×

Blogs

 
 

Rabbits, Risk & Reward Launch

The Rabbits, Risk & Reward National Launch took place this past Saturday (March 19th) in author Tony Houghton’s home town of Wantage. A celebration of the book in connection with the e-book release earlier this month, it was lovely to spend a day in this beautiful Oxfordshire market town. Read More

Inside MJP | Housewarming

Matthew James Publishing is moving up North. Click here to find out how how Anthony and James are getting on as they move stock from Chelmsford to Marple. Read More

Rabbits, Risk & Reward: E-Book Available Now!

Matthew James Publishing is excited to announce that Rabbits, Risk & Reward is now available as an e-book. Tony Houghton’s literary debut asks the question of whether faith and business can coexist. The Oxfordshire author uses anecdotes from his time lobbying in Brussels and Westminster, volunteering in Spain, establishing businesses in Eastern Europe to power this unique memoir. Read More

Inside MJP | Meet Our New Hire, Anthony

Hey Anthony, why not tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from, how old are you? Well…my name’s Anthony, obviously, I’m 24 and originally from Salford, Greater Manchester. I’ve just moved to Marple to live with my girlfriend and to become a part of the Matthew James family. Before working at MJP what experience did you have? I’ve been working in and around marketing, publicity and PR for about eight years. So yeah, I started young. […] Read More

You Can Take Matthew James Out Of Essex…

The Big Move is a series of blog posts detailing the process of moving Matthew James Publishing up North. In this series of short posts, we’ll be talking about everything from the heavy lifting to our new home in Marple whilst keeping tabs on things down in Essex at the same time. As you may have seen already, the Matthew James Publishing team is split between our new Marple office and our Chelmsford HQ. James is overseeing the initial stages of the move; figuring out the quickest and most efficient way to get everything we need up North ready for us taking the keys to the new place. […] Read More

A Spotlight On Marple

The Big Move is a series of blog posts detailing the process of moving Matthew James Publishing up North. In this series of short posts, we’ll be talking about everything from the heavy lifting to our new home in Marple whilst keeping tabs on things down in Essex at the same time. A blue plaque dedicated to Agatha Christie denotes the small yet significant impact Marple has had on the literary world. Donated by Christie’s grandson Mathew Prichard, the plaque proudly describes the town as an inspiration – and it genuinely is. […] Read More

Growing, Expanding And Migrating North

The Big Move is a series of blog posts detailing the process of moving Matthew James Publishing up North. In this series of short posts, we’ll be talking about everything from the heavy lifting to our new home in Marple whilst keeping tabs on things down in Essex at the same time. Matthew James Publishing is growing, expanding and migrating North. The past three years have been fantastic for us, from both a publishing and personal standpoint. We’ve released some incredible books by brilliant authors and our programs for schools – Come And See and People Of God – are continuing to prove successful. […] Read More

Our Favourite Books | Smile, You’re Travelling by Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins’ writing is probably best described as being like a man having an incredibly intense conversation with himself. Rarely in Smile, You’re Travelling – the third and final book in the author’s Black Coffee Blues series – does it feel like he’s writing for an audience. Like the two books that precede it, Smile, You’re Travelling is not an autobiography. It’s an account of Rollins and the world around him seemingly written more to document than to entertain. Read More

Interview | Russ Brown Talks Teaching, Writing And Bringing Mechanicsville To Life

For Mechanicsville author Russ Brown writing is a passion, an escape and a chance to change the world. An acclaimed children’s author with a New York Times ‘Best Seller’ under his belt, a father and an experienced school teacher, he has been able to strike a chord with kids all over the world with his stories. Russ’ work first came to our attention with The Field Feud and Matthew James Publishing is incredibly happy be working with him once again on his latest book, The Mechanics Of Mechanicsville. […] Read More

Spotlight | Nick Hutchinson

“After being given a prognosis of two years regarding cancer, Nicholas set about writing prayers for his own use: prayers that would reflect his journey, prayers to which he would often return.” Nick Hutchinson is one of our most prolific writers and a good friend. He has been fighting Cancer for as long as I have known him but has never let it stop him doing what he loves most, helping others. He is a real inspiration. Nick’s most popular selection, Praying Each day of the Year, is a collection of stories, reflections and prayers that is used across the globe. […] Read More

Our Favourite Books | ‘1984’ by George Orwell

As a huge Sci-Fi fan 1984 was one of those titles that just begged to be read. It was high up on my list, along with Dune and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? But I was still well into my adult life before I picked up a copy. I have never known a book have such a physical effect on me before or since. 1984 sets the reader down in a damp, dystopian landscape that seems to be at once wholly disturbing and at the same time disturbingly familiar. The protagonist, Winston, also straddles the line between relatable and detestable, very much a flawed hero, but it was always the scenery painted by Orwell that kept me firmly integrated into the story. […] Read More

Spotlight | Baptising Babies

“I am very happy to commend Dr Stringer’s book. She has done extensive research into the diaconate and its place in the life of the Church in this country and draws on extensive and perceptive pastoral experience. This will be an important guide for laypeople, deacons, priests and bishops for many years to come.” Fr Ashley Beck, Dean of Studies, Diaconate Formation Programme for southern England and Wales Read More

Show