We decided to recognise the talented writing on the site by launching a blogging award. Using Google analytics we picked the most viewed blog posts of 2015 and asked readers to vote for their favourite.
The winning blogger of 2015, as picked by BookMachine readers, is Juliet Mushens. Juliet will be winning an annual BookMachine membership, a bottle of something tasty, and a selection of BookMachine blooks.
We will also be extending the award to Norah Myers, who took the initiative to contact and interview Juliet on behalf of BookMachine. A huge thanks to Norah for making this all happen.
If you think you have what it takes to write a winning blog for publishing professionals in 2016, email Sam with your idea.
As a reminder the blog posts were:
1. Blogger: Nick Robinson
This blog abandons the theory that ‘content is always king’ and establishes what replaced this in 2015.
2. Blogger: Mike Shatzkin
This blog summarises succinctly what authors should think about to ensure they have a basic online marketing strategy in place.
3. Blogger: Juliet Mushens
Juliet uses Social Media a lot (has over 14,000 followers on Twitter). Here she shares some tips for publishers and authors.
4. Blogger: Chris Ward
This blog announced the publication of two more Terry Pratchett novels, following on from the author’s death.
5. Blogger: Ricardo Fayet
Ricardo suggests that ISBNs could be replaced with a new system, based on using the data more intelligently.
6. Blogger: Christopher Norris
This post had the most number of comments of all blogs in 2015 – it is a list of 24 insights into the future of publishing.