Brand development and website for small press Patrician

Bookswarm has created a brand identity and WordPress-powered website for newly launched independent publisher Patrician Press.

The philosophy and aim of the Patrician Press is to encourage and promote high-quality fiction and poetry written by new authors whose original literary talent is being neglected by mainstream publishers and agents.  They are small, independent and courageous. Patrician Press aim to be philanthropic rather than profit-driven. Titles will be made available initially as e-books at competitive prices to appreciative readers and then, hopefully, as printed books.

As well as developing the logo and creating the website, Bookswarm also designed the covers for Patrician’s first four titles.

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Bookswarm provided integrated branding design and build services for small publishers. If you think we can help you, do get in touch.

New site launch: Publishing Connections

Publishing Connections Ltd was founded in 2012 by Alistair Burtenshaw, previously Director of the London Book Fair for 10 years until September 2012, to support the global publishing sector at a time of great change in the way in which books and written content are produced, distributed and consumed.

Alistair is passionate about the global books and publishing sector and believes profoundly in the power of the written word in all its forms. He is a firm believer in the transformative value of publishers in a fast evolving world of content consumption.

Bookswarm developed a brand identity for Publishing Connections to reflect the global, interconnected nature of today’s publishing world and taking account of cultural sensitivities in key world markets. We then applied the new identity to company stationery and designed and built a website to reflect the company’s portfolio of services and international experience (including sections in Chinese and Spanish).

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Once more unto the classroom…

Simon’s been back at the Publishing Training Centre for a second outing of Developing Digital Products the User-Centred Way with co-tutor Zelda Rhiando. If you would like to learn about the digital product lifecycle and how to apply user-centred design techniques to your digital products, the course runs twice in 2013. Find out more and book.