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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)

What are BookMachine events for?
How can I use BookMachine.me?
How can I hire BookMachine?
Can BookMachine help me get a new job in publishing?
Who are the team behind BookMachine?
How can I get involved with BookMachine?
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What are BookMachine events for?

Publishing is a people business and the best way to stand out, grow your business or develop your career is to establish a professional network both online and offline. You can attend BookMachine events in various cities across the globe. Each event follows the same format and has been designed to make sure you will meet interesting people and learn something new.

All sorts of people attend, from designers, editors, publishers, marketers, sales professionals and writers, to developers and students.

You can  find regular BookMachine events in Brighton, Barcelona, London, New York and Oxford. We have also hosted events in Edinburgh and Toronto.

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No event in your city? Email us and we’ll see what we can do…

How can I use BookMachine.me ?

Build a BookMachine.me profile by uploading recent projects you have worked on, or browse through profiles of people you have worked with, and recommend their work. For each project uploaded and recommendation received, you will get points. The profiles which appear first in search listings are those with the most points. It’s as simple as that.

Each week BookMachine picks a ‘profile of the week’ which is promoted to thousands of publishing professionals globally. The goal is to give talented professionals in publishing recognition and visibility.

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How can I hire BookMachine?

If you need help promoting an event, launching a new product to the publishing industry or for general support with digital marketing campaigns, then you can hire BookMachine on a freelance basis.

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Can BookMachine help me get a new job in publishing?

The BookMachine jobs page is updated weekly with a range of jobs. You can search for jobs by skill, including Sales, Marketing, Design, Production and Editorial.

Through working on numerous events, BookMachine have partnered with The London Book Fair, Completely Novel, MacMillan Education, YUDU Media, Oxford University Press, City University, Kingston University, For Books’ Sake, Getty Images, Authoright, Bibliocrunch, Bibliocloud, Zola Books, Osprey Group, IPG, Bright Red Publishing, PLS and more. All of these companies have opportunities throughout the year and you can meet their teams at BookMachine events.

Another opportunity is to keep your BookMachine.me profile updated for a chance of being picked for project work.

Who are the team behind BookMachine?

BookMachine was founded by Gavin Summers and Laura Summers.

Laura is our marketing and PR lead and can be found at most publishing events, getting to know the industry inside-and-out. You can chat to her easily on Twitter via @bookmachine.

Chris Ward says he knows very little about publishing, yet provides us with regular posts from an outsider’s view.  Maria Cardona Serra is the brains behind the ever-popular BookMachine Barcelona, and Sarah Juckes has done a brilliant job of growing the BookMachine events in Brighton. Evie Prysor-Jones is our witty host for BookMachine London events, and Brianna Weber has recently started running BookMachine New York. Jasmin Kirkbride has just started writing a bi-weekly blog post – we can’t wait to read what else she is thinking in 2015; and Charly Salvesen-Ford (former Oxford event host) writes the monthly Oxford newsletter.

BookMachine alumni include: Tahira Rahemtulla, Elin Butler, Emma Smith, Samantha Perkins, Fabrizio Luccitti, Subha Chelvam, Berta Rojals, Ana Ortiz Rosete and Felice Howden.

How can I get involved with BookMachine?

You have seen that running BookMachine is a collaborative effort. The idea is that the BookMachine network is something you can dip in and out of throughout your career, whenever you want to expand your network, learn something new, or just have a good time.

If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you.

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