Member News – January 2022

Posted by Monica Cardenas on 25 January 2022, in Member news, News

Each month we gather news from our members to share with the network! This is what's happening this month...


The Bologna Children's Book Fair will feature BolognaBook Plus this year. It was launched virtually in 2021, and will occur in person alongside the Children's Book Fair in March. This exciting new initiative, organized in collaboration with the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), was launched with the aim of reaching a wider professional general trade audience across the global publishing industry. Byte The Book members can request a free ticket by contacting Supplies are limited.


Byte the Book alumni Lucy George’s new imprint, Wordville, is publishing a tender book of romantic poetry by South African born poet and performer Douglas Graham Wilson in time for 2022’s season of love. The 26-page pamphlet titled Of Love and Other Maladies is Douglas Graham Wilson’s debut poetry collection and contains 16 original works by the popular spoken word performer. It can be pre-ordered to arrive for Valentine’s day. The launch party is taking place at The Friendly Society, Soho on Thursday 17th February. If you’d like to attend email




Byte The Book member Prismatext is offering members only an exclusive 25% discount on its brand-new way of studying a foreign language. Rather than using flash cards or apps, learners can simply pick up an ebook and start reading. Prismatext gradually introduces new translations of the most useful words and phrases. At the same time, it lets old translations persist. At any point, readers can access a translation's definition through its built-in footnote.


Many congratulations to Byte The Book member Awais Khan, whose book will be published by Hera Books. In The Company of Strangers will be published this spring.






Sarah Tinsley's debut novel The Shadows We Cast is now available for pre-order from SRL Publishing. Sarah has an MA in Creative Writing from City University and won the Spread The Word Novel competition in 2020. She was long listed for the Primadonna Prize 2020 and won the International Segora Short Story prize in 2015.





We were really sorry to hear of the passing of one of our members, Chris Meade. Chris was a writer of transmedia fiction, non-fiction and songs performed by Chris & The Ifso. He was Director of the Poetry Society from 1994 to 2000, BookTrust to 2007, then formed think and do tank if:book uk exploring the future of the book in the digital age. We are very proud to be one of the supporters of the NMWP prize in his memory. If you want to join us in donating you can do so via this link.

Chris independently published the very fine, humorous and kind,  What Nearly Quite - The Nearly Novel. You can buy it from Amazon here.

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