Tap into publishing events and training in a social, supportive and informal setting.
BookMachine is a thriving community for everyone involved in book publishing. We created BookMachine back in 2010 for those who crave knowledge, ideas, and personal development.
BookMachine publishing events
Organising events is our real passion, and pre-pandemic we hosted events in London, Oxford, Barcelona, New York City, Toronto, Brighton and Edinburgh.
All 2021 events are online, and these are divided into three categories:
These offer real insight into how different publishing houses operate. At each event the online panel of in-house experts explains the fundamentals of their business and the secrets to their market success. There will be 4 BookMachine Meets… events in 2021.
Publishing social events
Social events help our community to connect with each other. We invite members to keep their cameras on, whilst we facilitate discussions and help you to forge new connections. In 2021 we will be launching a new way for members to help each other out; sign up for BookMachine emails to find out more about this.
BookMachine +CAMPUS members can dive into a range of skills courses. From pitching and presenting to InDesign and briefing designers, these self-access courses are new for 2021 and designed to help you upskill and reskill.
We also run interactive Zoom courses with one tutor and a small group of learners tuning in live at a set time. These are called BookMachine CAMPUS Live courses, and you can get notified about these by signing up to the BookMachine mailing list.
Outstanding events & marketing campaigns
In 2017 we launched a creative events and marketing agency, specialising in the publishing industry. Our clients include leading publishers and publishing organisations, and our team are specialists in running events (our DNA), social media marketing campaigns, SEO, email marketing and more.
We started in 2010 as a handful of colleagues talking shop in the backroom of a bar. We all had full-time publishing jobs, and spent hours of our free time getting to know the wider industry better and starting to build up the online knowledge base.
Ten years later and we have 100s of members, an annual event programme, a thriving online community of publishing professionals – and a busy marketing agency, working to help publishing businesses large and small both on short and longer term projects.
Along the way, we have hosted events in London, Oxford, Barcelona, New York City, Toronto, Brighton and Edinburgh. We have organised our own events, but also partnered up with high-profile organisations too – Frankfurt Book Fair, Unite the Union, Times Literary Supplement, The London Book Fair, Bloomsbury Publishing, Hachette UK, Getty Images – to name a few.