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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 […]


Something that was being discussed on the boards is launching a book award to commemorate one of the founder members of the club who passed in October 2016. This isn’t entirely your standard “literary merit” award. While formatting, writing and plot matter, the winner will have to have something outstanding… which meows. The Stephen Book […]


Kobo on Bookangel’s main site is one of our most requested features. With WH Smith and Waterstones customers refered to Kobo, it supports a large section of the UK ebook market. Well, here it is. In the last few days, sharp-eyed readers noticed that the header changed, the categories changed, the review page broke briefly […]


We need your input

In 2015 and 2016 we ran a newspaper column reviewing indie and small press books (click here for details) . It was very popular with authors and readers. One author drove 100 hundred miles to get a copy of the paper, and another asked us to mail her one – and one for her mother. […]


You can now read the Review Aside comic strip on Comic Fury. Review Aside will still be published monthly on Bookangel, but it was getting rather lost among the books. We took the decision to put it somewhere where it can get more readers, and hopefully send a few back to us. As a bonus, […]




Well it has been a mixed year. While we got off to a strong start, with our IT guru out of action for six months from June, there were few updates to the site and the membership elements have paused. It wasn’t all bad: we have over 3,000 more twitter followers, an integration that got […]


As a result of merging the Bargain and Free book sites, you will see new badges on each book’s page that shows whether they are Bargain, Free, or Upcoming. We added these because we were losing track of which one was which, so we wanted something to make it obvious. The calendar for upcoming will […]


You might have noticed a change to the header recently, with a link to Bargain books. We’ve now combined Bookangel and BargainBookangel into the same site, meaning the 99p runs can be featured on the site along with free ebooks. We’ve done this for a few reasons: it maintains the same URL for submitted books […]


a.k.a. the comments that don’t quite make it into a review… Updates Monthly. with thanks to wpclipart.com


We have recently completed the server move to a dedicated server. This has had a few unexpected knock-on effects for the emails, which are now run entirely in-house. The reason our email subscribers appear to have dropped from 10,000 to 8,400 is because we are now running two email systems. We have created a seperate […]


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At the time of writing seventeen of our twenty long-term free horror books are zombie-themed. They’ve even shambled their way into sci-fi, action, fantasy and children’s. Shambling might not be the right word any more. The modern zombie isn’t the lurching corpse of Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”, or more lately of “Shaun of […]


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