The Radgepacket Collection

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Hey fellow bloggers...want a new audience?

I recently posted on my Facebook page about a section in BookD for blogs about Harrogate 2016. Well, I liked the idea so much that I've decided to make it a regular thing and am aiming to have a 'Top Blogs' section in the paper every week. I've stuck a press release out inviting bloggers to let me know of their interest but would like to offer you lot ('cos you're my people man!) the chance to be top of the list.

I'm anticipating featuring selected posts from around five per week so if you fancy it then either email me at, comment in this post or just follow my blog and I'll check you out (mainly so I can put you in a handy file and not forget..hey ho!)

This is entirely FREE, no advertising charges at all for you to be in the nations premier digital books mag - I only ask that you when featured you blog about it as well, that's fair isn't it?

Right, have a look at BookD ask yourself if you'd like to be featured alongside the celebrity authors and literati (see what I did there) and then contact me as above - let's get you in front of a whole new audience.




Monday, 25 July 2016

Working Class Writers and The Radgepacket ethos

I started Byker Books back in 2008 with a vague notion of publishing the working class lads and lasses who weren't taken seriously by the big publishers or agents. The people who didn't have degrees in 'creative writing' but had crap jobs that sapped their souls instead, the people who didn't have a 'journey' to bore people to death with but did have an idea for a bloody good story that other people from the estates would enjoy, the people who didn't get glowing reports at their great schools but instead had to battle their siblings for the one pen in the house to write anything down before doing their paper round in the rain.

That's who Byker Books was for. People like me.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Guns, Gadgies and Gangsters...

Andy Rivers was interviewed by legendary North Eastern news paper 'The Northern Echo' when his debut novel 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' was released a few years back and we didn't really shout about it much at the time but as the interviewer had a 'certain style' about her (ie she took the piss out of him!) then we thought you might like a look...

Check out the link here :-

Magpies and Tough Guys!

Happy reading.


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

'Special' - Notes from the author.

What if a vigilante went too far? 

That was the abiding thought in my head when I was writing 'Special' and I thought that you, my loyal fanbase (what do you mean you were looking for a 'dodgy' site and tumbled into this?) might like to see some of the thinking behind it so I've put together an exclusive set of "Authors notes" just for you. 

Here's part 1...

Our new digital books mag - get 'BookD'.

Hello, we've been busy boys lately - no, nothing you'll read about in the Sunday tabloids...not this week anyway - but you will be able to read about it. That's because we've put together a digital publication that'll run weekly with all of the choice cuts of articles, reviews and news from the world of British fiction around the net...