Hello to all friends of Ransom! Apologies for the long time since our last update, there have been a few shifts and changes in the office, and we are all just finding our feet again.  However, we are now back on the blog-o-sphere, and are ready to share with you our news on some of […]

Working in a publishing house, one of my favourite bits is chatting to the authors about their characters, plot twists, inspirations and everything in between. This contact with authors also means I can get some exclusive snippets straight from the horse’s mouth, if you will, about our most recent releases. In this interview, I got […]

One great perk of being involved in the marketing and publicity of books here at Ransom, is that I have the opportunity to chat to authors. On top of being published (let me fan girl for a second here!) they’re always interesting people with a lot to say. I’ve been chatting to Malcolm Rose about […]

Malcolm Rose has worked with Ransom for a few years, primarily producing the Outer Reaches series, beginning with Body Harvest and ending with Blood and Bone. These books, along with his crime thrillers written before Malcolm’s career with Ransom, have a scientific basis, aided by his time as a chemistry lecturer. His most recent release […]

Every year Leicester Libraries run the Reading Rampage challenge. Twenty top-selling books are selected for a shortlist, which secondary pupils in Leicester then read and vote on. It’s a great scheme to get secondary pupils reading and to promote a reading culture. Reading Rampage is a great success and is growing year on year. Last Friday […]

I am writing as a lucky work experience student inside Ransom, about Malcom Rose’s series The Outer Reaches. From the blurb I could tell I was going to enjoy reading the beginnings of these books  and I was not disappointed. I only wish I’d had the time to read all of them! They begin in media […]

It’s always nice to see illustrators being recognised for their amazing work and we are delighted to see Chris Riddell named as Children’s Laureate. At Ransom we love illustrations and the huge impact they have on a story. After all, pictures are worth a thousand words, so imagine what a great story you can tell with […]