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Marketing Mode and Nike’s High-Tech Modest Swim Wear

December 10, 2019

We’ve been trying to figure out what are the best marketing and publicity tactics – what will actually make people press the buy button and, importantly, which ones are the most cost-effective. Withou…

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Fugit Inreparabile Tempus

December 3, 2019

We were dismayed by the tragedy that unfolded on London Bridge and the senseless death of two beautiful souled young people who lost their lives while trying to help rehabilitate prisoners back into s…

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Blog Tours And Giveaways – And A Plea To Everyone To Wear Bright Colours In Dreary Autumn Weather!

November 13, 2019

In grey London autumn weather, we are always surprised that everyone contributes to the dreariness by wearing dark blue, black and brown coats. Today on the tube we saw only two people who had brightl…

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I don’t know that I’ve read a more moving piece of postwar German fiction…

November 5, 2019

We are almost done slotting into Casemate’s distribution infrastructure bar a few last-minute tasks, books are moving to new warehouses and we are relishing engaging with the UK and US teams. We noted…

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Fires In California, UK Radio Interviews And The Rise Of The AfD In Thuringia

October 27, 2019

As wind speeds from 30 to 40 miles per hour and gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour are forecasted, up to 2.3m people will have their power cut off in California as a precautionary measure and at the las…

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Frankfurt Book Fair

October 20, 2019

Our first Frankfurt Book Fair was exhilarating, we’ve made lots of new friends and contacts and have exciting new opportunities for foreign rights! It was great sitting and catching up with fellow exh…

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No Free Lunches: Our clean energy needs to be sourced responsibly…

October 12, 2019

The week has flown by and we are ready for Frankfurt. There were a few hiccups, but the brochure is done, books will be in our hands by Monday at the latest, and we’ve downloaded the highly functional…

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Too Big To Fail and A Momentous 1989

October 6, 2019

We are part way through another amazing @annecater #randomthingstour, this time for The Umbrella Men by Keith Carter. Here are some of the reviews we’ve received so far: Paul Burke @Paulodaburka @NBma…

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Risque Submissions

September 29, 2019

Hello everyone! It’s been a relatively mundane week except for some rather risque submissions. Perhaps we need to be a little more explicit about the kinds of books we will not publish. Explicit sexua…

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Glorious London weather and interesting submissions!

September 21, 2019

The sun has shone consistently in London – even the gargoyles have been smiling! As we’ve rushed around this week, we’ve appreciated the soothing greens of both Gordon and Tavistock squares. We’ve adm…

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New publications, skirmishes on translation endings and an imminent cover reveal!

September 13, 2019

This week we entered into a completely unexpected and very surprising last-minute skirmish about the ending of one of our translations. How much liberty can or should a translator take? In this case,…

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Hello to our third weekly blog!

September 7, 2019

It’s been another eventful week at Neem Tree Press. We’ve been rushing to finalize book covers, finish off copy editing and proofreading on our next few books, dealing with the logistics around sales,…

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Hello everyone and welcome to our second weekly blog!

August 28, 2019

It’s been mostly a week of sunny, clear blue skies with just a hint of cloud on the horizon that we hope to clear by next week. We’ve just come off a wonderful #randomthings blog tour organized by the…

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Welcome to the first of our weekly blogs!

August 21, 2019

Welcome to the first of our weekly blogs on how our week as an independent publisher has gone: both the ups and downs. Last week we were scrambling to load everything up on our super-duper new website…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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Pregnancy in an Ebola outbreak—protecting women and health workers

Efforts to contain the spread of Ebola shouldn’t compromise healthcare for women experiencing pregnancy complications, says Benjamin Black.

Read more (The BMJ)
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A doctor’s Ebola memoir is all too timely with a new outbreak in Uganda

Black is now an ob/gyn consultant in London and an adviser to international aid organizations including Medicins Sans Frontieres. We interviewed him about his experiences and their relevance to present and future epidemics.

Read more (NPR)
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The Three Hares: A Guest Piece by David Ross and Scott Lauder

The Terracotta Horse is a fantastic adventure that takes the reader from Song Dynasty in China to the palace of Byzantium to Viking raids in Engand, in which three teens battle an ancient power-seeking revenge by exerting its force in the modern world. Fasten your seatbelts!

Read more (Armadilo Magazine)
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We Need Better Relationships and Sex Education in Schools

Jenna Adams is a writer whose debut novel, Can I Stray, highlights the importance of comprehensive Relationships and Sex Education in schools. In this blog, she shares her experiences of growing up with the consequences of poor RSE, and why she believes all young people deserve better.

Read more (Brook Charity)
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“The body is the container of traumas” – Dr. Shahd Alshammari

“The body is the container of traumas”: illness narratives, disability, & women’s voices Dr. Shahd Alshammari Kuwaiti- Palestinian author of her latest book “Head Above Water: Reflections on Illness”, academic scholar, and Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait.

Read more (Women of the Middle East Podcast)
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Navigating Ebola: Women’s Health in a Bloody Epidemic

Ebola epidemics summon the world’s attention...But as with all emergencies, what is seen is only the tip and below lies a complex mass of other hardships and suffering. Benjamin Black, author of Belly Woman tells us more.

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Belly Woman Book Launch

Dr Benjamin Black in conversation with Archna Sharma (Neem Tree Press) at The Frontline Club for the book launch of 'Belly Woman: Birth, Blood & Ebola The Untold Story.'

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