Sam Perkins

About Sam Perkins

Sam Perkins is BookMachine’s Content and Community Manager. She is also an Associate Editor at SAGE Publications.

The past, present and future of publicity: Interview with Georgina Moore

The past, present and future of publicity: Interview with Georgina Moore

Georgina Moore is Communications Director at Headline and Tinder Press, and runs the Press Office. Her recent campaigns include Bryony Gordon’s Mad Girl and Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done and she is currently working on Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir I Am, I Am, I Am. Sam Perkins interviews her here.  1) How has book publicity […]

8 writers receive the phone call of a lifetime: Windham-Cambell Prizes announced

8 writers receive the phone call of a lifetime: Windham-Cambell Prizes announced

The director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale University made the call of a lifetime to eight unsuspecting writers this week, and informed them that they will be recognized with a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing. This year’s recipients of one of the world’s richest literature prizes for the first time include poets, […]

Jonny Geller wins BookMachine blogger award 2016

Jonny Geller wins BookMachine blogger award 2016

The BookMachine blogging awards are run annually using Google analytics to pick the most viewed blog posts of the year.  BookMachine readers then vote for their favourite of the selection. The winning blogger of 2016 – as voted by you – is Jonny Geller. Jonny will be winning an annual BookMachine membership, a bottle of something […]

BookMachine Blogging Award: Votes needed

BookMachine Blogging Award: Votes needed

The blogging awards are back! These informal awards are a way to acknowledge the most popular BookMachine bloggers from 2016. Here’s how you can get involved: – Read the 5 most read blog posts of 2016 below – Decide on your favourite and vote for it by clicking on the bloggers name below. You can […]

Diverge! How thinking differently could boost your career

Diverge! How thinking differently could boost your career

In an industry that outsources most of its physical tasks and processes, what’s the one thing that can set you and your organisation apart from your competitors? The way you think… Anna Faherty, publishing professional with over 25 years’ experience, spoke at Tuesday’s The Galley Club event on divergent thinking in publishing. Anna’s provocative session encouraged […]

Marketing vs Design: Photo/Twitter blog

Marketing vs Design: Photo/Twitter blog

If you work in book marketing, your focus is on running campaigns to sell more books. If you are a designer you know that no one will read a blurb, or download a sample without eye-catching covers and advertising material. So which matters more? BookMachine teamed up with emc design for our event on Wednesday to […]

Barr takes over as President of The Publishers Association

Barr takes over as President of The Publishers Association

Stephen Barr, President of SAGE International, has been elected as the new President of The Publishers Association. Stephen succeeds Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin General Books, who remains as an officer on PA Council. Commenting, Stephen said: “The Publishers Association plays an essential role as the collective voice for the publishing community in the […]

Bloomsbury sales up 11%

Bloomsbury sales up 11%

Bloomsbury today announces unaudited results for the year ended 29 February 2016. Financial highlights Revenue grew by 11% to £123.7 million (2015: £111.1 million) Profit before taxation and highlighted items increased by 8% to £13.0 million (2015: £12.1 million) Both revenue and profit benefited from the successful integration of Osprey Publishing acquired in December 2014 […]

Translation Fund for Scottish writers – open for applications

Translation Fund for Scottish writers – open for applications

The fund, administered by Publishing Scotland, is designed to encourage international publishers to translate works by Scottish writers. The new round for 2016/17 is now open. There will be 2 rounds, with the first deadline being Friday 12 August 2016. A second round will be announced prior to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2016. […]

Strong year for UK publishing industry as it grows to £4.4bn

Strong year for UK publishing industry as it grows to £4.4bn

New figures released on Friday by the Publishers Association shows that the UK publishing industry is in good health with total sales of book and journal publishing up to £4.4bn in 2015. The figures also revealed that the UK’s love affair with the printed book is far from over as for the first time since the […]