BookMachine in Barcelona [EVENT]

BookMachine in Barcelona [EVENT]

If you’re working in the publishing industry and near Barcelona on 16th February, then this is an event to be at! BookMachine in Barcelona draws in an interesting crowd of publishers, agents, freelancers and book technology experts. Everyone meets at La Laie bookshop, in a private room, ideal for some drinks and a talk followed […]

What a real ‘audiobook’ revolution would look like

What a real ‘audiobook’ revolution would look like

Richard Brooks is a Researcher at Coventry University and the Project Manager of the Arts and Humanity Research Council project ‘Hidden Story’. At the recent FutureBook conference in London the ‘Audiobook Revolution’ was hailed as offering opportunities for publishers to reach a new demographic keen to listen to drama on the move. Yet audiobooks in […]

BA Writing and Publishing: Indulge your passion for words

BA Writing and Publishing: Indulge your passion for words

Let’s start a campaign. A campaign to bring back a word than no one uses any more. Sorglufu: the Old English word that means ‘amorous love tinged with sorrow or regret’. What a wonderful word for a human emotion that is commonly enough experienced to deserve a word of its own! Let’s start a campaign […]

Ditch your resolutions

Ditch your resolutions

January 17th is a day that divides the world into two groups: people who accomplish their New Year’s Resolutions and people who don’t. It’s National Ditch Your Resolutions Day, and as an avid goal-maker and to-do list lover, I whole heartedly support it. Two weeks in to a new diet, exercise regime, or career plan is usually […]

10 ways for authors to save money on editing

10 ways for authors to save money on editing

Lisa Poisso is a fiction editor and book writing coach working with independent authors and new authors seeking representation. Lisa helps emerging authors tune their manuscripts to publishing industry standards and craft commercial fiction that resonates with readers. Find her at Lisa Poisso, follow her on Twitter at @LisaPoisso, or like her on Facebook. This guest […]

BookMachine membership prices to rise

BookMachine membership prices to rise

BookMachine Membership first launched at The London Book Fair in 2015. The launch party was a blast – with publishers running all over the show trying to take creative snaps and be in with a chance of winning one of the first accounts. We wanted to offer our event-goers a membership option, as a way […]

Graphic Designer [JOB POSTING]

Graphic Designer [JOB POSTING]

Oakley, Bedfordshire £19,500 to £25,000 Full time emc design is looking for an experienced graphic designer to join our leading design agency for the publishing industry. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation in producing high end, multi-component (print & digital) resources for international education markets. Clients return […]

Writers plan protest ahead of Trump inauguration day

Writers plan protest ahead of Trump inauguration day

Writers Resist London will take place at: The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury Sunday 15th January, 2017 4-6PM Free event, all welcome Writers Resist London will join over 50 cities worldwide in reaffirming a commitment to a tolerant and diverse society through panel discussion and poetry readings from literary voices. A flagship New York City event co-sponsored […]

The Productive Publisher: Tips for getting things done, so you spend time doing what you love

The Productive Publisher: Tips for getting things done, so you spend time doing what you love

It’s no secret I’m a productivity freak. A friend recently drew a cartoon birthday card of me as Little Miss Just Get It Done and my secret Santa gift from colleagues at Emerald Group Publishing this Christmas was a mug emblazoned with the words: Get Shit Done. At home, my shelves are overflowing with books […]

A day in the life of a Marketing Manager

A day in the life of a Marketing Manager

Caoimhe O’Brien is Marketing Manager for Endeavour Press. Prior to this she was Endearvour’s Marketing Assistant, after working in the publicity and marketing department at Phaidon Press. 7.45am I eventually manage to get up, get ready and negotiate the tube. 9am I make it to the office. After the stress of the rush hour the first task […]