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BookMachine London with TLS – October 2018

3 October @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST

Wednesday 3rd October, 6.30pm | The Driver, Kings Cross, London

Free for BookMachine members / £5 early bird / £8 tickets

Must read – must buy?

Are authors, reviewers and publicists wasting their time on book coverage?

The contemporary conversation about books and ideas goes way beyond traditional features and interviews. Book groups, academic seminars, Amazon user reviews, Goodreads, the press, radio, podcasts, and sometimes even TV: the form, tone and quality of coverage has infinite variety.

But how much does any of it help the books business – if it can be measured at all? Do authors, reviewers, and publicists feel their efforts are worthwhile?

Join us and an eclectic panel for a crucial conversation about the conversation around books.

Your speakers

Michael Caines (Host)

Michael Caines;works at the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2013) and the editor of a TLS bicentennial celebration of Jane Austen. He is writing a short book about literary prizes, and a slightly longer book about Brigid Brophy.

Sarah Braybrooke

Sarah Braybrooke is Managing Director of award-winning independent publisher Scribe, whose titles include Gut by Giulia Enders, Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea and You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] by Andrew Hankinson. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize and a London Book Fair Trailblazer award, and in 2015 she was named a Bookseller Rising Star.

Nicholas Clee

Nicholas Clee is Joint Editor of BookBrunch; Observer reviewer; freelance journalist, specialising in books and the book trade. He is also a successful author of nearly a dozen books and most recently wrote The Booker and the Best, an account of the literary world and of how books are judged.

Marion Rankine

Marion Rankine is a freelance writer and bookseller based in London. Her first book, Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature, was published by Melville House in November 2017. Her essays, reviews and features have appeared in the TLS, The Guardian Overland and  Books+Publishing amongst others.


3 October
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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