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Phantom Tomes at the British Library

November 4th, 2017 No Comments

Phantom Tomes and bookleteer were among a number of projects invited to present at the British Library Labs Symposium on Monday October 30th:

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Storymaking, fictional books & reworked covers

October 12th, 2017 No Comments

I’ve just completed a personal project in collaboration with my daughter Clara – Phantom Tomes, a book of imaginary titles cunningly reworked onto Victorian book covers sourced from the British Library‘s wonderful digital collection of public domain images. The book invites its readers to elaborate on the book titles by imagining their own publisher’s “blurb” […]

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Health Awareness in Haiti

June 15th, 2017 No Comments

Over the past couple of years Grace Tillyard has been leading a groundbreaking project to enhance breast cancer awareness in Haitian women and their communities. The project has been hosted by NGO Innovating Health International and funded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Pfizer. As part of this project, Grace has co-developed […]

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Fully Operational Again

April 28th, 2017 No Comments

With many apologies for the long disruption from being able to generate new eBooks and StoryCubes, I am hugely pleased to announce that bookleteer is fully operational once more. An unplanned server upgrade caused a cascade of problems deep in the core of the Generator, the software that does the actual hard work of taking […]

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Endings and Beginnings

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

Last Autumn, after 3 years and much fun selecting and sending out fine publications made and shared on bookleteer, I decided to end the Periodical’s monthly service. There were a number of reasons – some practical and financial – but I felt that as a project it had achieved as much as it could in […]

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Magna Carta 800 Sets

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

June 2015 was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – considered by many to be the keystone to Britain’s constitutional and democracy. To celebrate and see the impact this document has had, over six months in 2015 I published a series of 6 books, each containing several texts from across the […]

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Bookleteer Masterclass for Librarypress

September 17th, 2014 No Comments

Yesterday I ran a Bookleteer Masterclass for Library professionals from the boroughs of Lewisham, Brent, Hounslow, Camden, Islington, Merton and Harrow at the Deptford Lounge. The event was part of our collaboration with the Librarypress project and was designed to introduce library staff to bookleteer and how they might use it in their own projects […]

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Page Planners

September 10th, 2014 No Comments

We have created an additional resource to help plan layouts and work out how many pages you need when devising your content for bookleteer. Two PDF documents are available, one for planning landscape books and another for portrait books. Download the Landscape Planner or the Portrait Planner.

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Soho Memoirs : 3 new books

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

I’ve designed 3 new books for The Museum of Soho in time for their Museums at Night event, A Pot To Wishin’, at the House of St Barnabas in Soho. Printed copies of one of the books will be available at the event (tickets here).

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Islington & Wembley Pop Up Publishing Workshops

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

More workshops are being held next week in Islington & Wembley Libraries as part of the Librarypress project. Below is the presentation I’ll be using to illustrate my talk on bookleteer to participants and explore the kinds of things they can do with it. Pop Up Publishing with bookleteer from Giles Lane

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Pop Up Publishing with Librarypress

May 6th, 2014 1 Comment

This month I am running 6 pop up publishing sessions across three libraries in London : Hounslow Library; Islington Central Library (First Steps Learning Centre) and Wembley Library. All the sessions are free and last for about 3 hours in the evening. The sessions are part of the Librarypress project which aims to get more […]

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Soho Memoirs

March 14th, 2014 No Comments

I’m very excited to announce that we are collaborating with the Museum of Soho to produce a series of Soho Memoirs from materials in their archive. The three initial books are by people who grew up or worked in Soho during the first part of the twentieth century and were recorded or written during the […]

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Revised Short Run Printing Prices for StoryCubes

February 13th, 2014 No Comments

We are introducing a revised pricing structure for custom StoryCubes ordered via bookleteer’s Short Run printing service. The new minimum order will be 500 StoryCubes (reduced from 1,000), which can be made up of different designs each printed in multiples of 50 copies (there is a small set-up charge for each design). We now have […]

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the Periodical 1st Anniversary

November 12th, 2013 No Comments

It’s hard to believe that its been a year since we sent out the first issue of the Periodical, but here we are thirteen months later already planning our 14th issue. In that time we’ve sent out selections from 36 different publications made and shared on bookleteer to our subscribers, as well as special gifts […]

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Outside The Box PlayCubes

November 5th, 2013 No Comments

We’re now just over halfway through our kickstarter campaign for Outside The Box : a “game engine for your imagination” designed to inspire storytelling and improvise play. We’re trying to raise £4k to manufacture a 1st edition of the complete set to get it into people’s hands and see what they do with it. Its […]

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