Speaker announced for BookMachine Brighton

Jim Hinks

If you’re keeping an eye on upcoming thought-provoking publishing events, then you’ll know that BookMachine week is next month – with events in London, Oxford, Barcelona, Cambridge and Brighton.

Today we are super pleased to be announcing the final speaker in the multi-city line-up. Jim Hinks will be traveling from Manchester to Brighton to share his insights. He is an editor at Comma Press, an independent publisher specialising in short fiction.

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Jim leads Comma’s digital activities, from eBook to app development. He also works on many of Comma’s translated titles, and is the headline editor of five short story anthologies.

Comma are currently building a digital platform called MacGuffin (launching at the end of June). MacGuffin hosts fiction and poetry in text and audio form, with end-user hash-tagging for content discovery. It’s an R&D collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University and fffunction, the UX company, supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

Jim will be speaking about MacGuffin (including what Comma have learned along the way about arts-tech collaboration), and how short fiction fits into the digital eco-system.

Isheeta MustafiThe host of BookMachine Brighton is Isheeta Mustafi. Isheeta is is Editorial Director at RotoVision books, part of the Quarto Group in Brighton. This is her first time hosting BookMachine.

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