Call for entries: British Book Design and Production Awards 2017

Call for entries: British Book Design and Production Awards 2017

The British Printing Industries Federation, Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association, The Bookseller and BookMachine are calling for entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards 2017. These are the only industry awards to promote and celebrate the excellence and craftsmanship of the British book design and production industry. All books published between 1 […]

Book Aid International Publisher Ambassadors programme

Book Aid International Publisher Ambassadors programme

Do you love books and want to use your passion to help others? Join Book Aid International’s Publisher Ambassador scheme and help hundreds of thousands of people access the books and information they need to change their lives and shape their own futures. Publisher Ambassadors represent Book Aid International in their organisations and within the […]

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

The Windham-Campbell Prizes were recently awarded to lucky novelists, playwrights, and poets. Norah Myers interviews one winner, Ashleigh Young, here. 1) Huge congratulations on winning a Windham-Campbell Prize. What does it mean to you? Thank you very much, and it’s hard to sum up what this means for me, because truly, it means everything. I […]

The author platform: Why it matters for publishers

The author platform: Why it matters for publishers

Adrian Zackheim, founder of Portfolio, Penguin’s prestigious business book list, knows a thing or two about acquiring and marketing business books. So when I spoke to him in The Extraordinary Business Book Club this week I asked what he looked for in an author. An existing platform – a strong social media following, highly ranked […]

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize announces shortlist of outstanding women in publishing

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize announces shortlist of outstanding women in publishing

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize today names its five talented women on the 2017 shortlist, which recognises the professional achievements and promise of women who have worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years. Collectively called ‘forces of nature’ by the judging panel who stood out for their ‘passion and determination to […]

The London Book Fair Competition #BookMachineWorks

The London Book Fair Competition #BookMachineWorks

This competition is for you. We want you to capture your best moments from this year’s London Book Fair and share your photos using the hashtag #BookMachineWorks On Friday we will pick the best picture – the winning photographer wins a free 12 Month BookMachine Promoted Membership, worth £90. They will also be sent a […]

A tax on the precariat: what the 2017 budget means for the self-employed in publishing

A tax on the precariat: what the 2017 budget means for the self-employed in publishing

Outrage abounds in the wake of Philip Hammond’s 2017 Budget announcement on Wednesday. Amongst other controversial moves, National Insurance (NI) payments on the self-employed have been increased by 2%. But what effect will this raise have on the growing number of self-employed and freelance workers in the publishing industry? The figures Let’s start by looking […]

Paula Neary from Springer Nature joins Ribbonfish as CEO

Paula Neary from Springer Nature joins Ribbonfish as CEO

Ribbonfish has appointed Paula Neary as its new CEO. The former Director of Business Systems at Springer Nature takes up a leadership role at the fast-growing publishing technology startup from March onwards, after leaving her previous post in early 2017. Based in London and New York, Ribbonfish is aiming to expand its existing portfolio of […]

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 […]