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BookMachine Unplugged 2019

After a sell-out 2018 series, BookMachine Unplugged is back in 2019 and ready to inspire you with real insights into what is working in publishing right now. There will be 6 events this year, all included in your BookMachine Membership. Each will zoom in on a vital area of the publishing industry and feature 3 expert speakers taking to the stage.

Meet publishers, editors, marketeers, designers, techies and more - all in a strictly social and informal setting. 

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Sensitivity reading: what you need to know, and why it matters

Sensitivity reading, and other practices such as using inclusive language, are becoming ever more important in publishing. If you’ve not heard of sensitivity reading (sometimes called diversity reading), here’s a quick crash course.

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So you want to work in Publishing? How to get the most out of your Internship

Almost everyone does more than one internship before they find a permanent job. In the six years I’ve been managing the Internship Programme at Profile Books the number of placements I see on prospective intern CVs has gone up. In 2012, it was one or two. The average now (before they even get interviewed for our internship) is four.  Most of these are for placements of less than one month – many of them only one or two weeks. You might not think something so short-term could provide any useful training. But even a one-week placement somewhere can be valuable if you go in with a plan.

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BookMachine launches brand spanking new event series: BookMachine Unplugged 2019

The popular event series is back, covering key industry topics – Production, Editorial, Tech, Marcomms, Audio and Design. This year there will be 6 Unplugged events, with 6 hosts, more than 18 confirmed speakers, 1 brand new venue and an awards ceremony.

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Editorial and Marketing Assistant [JOB POSTING]

Schofield & Sims is seeking an enthusiastic Editorial and Marketing Assistant to join their central London office, where you will be working on educational resources for both the school and trade markets.

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Riff Raff

Behind the scenes at The Riff Raff: why we built a community for debut authors

This is an interview with Amy Baker, founder of The Riff Raff. Amy is also author of Miss-Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America, and a freelance writer, writing travel and lifestyle content for a range of publications. Learn more about The Riff Raff, and follow them on Twitter.

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Audiobooks

Narrating audiobooks: an actor’s perspective

I’ve not been narrating audiobooks for that long really. I started when I left drama school in 2010, and have now read over 150 of them (some great, some not so great…!). It is a strange experience. You spend three or four days (sometimes longer), in what is essentially a padded cell, talking out loud to yourself in different voices. But if it’s a good book, I can’t think of many better ways to make a living. I love it. You get to meet and work with brilliant people, telling stories all week.

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FutureBook Conference

Telling stories, selling books: what happens when marketing and publicity collide?

Abbie Headon is Commissioning Editor at Prelude Books, and also writes and edits books as Abbie Headon Publishing Services. She is a 2018 Bookseller Rising Star and sits on the BookMachine Editorial Board

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Freelance Book Publicist

Interview with Claire Maxwell, Freelance Book Publicist

Claire Maxwell is an experienced publicist and former journalist. Having worked at some of the UK’s leading publishing houses including Canongate Books, Claire has implemented PR campaigns that have seen titles rocket up the bestsellers charts. She was the publicist behind the campaign for the Sunday Times Bestselling How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, and has worked on a huge variety of books and projects. She co-programmed BookMachine Unplugged 2018: Talking Marcomms, which takes place this Wednesday evening [SOLD OUT] and sits on the BookMachine Editorial Board.

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Future of Publishing 2018

Get trusted, get real, get integrated partnerships and contextual messaging: The Present and Future of Publishing 2018

The Present and Future of Publishing event held at WeWork Holborn on 13th November 2018 was an eclectic mix of people and presentations. Sponsored by Sovrn, the advertising tech company for publishers, together with Bibblio, the content-enhancing tool for digital publishers, it started by launching the first Media Moments 2018 report. This analysis was written by the team behind the Media Voices podcast (Esther Kezia Thorpe, Chris Sutcliffe and Peter Houston) for the What’s New In Publishing website, and again sponsored by Sovrn.

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Digital Account Manager

Digital Account Manager [JOB POSTING]

Supadu is a leading provider of web design, eCommerce and data solutions for Trade Publishers, University Presses, Journals & Educational Publishers.

Supadu is looking for an experienced Digital Account Manager to join their busy team headquarters in London. The Digital Account Manager, reporting to the Commercial Director, will sit within the sales team. Their role is to focus on customer retention and build new sales using their proprietary Software (SaaS) platform Supafolio.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining existing and new customer relationships to drive revenue. You will work with all departments within the company including product, project, developers and accounts.

They are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is a self-starter.

Experience in the Publishing industry is essential.

For more information and next steps, click here.

Project editor

Project editor, education [JOB POSTING]

Out of House Publishing Solutions is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. We offer a comprehensive project management service for every kind of publishing project, and we are currently looking for a project editor to come and work on our expanding list of education titles. This exciting and varied new role will be vital to the education team in continuing to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality print and digital projects for our clients.

Applications close on 19/11/2018

Responsibilities

  • To schedule and manage the editorial stages of publishing products, typically from developed manuscript through to final files, including briefing and managing external suppliers.
  • To communicate effectively with publishing clients, providing regular project updates as well as participating in conference calls and/or attending meetings as appropriate.
  • To ensure that all products are delivered on time, meet quality standards, fall within budget and are produced to the required specification.
  • To collate proofs, conduct photo research, write artwork briefs, and clear text permissions where necessary.
  • To assist the production manager as required.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • Impeccable editorial, organisational and communication skills.
  • Degree-level education (publishing qualifications an advantage).
  • Previous publishing experience is essential, particularly a good working knowledge of editorial processes.
  • Knowledge of the UK and/or international education system and market would be useful.

For salary information and other details and to apply, please click here.

creative cloud

Happy New CC 2019. Adobe updates its creative cloud software

Ken Jones runs Circular Software. He was Technical Production Manager and Publishing Software Trainer for Penguin and Dorling Kindersley for many years and now offers software, training and advice to publishers such as Parragon, Nosy Crow, Walker Books and Quarto on how to get the best from their print workflow.

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