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A Chance to Win a Copy of The White Crucifixion, a novel about Marc Chagall on goodreads

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Don’t miss this opportunity to get a free copy of The White Crucifixion, a fictionalised account of the roller-coaster life in terrible times of one of the most enigmatic artists of the twentieth century.

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        The White Crucifixion by Michael Dean

          The White Crucifixion

          by Michael Dean

            Giveaway ends February 09, 2018.

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Long Live the Christmas Markets

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Since moving to Malmesbury I have suffered from market withdrawal syndrome. For about five years I ran a bookstall every Saturday on Portobello Market and I really enjoyed meeting readers and authors, the fresh air and being away from the computer. Find out how Christmas Markets came to the rescue.

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Win a copy of The Institute on goodreads

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Enter your name to win a copy of The Institute, a hilarious and touching novel about growing up blind, by Vincent Bijlo.

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        The Institute by Vincent Bijlo

          The Institute

          by Vincent Bijlo

            Giveaway ends November 15, 2017.

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Win een exemplaar van Vincent Bijlo’s Het instituut op goodreads

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        Het instituut by Vincent Bijlo

          Het instituut

          by Vincent Bijlo

            Giveaway ends July 15, 2017.

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My Puppy Does Not Like It When I Read a Book!

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Fifty years after asking for a dog as my birthday present, and getting a book about dogs instead of an actual dog, I’ve just together with my brother acquired a beautiful Labrador puppy. His name is Harry and he was born on 25 April 2017. His coat is officially black but has a beautiful dark-brown hue over it.

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The Institute is our current giveaway on goodreads

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        The Institute by Vincent Bijlo

          The Institute

          by Vincent Bijlo

            Giveaway ends June 12, 2017.

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The Yellow House is our giveaway on goodreads

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        The yellow house by Jeroen Blokhuis

          The yellow house

          by Jeroen Blokhuis

            Giveaway ends May 03, 2017.

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The Power of the Short Story

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Before I founded Holland Park Press, I didn’t read many short stories. Occasionally, I read and enjoyed one in a magazine, but short story collections just didn’t feature on my reading list. I’m afraid this isn’t so uncommon. Yet something happened…

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Some Contracts & A Funeral

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So 2015 didn’t really wind down gently, but ended in a flurry of

activities. Just imagine, having to get a print run sorted between

Christmas and the New Year. So, I actually looked forward to the

relative serenity of early January when there’s finally time to get some

essential paperwork sorted. However that’s not how it turned out to be.

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Marketing Books

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Marketing books is a challenge about as tough as it gets. How to capture the attention of people who are constantly distracted by many other attractions even apart from an increasing number of books being published?

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Literary Storms in 2014

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I know many of you had a stormy and somewhat soggy New Year and this publisher was no exception. I nearly did a Mary Poppins when trying to build my stall on Portobello market on the first Saturday of 2014. However I succeeded to hang on to the stall, my wellies kept out the water from the mini floods in the gutter and books flew into the hands of satisfied customers. The lengths a publisher goes through to sell books but it was more than worth it.

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Why I Like Reading

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I’ve always been a ‘nose in a book’ girl. I don’t know what started it, but it may well be that from quite early on I preferred words over pictures.

As with so many readaholic children my parents’ book buying speed

couldn’t keep up with my reading habits, so they enrolled me into a

library

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Musings from the Market

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For years Portobello Market was just my local market, providing a treasure trove of presents, and I always enjoyed its vibrant atmosphere.

Then one day I decided to found a publishing company (this is another story, I will blog about it at some point), and the market took on a new meaning. I figured it would provide me with a shop front, if only once a week. Well, on Saturday’s the market really comes into its own.

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