What a real ‘audiobook’ revolution would look like

What a real ‘audiobook’ revolution would look like

Richard Brooks is a Researcher at Coventry University and the Project Manager of the Arts and Humanity Research Council project ‘Hidden Story’. At the recent FutureBook conference in London the ‘Audiobook Revolution’ was hailed as offering opportunities for publishers to reach a new demographic keen to listen to drama on the move. Yet audiobooks in […]

Coming at the book backward

Coming at the book backward

Kelly Pietrangeli had a brilliant idea for a book. She and her friends had discovered a powerful way of managing the chaos and anxiety that seems an inevitable part of bringing up children today with a set of tools around life balance, productivity and goal setting. They’d been using the tools themselves with great success, […]

10 ways for authors to save money on editing

10 ways for authors to save money on editing

Lisa Poisso is a fiction editor and book writing coach working with independent authors and new authors seeking representation. Lisa helps emerging authors tune their manuscripts to publishing industry standards and craft commercial fiction that resonates with readers. Find her at Lisa Poisso, follow her on Twitter at @LisaPoisso, or like her on Facebook. This guest […]

Interview with Literary Agent Harry Illingworth

Interview with Literary Agent Harry Illingworth

Harry Illingworth is a literary agent at DHH Literary Agency, where he specialises in genre fiction and is actively building his list. He is also Marketing & Communications Manager at Goldsboro Books, an independent bookshop in Central London. Before that he gained experience in different departments of the publishing industry at Michael O’Mara Books, HarperCollins and […]

Managing, inspiring and evaluating your out-of-house workforce

Managing, inspiring and evaluating your out-of-house workforce

BookMachine have been working closely with Just Content and Redwood Publishing Recruitment on the next event – ‘Outsourcing uncovered: Managing, inspiring & evaluating your out-of-house workforce‘. Three carefully-selected speakers, armed with ideas around how to manage the in-house/freelance working relationship will be taking to the stage. Astrid deRidder is Head of Business Development within the […]

Remote control: Collaboration and proofing tools for design teams

Remote control: Collaboration and proofing tools for design teams

For many of the book publishers I work with the use of freelancers is an integral part of their workflow. Some companies offer their internal design and editorial staff the opportunity of working from home and use remote working on projects with colleagues based in other locations. It might not be for everyone, but working […]

10 translating tips for beginners

10 translating tips for beginners

Translating is not just what I do, it is also my passion. Deciphering a message and encoding it into another language is fun and exciting. If you’re considering a career in Translation or you already made up your mind to become one of us, these tips will help you get started: 1) Try to dedicate […]

A day in the life of a startup founder

A day in the life of a startup founder

John Pettigrew is CEO and Founder of Futureproofs, where he is trying to make editors’ lives better with software designed for the jobs they actually do. A recovering editor himself, John has been working in publishing since 1997, including stints on academic journals, educational textbooks, and print and digital materials of all kinds.  06:40 Radio 4 […]

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 […]

Learn new publishing skills with BookMachine in 2017

Learn new publishing skills with BookMachine in 2017

After the huge success of Coding for publishers: half-day taster course (with Bibliocloud), BookMachine is back with more training for publishing professionals. Publishing software expert Ken Jones has years of experience gained training hundreds of creative, production and marketing staff at the UK’s largest and smallest book publishers. He has put together two hands-on training […]