If books be the food of love, read on: Sharing books on Valentine’s Day

If books be the food of love, read on: Sharing books on Valentine’s Day

As the Book Bulletin online catalogue crowdfunding campaign for reading recommendations and gift suggestions comes to an end on International Book Giving Day (also known in some quarters as ‘Valentine’s Day’), Christopher Norris from the Jolabokaflod Book Campaign asked friends, fans and followers of the initiative how they would feel about exchanging books with significant […]

Next week on BookMachine: your out-of-house workforce

Next week on BookMachine: your out-of-house workforce

Heads-up publishing people! Next week we have two insightful things happening for anyone who is tasked with managing, inspiring and evaluating their out-of-house workforce. The in-person event Sometimes it’s good to talk in person. Skype and Google hangouts do the job. But really, human contact is the best. So with that in mind, we have […]

BookMachine in Barcelona [EVENT]

BookMachine in Barcelona [EVENT]

If you’re working in the publishing industry and near Barcelona on 16th February, then this is an event to be at! BookMachine in Barcelona draws in an interesting crowd of publishers, agents, freelancers and book technology experts. Everyone meets at La Laie bookshop, in a private room, ideal for some drinks and a talk followed […]

Writers plan protest ahead of Trump inauguration day

Writers plan protest ahead of Trump inauguration day

Writers Resist London will take place at: The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury Sunday 15th January, 2017 4-6PM Free event, all welcome Writers Resist London will join over 50 cities worldwide in reaffirming a commitment to a tolerant and diverse society through panel discussion and poetry readings from literary voices. A flagship New York City event co-sponsored […]

Seeking exceptional women in publishing

Seeking exceptional women in publishing

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2017 today opens for submissions. The Prize, which recognises the professional achievements and promise of women in publishing, is open to any woman who has worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years. The deadline for nominations is 5PM on Friday 27th January 2017. The winner of […]

British Book Design and Production Awards Winners

British Book Design and Production Awards Winners

The British Book Design and Production Awards were held on 10 November at the dazzling Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, central London. Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE was the host for the evening – best known in households across the country for her children’s programmes such as ‘Playschool’ and ‘CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories’. In 2013 Floella […]

Diverge! How thinking differently could boost your career

Diverge! How thinking differently could boost your career

In an industry that outsources most of its physical tasks and processes, what’s the one thing that can set you and your organisation apart from your competitors? The way you think… Anna Faherty, publishing professional with over 25 years’ experience, spoke at Tuesday’s The Galley Club event on divergent thinking in publishing. Anna’s provocative session encouraged […]

Marketing vs Design: Photo/Twitter blog

Marketing vs Design: Photo/Twitter blog

If you work in book marketing, your focus is on running campaigns to sell more books. If you are a designer you know that no one will read a blurb, or download a sample without eye-catching covers and advertising material. So which matters more? BookMachine teamed up with emc design for our event on Wednesday to […]

Sarah Crossan in conversation with Tanya Landman [EVENT]

Sarah Crossan in conversation with Tanya Landman [EVENT]

A little something for BookMachine Members today. As you know, Bloomsbury Book Club are BookMachine-friendly and offer you 20% off their events. This one is happening in London on Thursday 24th November (you can grab the discount code on your members dashboard) – and is being chaired by the one and only Harriet Minter, mostly […]

New home for BookMachine

New home for BookMachine

BookMachine has a new home. It’s a private members club in Covent Garden, aptly called ‘The Lib-rary’. The walls are adorned with bookcases and books. The bar is stocked with ample selection of beers, wines and spirits. There’s a lively main bar area – where our events will take place, and upstairs a number of […]