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Promote an event, launch a new product, kick-start your digital marketing campaigns

What can BookMachine offer you?

Event promotion and support

Ideal for book launches, product launches, and book fair events; BookMachine can either promote your event, or if you need extra hands-on-deck, we can organise the logistics too.

Online marketing

BookMachine can provide freelance strategic and tactical support for in-house marketing teams or literary companies wanting to make their mark in the publishing world. Content Management of Websites, Copywriting, Analytics, Social Media, SEO – you name it, we can do it!

Training and talks

From one-off training sessions to programming staff development days. BookMachine have experience in both teaching and training and can deliver informative training to a variety of audiences. Previous training and talk titles include: Marketing – reach, trust and discovery (Galley Club), Blogging for Business (City University), Branding for Authors (Kingston University), What could ELT learn from the wider world of publishing? (MaWSIG)

Why hire BookMachine?

Laura Summers

Between 2010 and 2016 BookMachine promoted and hosted over 80 publishing events, selling over 7,000 tickets – that’s a lot of experience in a short space of time! If you want to create a sell-out event which is fun and generates sales, our tried and tested approach can help.

Need to convince your boss?

Laura Summers, BookMachine’s marketing lead, has a CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing, was a BookSeller Rising Star and shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize (2013). Find Laura on Linkedin for more information.


What do other people say about BookMachine?

Not one to blow our own trumpets, you can read what others say here:

‘I hired BookMachine to organise a launch for the 5th Edition of ‘How to Market Books’. What really blew me away was the sheer energy of what they provided – they were consistently imaginative in their ideas, exceptionally efficient in delivery, swift to  respond – and build on – developments. They also consistently offered a reassuringly high attention to detail; they understand how important each book is to its author and I always felt my launch was their priority. Throughout the build-up they liaised effectively with all partners, and delivered a high-impact and highly memorable event.  I can heartily recommend their services – and very much hope to work with them again.’

Dr. Alison Baverstock, Kingston University, London


This is my first BookMachine event. It’s interesting to get everyone together in the publishing industry with so much change going on… It’s a great venue.

Laura Ferguson, Simon and Schuster


‘It was a very enlightening and educational experience for me to work with Laura and BookMachine, and I would highly recommend her.’

Tahira Rahemtulla, Unambiguous Edit


‘BookMachine is forging new ways for people in Publishing to meet each other and ultimately collaborate.’

Sophie O’Rourke, EMC Design


’They don’t just have great ideas, they actually go out and make them happen. The growth of Bookmachine as a network has been incredibly impressive.’

Anna Lewis, Valobox and Completely Novel


‘Laura is encouraging, energetic and extremely supportive, making her an ideal team leader. Through working with Laura, I have learnt a lot of valuable things, both about the publishing industry at large, but also about being a team leader.’

Elin Butler, DK Publishing


‘BookMachine is the the most fun you can have in publishing with your clothes on.’

Lisa Goll, London Writers’ Cafe


BookMachine very successfully attracted people whose primary goal was to meet other people…I did speak to people in a greater age-range than at any other industry social in the past year, from those a bit younger than me to those several decades older.

Elizabeth Watson, Publishing Trendsetter


I’m here because there is this great BookMachine web site and I wanted to hear more about it. It’s about social media and I think it’s really important that the authors and the publicists and the marketers all work together to promote their books through social media.

Heather Drucker, Harper Collins

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