Tagged: Penny Thomas

Welsh market faces long road ahead after Covid-19—but publishers remain optimistic

Covid-19 and its fallout has been a big blow to the Welsh book trade, but a number of the nation’s vibrant publishers are looking to... Read more

Children's Conference 2019: Publishing outside the London bubble

Some of The Bookseller Children's Conference speakers talk about the advantages and disadvantages of working outside of London, and what the London-based industry can learn by looking further... Read more

Firefly lands Killick's middle grade sci-fi horror

Firefly Press has landed a “scary and heart-warming” middle grade sci-fi horror by Jennifer Killick. Read more

Firefly publisher to lead new Golden Egg Academy branch

Children’s writing organisation the Golden Egg Academy is opening a new branch to cover Wales and the South West, which will be led by Firefly... Read more

Firefly Press buys gothic Christmas story

Welsh independent Firefly Press has bought world rights to The Clockwork Crow, a gothic Christmas tale set in a Victorian mansion, by Catherine Fisher.... Read more

Middle Grade tipped to grow in 2017

Publishers will continue to look for diverse and political children’s books in 2017, and humorous books and Middle Grade fiction will make up a large... Read more

Welsh press triumphs at Branford Boase

A children’s book published by Firefly Press, the Welsh independent publisher launched in 2013, has won this year’s Branford Boase Award. Read more

Firefly buys new Horatio Clare

Wales-based publisher Firefly Press has acquired Aubrey and the Terrible Spiders, the sequel to Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot, by Horatio Clare.... Read more

Delight at U-turn on Welsh Book Council cuts

Following protests from writers and publishers, plans to cut £374,000 from the Welsh Book Council's budget have been axed. Read more

Firefly buys new Kat Ellis novel

Penny Thomas, publisher at Wales-based Firefly Press, has acquired world English rights to Purge, a YA novel by author Kat Ellis. The novel, described as... Read more

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