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UK Publishing events between now and Christmas

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.

6th November: The Galley Club
Nothing beats the warm welcome of the publishing folks at the Galley Club. Jeremy Tankard will be speaking at their November event, with insights into his inspirations and the challenges of designing a digital typeface.
7th November: Flip
Despite having a ton of great benefits, working as a freelancer can be a bit lonesome. A group of freelancers, let by Julia Garvey meet monthly to get a change of scene, meet other people in the same boat and discuss things that are on their minds about work.
7th November: The IPG Academic & Professional Special Interest Group dinner
The last opportunity of the year for IPG publishers within this special interest group to meet in a relaxed environment to discuss key issues within their specific sector.
13th November: Women in Publishing
Join the ladies, for a discussion focusing on publishing production. Speakers include Louise Morrin Boyle, who will discuss her experiences and views of what the future holds. Louise is Executive VP of Production, Circulation and Web development and board director at Haymarket Media in New York.
14th November: The IPG Autumn Conference
This one day Conference will be structured around the theme of Reaching Readers and will help publishers of all shapes and sizes identify new ways to get closer to their customers and maximize their sales.
18th November: Byte The Book
November’s Byte the Book, will feature a head-to-head interview between publisher and author, with networking to follow. Get over to the Ivy, for what’s sure to be an enjoyable evening.
21st November: The FutureBook Conference
It’s now officially Europe’s biggest publishing conference. This conference is aiming to challenge your thinking. With top speakers such as Charlie Redmayne, Sara Lloyd and Patrick Brown; this is definitely an event any up-and-coming publishers want to go to.
23rd November: SYP Conference (followed by BookMachine drinks)
We’re a little bit biased here, since we’re hosting the drinks, showcasing BookMachine.me and giving a talk – but really, this year’s SYP conference team (headed up by Jonathan Davis) looks like it will be the best yet. Look forward to seeing you there!
28th November: The IPG Digital Quarterly Meeting
The last IPG DQM of the year enables publishers to learn and discuss important digital issues and a chance to network with a festive tipple!
2nd December: Literary Death Match
The night will feature four writers reading their own wonderful tales for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection and make your heart pound.

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Laura Summers

Laura Summers

Co-founder of @bookmachine - the network for forward-thinking #publishing folks; and BookMachine Works - the fresh new creative agency for publishers

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