Call for Book bloggers/vloggers!

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From today (27 January) until Monday, 1 February, Rock the Boat will be adding new names to our YA Book blogger/vlogger list! This means that whenever we have an exciting new title, we’ll get in touch with you to offer a review copy and some pre-pub goodies. If you review YA or middle grade books, please consider signing up. Rock the Boat publishes about 12 books a year from a wide variety of authors, languages and voices.

We have a limited number of space and will only be accepting names from today until Monday, 1 February! Sorry, but we can only send books to the UK, Ireland and Europe. If you live outside these territories, send us an email and we’ll inform you of books available in your territory. Additions to the list are made at our discretion.

Please send an email to marketing@oneworld-publications.com with the subject line ROCK THE BOAT BLOGGER LIST. In the body, please send us the following information:


Blog/YouTube channel URL:



Any other social media:

Preferred genre:

Review copy postal address:


We’re looking forward to working together!

the Rock the Boat team x




Desert Island Reads from Rock the Boat

In the spirit of The Island by Olivia Levez, where a teenage girl named Fran gets stranded on a desert island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, we thought we’d ask some of the Rock the Boat team what their desert island reads would be.


Kate Beal – Head of Sales

  1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  2. Passage to India by EM Forester
  3. Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
  4. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  5. The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard


Lawrence Keough – Publicity Assistant

  1. Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander
  2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  3. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware
  4. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  5. King: My Autobiography by Ledley King



Adriana Chittleborough – Commercial Manager

  1. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  2. Emma by Jane Austen
  3. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  4. The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  5. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  6. Mrs. Dalloway by Viriginia Woolf   


Payvand Agahi – Marketing and Sales intern

  1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  2. Emma by Jane Austen
  3. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  4. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  5. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey


Writers and their Dogs

Stephen King has one. So does Neil Gaiman, and so did Kurt Vonnegurt and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and John Steinbeck.

I know I couldn’t do without mine.  He’s there now, jumping onto the bed as I write. Basil. Rescue Jack Russell. A little bit bite-y. Breath warm as sewers. But my constant writing companion when writing The Island.

As he realises it’s one of Mummy’s writing days, and snuggles under the duvet with a contented little huff, it makes me wonder about the bond dogs have with their writers.

He’s even inveigled his way into my book, and plays a starring role as Dog, a castaway canine companion to survivor Fran.

But how many other dogs influence their writers in this way?


Read about writers and their dogs at Olivia Levez’s blog