Laura Summers

About Laura Summers

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

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 […]

Book Awards Call for Entries – deadline 15 July

Book Awards Call for Entries – deadline 15 July

The 2016 British Book Design and Production Awards have extended their deadline for entries until the 15th July. That gives you a total of 10 days to get your entries in! The awards celebrate the best books of 2016 . These include everything from photographic books, art and architecture monographs, to scholarly, academic and reference […]

Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 Calls For Submissions

Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 Calls For Submissions

BookTrust, Britain’s largest reading charity, invites entries from publishers for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017. The 2017 Awards will celebrate great children’s books published in the last year in two categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts. There will be three shortlisted books for each award chosen by a panel of judges and […]

BookMachine Connect to retire

BookMachine Connect to retire

BookMachine Connect (AKA BookMachine.me) is retiring on Friday 15th July. It’s had a good innings, but a new, shinier model is up-and-running and we are sure you’ll get on just fine. Q&A What happens to my BookMachine profile now? You need to ‘join’ the main BookMachine site and build a new one. It’s super quick, […]