What is BookMachine?
The most exciting time in the history of books and publishing is right now. BookMachine is a series of events and a website for the people who are making it all happen.
We set this up as a fun way to stay in touch with the great people we’d met through working in publishing. There are no entry rules, we would like to keep this as a useful group for anyone to dip into throughout their publishing career.
We hope you like it!Laura Austin and Gavin Summers (Co-Founders)
All sorts of people come to our events – designers, editors, publishers, marketers, sales professionals, writers, developers and students. The best ingredients for a good party are simply a great venue, chatty people and some drinks – it’s always a friendly crowd.
We host events in Brighton, Edinburgh, London, New York and Oxford… so far!
If you think your town needs a BookMachine event, do let us know.
We post news on upcoming events, photos, videos, and anything book publishing related that happens to come to mind. Got an idea for an article? Let us know, it’s great to have a selection of contributions.
Who is BookMachine?
Gavin built the website. He is into design and manages digital developments and site content. He has the big ideas, only some of which make sense. Laura runs our Twitter feed (over 6000 followers), sources articles for the site and organises events and sponsorship. Titash is building BookMachine.me, our exciting new people discovery tool, which is currently in beta mode. Our site is popular on Mondays when Felice writes her hard hitting weekly column. Chris says he knows very little about publishing, yet provides us with regular posts from an outsider’s view. Emma runs the Facebook page, and along with Fabrizio, ensures that there is fun and engaging bookish information for our followers to read.
If you are working in publishing, we’d love to have you on-board. Sign up here for event updates, jobs and news. You can also follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or join us on Linkedin or Pinterest.