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November 2019

Nov 27
27 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

Understanding InDesign: Foundation Course

Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0EW 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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February 2020

Feb 10
10 February @ 1:00 pm - 24 February @ 2:00 pm GMT

Masterclass in Production Skills

Online event

Do you use InDesign and want to be sure that your page design can be produced as you expect? Do you work in production and want to be sure your ‘print ready files’ are actually that, before they go to the printer?

This 3-week online course will give the background information and use the latest methods to demystify the technical topics of book production.

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Feb 12
12 February @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT

BookMachine Unplugged 2020: Talking Production

ARBORETUM, 2A Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HF United Kingdom
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Most book publishers are still producing books in the same way they did five or even ten years ago. Anyone starting a new publishing company in 2020 could do well to challenge how things are done by not simply accepting 'this is the way we've always done it.' But what can established publishers learn from this fresh approach?

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Feb 26
26 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT

Understanding Accessibility in EPUB

Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0EW United Kingdom
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Currently less than 8% of the world’s books ever make it into accessible formats. Making our books, ebooks and other content accessible is crucial, both from an ethical standpoint and as a legal requirement. This presentation is aimed at digital publishing professionals wanting to improve their publishing practices using EPUB in 2020. 

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March 2020

Mar 11
11 March @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm GMT

Meet and Mingle at LBF 2020

The London Book Fair, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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Meet us in the Buzz Theatre on Wednesday at the London Book Fair.

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April 2020

Apr 1
1 April @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

BookMachine Unplugged 2020: Talking Editorial

Online event

Find out what editors really do and how to build strong author relationships in this behind-the-scenes tour of the world of editing.

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Apr 27
27 April @ 1:00 pm - 30 April @ 2:00 pm BST

How to use Agile principles to lead projects and work effectively

Online event

50% off for BookMachine members // Are you an editor or project manager interested in working more effectively and translating this into real project leadership? This online course will deliver practical tools and ideas to strengthen your personal effectiveness and project management.

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May 2020

May 6
6 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

BookMachine Unplugged 2020: Talking Tech

Online event

We're beyond the stage of talking about whether or not you should learn to code. The benefits and importance of coding are well publicised. We are evolving from the "why" to the "how".

So join us for an evening of stories from people who've done it.

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May 7
7 May @ 1:00 pm - 21 May @ 2:00 pm BST

Understanding Accessibility in EPUB (May 2020)

Online event

50% off for BookMachine members // Currently less than 8% of the world’s books ever make it into accessible formats. Making our books, ebooks and other content accessible is crucial, both from an ethical standpoint and as a legal requirement. During this course, learn how to improve your publishing practices using EPUB in 2020.

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June 2020

Jun 17
17 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

BookMachine Unplugged 2020: Talking Audio

Online event

Research shows audiobooks reach listeners/readers beyond traditional book-buyers and podcasts are seen as the gateway into audiobooks. But are audiobooks the gateway into other reading formats, such as print and e-pub?

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