Win an Independent Voices Book Bundle!

To celebrate the launch of the brand new Souvenir Press website (hurrah!), we’re giving one lucky person the chance to win a great prize – an Independent Voices book bundle!

Five of our favourite titles are up for grabs, all published in our acclaimed Independent Voices series.

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A little bit about Independent Voices…

The series is dedicated to publishing writers who provide alternative viewpoints and challenge conventional wisdom, making available work that has been unavailable in the UK although it is as relevant today as on its original publication.

You can see all of our other Independent Voices titles on our (brand new!) website at

It’s very easy to enter – all you need to do is one of three things:

  1. Simply retweet one of our tweets about the competition on Twitter (@SouvenirPress)
  2. Like/comment on this blog post
  3. Or email me with the subject heading ‘Independent Voices Competition’

Good luck!

UK only. Deadline for entries is Friday 17th July at 5pm (UK time). One winner will receive a book bundle consisting of Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, And The Band Played On by Randy Shilts, People Who Say Goodbye by P.Y. Betts, The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter by Albie Sachs and The Warriors by Sol Yurick. One entry per person. Winner will be selected by random draw.

Souvenir Press gets a makeover

Have you visited our website recently? If you’re a regular visitor, you may have noticed some changes creeping in over the last few days.

We have just added four of our forthcoming Spring titles to the website: Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? by Jena Pincott, How Puzzles Improve Your Brain by Richard Restak and featuring puzzles by Scott Kim, The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron, author of the bestselling book The Artist’s Way, and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – the expanded and updated fourth edition by Betty Edwards.

We have added a brand new In the News section, which features a whole host of topical news stories that tie in with the books on our list. We don’t have anything about horse-meat, I’m afraid. But you’ve probably read enough about that already! But in the past few weeks alone we’ve had British citizenship tests, care quality in the UK, the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, and mental health clinics for MPs… So hopefully this new section will give you an idea of the huge variety of titles that we publish, and hopefully something there will take your fancy!

Finally, we’ve added a page for our fantastic Independent Voices series, which is dedicated to publishing writers who provide alternative viewpoints and challenge conventional wisdom, making available work that has been unavailable in the UK although it is as relevant today as on its original publication. This series includes, among others, The Book by Alan Watts – our biggest-selling e-book of last year and undoubtedly our ‘Book of the Year 2012′, Randy Shilts’ shattering history of HIV and AIDS, And the Band Played On, and Tintin in the New World by Frederic Tuten, featuring distinctive cover art by Roy Lichtenstein (whose work is subject of a huge retrospective exhibition at the Tate Modern, ongoing until May).

Add to that a few design changes, and suddenly the Souvenir Press website has a slick new look. Take a look, and let us know what you think. Is there anything missing, or anything you think we should do differently? We’d love to hear from you.

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Greetings from Souvenir Press

Hello everyone.

You might already know us through Facebook or Twitter or our website, or you may even have been into our office-shop-area and browsed the great selection of Souvenir Press titles. But just in case you’re not familiar with us, let me introduce myself.

My name is Emily, and I will be the voice of the Souvenir Press blog. (If you follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook, then that would be me, too. ) You can find out plenty about Souvenir Press here on the blog, or you can visit our website. In short, we are an independent publisher specialising in non-fiction, with a very eclectic back-list. A quick browse of our website will give you an example of our titles.

While it’s pretty sparse around here right now, look out for updates in the days/weeks to come. We will bring you the latest news and releases from Souvenir Press, news from our authors, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks into the Souvenir office, and maybe a competition or two as well!