig’s wonderful memoir, Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus which they publish on October 31st. Says Sandi Toksvig, who will also record the audio book: ‘I loved what I saw from the top deck (preferably in the right-hand seat at the front). It taught me to look again at the familiar and find new pleasures. This book is not a journey […]

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