Winner of #BookMachineWorks competition

Winner of #BookMachineWorks competition

Last week, amidst the buzz of face-to-face connections at The London Book Fair, a bunch of publishing people were snapping away on their phones, trying to win the #BookMachineWorks competition. The winning photographer wins a free 12 Month BookMachine Promoted Membership, worth £90. They will also be sent a bottle of bubbly. This year’s judge […]

Book design for self-publishing authors

Book design for self-publishing authors

What is book design like when you choose to self-publish your work? Mathias Lord of Hewer Text fills us in. Book design is something readers appreciate but usually don’t notice. However, if you are a self-publisher, it is crucial to know about book design. What is it, and what are the main differences between book […]

Tips for using Photoshop at work: Beate Allerton interview

Tips for using Photoshop at work: Beate Allerton interview

Ahead of the upcoming training course Photoshop for publishers, BookMachine are running a series of interviews with industry professionals to understand how they use the tool at work. This interview by Katie Dodson is with Beate Allerton, who runs a writing and creative business in Aberdeenshire. 1) How frequently do you use Photoshop and when […]

Tips for using InDesign and Photoshop at work: Adam Brightman interview

Tips for using InDesign and Photoshop at work: Adam Brightman 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 Adam Brightman, Senior Designer at emcdesign. Since 2010, Adam has worked on some of the most complex […]

Tips for using InDesign and Photoshop at work: Michael Goldrei interview

Tips for using InDesign and Photoshop at work: Michael Goldrei 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 Michael Goldrei, graphic designer, photographer & illustrator who works for Macmillan Education as a Managing Designer. 1) […]

Brand building for publishers: It may not be what you think

Brand building for publishers: It may not be what you think

Publishers spend a lot of time talking about building their brands, but most of us know in our heart of hearts that – for most of the readers most of the time – our brands are pretty much irrelevant. Some have nailed it – Penguin, Oxford, Nature, Rough Guides, Wiley’s Dummies Guides – but they’re […]

What is the future of illustrated publishing?

What is the future of illustrated publishing?

Digital printing technology has the potential to transform the illustrated book industry. The classic model for illustrated book publishing established by Paul Hamlyn and others several decades ago saw high overall pre-press and print costs for illustrated titles offset by large print runs, traditionally including one or more coeditions with foreign-language publishers. Today, most – […]

When royalty came to the Fair

When royalty came to the Fair

It’s not everywhere that you get to follow in the footsteps of royalty. If you’re expecting to be standing on sore feet at London Book Fair, trying to keep your good suit looking pristine, reeling from multiple conversations and always hurrying on to the next stand at least you are in good company. In 2014, […]

Tips for using InDesign and Photoshop at work: Vladimir Verano interview

Tips for using InDesign and Photoshop at work: Vladimir Verano 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 Vladimir Verano, Production Manager and lead Designer at Third Place Publishing. 1) How frequently do you use […]

Tips for using InDesign at work: Keara Donnachie interview

Tips for using InDesign at work: Keara Donnachie interview

Ahead of the upcoming training course InDesign for publishers, BookMachine are running a series of interviews with industry professionals to understand how they use the tool at work. The first interview by Katie Dodson is with Keara Donnachie, Marketing and Publicity Manager at Sandstone Press. 1) How frequently do you use InDesign and when did […]