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.

WOUNDING by Heidi James published today

Bluemoose publishes WOUNDING by Heidi James today 24.4.14. The official launch is next week, Thursday May 1st in Londinium. Already there have been some fantastic review, which I will post later on today. Congratulations to Heidi on her debut novel.   … [Read More...]

April – Arts Council Fiction Group Book of The Month

Bluemoose is proud to be a member of the Arts Council Fiction Group. All the publishers in the group have received significant Arts Council funding, either from the National Portfolio or from Grants for the Arts, and demonstrate how effective Arts Council funding has been in widening the range of fiction available to readers in England. The publishers … [Read More...]

BEASTINGS by Benjamin Myers

We publish BEASTINGS 3.7.14 Ben won The 2013 Northern Writers Award. The opening chapter of Beastings won the Northern Writers’ Award 2013. Judge Sarah Hall said: “Myers’ prose is taut, confident, professionally polished but at the same time maintaining a sense of rustic and unrefined authenticity, that which is truly hewn…it feels real … [Read More...]

Frodsham Literature festival April 4th

If you're around this part of Cheshire on Friday 4th April at 6.30, I'm the warm up act for the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, no relation. I will talking about Independent publishing and the fun we're ahbing publishing some cracking books that have won awards and also the trials and tribulations of the New Age of publishing as Amazon, the death star, … [Read More...]

The Arts Council Fiction Group

We’re really chuffed to have been asked to join The Arts Council Fiction Group alongside five other award winning Independent publishers. Together we have published some cracking stories that enagage and inspire and stand out from the bewildering output of the big corporates. The publishers are: Arcadia Books And Other Stories Bitter Lemon Comma … [Read More...]