8 questions for Mike Shatzkin [Interview]

Mike Shatzkin is the founder and CEO of The Idea Logical Company, author of the Shatzkin Files, all round digital publishing guru, and a huge baseball addict.   We had a few questions for Mike about his career to date, and where he thinks the publishing business is headed…

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week We’re in the midst of a restructuring of the publishing universe (don’t panic). Books are like the news — it’s better when they are social, and UK publishers seem to agree as they Ink Retail Deal with Social Reading Site. Following the release of his Biography, we now know What Steve Jobs Thought […]

8 questions for Ella Kahn of the Society of Young Publishers [Interview]

When assistant literary agent Ella Kahn isn’t devouring the latest submission, she’s out and about at publishing events and busy chairing the SYP – we catch up with her to discover just how she fits it all in…

BookMachine Publishing Now event is happening soon, is basically Terminator 2

  A ruthless corporation which seemingly controls everything. The rise of the machines. The rebellion. Yes, it’s an exciting time for publishing, especially if your benchmark for excitement is Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Logically, then, it doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch to suggest that BookMachine’s forthcoming conference Publishing Now 2011: The Golden […]

8 questions for Charles Catton of Amber Books [Interview]

Charles Catton is the Publishing Manager at Amber Books. He has worked in book publishing for over 15 years, and on digital projects for over two years. BookMachine caught up with him for some searching questions about his career to date, and Amber’s move into apps…

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

Where Will Digitization Take Us? We Don’t Know for Sure, But We’re Heading There Fast. It’s certainly been a huge week for Kobo as the surprise new Vox takes on Kindle Fire with sub-$200 tag and their new deals propel them into the top tier of global ebook competitors. This despite claims that Tablet Publishing […]

Amazon tires of toying with book shops and libraries, takes on entire publishing industry instead

Having already kneecapped bookshops the world over and walked away with a smirk on its face, oblivious to their cries for help as it gets into its car with tinted windows and waits, ever so patiently, for libraries to step out of their houses, just so it can get the perfect shot, Amazon has realised […]

8 questions for Chris Meade [interview]

Chris Meade is quite the guru when it comes to Creative Writing and New Media. He has now run two major UK literature organisations, the Poetry Society and Booktrust; devised innovative creative reading and writing projects; developed ‘imagination services’ to schools and the community; and in 2007 set up if:book uk  a charity exploring the […]

WH Smith begins selling e-readers, asks ‘what’s an e-reader?’

You know the Kindle has become truly ubiquitous when even WH Smith has to acknowledge it in some manner. Startled out of its cosy seat in front of the fire with a nice hot chocolate and a copy of Louie Spence’s autobiography lying face down on its lap, and just as it was dozing off […]

8 Questions for Kirsten Campbell-Howes [Interview]

  Kirsten Campbell-Howes has over ten years experience in bringing e-learning materials from concept through to production. She has been described as having a ‘rare combination of industriousness, creativity, passion, generosity, honesty, humor, and self-awareness’. We want to know more…