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 […]

BookMachine and the Frankfurt Book Fair launch THE ARTS+ event

BookMachine and the Frankfurt Book Fair launch THE ARTS+ event

On Tuesday 6th June 2017, BookMachine and the Frankfurt Book Fair announced their plans, which had been brewing for months. Their first joint event was officially launched: ‘Reinventing Culture: How the Arts Worlds Collide in the Age of Technology’. It’s set to take place on the evening of 5th July 2017 at The Library Private […]

Launch of Publishing Salary Survey 2017

Launch of Publishing Salary Survey 2017

bookcareers.com, a careers consultancy for the publishing industry, is now gathering data for its latest salary survey. The results will be published in September 2017. The survey analyses salaries from UK and Ireland book publishers and literary agents who employ staff on a salary or a fixed term contract basis (either full or part time). […]

Why choose a specialist picture library?

Why choose a specialist picture library?

Luci Gosling, Head of Sales and Research at historical image specialist Mary Evans Picture Library argues the case for the smaller, specialist agency in an industry that is becoming increasingly dominated by a handful of major players. Founded in 1964, Mary Evans Picture Library was borne out of Mary’s, and her husband Hilary’s shared love […]

Young Language Learner Award 2017 – how to win

Young Language Learner Award 2017 – how to win

b small language learning books are designed to help young people practise foreign languages at home, or on the move. This year b small has relaunched its Young Language Learner Award. The competition runs in two categories (under 6s and over 6s) and one winner from each wins a mini library of b small language […]

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 awarded to Alice Curry

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 awarded to Alice Curry

The winner of the 2017 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was tonight named as Alice Curry, founder and publisher of Lantana Press, at a prize ceremony that saw Mary Beard give a keynote speech on women in the modern and ancient world, at Carmelite House, London. The driving force behind Lantana was praised as a great […]

How technology can make reading fun: Sven Huber interview

How technology can make reading fun: Sven Huber interview

Ahead of How technology can make reading fun, an event in London, we decided to interview the expert speakers. Sven Huber is founder & CEO of Boolino, creator of reading tools like Boolino Book Box and publisher of the unique literacy resource Fiction Express.  1) Some people think Technology deters kids from reading, with young people […]

Book Aid International announced as Blackwell’s charity of the year 2017

Book Aid International announced as Blackwell’s charity of the year 2017

The UK’s largest academic and specialist bookseller, Blackwell’s UK, has named Book Aid International as its Charity of the Year for 2017. Shops in England, Scotland and Wales will support the charity by donating proceeds from its plastic bags sales to the charity throughout 2017. The Blackwell’s team will also be working with Book Aid […]

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 […]