#imaginepeace picture book launch with messages from around the world

#imaginepeace picture book launch with messages from around the world

imaginepeacebook.com is a new website celebrating the publication of IMAGINE, the first picture book set to John Lennon’s iconic lyrics paired with illustrations by award-winning artist Jean Jullien. The book has been published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group – all royalties from the sale of IMAGINE will be donated to […]

A long-term approach to working with book bloggers [Winning blog idea July]

A long-term approach to working with book bloggers [Winning blog idea July]

Each month BookMachine offers a community member, with great ideas, the chance to write on the site. July’s joint winner (with Richard McCartney’s piece), was Dawn McGuigan with her top tips for working with book bloggers in the long term.  Marketers have worked with bloggers for several years now to raise the profile of their lists. […]

Diversity Focused Independent Publishing House launched today

Diversity Focused Independent Publishing House launched today

3 of Cups Press is a new independent micropublisher, launched to promote and champion marginalised and minority voices otherwise unheard in mainstream publishing.Their first book, On Anxiety, has been released for funding on Kickstarter. The first publications from 3 of Cups Press are a series of themed anthologies, released quarterly throughout 2018 and covering topics including […]

Scottish Friendly Book Tour: an inspiring idea

Scottish Friendly Book Tour: an inspiring idea

Poet Theresa Munoz visited 10 secondary schools in Teesside last week as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour, organised by Scottish Book Trust, has been running for 19 years. It tours throughout Scotland’s urban, rural and remote communities and visits every single Scottish local authority on a […]

InDesign for publishers: Annette Peppis interview

InDesign for publishers: Annette Peppis interview

Ahead of the upcoming training courses InDesign and Photoshop for publishers, BookMachine are running a series of interviews with industry professionals to understand how they use the tools at work. The following interview by Katie Dodson is with Annette Peppis, virtual team leader at Annette Peppis & Associates. Annette’s work was recently commended in the ‘Best Website’ category at the Richmond Business Awards. […]

How to network when you’re naturally shy

How to network when you’re naturally shy

Networking is crucial in business. But what happens when you’re shy or feel overwhelmed at big events with new people? Stephanie Cox shares some valuable advice for networking when you’re naturally more introverted. I understand completely if you feel anxious about networking events. Rest assured: everyone feels that way sometimes. The below are a few […]

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 […]

First National Indexing Day announced

First National Indexing Day announced

The Society of Indexers is celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2017 and has designated 30 March as the first National Indexing Day to raise awareness of this little-known but essential profession. Following on from National Indexing Day, index scholars and lovers will be gathering at the Bodleian Library for a two-day symposium on the Book […]

Scratching out is the new colouring in

Scratching out is the new colouring in

The Quarto Group have announced the launch of Scratch & Create, a new series of books that feature metallic ink layered over drawings or colourful backgrounds. With a stylus, you scratch away the coating to reveal the artwork beneath. David Breuer, Chief Creative Officer, said: ‘More and more adults are looking for creative activities that can help […]

8 writers receive the phone call of a lifetime: Windham-Cambell Prizes announced

8 writers receive the phone call of a lifetime: Windham-Cambell Prizes announced

The director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale University made the call of a lifetime to eight unsuspecting writers this week, and informed them that they will be recognized with a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing. This year’s recipients of one of the world’s richest literature prizes for the first time include poets, […]