BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

First up, if you find yourself in or around Auld Reekie this evening, BookMachine Edinburgh is the place to be (from 6pm in Carters Bar), closely followed by Literary Death Match in The Guardian Spiegeltent from 9-ish. What more could you ask for from an evening of bookish entertainment? On the site this week, there’s Beck To […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

On BookMachine over the past couple of weeks it was all Fitba, Shades and Gray as Cargo announced three new signings, there were 6 Questions for Jon Reed and we asked Should Children’s Books Come with Age Certifications? In the news it was announced They’re Making Another Hobbit Film Now, and while Steidl launches book-scented perfume, […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

On BookMachine this week, a Seven Figure Book Deal Proves Talent Beats Data, Summer reading scheme is Olympics of the mind, say sport-fearing kids, we saw the Winner of Eyewear’s inaugural Melita Hume Poetry Prize announced, and ELT Teachers can become authors. Elsewhere in the publishing world, it’s big news as Pearson Acquires Self-Publishing Vendor […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week on BookMachine, we kicked things off with the The ABC of Waterstones: A Bookseller’s ‘Promised Land’ and 5 questions for Carolyn Jess Cooke, then looked at This week in literary prizes and the news that Today in tyrants: Hussein daughter seeks publisher for father’s memoirs. And if all that wasn’t enough, we had 5 […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week on the site, we were Revisiting elearning in the Web 2.0 age with Anna Faherty, and Felice Howden asked What Game Is Anobii Playing? Meanwhile, the London Literature Festival announces 2012 line-up, and Century buys rights to Wool, inevitable sheep jokes. Elsewhere on the  web, it appears that Amazon aims to launch front-lit […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

On the site this week, we asked Do Publishers Expect Authors To Market Themselves? There was also the chance to Win a great new novel by asking the author a question! While in the news, Virago to release ‘coming of age’ collection aimed at young women, Maya Angelou completists and ‘I don’t set out to make […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week, you may want to contemplate the Hierarchies of ebook design, while bearing in mind what happens When Publishing Technology Attacks. And as Consumers Start to Take Notice of the E-Book Library Lending Problem, Mike Shatzkin is Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do. Meanwhile, it’s been argued that […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

Before you get stuck in to this week, here are the publishing stories you may have missed over the past fortnight. On BookMachine, we’ve been asking Where Are They Now? Cutting Edge Digital Developments that Didn’t Make It Work,  ‘Publishers are important,’ Val McDermid tells room full of publishers and Edinburgh Book Festival announces conference […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

Over the past couple of weeks on BookMachine, we’ve been pondering: Should Publishers care about Pinterest, why the Exponential growth of Indian book market somehow involves Jeffrey Archer and whether we’re Publishing Developers or Developing Publishers? While the Diagram Prize shortlist immediately renders all other awards irrelevant by dint of insanity, and R.L. Stine publishes […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

On the site this week, we were Writing the book on fashion, arguing that the term ‘Legacy Publisher’ Is Not A Thing, and reporting on Foyles now selling ebooks. And there was plenty happening elsewhere as a Penguin move causes outrage at ToC and it seems Book marketing is broken. Big data can fix it. […]