Impress Books Literary Pilgrimage Tour – Part 1

In today’s blog we consider literary pilgrimages: readers’ journeys to discover the places behind their favourite novels or their favourite authors’ lives. So, all aboard and let’s begin the Impress Books Literary Pilgrimage Tour – Part 1! Our first stop is in Yorkshire where Rachel introduces us to the world of the Brontë family at The Brontë… Read More Impress Books Literary Pilgrimage Tour – Part 1

Friday Reads: Our Favourite Adventure Stories

To get over the post-Christmas blues, at Impress HQ we’re concentrating on our favourite adventure reads, both fiction and non-fiction. Enjoy! Natalie’s favourite adventure reads is Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini Eragon has stuck with me as one of my favourite fantasy reads. Although the series was in my opinion too long and… Read More Friday Reads: Our Favourite Adventure Stories

JUST SIGNED – The Dead Olives by Jeremy Hinchliff

Watchword signs new literary-commercial fiction novel THE DEAD OLIVES By Jeremy Hinchliff  Watchword eBooks (Impress Books’ digital imprint) has acquired an exciting new literary-commercial fiction title: The Dead Olives by Jeremy Hinchliff, a novel that spans two years of the financial crisis in Greece. The Dead Olives follows two communities – Greeks and migrants –… Read More JUST SIGNED – The Dead Olives by Jeremy Hinchliff

HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TO THE IMPRESS PRIZE FOR NEW WRITERS

The Impress Prize 2016 is now open for its tenth year! As per tradition, we’re looking to encourage and publish new writing talent, with the winner going on to receive a publishing contract from Impress Books. Previous winners of the prize include Annabel Abbs with The Joyce Girl (submitted under My Perfect Mind) and James… Read More HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TO THE IMPRESS PRIZE FOR NEW WRITERS

#FridayReads – Our Historical Fiction Favourites

Here at Impress HQ, we’ve been celebrating the release of Clare Kane’s Electric Shadows of Shanghai with our very own book blog tour. As part of the blog tour, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite historical fiction reads. Julian’s favourite historical fiction book is Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor Set in 1847, Star… Read More #FridayReads – Our Historical Fiction Favourites

The good guys, the bad guys and the omniscient narrator by Clare Kane, author of Electric Shadows of Shanghai

Nobody is wholly good. And nobody is entirely bad. That’s as true of fictional characters as it is of flesh and blood humans. This idea that we all, fictional and real, exist somewhere along a spectrum of goodies and baddies was a large part of my motivation to use third person throughout my novel, Electric… Read More The good guys, the bad guys and the omniscient narrator by Clare Kane, author of Electric Shadows of Shanghai