Welcome to Bluemoose Books, an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. We started in 2006 as an antidote to all the celebrity publishing that was appearing in the bookshops. New writers and writing should be the lifeblood of publishing, and we delight in finding new stories that are beautifully written to engage and inspire the reader. We hope you like what you see.

Ben Myers wins another national literary award

Benjamin Myers has won the Society of Authors Tom Gallon Trust Award for his short story, 'The Folk song, singer.' This is his third national literary award in twelve months. *The Northern Writers' Award 2013 *PIG IRON won the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize 2013 *Tom Gallon Award 2014. Bluemoose Books publishes Ben's fourth novel BEASTINGS … [Read More...]

Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Awards

I will be part of a panel discussing books and words at The MMU Novella Awards on Saturday 12th July. I will be joined by Alison Moore, whose novel, The Lighthouse was short listed for The Man Booker. Livi Michael, author of The Whispering Road and Nicholas Royle, representing Salt Publishing. Bluemoose author Michael Stewart will be talking about … [Read More...]


The June ACFG Book of the month for June, is WOUNDING by Heidi James.   'Cora has everything a woman is supposed to want - a career, a caring hsband, children, and a stylish home. Desperate for release and burdened with guilt she falls into a pattern of ever increasing violence and sexual degradation till a one night stand tips her over the … [Read More...]

A First For Bluemoose Books – Promotion at UK Airports

STRANGER THAN KINDNESS by Mark A Radcliffe is the first Bluemoose title to be sold at UK airports. It is part of WHSmith Travel's six week Spring promotion, so as you idle the hours away waiting for that flight you can grab Mark's latest book and like JO BRAND says on the cover, you can ' step into an alternative world,' and one in which she wanted … [Read More...]

WOUNDING by Heidi James – launch

We had a fantastic launch of WOUNDING by Heidi James at The Workers Arts Guild in Bloomsbury on May 1st. Wonderful reading from Heidi, lots of people turned up and we sold loads of books, so thank you to everyone that turned up. There is a cracking thread on Mumsnet at the minute about WOUNDING, so pop along and have your say if you've read Heidi's … [Read More...]