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The Final Blog Post

Dear friends and supporters, Today I'm sharing some sad news. After nine years of trading, and having spent the last few difficult months trying to keep things moving, I've come to the reluctant conclusion that I have to close Mother's Milk Books. Of course, many companies and industries are struggling at the moment, but running an indie press has ...
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2019 book round-up

As we approach the end of 2019, it's the perfect time to look back at the books we've been reading this year and to choose some favourites. Helen Lloyd: Skipping the obvious Atwoods etc., Max Porter's Lanny has stuck with me, with a really haunting small child at its heart. And I've just finished – and sobbed over – A Short History of Falling by Jo...
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Welcome to the authors of The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5!

Now that all the contracts have been signed, sealed and delivered, I am delighted to be able to announce the authors of the upcoming The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5, which will be published either late this summer or autumn time. They are: Becky Cherriman Noel Chidwick Carys Crossen Donna Day Rosie Garland Kim Gravell Katie Gray Sarah Hindmarsh...
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2018 highlights and some of our favourite books

Having only published two books this year it may seem as though it's been a quiet year for Mother's Milk Books. But as anyone involved with a small press knows, there's a huge amount that goes on behind the scenes to: a) produce those books, b) keep making sales to enable the press to stay afloat, c) keep up-to-date with all the business administra...
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Guest — Moira Garland
I'm savouring each story as I read through The Forgotten & the Fantastical #4. After joining a short story book club I realise I'm... Read More
Monday, 31 December 2018 10:51
Guest — Teika Bellamy
So glad you're enjoying the stories of TFATF4, Moira. I do that too with short story collections. They're brilliant to dip in and ... Read More
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:52
Guest — Moira Garland
Friday, 11 January 2019 11:28
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2017 Roundup: Reflections on Publishing, Literary Heroes & Heroines, Book Recommendations

2017 was another interesting year for me as a publisher – and I use the word 'interesting' in the way it is used in the apocryphal Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times. Of course there was much that was good in the year – the great reception to the three books I published: The Forgotten and the Fantastical 3, Nondula by Ana Salote, and ...
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Guest — Lynden Wade
An eventful year, Teika! Keep up the good work, and I hope your fairy godmother has some useful gifts for you!! Book recommendatio... Read More
Saturday, 30 December 2017 10:53
Guest — Moira Garland
What generous and informative words Teika Thanks for an interesting read. And thanks again for being such a meticulous and attent... Read More
Saturday, 30 December 2017 18:24
Guest — nganga
Informative and educative
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:09
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