Book Drum's new look


We're very excited to unveil a beautiful new homepage, with artwork by multi-talented contributor Emily Gray.  We think it captures the essence of Book Drum really well, showing the diversity of illustration and ideas that spring from the books we profile.  Thank you, Emily!  If anyone needs a great graphic designer, we'll put you in touch...


Sponsored Profiles

We'd like to thank Haverstock School in Camden, London, for sponsoring two new profiles.  They chose Of Mice and Men and Holes, both set texts in their curriculum.  Their generosity has given a wonderful free resource to students all over the world.  If anyone else would like to sponsor a new profile on Book Drum, please write to


Dracula: the enhanced ebook

It has taken us a long time to get it right, but it's been worth the wait. Our new enhanced ebook is full of fascinating bookmarks that really bring the period and the settings of this classic supernatural thriller alive.  Dracula will be going on sale very soon.


Bookmark of the Day

Every weekday for the past three and a half years we've sent a "bookmark of the day" to email subscribers all over the world.  We hope you've enjoyed the quirky mixture of trivial and essential facts and ideas they've contained.  One can have too much of a good thing, however, so we've decided to give your mailbox a break.  We will be suspending Bookmark of the Day for a while, so that you can concentrate on your dailing mailings from Shelf Awareness, the Bookseller, the Huffington Post etc...


New Profiles

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. Profile by Steve Skaggs

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Profile by Siân Cleaver

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Profile by Kerri McDonald and guiltlessreader

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  Profile by Victoria Hooper and Christina Victor

Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. Profile by Mark Patton

Holes by Louis Sachar. Profile by Victoria Hooper

Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Profile by Siân Cleaver

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Profile by Kerri McDonald

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst. Profile by Siân Cleaver