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This is a guest post by Annette Peppis. Annette leads a virtual team at Annette Peppis & Associates, a creative hub of established publishing industry experts who create books, branding, marketing material and design templates for leading publishers, business start-ups and SMEs. Keep in touch with her by subscribing to her bi-monthly emails and receive your free Font Quiz.

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find audiobooks

Carla Herbertson joined Zebralution, a leading distributor of digital media content, as their Head of UK Audio Content in January. She has been working in the audio industry for twenty years, starting her career as a BBC Producer across a variety of programmes. Before joining Zebralution in January, Carla developed audio strategies for numerous services and products for the Royal National Institute for Blind People.

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Hannah Wolfson is a lover of all things literature. She has had the pleasure of heading up Team UK at BookBeat since its market launch in March of last year.

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Create great audiobooks

Alys Hewer is the production manager at Red Apple Audiobooks, a division of Red Apple Creative. She previously worked as an audiobook producer and editor but now spends more time out of studio managing the production from start to finish. Her favourite part of the process is casting because it gives her an excuse to hide away and read. 

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Publicity campaign case study

Claire Maxwell is a freelance publicist, former journalist and a member of BookMachine Works. She’s worked in the communications department of various publishing companies in the UK including Canongate Books and Icon Books, managing huge campaigns and securing national and regional publicity for a number of authors.

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Crowdfunded publishing

Lauren Nickodemus is co-founder of the indie publishing company Monstrous Regiment, and works in book marketing. Originally from Michigan, she is now based in Edinburgh. She tweets very sparingly at @laurennicko and spends her free time writing speculative fiction.

Ellen Desmond makes up the other half of Monstrous Regiment. In 2016 she was awarded the title of Ireland’s Best Student Editor and nominated for an SAAI Award for contribution to Irish student media and publishing. She’s always happy to connect on Twitter @ellen_desmond.

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Digital Book World

As an exclusive to BookMachine, we are proud to be able to announce that our partner, Digital Book World – the longstanding and influential publishing conference which takes place in the United States each year – has landed Amazon as a sponsor for the first time.

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Ready/ing to judge: The first 2018 BookMachine event with the TLS
Francesca Zunino Harper is a linguist, translator, and publishing professional. She worked in the British and international academia researching on comparative literatures,  translation, and women’s and environmental humanities for several years. She now works in the Humanities and Social Sciences area of publishing. You can follow her @ZuninoFrancesca.

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skills needed to work in publishing

Heather O’Connell has more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry working her way up from controller to senior management positions at Penguin and Harper Collins. She recently launched the Get into Book Publishing programme which provides expert, accessible training for those new to the industry. Here Abbie Headon interviews Heather about the course and working publishing.

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Junior Designer

Junior Designer [JOB POSTING]

Job Title: Junior Designer
Job Location: London, UK

  • Do you have a passion for good design and a meticulous eye for detail?
  • Do you have never-ending ideas and a host of design solutions up your sleeve?
  • Are you as comfortable designing eye-catching social media content as well as book design?

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Leadership in Publishing

Paula Neary is CEO of Ribbonfish. She has over 25 years of experience in senior roles across academic, education, trade and STM publishing. Prior to working at Ribbonfish she was Director of Business Systems at Springer Nature and spent 12 years at The Random House Group as Publishing Systems Director, following an initial 8 years at Pearson Education. (this blog post first appeared here)

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