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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?

Book groups and academic seminars, Amazon reviews and Goodreads, newspapers and little magazines, radio shows and literary podcasts and sometimes even TV shows – in terms of form, tone, quality and everything else, the contemporary conversation about books and ideas can seem a thing of infinite variety. But how much does any of it help the books business – if it can be measured at all? And what do authors, book reviewers, publicists and all the other interested parties make of it all? Join us and an eclectic panel for a crucial conversation about the conversation . . .

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.  was shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize and a London Book Fair Trailblazer award in 2017, was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2015, won the Curation & Discoverability section of the Futurebook Hack in 2014, and was shortlisted for a Publisher's Publicity Circle Annual Award in 2013.

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 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 TLSThe GuardianOverland and Books+Publishing amongst others.


3 October
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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