Ditch your resolutions

Ditch your resolutions

January 17th is a day that divides the world into two groups: people who accomplish their New Year’s Resolutions and people who don’t. It’s National Ditch Your Resolutions Day, and as an avid goal-maker and to-do list lover, I whole heartedly support it. Two weeks in to a new diet, exercise regime, or career plan is usually […]

BookMachine membership prices to rise

BookMachine membership prices to rise

BookMachine Membership first launched at The London Book Fair in 2015. The launch party was a blast – with publishers running all over the show trying to take creative snaps and be in with a chance of winning one of the first accounts. We wanted to offer our event-goers a membership option, as a way […]

Preserving our digital future

Preserving our digital future

John Chelsom started the XML Summer School in 2000, and continues as a board member and lecturer at this annual event. Since 2010 he has been the lead architect of the open source cityEHR product – an XML-based electronic health records system which combines clinical data with medical knowledge bases and is currently used in […]

University of Derby partner on Editorial channel

University of Derby partner on Editorial channel

2017 is a big year for the Publishing team at The University of Derby for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The new BA (Hons) Writing and Publishing, which will launch in September 2017, is the UK’s only dedicated university course that combines all aspects of publishing, professional and creative writing and editing. You can find […]

Publishers Assemble: Christmas 2016 is the time to connect

Publishers Assemble: Christmas 2016 is the time to connect

Let’s face it, 2016 has been one heck of a year. We’ve had Brexit; Trump; the Zika virus; nuclear and missile tests from North Korea; terrorist attacks in Brussels, Lahore and Istanbul, to name a few; plane crashes; global CO2 levels exceeding 400ppm; plus that creepily increasing list of celebrity deaths – and scarily enough, […]

Once upon a time an editor, designer and publicist linked up… Why we started Bookollective

Once upon a time an editor, designer and publicist linked up… Why we started Bookollective

Esther Harris is an Editor and PR with Bookollective Writing for a living can be a lonely business – you spend your days in your own head, scribbling furtively behind your arm or into a laptop. Then, when you are finally finished and ready to present something to the world, you need to get out […]

The adaptation of books

The adaptation of books

One of the best experiences I get whilst doing the Translating the World Project is the little surprises that appear along the way. That’s the case of the Finnish book I am translating: the Polish version is a rhymed text but the original book wasn’t written in verse! Yet children’s books are rich in literary devices […]

10 things that used to be part of a publisher’s day that millennials will find hard to imagine…

10 things that used to be part of a publisher’s day that millennials will find hard to imagine…

Yesterday I discovered I’d been shortlisted for the Women in Publishing Pandora prize for ‘significant and sustained contribution to the publishing industry’. By the time you may read this either Kate Wilson (MD of Nosy Crow) or Justine Solomons (founder of Byte the Book), my fellow shortlistees and true titans of the industry, will have […]

11 questions to boost your video content marketing

11 questions to boost your video content marketing

In content marketing, we want to create value. The magic happens when we start to publish pieces of content that do more than simply propagate our sales. In the end, it is about generating loyal fans who come back to what we create. These fans are a great source of inspiration for more content and […]

A day in the life of a Publisher Account Manager at Nielsen Book Research

A day in the life of a Publisher Account Manager at Nielsen Book Research

Jaclyn Swope is a Publisher Account Manager on the Book Research team at Nielsen BookScan, where she assists a variety of publishers with understanding and utilising both retail sales and consumer data, through training sessions, presentations and bespoke analysis of book industry trends. 8:41 (okay okay more often 9am): I get the train from Surbiton to Woking, […]