Hello, welcome to BookMachine.
We're a community for the people who make publishing happen.

About us

BookMachine is a thriving community for everyone involved in book publishing. We created it for those who crave knowledge, ideas, and personal development, but in a strictly social and informal setting.


BookMachine Members are at the heart of the community and can attend all the events for free and benefit from discounts from across the industry. We update and improve the membership programme annually to keep you at the forefront of what's happening.

2018 Events

In January 2018 we launched BookMachine Unplugged. There will be 5 events throughout 2018, each will zoom in on a segment of the publishing industry and feature 3 expert speakers taking to the stage with their insights into what works for their business now.

After the success of our 2017 pilot, we're also running 3 events this year in partnership with the Times Literary Supplement. Of course, these are all included with BookMachine Membership.

Other events will be announced throughout the year; and include the annual London Book Fair meet up, which is set to be the biggest ever! 


In 2017 we launched BookMachine Works - a creative events and marketing agency, specialising in the publishing industry.

In year 1 we started working with 17 publishers and publishing organisations - with great results, which we are happy to share with prospective clients. If you think there might be scope for us to work together, please do get in touch.

Our story

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.

Eight 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 an small both on short and longer term projects.

Along the way, we have hosted events in London, Oxford, Barcelona, New York City, Toronto, Barcelona, 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, Publishers’ Licensing Services, Getty Images - to name a few.

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