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From 1st February 2022 to 30th April 2022, the Bookangel Club ran a survey on Author Safety Issues: harassment, stalking, privacy and more. 979 authors have had their say, and we have spent the last three weeks going through the results. We would like to thank: the Insecure Writers’ Support Group the Crime Writers’ Association […]


From 1st February to 31st March, the Bookangel Club ran a survey on Author Safety Issues: harassment, stalking, privacy and more. Despite an extension, the initial results are in. With the help of Alli, the Crime Writers’ Association and the IWSG, 954 authors have had their say. The survey is still open for the next […]


We were due to close the sampling on the 31st March at midnight, but we were contacted on Saturday by a writer’s group representing around 1,500 authors who want to put it out to their members. They think they can get the results back by mid to late April. As the March date was arbitrary […]


**UPDATE: After 400 entries and more coming in, the survey deadline is extended to 30th April 2022** At the start of February, following discussions with writer’s groups, we launched a survey into author safety  and privacy issues, such as online harassment, threats and physical confrontations. This was simply to find out how common these issues […]


This was a nice surprise this morning in our inbox. 1,000 posts on tumblr, which since they release our reviews is quite significant.  It isn’t something we thought we’d reach when we started all those years ago because three pensioners couldn’t find anything new to read over their cornflakes. Thanks to everyone who has stayed […]


**UPDATE: After 400 entries and more coming in, the survey deadline is extended to 30th April 2022** Over Christmas the topic of author safety came up. When one writer mentioned disturbing experiences with safety issues and personal data, several others then joined in. Some of the stories were harrowing, and while most fans are not […]


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In it’s third year the Stephen Memorial Award for books with Cats of Distinctive Character has been won by Special by Steve Callahan   Once again, there were many excellent stories for us to read through and narrowing it down to a shortlist was as hard as ever. This year’s winner was an excellent tale […]


Bookangel UK are delighted to announce the Stephen Memorial Book Award has returned for 2019 Open to published books featuring cats of distinctive character (whether in lead or supporting roles), the award is to commemorate the first feline member of the club. The 2018 award brought in many more favoured felines of all shapes and […]


In it’s second year the Stephen Memorial Award for books with Cats of Distinctive Character has been won by The Three Kitties that saved my life by Michael Mayer.   Once again, there were many fine entries for us to read through and narrowing it down to a shortlist was as difficult as last year. […]


A lot has happened since we started our Patreon. We’ve launched the Stephen Memorial Award, now in its second year and with a new rush of entries. We’ve stopped the newspaper column – well, we were bounced for ad space, but it worked out the same. We’ve brought all the forums in-house and changed our […]


Bookangel UK are delighted to announce the 2018 Stephen Memorial Book Award. Open to published books featuring cats of distinctive character (whether in lead or supporting roles), the award is to commemorate the first feline member of the club. The 2017 award brought over 100 entrants featuring cats large or small, magical or mundane For […]


We’ve found somewhere that takes video reviews. You can now find our new channel on Viuly.com here: >> BookangelUK Video reviews We get tokens for views on the videos, which our sponsor can convert to funds. The four original videos are up, but we apologise for the sound quality. More may follow if there is […]


Bookangel Advent Calendar 2017

It’s the countdown to Christmas in daily book suggestions! Come back daily to find a new square of the image revealed, and click it to find a new book. The previous days are also available, so don’t worry if you’ve missed one. You can always come back.


And the winner of our first Stephen Memorial Award for Books with Cats of Distinctive Character is… “Tigger: Memoirs of a Cosmopolitan Cat“ by Suzanne Haywood We had more entries than expected, quickly narrowed them down to a top eighteen and then the arguments began. Between Ophelia, the clockwork cat, Gatsby and Yoshi, detectives extraordinaire, […]


2017 Book Award

The Memorial Book Award for one of our deceased founder members is something we have been discussing for the last month, so we are proud to announce the first Stephen Memorial Award for Cats of Distinctive Character. Oh, didn’t I mention he was furry and feline? And very much missed. The idea behind the award […]




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A Sea of Cinders
Looking Through Lace
The Jewish Refugee Warship
This Long Vigil: A Science Fiction Short Story
From a Foreign Shore: Stories of History and Alternate History
The Complete Guide to Screenwriting for Children’s Film & Television
Escape to Osprey Cove: Book 1 of The Osprey Cove Lodge Series
Time Fly