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February 2019

BookMachine Unplugged 2019: Talking Production

20 February @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm GMT
The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave
London, W1D 6LQ United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.00

As well as the obvious ethical and now legal requirements to make sure our books, ebooks and content is accessible there are also sound business reasons. Yet why are so many publishers still not achieving fully accessible products? Our panel will examine the standards, legislation and technical issues that companies of all size face. They will provide straightforward answers to what you need to do to be accessible as well as why and how you can make it happen.

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March 2019

BookMachine at The London Book Fair 2019

13 March @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm GMT
The London Book Fair, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Free

It’s time to register for the unmissable BookMachine/London Book Fair Wednesday afternoon gathering (4.30pm, Buzz Bar). This year we would like to thank both The London Book Fair and Geethik Technologies for sponsoring drinks.

Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with members old and new; in a strictly social setting. By registering you can also get 50% off* your Book Fair entry ticket.

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April 2019

BookMachine Unplugged 2019: Talking Editorial

3 April @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave
London, W1D 6LQ United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.00

Commissioning is traditionally laden in mystery, represented by six-figure deals announced in the trade press, or laced with cocktails at The Ivy. But that’s not really how it works for most of the industry. What do commissioning editors do to build strong lists and how can you use these insights to find the best books for yours? Three speakers from digital-first publishing, independent publishing and trend-led publishing will demystify how they develop a balanced and successful programme.

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May 2019

Understanding InDesign: Foundation Course

1 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula,
London, SE10 0ER United Kingdom
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£210 – £295

Enhance your professional potential with this Foundation Course in Adobe InDesign. This is the industry standard software used by publishers to create books, magazines and most printed publications.

This one day course introduces the best techniques to use for professional book creation and will lead you through practical exercises using professional techniques to build a book from scratch. No prior experience of InDesign is assumed.

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Understanding InDesign: Advanced Techniques

7 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula,
London, SE10 0ER United Kingdom
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£210 – £295

Get ahead in the workplace with this advanced course in Adobe InDesign. This is intended for InDesign users who want to be sure they are taking advantage of the latest and best features and working in the most efficient and smart way.

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Understanding InDesign: Marketing & Creatives

21 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula,
London, SE10 0ER United Kingdom
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£210 – £295

Transform your career with this one-day hands-on practical course which will guide you through designing, creating and editing flyers, leaflets, posters and other sales and marketing materials in Adobe InDesign. There is no prior experience of InDesign assumed.

The professional techniques taught during the day also serve as an ideal introduction to confidently working with book files.

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BookMachine Unplugged 2019: Talking Tech

22 May @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave
London, W1D 6LQ United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.00

Publishing has a problem with tech. Everyone is talking about it and many want to learn to code, but if you don't know what you don't know, you can't do it, right? Well, we're here to help.
A panel of tech champions will explain exactly what different terms are and how you can get started with them.

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Understanding eBooks: Presentation & Workshop

28 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich Peninsula,
London, SE10 0ER United Kingdom
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£210 – £295

Do you want to be an ebook expert? Do you want to thoroughly understand the market? Plus have the practical skills to code your own books? Join industry expert Ken Jones for this two-part one-day course.

In the morning session Ken will present an overview of the ebook market today, giving you insights into which formats work on which devices; and making sure you are up-to-speed on the latest debates around DRM. The afternoon session will be a hands-on course for coding ebooks.

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July 2019

BookMachine Unplugged 2019: Talking Marcomms

3 July @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave
London, W1D 6LQ United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.00

The majority of marketing and publicity departments work on very modest budgets. And while there are plenty of inspiring marketing and publicity campaigns that deliver great results, how many of them can you realistically expect to deliver? Even the ones that purport to be “low cost” are often not.

Our panel of experienced publicists and marketers will talk through three case studies of genuinely small or non-existent budgets. Each practical example will show how you can harness the latest techniques to boost the profile and sales of the books you publish, but without costing a fortune.

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September 2019

BookMachine Unplugged 2019: Talking Audio

25 September @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm BST
The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave
London, W1D 6LQ United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.00

Audio isn’t just about one format of a publishing programme. It has the potential enhance your list as well as the publishing industry as a whole. It’s not just about a product revenue stream. Audio can boost marketing and publicity, enhance an author’s relationship with their readers, and encourage more people to listen then read. Join our panel of passionate audio publishers for an insightful look at how far audio publishing can take your business in 2019.

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