The next 5 years of publishing – a photo/twitter blog

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To celebrate 5 years of publishing events, BookMachine held a big birthday bash on Thursday night. Appropriately, the event was all about the next 5 years of publishing – what to expect and how we can approach it. The event was hosted by the wonderful Evie Prysor-Jones and George Walkley, Head of Digital for Hachette UK, was our speaker for the night. Taking inspiration from the infamous Donald Rumsfeld quote, George explored some of our industry’s known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns, offering us a framework for navigating the next 5 years.

Here’s a collection of photos and tweets to sum up the night.



Known Knowns

Known Unknowns


Unknown Unknowns


For more photos from the event, visit our Facebook page.


George Walkley is is Head of Digital for the Hachette UK Group with responsibility for enabling and driving implementation of digital initiatives and strategy across the group, including ebooks and apps.  Since 2005 he has held various positions in marketing, business management and digital strategy at Time Warner Book Group and latterly Little, Brown Book Group, prior to moving to Hachette’s group management in July 2009.  George is a regular speaker and panellist at events and industry conferences, and represents Hachette’s digital publishing to the media.  He is a member of the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group.

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