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Below is an archive of Chipmunka organisational highlights for each period.From June 2011 onwards we stopped updating this page as we are focusing on producting, marketing implementation and social networking. (We will leave archived highlights on this page though as its part of our history) - Please search the web, social networks. There is so much to list especially now the whole internet is streaming. Also check out our you tube channel. updates on twitter, facebook and linked in.
International Book Awards - Parenting/Family:
No Matter What: An inspiring guide book which offers advice and support to parents in coping with the unexpected challenges of autism by Sandy Howarth
Jason Pegler appears on BBC News World Service talking about living with bipolar, Chipmunka Team attend London Book Fair and research digital technologies in particular. Jason Pegler: appears on BBC Radio 5 and BBC Wales talking about his own experiences of Cannabis. Chipmunka research google e-books channel and launches 2 hardbacks. Chipmunka arts council funding extended for 3 years until 2015.
How drugs works - BBC3 documentary - features Josephine Brown - Jan 2011. Chipmunka research expanding Australian Trade channel.
Mandy Allison features in The Guardian
Chipmunka opens Kindle UK channel.
Andrew Voyce appears in documentary - history of the madhouse bbc.
World Mental Health Day - Chipmunka authors give talks, hold and host events around the Globe.
Ann Kolsrud, author of Almost Normal, features in the Wall Street Journal
Josephine Brown, author of Betrayal of Minds, features in BBC 3 documentary regarding Cannabis and Schizophrenia
Kindle UK research
Elizabeth Oates appears in Take it Easy magazine.
Anna Van Der Post, author of 'Children and Teenagers with Aspergers', features in the Daily Telegraph
Sandy Howarth, author of 'No Matter What' - Finalist in Health - Psychology/Mental Health category.
Chipmunka are concentrating on Twitter.
Sandy Howarth author of 'No Matter What' placed in the Sunday Telegraph. Jason Pegler invited to speak at Oxford University and to do Guardian Podcast.
Jason Pegler appears on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales. Chipmunkapublishing receives visits from over 115 countries during this month. Elizabeth Oates is placed with Take It Easy Magazine. Jason Pegler forms part of a panel on digital technology and publishing organised by Spread The Word in Central London. Leading writers, publishers, innovators national and international media attend.
Steve Westwood appears in 'The Big Issue'
Chipmunkapublishing make 5 free e-books available from a permanent link on the website. This proves a real success finding new customers and supporters. Jason Pegler meets former England Rugby player Brian Moore who is immediately interesting in discussing further how he may be able to get involved. Chipmunkapublishing is positioned through kindle to have books ready on ipad platform as soon as it is launched.
Stephen Fry tweets our home page as an excellent resource for mental health books. We receive 8000 unique hits during a very small amount of time in one day. Chipmunkapublishing continues testing Kindle market which also supplies iphone.
David Stocks appears on BBC 2's The Working Lunch
Chipmunka CEO Jason Pegler is invited on BBC Radio Wales again to discuss the dangers of cannabis.
Lawrence Butterfield appears on BBC news 24. Helen McNallen appears in Marie Claire South Africa. The book 'No Matter What' is featured in the Sri Lankan Sunday Times.
Chipmunka CEO Jason Pegler appears on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Wales discussing the dangers of cannabis.
John Morgan appears in the Belfast Telegraph. Peter Mckee appears in the Big Issue in Scotland. Mandy Allison appears in the Daily Mirror, On This Morning, Jeremy Kyle and is placed with Woman Magazine. Chipmunka books are now available globally through the new publishing Expresso machines. These are expensive machines that are in Universities and will become more common in bookshops where up to 1 million different titles can be printed on demand at a customers request in less than 8 minutes.
Chipmunka CEO Jason Pegler appears on BBC Radio 5 Live News and BBC Radio Wales News discussing dangers of cannabis. Chipmunka author Michelle McMeekin appears in the People Newspaper. Chipmunka launches half a dozen sample titles on Kindle in the USA.
Sarah Ezekiel appears in the Sunday Telegraph. New author placed with the Daily Mirror. Fabia Cerra is interviewed by All About Soap Magazine which will be published in August.
Helen McNallen appears in Sunday Times Stella's Magazine. Lisa Diallio appears in Full House Magazine.
Chipmunka sets targets for 2009-10 production. We set up 30 new paperbacks during this month and the beginning if June. Steve Westwood appears in the Comet newspaper.
Chipmunkapublishing attends London Book Fair for the 5th year in a row. Fabia Cerra attends the fair and is pictured by the Fair's official Photographer and interviewed by Bookbrunch about her autobiography. Fabia Cerra, author of "In 2 Minds" appears on Britain's Got Talent making it through to the next round and is featured across the media. Fabia is featured in The Daily Mirror, The People, The News of The World, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, On The BBC, The Sun Newspaper, Closer Magazine and news blogs all over the world. Fabia Cerra also does an interview on GMTV and has over 950,000 hits in just over a week on one you tube video alone. Rosaleen O Brien appears in the Irish Independent and is short listed for Irish Woman of the Year. Chipmunka's latest google analytic statistics reveal visits from over 110 countries. The United Kingdom is the most popular and the USA is second most popular.
Chipmunkapublishing joins google analytics. By the time we have added 20% of our web pages we have viewers from 50 countries. Dolly Sen is featured in The Time To Change campaign appearing on Channel 4 News discussing Schizophrenia and appears in the Comic Relief stigma video. Donna Muldoon appears in The Daily Mirror. Chipmunkapublishing author's appear on Radio 1. Chipmunka receives sponsorship to have stand at London Book Fair for 4th year running.
Steve Westwood appears in My Weekly. Lois Chaber appears in That's Life Magazine. Authors placed in Daily Mirror, Reveal Magazine and Full House Magazine. Jason Pegler appears on BBC Radio 5 Live News.
Chipmunka achieves over 4 and a half million hits on its shop during the last 3 years. Chipmunka books are featured on google´s stand at Frankfurt Book Fair which is the biggest bookfair in the world. Author Adnantus Dyzantae wins Hampstead´s author of the year beating celebrity Russel Brand. Chipmunka visits the US book Fair for the first time and gives away 3000 books in a successful promotion.
Chipmunkapublishing moves offices to:
Quay House, 2 Admirals Way, Marsh Wall, London, United Kingdom, E14 9XG
Our new office number is: 0207 868 1530
Any old numbers will be changed to answer phones with the new office number on them or may be removed from service. Please use the number above from now on. All our email addresses of course remain the same.
Chipmunkapublishing places lots of authors in the national and international press. Well done to Steve Westwood, Brenda Smith, Lois Chaber, Katy Sara Culling,
Bernice Berier appears in Full House Magazine. A Scally appears on Radio 4 All In The Mind. Heather Robinson appears in Pick Me Up Magazine. Mistress G appears in That's Life Magazine and films Trisha Show. Dolly Sen is interviewed by Ruby Wax for the BBC and is interviewed by the Sunday Times Newspaper.
Steve Westwood appears in Cosmopolitan. Jason Pegler appears in The Sun Newspaper with words of advice for England football legend Gazza.
Phillipa King appears in The Times Newspaper. Philip Clements appears in The Sunday Express newspaper.
Jason Pegler appears on Radio 5 talking about dangers of cannabis. Chipmunka´s presence in India is growing rapidly.
Steve Westwood appears on Channel 5 News. Anthony Scally appears on Radio 5 Live. Emma Spiegler appears on ITV1 Mum Stop Drinking Programme. Sanchita Islam appears on BBC1 Inside Out Programme. Chipmunka authors due to appear in The Sun, Daily Mirror, The Wright Stuff, Several National Women's magazines and BBC 1 to name a few. Chipmunka CEO Jason Pegler meets new head of the Arts Council and is impressed with their commitment to empower mental health artists over the next 3 years and beyond. Chipmunka looks forward to its first stand at Book Expo America in Los Angeles in May/June 2008.
Steve Westwood appears in The Daily Express Newspaper. Pamela Smart appears on Trisha and in The Daily Express Newspaper.
Neil Walton appears on BBC National news empowering mental health patients. Philippa King appears in The Times Newspaper again. Chipmunka author Tessa appears in The News of The World.
Chipmunka now has over 300 e-books and 178 paperbacks. We aim to have 500 e-books by the end of 2008 and 250-300 paperbacks. As a general rule if a book is less than 50 pages then it will go into an anthology with other books. Barbara Goulden appears in the society Guardian. Philippa King appears in The Times Newspaper.
Tessa, Chipmunka also appears in The News of The World Sunday Magazine. Jason Pegler appears on BBC Irish Radio.
Jason Pegler appears on BBC News 24, BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 5 Live talking about the benefits of new government investment in CBT therapy on the NHS. Pam Smart appears as an expert on Trisha
Jason Pegler is featured in The Daily Mail Newspaper. Letitcia appears in Scarlet Magazine. Sheila Gaylor appears in Yours Magazine. Letitcia appears on ITV 'Call Girls The truth'
Mistress Lorna appears in Bizarre Magazine. Philippa King appears in The Times Newspaper before her e-book comes out. Anna Ballard is featured in The Sunday Express Newspaper. Sanchita Islam and Dolly Sen appear in The Evening Standard. Jason Pegler appears live on BBC Breakfast, BBC News 24, Radio 4 Today, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ireland. Pankaj Kurulkar appears in an Indian Newspaper thus showing the Global impact of Chipmunka. His book is appropriately called 'Global'.
Emma Spiegler appears on GMTV and The Daily Mirror. Mistress Lorna appears in Full House Magazine. Suzannah Knight appears in Pick Me Up Magazine. Andrew CJ Smith is the first Chipmunka author to appear in The Lesbian and Gay Foundation National Online Magazine. This opens the way for more Chipmunka authors to appear on this website.
Chipmunka expands social networking promotion on myspace, facebook, you tube etc...
Katharine Wealthall, author of Little Steps appears in Now Magazine. Steve Westwood, author of Suicide Junkie appears in Pick Me Up. Jason Pegler Chipmunka CEO gives a talk to the arts council about the future of health and literature.
Chipmunkapublishing attends London Book Fair for the third year in a row and gives away 10,000 pounds worth of product in 3 days. Joy Ford, author of One in Four appears on This Morning and in The Daily Mirror. Letitcia, author of Body Worship and Steve Westwood, author of Suicide Junkie are filmed for Trisha. Julie Telfer, author of Christopher's Story appears in Chat Magazine. Jason Pegler wins International Human Rights Award 2007.
Emma Spiegler author of Missing Mummy appears in Bella Magazine. Janet Cresswell author of Ox Bow appears in Yours Magazine. Chipmunkapublishing completes the production of 100 new paperbacks in 9 months. Stephen Drake, author of A Cry For Help appears on Trisha and is discussed on Channel 5's The 'Wright' Stuff.
Steve Westwood appears on Radio 5 live, as does Stephen Drake. Stephen Drake appears in the Sun Newspaper and then gives a whole series of interviews across the country. Stephen Drake is also discussed on daytime TV and radio stations about his book A Cry for Help and how ocd gives him one particular phobia. Melanie Cross appears in That's Life Magazine.
Chipmunka continues to focus on PR as an effective strategy and places 20 stories in national magazines and newspapers and sometimes goes direct to magazines. Jason Pegler the Chipmunka CEO appears on GMTV as a former manic depressive. Dozens of Chipmunka authors appear in national women's magazines. Several appear in That's Life Magazine, e.g Lovisa Pahlson Moller, Vicky Jones, Stephen Drake, others are due to appear in Love It e.g Joy Ford, Bella - Emma Spiegler, Yours Magazine requests to interview Janet Cresswell who also appears in the Independent on Sunday.
Chipmunka starts working with news agencies to help the company and empower the authors. Several authors are placed in national magazines during this month. Steve Westwood - author of Suicide Junkie appears in Full House magazine and the author of Underneath The Flesh appears in That's Life Magazine and the Daily Record. Steve Westwood has a live 10 minute interview on MTV. Chipmunka finishes phase 1 of myspace marketing exercise which have proved successful for recruiting new authors.
Chipmunka now has a growing number of American authors. We We make the decision to set up 60 new paperbacks by the end of March 2007. Jason Pegler Chipmunka CEO speaks with David Cameron at annual Scarman Trust Lecture. David Cameron mentions Chipmunka in his speech.
For World Mental Health Day Chipmunka gives away products to the thousands of people that visit our website and read magazines that we are associated with.
We now sign authors up whose books have not yet been completed or written and work with news agencies around the world to place positive mental health stories in all forms of media.
Dolly Sen gives a 30 minute interview on the Radio 4 programme on Schizophrenia "Between Ourselves". Twenty one Chipmunka authors meet up with Unltd and Jason Pegler to discuss Unltd awards. Tahir Malik, author of "Pain Is My Pleasure" is successful with Unltd application.
The Chipmunka Foundation launches the World's largest ever mental health web survey. The Book "Necessity of Madness" by John Breeding is reviewed in the American Psychiatric Services Magazine. Chipmunka are awarded a Volunteer of the Year Award by the Home Office, CSV and Volunteering England. Mark Ellerby author of Stages of Schizophrenia 1, 2 and 3 appears in several magazines including That's Life, Community Care and Perspectives. Dorothy Schwarz appears in the Daily Express. Author Jason Tune wins innovation award for helping service users in South Yorkshire. Dolly Sen appears on TV.
Chipmunka launches our first artist David Richardson and signs up more artists and musicians. Lovisa Pahlson Moller celebrates her book launch "Little Girl Lost" in Covent Garden. One hundred people attend the launch party. Jason Pegler releases A Can of Madness the rap album.
Chipmunka launches "Voices Beyond The Border" as a paperback and 100 people attend the book launch in London. Chipmunka author Lovisa Pahlson Moller appears on Radio 4. Chipmunka author's Dolly Sen and Fiona Whelpton appear on BBC 3 TV Documentary.
Chipmunka expands in the USA.
Celebrity Stephen Fry appears live on BBC with Chipmunkapublishing CEO Jason Pegler and author Dorothy Schwarz giving his support for Chipmunkapublishing at London Book Fair. Stephen Fry films Jason Pegler And Dorothy Schwarz for a forthcoming documentary on BBC on manic depression and mentions it on Parkinson. Chipmunka authors Dolly Sen and Fiona Whelpton appear on BBC 3 documentary. Fiona makes her TV debut.
The Chipmunka Foundation is successful in its bid to the National Lottery and gives books away to people who need help.
Chipmunka CEO Jason Pegler appears on ITV and BBC National News and National Radio warning of dangers of cannabis.
Chipmunkapublishing launches new shop which includes our own shopping trolley. Chipmunka launches MP3's as a new product on its website.
Now 30 Chipmunka authors have appeared on television speaking about mental health issues in the last 2 years and the same number have received national newspaper or magazine coverage. Authors who recently fit these categories include Dolly Sen, Fiona Whelpton, Katharine Wealthall and Dorothy Schwarz
Katharine Wealthall, author of "Little Steps" which is an autobiography on Anorexia has a feature in the Guardian.
The chipmunka group is launched at www.chipmunka.com. Look out for stunning new social enterprises based on the Chipmunkapublishing empowerment model. The Chipmunka foundation website goes live www.chipmunkafoundation.org. you can make a donation to the charity online.
Chipmunkapublishing launches 15 new e-books, with a further 100 in the process of editing and proof reading. We also start asking for more manuscripts of those people who do not have a voice.
Chipmunkapublishing goes global. CEO Jason Pegler has recently given interviews in Spain, Australia and the United States. Chipmunka are taking on new manuscripts from around the world including South Africa.
The Chipmunka Foundation is now a registered charity. Charity Registration number is 1109537. The project has been pioneered by founders of Chipmunkapublishing Jason Pegler, Andrew Latchford and Paul Brandwood, from KPMG. A big thank you to everyone including Robert Bond from Faegre Benson Hobson and Audley for his pro bono support.
April is a very pro active month for Chipmunka. We have released 10 new e-books taking our portfolio to 45 books including paperbacks and e-books. We had e-book launch for Anne Brocklesby's "Move Over Manic Depression Here I am" and Rosamund McCullimain's the Dispossessed. Look out for our CEO Jason Pegler appearing on the Community Channel in May and the Discovery Channel. In both films Jason talks about writing as catharsis and publishing as empowerment. On Saturday 30th of April there is a double page feature on CEO Jason Pegler in the Mind body and Soul section of the Times. Don't miss it
At an awards ceremony at the Dahli Museum on the evening of the 2nd of March our Co Founder and CEO Jason Pegler was announced as the winner of the New Statesman's Upstarts Award of "Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award". Follow the link: http://www.newstatesman.co.uk
to discover what the judges said about the achievements of Chipmunkapublishing. At the reception there were nearly 200 people from the social enterprise sector. Channel 4 TV Presenter announced the winner and Nigel Griffiths MP and Head of the DTI presented the awards.