I Love to Write Day | Why Do These MJP and Tiny Tree Authors Love Writing?

So... why do you love to write? November 15th is I Love To Write Day, a day founded by American author John Riddle who — you guessed it — loved to write. Riddle's goal for the day was to encourage more people to write so, with that in mind, we asked a selection of Matthew James Publishing and Tiny Tree authors why it is that they love to write. Sure, it's a question that authors must get asked all the time — that doesn't mean we can't ask them again. So, without further adieu, we'll leave you in the capable hands of RJ Mitchell (The Blood Acre), Fiona Barker (Danny and the Dream Dog), Brenda Burling (Might Make You Smile / Good for a Grin), Nicola Hulme (The Fixer Man / Portia the Pear) and BB Taylor (The Vigilante Tooth Fairy) in the hope that they can inspire you too! Read More

Tiny Tree's Favourite Children's Bookshops

We read the awesome list of bookshops that was published on the blog earlier this month and were really happy to see some Tiny Tree favourites on there too! We worked closely with Nomad Books last year on a number of events and seeing our books in the HUGE Foyles flagship store on Charing Cross Road is always a thrill.  Still, we thought we better weigh in and put our own list together of some of the brilliant specialist children’s bookshops that we love to visit. A lot of these places stock Tiny Tree books too so you know they’ve got good taste. Read More

Our Favourite Bookshops in the UK

Disclaimer: We love ALL bookshops. Big or small, independent, or large chain, these are just a few that we wanted to tell you about. If you want to tell us about your favourites, put them in the comments or tweet us @MJPGroup!   Read More

Binx Lost in France Released Today!


Top 5 | Books about Wrestling

British Wrestling is undergoing a transformation at the moment. It’s taking over our televisions once again on weekend afternoons and is, once again, the talk of the town. However, gone are the days of Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks – this is new, different and incredibly exciting. But I’m a wrestling fan, so I would say that. On September 30th, the biggest independent wrestling event in England for 30 years took place at Wembley Arena. Read More

Top 5 | Brilliantly Bookish Manchester Hotspots

Manchester is a lively, multicultural city filled to the brim with things to see and do and there’s incredible history to the city too. Many books have been written on the music of Manchester, the historical significance of some of it’s most amazing buildings and even the gangs that have populated the city over the years. However, where do you go if you want to escape the hustle and bustle, and settle down with a good book? Well, in no particular order, we have some recommendations for you. Read More

Introducing the new Matthew James logo…

The last few years at Matthew James Publishing have been all about progress, expansion, and finding our feet again in the ever-changing world of publishing. Introducing two new imprints back in 2016 – Tiny Tree Children’s Books and Rejoice Publications – allowed us to refocus the core of Matthew James. Read More

From ‘Les Petits Galets’ to ‘A Single Way To Happiness’, Author Gil Wozelka on his English Debut

Gil Wozelka’s novella Les Petits Galets – roughly translated: The Little Pebbles – was originally released back in 2012 to critical acclaim. French publication L’Expresss called the book “A literary ray of sunshine, enough to brighten up today’s grey skies”. On April 26th, Matthew James is releasing A Single Way to Happiness – the book’s English translation and Gil Wozelka’s first English language release. Read More

Matthew James Joins Forces With WatAdventure For New Project

Matthew James Publishing and WatAdventure Publishing have announced a working relationship to co-produce the first book in the WatAdventure book series. The two Manchester-based publishing houses inked the agreement on April 12th at the London Book Fair at the Kensington Olympia. Read More

International Women’s Day: Influential Female Authors, picked by Female Authors

For this year’s International Women’s Day we wanted to highlight women authors, and we thought the best people for the job would be the amazing women whose books have been published at MJP and Tiny Tree. Who we asked about; the women authors that had influenced them, as well as who their favourite women authors and characters were as a child. So as there‘s not much more needed from us, we’ll let the authors take it away. Read More

World Book Day 2018 – James’ Favourite Books

Once again it’s that time of year where all of you think about our favourite thing; books! Every year #WorldBookDay rolls around and gets everyone talking about the written word, from the buzz of new titles filling our timelines to the reminiscing of old books as if they were old friends. Today we’re going to focus on the 2nd of those two things; as our head honcho James Shaw (@JamesMJP) takes us through 3 of his favourite books of all time. Read More

Matthew James Acquires UK Rights to French Novel Les Petits Gallets

Gil Wozelka’s novel about a young boy living with cancer told through the eyes of his friend and care worker, will release as A Single Way to Happiness in April 2018. Matthew James Publishing is today announcing the acquisition of rights to publish French novel Les Petits Gallets in the UK. The first in a three-book series from author Gil Wozelka, the book will be released in the UK on April 26th under the new name of A Single Way To Happiness. Read More