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A London-based quarterly digest of extracts from new books, amplified by original thoughts on contemporary culture.
We offer a safe reading environment, both online and in print, independent of book charts and commercial pressures, and committed to not harvesting and exploiting readers' data.
If you were a subscriber, you could read the latest editions of Booklaunch before they get published
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ON THIS PAGE
All our content is free to read online. Here, on our front page, we post the latest issue of Booklaunch. Earlier issues can be found on our Archive page..
Books that have featured in our pages are available on our Featured Books page. Scroll left and right and click on any image to advance to a sales page. Most books are offered at a discount and with free postage in the UK, courtesy of Blackwells of Oxford.
OUR OWN PUBLICATIONS
Booklaunch has its own publishing imprints: EnvelopeBooks (fiction and non-fiction), BroadsheetBooks (series) and PostcardBooks (biography and memoir). All our books can be found on our EnvelopeBookshop page, where they can be bought at publisher's discount.
Would-be authors wanting to get published are welcome to send us pdfs of their work. We are interested in fiction and non-fiction. Our Publish page has more information.
PROMOTING YOUR BOOK
Booklaunch offers showcasing opportunities for authors whose books deserve attention but have net yet been reviewed in the mainstream media. We charge for our space but our terms are considerably more attractive than those of similar magazines. Click on Promoting to learn more.
Some of the books that have featured in Booklaunch get turned into podcasts, accompanied by rolling scripts so listeners can follow the text as it is read out loud. See Podcasts.
SELLING MAGAZINES AND BOOKS
If you can sell copies of Booklaunch or of EnvelopeBooks in your shop or to local schools, libraries, reading groups, book clubs, literary festivals or U3As, please email Jenny Chalcott.
To book one of our featured writers at a literary event or to ask us to talk about independent publishing for the benefit of local authors, please contact our assistant editor.
SUBSCRIBE TO BOOKLAUNCH
We distribute upwards of 50,000 copies of Booklaunch around the UK but it is not commercially available on the street or in bookshops. To be sure of getting your copy delivered to your home, subscribe here.