EBOOK & POD ORIGINALS, LONDON
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We launched in February 2010 as one of the first digital-only E-book and POD publishers in the UK. We publish original work by exciting new authors alongside rights-reverted/new titles by established bestselling authors. Genres currently represented are Commercial Women’s Fiction, Travel France, Travel London, Children’s Fiction, E-publishing Tutorial, Health & Green Living.
Our brand has slowly been evolving into RESOURCEFUL, ADVENTUROUS TYPES living life to the full. We love birds and animals, travel, history, romance, natural health and environment, resourcefulness, humour, art, the surreal and magic.
‘Why will authors need publishers any more?’ asked Russian literary superstar Boris Akunin at the 2011 London Book Fair. Four reasons why was the reply: added value, editorial, shaping and communication to the reader. Our aim is to build our name into a quality brand that readers and writers can trust. Trust is important to us. Blackbird Digital Books is run on Geshe Michael Roach’s principles of business practice, based on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, an ancient Tibetan text.
Named after this friendly blackbird who’s made herself at home on our balcony.
She settles down to relax in the sunlight for long stretches of time. A blackbird habit known as ‘sunning’.
They hold their eye in the direct beam of the sun and fluff their feathers out. “No-one knows for certain the reasons birds do this and several theories have been proposed. However, sunning would appear to perform two separate functions: maintaining the bird’s feathers in good condition, and helping to regulate it’s temperature. There is even a suggestion that they do it simply because they enjoy it!” says the RSPB’s Darren Oakley-Martin.
The family has been around for a few years, coming and going, but none is as tame and relaxed as the mum.