BookMachine needs you! TOC Conference Startup Showcase semi-finals [ANNOUNCEMENT]

TOCCON2013We’re excited to announce that, the new people discovery site we’ve been working on for the past year, has made it to the semi-finals of the Startup Showcase at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing Conference.

What does that mean? Well, if we get through this round, the site will be presented to leading lights of the US publishing industry in New York. We hope will become a great visual tool that helps all you talented publishing-types out there to find each other online and collaborate on new projects, and this is a fantastic opportunity to spread the word.

If you’d like to help us get to the final, please head over to the TOC site and rate us, we’d really appreciate it. Voting closes tomorrow (Friday) so there’s not much time left!


Vote here


The site was backed with seed funding from the British Council, and you can check out the story behind over on their site.

We’re also happy to see fellow UK startup Valobox reach the semis: they were featured at our Publishing Now event with City University back in 2011, and these guys are definitely worthy of a vote too. is currently in private beta, but if you’re signed up to our upcoming Brighton, NYC or Unplugged events, your invite will be on it’s way to you very soon. We’re looking forward to your feedback.

Here’s that voting link again, thanks folks!