Translation tips for beginners

Translation tips for beginners

Have you ever heard the term “lost in translation”? What this commonly used phrase essentially means is that there aren’t specific words to describe the feeling, emotion, or sensation when you’re trying to translate it into another language. (It’s also a really great Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson indie film.) Although a lot of language […]

Google Analytics for publishers: What should you focus on?

Google Analytics for publishers: What should you focus on?

If you are writing and managing a blog or website, you really need to get friendly with Google Analytics. Yes it can be a little bit of a head bend, BUT practice makes perfect and there are some simple things you can do to get more out of your analytics. Analytics is a super tool […]

Man Booker Prize announces 2017 shortlist

Man Booker Prize announces 2017 shortlist

Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Fiona Mozley, George Saunders and Ali Smith have just been announced as the six shortlisted authors for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Their names were announced by 2017 Chair of judges, Lola, Baroness Young, at a press conference at the offices of Man Group, the prize sponsor. […]

We really need diverse books

We really need diverse books

Typically, when I tell someone I work at the Feminist Press one of two things usually happens. People either share all of their (usually negative) thoughts about feminism or they ask what that means. The simple answer is that we are a small nonprofit publisher dedicated to uplifting marginalized voices from around the world. Founded […]

#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 […]