3 ways to be excellent on social media

3 ways to be excellent on social media

Whether you’re a publisher, indie author or editor, it’s likely that using social media will be part of your engagement strategy. Perhaps you want to connect with potential clients or build a network. Maybe you’re looking for content or even funding. Here are my top tips for achieving your goals. 1) LinkedIn: Don’t even say […]

Brand: A key tool in your marketing strategy

Brand: A key tool in your marketing strategy

Whatever the format or platform you use, every time your business communicates, you have an opportunity to strengthen your brand. Each communication is also an opportunity to further your strategic marketing objectives. At its core, branding it isn’t about visual decoration or artistic good taste; branding has a function to perform. The fundamental purpose of branding is […]

Talking Podcasts: The Extraordinary Business Book Club

Talking Podcasts: The Extraordinary Business Book Club

In the second article in our Talking Podcasts series, Abbie Headon interviews Alison Jones, a regular contributor to the BookMachine blog and an expert commentator on all things digital, about her podcast, The Extraordinary Business Book Club. 1) Where did the idea for The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast spring from? Basically I wanted to […]

The Quarto Group on publishing partnerships: David Inman interview

The Quarto Group on publishing partnerships: David Inman interview

An interesting publishing industry development was announced last week, as The Quarto Group signed an agreement with Dennis Publishing Ltd to distribute the Viz Annual through their Quarto Distribution Services business. Norah Myers caught up with David Inman, Managing Director, Quarto Partners to find out more. 1) Why is it important to you to distribute Viz […]

Disruption of scholarly publishing ecosystem: Early bird ends tomorrow [EVENT]

Disruption of scholarly publishing ecosystem: Early bird ends tomorrow [EVENT]

“Scholarly Publishing: Crossing the Rubicon” is a new BookMachine event, taking place in Oxford on Thursday 7th September – early bird ticket sales end tomorrow (Friday). We know that the scholarly publishing ecosystem is facing disruption. We know that funders, researchers and librarians are facing the challenges of open access models. We know that technological […]

Talking Podcasts: 6 questions for The Riff Raff

Talking Podcasts: 6 questions for The Riff Raff

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular, and it’s time we all started paying attention to them, as publishers and authors. In this first interview in a series called Talking Podcasts, Abbie Headon interviews Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards about The Riff Raff podcast, which focuses on debut authors. 1) Where did the idea for […]

Project Manager, Education [JOB POSTING]

Project Manager, Education [JOB POSTING]

Out of House Publishing Solutions is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. We offer a comprehensive project management service for every kind of publishing project, and we are currently looking for a project manager to come and work on our expanding list of educational titles. This exciting and varied role will be vital […]

Alchemy: Why poetry publishers need to get it together

Alchemy: Why poetry publishers need to get it together

In May this year, three wrestling matches were held in a library. Two small poetry publishers, Sidekick Books and The Emma Press, nominated their champions for the ‘Pamphleteers’ grand slam, roared about their scrapping prowess and set them against each other in a no-holds-bard smackdown. Pamphlet took on pamphlet, and the poetry pitted dinosaurs against […]

Celebrity spotting at THE ARTS+ 2016

Celebrity spotting at THE ARTS+ 2016

On 5th July, BookMachine is working with the Frankfurt Book Fair team on an event in London which will raise awareness of THE ARTS+ – an interactive business festival run at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse) from 11-15th October 2017. It will focus on the future of the arts, cultural and creative industries. The London event will featuring […]

Photos from United We Publish II

Photos from United We Publish II

For the third year in a row, BookMachine and working with Unite the Union on an event for publishing people at St.Bride Foundation. This week we will be launching the keynote speaker for United We Publish III, Consent or Coercion – shape your fate in an age of change. Whilst we prepare for this year’s event, we […]