Jacks Thomas is the Director of The London Book Fair and she will be BookMachine London’s speaker on 27th February. I caught up with her to find out what the new plans are for LBF14 as well as getting a bit of an insight into the running of the fair. 1. What’s new for LBF […]
Ahead of BookMachine Oxford on 27 February I posed five quick questions to our guest speaker Matthew Cashmore! 1. Which words would best descibe your approach to your role as Digital Director at Blackwell’s? Do cool stuff, do it really well, really quickly and make a profit. 2. What’s the most exciting part […]
Sophie O’Rourke has a keen interest in ELT developments. Here she speaks to Milena Jerkov Bibic at Saundz, a high-tech pronunciation software for language learners, to find out how they are intending to help English Language Learners across the world. It is estimated that there are around 2 billion English language learners around the world […]
Sophie Kahan has a great job. She is the Manager of Publisher Promotions at KOBO. As part of her role, she develops eBook promotions for retailers such as Indigo Books & Music, Kobo’s award-winning eReaders and apps. She also partakes in events including Book Expo America and the London Book Fair. Tahira Rahemtulla interviews Sophie, […]
Julieta Lionetti has more than 20 years experience in the book industry. An international trade publisher until 2007, she has embraced the digital (r)evolution from its inception. On Wednesday she’ll be speaking at BookMachine Barcelona “On How Freakin’ Techies Taught Me To Love Literature Again”. Fabrizio Luccitti interviews Julieta for BookMachine.
Julia Kingsford began her career in the marketing department at Random House and used to manage Foyles’ events before becoming Head of Marketing and Communications. She chaired the brainstorming session at which the idea for World Book Night was first born and became its CEO in 2011. Julia will be our speaker at BookMachine Brighton, […]
Emma Barnes has spent ten years at the helm of an award-winning independent trade publisher, Snowbooks. Nowadays she uses her understanding of the realities of modern publishing to build publishing management software, Bibliocloud. Emma is our speaker at BookMachine Oxford on 25th September, and will be sharing her thoughts on how to publish profitably without […]
Charlotte Ledger is a Content Developer at HarperImpulse, a new digital first imprint at HarperCollins. Here, she tells Emma Smith from BookMachine about how they collaborate on a global scale, the excitement of working in digital romance – and her love of Dawson’s Creek. 1. Can you tell us a bit about HarperImpulse and what […]
Christopher Bladon is the Design Manager at HL Studios, sponsors of BookMachine Oxford. As well as being a talented and creative designer, Chris is the go-to guy for anything technical. A problem solving genius that has earned himself the nickname ‘The Oracle’ at work. Charly Ford interviews him ahead of the big event: 1. What […]
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.
Tom Chalmers is Managing Director at IPR License. The writer Charles Caleb Colton once said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but in reality that’s not always true, and I’m not just referring to the mocking of Craig David from the old Bo’ Selecta days. In publishing imitation can often be more aligned […]
Brett Sandusky is a maker of things, both digital and physical. He is the founder of bdigitil Media Labs, a consultancy which provides UX, product development services, physical and digital prototypes, and strategy assistance to companies launching new ventures. On September 25th, he’ll be our speaker at BookMachine New York. We wanted to find out […]
GlobalBook is an international project that connects the entire book publishing chain, giving publishers more data about how sales are achieved, and the intelligence to do better. In this short interview Fabrizio Luccitti, asks Núria Pérez Olid (Chairwoman) more about their work, and plans for the future.
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.
Earlier this year, Valley Press published an anthology of short stories by writers under 25 featuring yours truly called Front Lines (here’s a review and here’s a buy link, if you should so care), which is how I met Jamie McGarry. I’ve had a soft spot for small independent presses since working at Voiceworks when I […]
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 […]
Ahead of Oxford’s next BookMachine event on Thursday 27 June, guest speaker Tim Oliver has kindly answered some questions about all things digital! Tim is Head of the Digital Publishing Unit for Macmillan Education. Over 10 years’ experience in digital project management, extensive involvement with learning management systems and previous roles in trade, academic, NGO […]
In January, Random House Inc. launched a new social reading platform on Facebooks app center called BookScout. Back then, I asked Amanda Close (Senior Vice President, Digital Marketplace Development) 6 questions about the book discovery app. This month they have launched a new mobile version of the app so I asked Amanda some more questions […]
Henrik Berggren is co founder of Readmill, a slickly designed social reading platform for iPad and iPhone.
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 […]