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 […]

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 […]