Laura Summers

About BookMachine

Laura co-founded BookMachine and is Head of Marketing at YUDU Media. She is into digital marketing, social media and EdTech. You'll find her tweeting @laurasummersnow

BookMachine and the Frankfurt Book Fair launch THE ARTS+ event

BookMachine and the Frankfurt Book Fair launch THE ARTS+ event

On Tuesday 6th June 2017, BookMachine and the Frankfurt Book Fair announced their plans, which had been brewing for months. Their first joint event was officially launched: ‘Reinventing Culture: How the Arts Worlds Collide in the Age of Technology’. It’s set to take place on the evening of 5th July 2017 at The Library Private […]

BookMachine Works: 12 weeks after launch

BookMachine Works: 12 weeks after launch

It’s been 12 weeks since we launched BookMachine Works – a fresh new events and marketing agency, specialising in the publishing industry. The idea of launching an agency had been brewing for a while. The BookMachine team had been organising events for a growing list of clients and it was the natural next step. At […]

Want to know more about book publishing? Ask an Agony Aunt/Uncle

Want to know more about book publishing? Ask an Agony Aunt/Uncle

In August 2016 BookMachine invited a group of publishing-savvy professionals to join its editorial board. This, in short, means that it’s not just the 3 of us (Sam, Laura, Norah) who are thinking about how to publish the best ideas insights about the industry on the site – there is now a group of experienced […]

Unsung Heroes of Publishing 2017: Sam Perkins announced as a winner

Unsung Heroes of Publishing 2017: Sam Perkins announced as a winner

Everyone likes to win an award – it spruces up your CV by showing that you are at the top of your profession, achieving more than the list of tasks on your job spec. It illustrates that others recognize your talents and think highly enough of you to nominate you. It’s like a great big […]

New home for BookMachine

New home for BookMachine

BookMachine has a new home. It’s a private members club in Covent Garden, aptly called ‘The Lib-rary’. The walls are adorned with bookcases and books. The bar is stocked with ample selection of beers, wines and spirits. There’s a lively main bar area – where our events will take place, and upstairs a number of […]

10 lessons from BIC’s New Trends in Publishing Seminar

10 lessons from BIC’s New Trends in Publishing Seminar

Attending an event on ‘new trends’ seems apt at this time, just as everyone is ramping up on their Frankfurt preparation. We took away much more than 10 lessons from this jam-packed morning – but thought 10 might just whet your appetite for now. Ruth Jones (Publisher Business Development, Ingram Content Group): Amazon chose to […]

Editorial Director [JOB POSTING]

Editorial Director [JOB POSTING]

At Canelo we are building a different kind of publisher. We take the most exciting stories to the widest possible audience, combining a dynamic digital-centred approach with a fantastic deal for authors. Just 12 months after our first titles launched, Canelo is already making its mark on the industry, with major acquisitions, acclaimed chart-topping titles, […]

Editorial & Sales Assistant [JOB POSTING]

Editorial & Sales Assistant [JOB POSTING]

Music Sales Group is one of the World’s leading music publishers, owning and managing over 200,000 popular and classical music copyrights. The Group is also Europe’s largest printed music publisher and distributes sheet music, books, instruments and accessories from the UK, Europe, US, Australia and Far East.  The UK Group both owns and operates a […]

From publishing to pioneer: Crystal Mahey-Morgan interview

From publishing to pioneer: Crystal Mahey-Morgan interview

Crystal Mahey-Morgan is Founder at OWN IT! Entertainment Limited. OWN IT! is a storytelling lifestyle brand, telling stories across books, music, fashion and film. At the heart of everything it does is a desire to share, empower, celebrate and inspire. We wanted to find out more about Crystal and her vision. 1) Your writing has […]

Five things every Agent’s Assistant needs

Five things every Agent’s Assistant needs

Alice Sutherland-Hawes works as assistant to Hilary Delamere at The Agency (London) Limited where she assists on a client list which includes Malorie Blackman and Michael Bond. She’s a Chatterbooks Ambassador and is working up a few of her own picture book ideas. 1) Be able to learn very quickly My second week was Bologna […]