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Who is that LUCKY GIRL?

Author Amanda Maciel tells us about the inspiration behind the central character of Lucky Girl. Rosie Fuller is very beautiful, very popular with boys, and very happy with her life. But when she’s assaulted by a boy she thought she trusted, Rosie has to take a closer...

What early readers are saying about EVERLESS

After MONTHS of anticipation, Everless finally publishes this week! AARRRGGGHHH!!! We have been blown away by all the amazing reviews that have come through from early readers - we've had to cut them down as they came to 27 whole pages(!), but here is just a selection...

Cover reveal: CLEAN by Juno Dawson

We thought we couldn't be any more excited about publishing the new YA novel from Juno Dawson... We were wrong. Because then we saw the cover... No, your eyes do not deceive you: that is a ROSE GOLD COVER. The WHOLE THING IS ROSE GOLD FOIL!!! *takes a moment to...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: Best Book-related Gift

WE CAN NOW OFFICIALLY TALK ABOUT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT ALL OF THE HATERS WE'RE SO HAPPY HOORAY. via GIPHY And to celebrate this MOMENTOUS news we're doing a Friday Face-Off about it because we're now in the Christmas spirit. So, this week's Friday Face-Off is: What is the...

Win an Everless gift box (plus postcards for every entrant!)

Everless publication date is FINALLY almost upon us! And with just over three weeks to go, we have one final treat for you... Yep, that is an Everless gift box you see before you. It contains: A proof A notebook A candle A velvet bag full of chocolate coins A...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: The ultimate Christmas question…

Every year, when the fairy lights come out and the nights draw in and Michael Buble dominates every public space with a speaker, there are two films which must be watched AT LEAST twice. Elf and... Home Alone But imagine a world where only one of these films could...

Quickfire Q&A… with Emily X.R. Pan

We are THRILLED to welcome the brilliant Emily X.R. Pan to our family of BKMRK authors! To celebrate the upcoming publication of her first novel, we asked her a few important questions... If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item...

Quickfire Q&A… with Lucy Courtenay

When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be… in charge. In the absence of a country, the playground sufficed. The first album I ever bought… Cool answer? Thriller. Truthful answer? Cats pipped Thriller by six months. The last time I went to the...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: novelty Christmas drinks

It's cold and dark outside but we have no complaints because that means... IT'S TIME FOR RED CUPS AND NOVELTY CHRISTMAS DRINKS! Yum. via GIPHY So for this week's Friday Face-Off, we're debating which is the very best of the various deliciously festive hot drinks on...

Spring 2018

2018 is almost here & we are SO excited because what a year we have ahead. Here are some of our spring 2018 titles! JANUARY Everless – Sara Holland (4th Jan 2018) Everless has got everything you’d want in a fantasy novel: danger, love, magic, and a totally unique...

XMAS BKMRK Bookmark Competition

We are launching a competition for all of you creative types to celebrate BKMRK AND XMAS! Simply design a BKMRK XMAS bookmark using the template here (or alternatively design as a 60mm x 210mm bookmark) and send to our email address: team@bkmrk.co.uk for a chance to...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: Rom-Coms

Hi guys, and welcome to our very first Friday Face-Off! We love a lively debate here at BKMRK, so every Friday we'll be hashing out the biggest most important questions... like which superhero would win in a fight? Greatest ever beach read? Peeta or Gale? MAJOR...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: Paper VS Digital?

Since it's NaNoWriMo right now and some of you may be knee deep in words and drafts and too many edits, we thought we would ask a VERY important bookish question... via GIPHY Which writing medium do you prefer? PAPER or DIGITAL? via GIPHY FOR PAPER Naomi...

The Language of Thorns – swag giveaway

Grishaverse fans have been loving the swag produced across the world for The Language of Thorns. So we're giving you a chance to win all the goodies! One grand prize winner will receive: One The Language of Thorns leatherbound book One Grishaverse wooden bookmark One...

Jennifer Mathieu: My #Shelfie

Jennifer Mathieu, author of Zoella Book Club 2017 Pick, Moxie tell us about her #Shelfie My #Shelfie Why do I own these books? Save Me, Kurt Cobain is a terrific YA novel by author Jenny Manzer about a teenage girl who believes there’s a...

Top 10 Alternative Halloween Reads

Unlike our friends at Hodderscape, we're not necessarily all about the scary things. Sure, we can appreciate that horror is great. Stephen King has A game, we know that, and there have been some INCREDIBLE horror books and films, but sometimes the idea of...

Top 10 Non-Fiction Must-Reads

Quite often, the non-fiction books of the world can get a bit neglected. If they're not brushed aside by the starlight of the next fictional sensation, then they're kept in a specific area of the bookshop where you have to REALLY crane your neck (and sometimes body)...

Pretty As A Picture

You guys take some awesome bookish photos. In fact, your photos are SO AWESOME that we have decided to make a gallery of them all (crediting the photographers OF COURSE) to celebrate how beautiful you make our books look. Voila! And enjoy.   First up, pictures of The...

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...