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The most exciting time in the history of books and publishing is right now.

If you want to be at the forefront of what’s happening. If you want to learn from others who’ve made a success in the industry; if you want to meet new people to work with – then BookMachine is for you.

BookMachine is a wholly independent site, supported by sponsorship and events.

We hope you like it!

Laura and Gavin (Co-Founders)



All sorts of people come to our events – designers, editors, publishers, marketers, sales professionals, writers, developers and students.

If you like informal evenings with engaging speakers and friendly publishing folks, then BookMachine is definitely for you.

We host regular events in London, Oxford and Barcelona. Sometimes we show up in Toronto, New York or Brighton.

If you think you would like to try an event, sign up for information.

Finding people to work with is a directory of suppliers to the industry, and highly rated publishing professionals. Simply search by skill and location, to find the people you are looking for.


Forum and news

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If you have your own ideas you’d like to share, you can log-in and post an idea. We are interested in upcoming events, photos, videos, and anything book publishing related that happens to come to mind.


Who is BookMachine?

Gavin built the website. He is into design and manages digital developments and site content. Laura manages our Twitter feed (over 8000 followers), sources articles for the site and organises events and sponsorship. Chris says he knows very little about publishing, yet provides us with regular posts from an outsider’s view. Charly runs our popular events in Oxford. Maria is the brains behind BookMachine Barcelona. Emma, Berta and Fabrzio run the Facebook page, and ensure that there is fun and engaging bookish information to read.


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