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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 2018: Influential Women Authors, picked by Women 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

Author Q&A: Ivor Moody’s Desert Island Discs and Songs for the Soul

Ivor Moody is an author, the Vice Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral and, importantly, he’s a music lover. Songs for the Soul is a look at classic pop songs from the likes of The Beatles, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan from a Christian perspective. Guiding this faith-based lens onto aspects of truth, strength, and reconciliation, amongst other things, Songs for The Soul tells an incredible story, gives brilliant insight, and is also an incredibly useful educational resource. Read More

Tiny Tree is Attending the First Annual Ormsgill Book Festival!

We’re very excited to announce that, on November 30th, Tiny Tree Children’s Books will be attending the first annual Ormsgill Book Festival. We are honored to have been invited by the organisers and, alongside authors Nicola Hulme and Russ Brown, we’ll be reading books, hosting talks and discussing everything to do with books and publishing with the children from Ormsgill Primary School and other schools in the area. It’s very exciting to be able to talk with young people – and potential stars of the literary world in years to come – at events like this and we can’t wait for the event to start. Read More

Author Q&A: Kaley Owen (The Animal Alphabet series)

Kaley Owen is the author of Amos the Anteater, Benny the Beaver and Cleo the Camel. Collectively, the three books make up the beginning of the Animal Alphabet series. Released on October 5th – you can order the books here – the stories of Amos, Benny and Cleo have captured the hearts and minds of children across the UK. Having made her debut as an author by releasing three children’s books in one day, we thought you might want to know a little more about Kaley Owen: How she got the idea for the series, her influences and even her new favourite animal fact! Read More

How Henry David Thoreau Inspired A Children’s Book – Ilias’ Mountain

“It is not what you look at that matters, but what you see” is a quote that forms the basis for Lilian Kars’ latest children’s story, Ilias’ Mountain. A tale of perseverance and perspective, the story of this very “ordinary” boy is one that will be familiar to many. This idea is summed up well in these words, written by Henry David Thoreau, that have gone on to inspire many – Lilian Kars included. Read More

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