After all the excitement of BookMachine Everywhere (6 cities, 6 speakers, 1 night) last month, we’ve decided to take it a bit easy between now and Christmas. That doesn’t mean we aren’t going out and about with anticipation of the festive season! Here’s our list of publishing events in and around London-town.
The Society of Young Publishers’ (SYP) annual conference brings together a large number of publishing types on a Saturday in November (when it’s too cold to do much else!). This year, the announcements ahead of the event are coming thick and fast and getting better by the day. First up, the team announced a great […]
It’s a big week here at BookMachine HQ! BookMachine.me is launching in public beta, and we’re hosting events in 6 cities around the globe (all thanks to our amazing event hosts, speakers and sponsors!) We’ve been racking our brains trying to think of what image should sit behind user profiles (a bit like a default […]
The Publishers Licensing Society is run by the publishing industry, for the publishing industry, to support publishers in rights management. They are sponsors of BookMachine London with Eric Huang on 25th September. I met with CEO Sarah Faulder to find more about their work.
BookMovies.tv work with publishers, authors and literary agents to distribute timely, relevant and spectacular audio-visual materials. They’re also proud sponsors of tonight’s BookMachine Barcelona. We met with Director, Gabriel, to find out more.
Arantxa Mellado is our top speaker at BookMachine Barcelona on 3rd July. Amongst other things she is CEO of the Spanish Digital Link and Director of Actualidad Editorial. Arantxa will be talking about globalisation, and how she thinks that this is the best way to succeed in business in the digital age. We wanted to find […]
Valobox, the pay-as-you-go browser-based ebook service, has won an award from IC Tomorrow to develop a solution for lending, gifting or giving short term access to publishing content. Valobox presented their model to a BookMachine crowd at Publishing Now back in December 2011, and it’s great hear more success stories from the innovative start-up. The […]
Suzanne Kavanagh (@sashers) is Director of Marketing and Membership Services at the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). She is a passionate advocate of collaboration and skills in the publishing industry; a perfect speaker for our Unplugged event on the 23rd. We interviewed her to find out more: 1. What are the best […]
Timo Boezeman is the Digital Publisher for De Arbeiderspers, one of the largest publishers in The Netherlands. He is involved in creating enhanced e-books, apps and hybrid projects (books + apps). Their recent launch, Earned Attention, has done just that – earned the Dutch publisher lots of attention. Being nosy, we wanted to find out […]
Tom Chalmers is Managing Director at IPR License. Believe it or not it is 40 years, give or take a week, since the first mobile telephone call was made. Martin Cooper, a former Motorola employee, is said to have rang the boss of a rival manufacturer to inform him that he’d lost the race to […]
Paul Rhodes is one of our top speakers at BookMachine Unplugged. He currently runs Orb Entertainment, and previously spent around 15 years across HarperCollins and Walker Books in a variety of strategic, Business Development and digital roles. We interviewed him to find out more.
With BookMachine Unplugged, our event which celebrates the culture of collaboration in publishing, kicking off in a couple of weeks, we’ve been thinking about the collaborative process and how this works from an author’s perspective. Maggie Eckel interviewed Rob Weston (children’s and YA author) about publishing trends back in March; and we thought we’d interview […]
Big announcement today. Juliet Mushens will be joining us as our fourth speaker at BookMachine Unplugged on May 23rd.If you use the discount code ‘Juliet’ you can get 15% off your ticket today (ends midnight). Juliet was named as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Bookseller’s 2012 listing of the industry’s next generation of leaders and […]
Anna Lewis is our host at BookMachine Unplugged on the 23rd May– having successfully created Completely Novel (a publishing community) she is now co-founder of Valobox, a pay-as-you-go eBook platform. Through launching Valobox, Anna has lots of experience collaborating with publishers and is in an ideal position to host our Unplugged event in London, which […]
BookMachine Brighton is back! After a fun first event back in February, our charming hostess Alice Reeves is back for more (this time co-hosting with Sarah Ann Juckes) – we wanted to get to know a little bit more about Alice, so here are some questions for the social media addict:
Ben Schrank is President and Publisher, Razorbill (Penguin) and a published author too – we are delighted to welcome him as our speaker at BookMachine New York. With under a week to go until the event, we caught up with Ben to find out more.
Nearly 200 people gathered at our drinks event at The London Book Fair on Monday – publishers, editors, designers, digital specialists – the bar in the digital zone was full of exciting conversations about the latest happenings at the fair. This morning everyone who attended will receive an invite to BookMachine.me, the site which helps […]
Tom Chalmers is Managing Director at IPR License. Are all authors fully aware of all the rights they hold to their work? Are too many missing out on potential revenue streams by ignoring overseas markets? How many understand their ownership of worldwide book rights? The sometimes apparently mysterious art of book rights can often be […]
BookMachine Unplugged is back in London on 23rd May. 4 speakers sharing their publishing experiences and an awesome crowd of publishing professionals – it’s an evening not to be missed! You can check out the photos from the last Unplugged event here. As we prepare the finishing touches to the line-up and the event website, […]
Maria Cardona runs her own digital consultancy for publishers and will be hosting our first Spanish BookMachine event. Prior to setting up Mmcardona, she worked in both trade and educational publishing, and was also part of the core London Bookfair team. Here, Maria shares some of her thoughts and tells us why you should come […]