Disruption of scholarly publishing ecosystem: Early bird ends tomorrow [EVENT]

Disruption of scholarly publishing ecosystem: Early bird ends tomorrow [EVENT]

“Scholarly Publishing: Crossing the Rubicon” is a new BookMachine event, taking place in Oxford on Thursday 7th September – early bird ticket sales end tomorrow (Friday). We know that the scholarly publishing ecosystem is facing disruption. We know that funders, researchers and librarians are facing the challenges of open access models. We know that technological […]

Consent or Coercion – shape your fate in an age of change [REPORT]

Consent or Coercion – shape your fate in an age of change [REPORT]

Yesterday evening, members and friends of BookMachine and Unite gathered at St Bride Foundation for a panel discussion on the subject of change. There’s perhaps no better place to think about how the publishing industry has changed over the years than this historic building, tucked away just off Fleet Street, the former heart of the […]

How to shape your fate as the publishing industry changes

How to shape your fate as the publishing industry changes

The publishing industry has faced many changes over the years, none bigger perhaps than the digital boom. We’ve seen numerous publishing departments restructured, as companies shift to digital. In 2016 Pearson Education, once the largest publisher in the world, announced it would reduce its workforce by 10% by the end of 2017. But how can […]

Interview with Holger Volland, Vice President Business Development at Frankfurter Buchmesse and founder of THE ARTS+

Interview with Holger Volland, Vice President Business Development at Frankfurter Buchmesse and founder of THE ARTS+

Last year, THE ARTS+ was launched as a new meeting place for the cultural and creative industries. This year it is back – and will run parallel to Frankfurt Book Fair from 11 till 15 October. In the run up to the big event BookMachine and THE ARTS+ are organising an event in London. In […]

Drum roll please … the keynote speaker is …

Drum roll please … the keynote speaker is …

Richard Charkin is the keynote speaker at United, We Publish 3: Consent or coercion – shape your fate in an age of change on 19th July. Aside from being a notable publishing champion, Richard is an excellent and insightful speaker. He is currently Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing, Non-Executive Director of Institute of Physics Publishing and of Liverpool […]

Printing School Tours [19th July, London]

Printing School Tours [19th July, London]

Have you heard about the next BookMachine/Unite event in London? ‘United, We Publish 3: Consent or Coercion – shape your fate in an age of change’ (6.30pm, Wednesday 19th July, London) will examine how to manage change at all levels within an organisation. The event is exactly 6 weeks away, and today we are launching the […]

The Future Looks Bright, The Future Looks Collaborative

The Future Looks Bright, The Future Looks Collaborative

In a packed event at The Library Club on Tuesday, John Bond of whitefox – a publishing agency celebrating its fifth birthday this spring – introduced a panel of experts to explore the theme of creative collaboration in publishing. Chris Michaels, Digital Director at the National Gallery, started by describing how the publishing value chain […]

World Book Day Director joins BookMachine event line-up

World Book Day Director joins BookMachine event line-up

A new speaker has just been announced for How technology can make reading fun. Kirsten Grant will join Matt Deegan, Louie Stowell and Sven Huber in London on 17th May. Each will each be looking at different ways to engage young people online to make reading fun. There will be plenty of time for questions too. […]

Introducing The Riff Raff: A new writers’ community

Introducing The Riff Raff: A new writers’ community

Amy Baker is a freelance writer and the author of travel humour memoir, “Miss-Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America”. She has just co-founded The Riff Raff – a writers’ community that champions debut authors and supports those hoping to one day be published themselves.  When working on your first […]

5 years since launching whitefox: founder insight interview

5 years since launching whitefox: founder insight interview

In the run up to celebrating 5 years of whitefox at their birthday bash, we wanted to interview John Bond about his experience of setting up the popular publishing services agency for publishers, agents, authors and brands. 1) How did you get the idea for the whitefox model? We came out of traditional publishing houses where we […]