23rd – 27th February 2015
in 5 cities
New for 2015 is BookMachine Week
A week of events aimed at bringing together
publishers, designers, editors, marketers and writers.
Monday 23rd February – BookMachine Brighton
Tim Pilcher (@Tim_Pilcher) has spent over 25 years working in comics and publishing at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, Comics International, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and Ilex Press. He is the current chair of the Comic Book Alliance and is the author of over 20 books, including his memoir, Comic Book Babylon. He is the editor of Brighton: The Graphic Novel, and the forthcoming, Brighton’s Graphic War. He is currently Humanoids’ UK liaison and has lectured on comics at Trinity College, UCL, Imperial War Museum, ICA and The British Library.
Tuesday 24th February – BookMachine London
Wednesday 25th February – BookMachine NYC
Amanda Barbara (@AmandaBabs1) is the CEO of Pubslush, a a pre-publication platform that allows authors and publishers to raise funds and/or collect pre-orders while implementing strategic marketing before publication. Amanda is member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and is an advocate for crowdfunding in the publishing world. She has spoken at various conferences, such as Writer’s Digest, Exceptional Women in Publishing, Crowdfunding East Conference, and the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, and has served as an ambassador and speaker at CONTEC at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Regina Flath (@reginaflath) is a book designer for the Pulse imprint of Simon and Schuster, as well as a freelance illustrator. She’s designed the covers for Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds and both designs and illustrates the covers of David A. Adler’s Danny’s Doodles series. She’s a friend to imaginary creatures everywhere. Find her on the internet at reginaflath.com.
Peter Meyers designs, speaks, and writes about digital books. For more than two decades he has worked at the intersection of writing and technology. He co-founded Digital Learning Interactive, a pioneering multimedia textbook publisher. He has advised many companies on digital content design including O’Reilly Media, Fidelity, Penguin, the IDPF, and Pearson. Author of “Breaking the Page: Transforming Books & the Reading Experience” (http://amzn.com/B00PQ83VD4), Peter has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice. His undergraduate degree is from Harvard, where he studied American history and literature, and he has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
BookMachine NYC is kindly sponsored by City University, London
Thursday 26th February – BookMachine Barcelona
Thursday 26th February – BookMachine Oxford
Rebecca Swift is on of the founding members of the creative research team at Getty Images. With over 20 years of experience in the photography industry, Rebecca is an inspiration for everyone involved in the visual aspects of book publishing.
One of the projects Rebecca will talk about evolved from the popularity of Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In. There are now over 3,000 creative images devoted to the powerful depiction of women, girls and families available via Getty Images through their partnership with Lean In.
BookMachine Oxford is kindly sponsored by Getty Images
Friday 27th February – 3pm GMT – BookMachine Twitter chat
In a digital world of click, swipe and delete, a lot of images pass us by too quickly. What does this mean for images and illustration in publishing? This Twitter chat will bring together some of the questions and themes from BookMachine week and is also an opportunity for those who didn’t get to attend a live event, to discuss the issues online.