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The language of Satellite

Author Nick Lake talks about the unique language style of his new novel Satellite. Satellite is written with quite a particular orthography. There are no capitals - or at least hardly any. The word 'and' is rendered as '&' throughout, and...

Quickfire Q&A… with Nick Lake

When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… A pilot. Until my dad told me I couldn’t be because I was deaf in one ear. Which in retrospect I think was an unnecessary intrusion of reality into a child’s dream… If I were to be stranded on a desert...

Coming Soon

What a year 2017 has been. We launched BKMRK, we attended our first YALC as BKMRK AND we have published some INCREDIBLE books. Here is just a sneak peek at our November-February highlights…   NOVEMBER Trans Mission – by Alex Bertie (2nd Nov 2017) We are incredibly...

Embarrassing Mums

A few weeks ago we had the lovely Nicola in to do some work experience with the team, and she wrote this brilliant blog piece which we couldn't resist sharing with you! Feel free to share your own embarrassing mum (literary or real!) social media stories...

Quickfire Q&A… with Zana Fraillon

The last song I listened to… Guns of Brixton, by Veux Novelle The first album I ever bought… Locomotion by Kylie Minogue. It was a cassette. So cool. The book I’ve read the most times… Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card My favourite chocolate bar… Chocolate covered...

Nick Lake: My Writing Space

Nick Lake, author of Satellite which is publishing in October, tells us about his writing space ... Here's a photo of my writing space. Beautiful, isn't it? It's carriage B of the Great Western Railways train from Hereford to London Paddington (though my journey is...

BKMRK’d – October

Nocturnal Halloween monsters may never get any shut-eye, but books certainly NEVER sleep. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of our October titles. September has been one HELL of a bookish month. We had SIX (WE KNOW RIGHT) books publishing all of which were...

Coming Soon

  Phew! September has been an epic month here on BKMRK: six extraordinary books published, and the small matter of launching the website! But it doesn’t stop there: our schedule for the next few months is looking equally exciting, with a whole range of very different...

Inspiration behind The Language of Thorns

A note from Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grishaverse novels and brand new story collection The Language of Thorns.  Back in 2012 during the lead-up to the release of my first novel, my publisher asked if I would write a prequel story for Shadow and Bone. I was game,...

Book-marker or page-folder?

The ultimate controversy. The most common and rather divisive controversy of our age is whether you should add milk before or after the removal of the tea bag. It’s one that has divided many for years and has caused more family and colleague rows than a game of...

Interview with Lydia Ruffles & Sif Sigmarsdottir

We put authors Sif Sigmarsdóttir and Lydia Ruffles in the hot seat to grill them about their writing habits, favourite books and more. Read on to find out who refers to bad writing as roadkill and can’t write without humous, and who writes under the influence of...

Lydia Ruffles: My Writing Space

Author of the sensational The Taste of Blue Light tells us about her writing space and how it helps and inspires her to write.   In bed. I wrote the first draft of THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT in bed and on the floor in my London flat in between migraines and MRIs. I have...

BKMRK’d – September

We hate to brag, but our book game this September is STRONG. BEHOLD! Our wonderful September publications!       Two of our titles publishing this month are all about standing up for what you believe in. The first, Moxie, publishes 21st Sep 2017 though it's already...

Quickfire Q&A… with Ryan Graudin

The last song I listened to… Eclipse by Hardwell, it’s on the playlist for my next secret YA project! The book I always recommend to others… Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor My favourite chocolate bar… Any type of Cadbury from the UK. The item I have more of...

Quickfire Q&A… with Jennifer Mathieu

When I was 5 years old... I wanted to be an architect because I liked the way the word sounded. The last song I listened to was... The Hardest Walk by the Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain because it’s one of my favorites of all time. The first album I ever...

Top 10: Books You’ll ALWAYS Remember

Here at BKMRK, we’re all about those books that you’ll never forget. And so, we thought it would only be appropriate, and necessary, to write a TOP 10 on the TOP 10 books you’ll always remember. Whether you read these at school, in your spare time, or even if they're...

Quickfire Q&A… with Kate Ling

The last song I listened to… Alt-J’s Tesselate, but I have London Grammar, Kings of Leon and Chvrches on heavy rotation.  The item I have more of than anything else… Tops with star prints. Podcast subscriptions.  Worn-out metallic handbags that need to be binned. The...

Quickfire Q&A… with Irena Brignull

We videoed Irena Brignull, author of The Hawkweed Prophecy AND The Hawkweed Legacy and asked her some quick fire questions. Check out the video below! Find out more about The Hawkweed Prophecy here and The Hawkweed Legacy here....

My #shelfie – by Kate Ling

I don’t believe in keeping books; I think they should be free to fly away and find new readers. I feel this is especially true of books I love, as it seems even more important that they pass through as many hands as possible. I guess this must...

Quickfire Q&A… with Mark Illis

We asked Mark Illis, author of The Impossible, some of our quick fire questions! When I was 5 years old I wanted to be ... an astronaut. Or a penguin. Or a penguin astronaut. My favourite chocolate bar... Sometimes I’m in a Flake mood, sometimes it’s Green...

Our Guide to Summer

The Girl’s Guide to Summer by bestseller Sarah Mlynowski published on the 15th June and it's EVERYTHING that we want on our summer reading pile. Sun? Check. European cities? Check. Boys? Check. The Girl’s Guide to Summer has it all and is THE...

Quickfire Q&A… with Sarah Mlynowski

When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… a novelist! The book I’ve read the most times… The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. And now it’s the show I’m watching the most. I’m obsessed. And terrified. The book I always recommend to others… Save the Cat.It’s...

Seven Days of You: the playlist

Seven Days of You author Cecilia Vinesse has created a truly stunning playlist to accompany her gorgeous novel. Happy listening! Find out more about Seven Days of You here. All of these songs inspired Seven Days of You. They broke my heart and filled it...

BKMRK’d – July & August

Here are just a few of our recommended reads for the next few months. Miss Match – (13th July 2017) -  Fans of Geek Girl and Girl Online will love this magically messed-up romance about a girl with a gift many would lust after. Five seconds of eye contact, and she can...

Cat Clarke’s New Book Look!

Cat Clarke is the queen of suspense and prominent teen issues and she's also one of our stellar teen authors. Earlier this year we re-published six of her titles: Girlhood, The Lost & Found, Undone, Torn, Entangled and A Kiss in the Dark. To relaunch her titles, we...

Quickfire Q&A… with Teri Terry

When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… Mum says I adored my teacher & wanted to be just like her – aw. The first album I ever bought… Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits. Yes, I was that uncool (still am) The book I’ve read the most times… Tolkien’s The Lord...

Quickfire Q&A… with Cat Clarke

If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be… unlimited pens and paper. Actually, scratch that... gimme a jet ski. The last song I listened to… You're Welcome from the Moana soundtrack. I'm trying to master the rap section. The...

Quickfire Q&A… with Leo Hunt

The first album I ever bought… A Marilyn Manson album I think. My favourite chocolate bar… Has to be the Boost bar. The last time I went to the cinema… I saw a special showing of ‘Starship Troopers’. The ideal midnight film. The book (by another author)...

A Note from Josh Martin

Josh Martin is one of our newest authors and writer of the beautiful and fantastical, Ariadnis which published in February. He's written a letter to all of his readers of his new book and we loved it so much we thought we'd share it here with you. Dear...