Laura Summers wrote a new post, How to begin coding for free (or nearly free) in a few minutes each day, on the site BookMachine 1 week, 3 days ago
This is a guest post by Anna Cunnane. Anna is Systems and Data Manager at Abrams & Chronicle Books. Anna was winner of the Trailblazer Awards 2018, she is part of BookMachine Team Unplugged and was Chair of the […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Public speaking for introverts: tips from someone who understands, on the site BookMachine 2 weeks ago
This article is a little different from the pieces I usually write or commission for BookMachine, but I think the topic of public speaking deserves a place here because most of us in this industry need to do it […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Commissioning: The insider’s guide to building strong lists, on the site BookMachine 2 weeks ago
Bookmachine Unplugged: Talking Editorial, 3 April 2019
Acquiring books for six-sum figures, huge advances and bidding fights for undisclosed sums of money do not usually represent publishing as a whole. These […]
Today BookMachine launches BookMachine meets…, a brand new event series designed to explore the strategies of some of the top publishing houses, in order to find out what makes them unique and successful.
“The cure to information overload is more information,” David Weinberger once observed.
A co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, a highly influential treatise from 1999 on the ways that the Internet has cha […]
Eco-friendly Tote Bags have been making a come-back at publishing conferences. The latest module on our Publishing MA course explores the reason behind this phenomena.
The course will cover:
An overview of the […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Inclusive publishing in practice: interview with Truth & Tails, on the site BookMachine 3 weeks ago
Phoebe Kirk is the co-founder of Truth & Tails, and also creates illustrative work at Phoebe Kirk Illustration: http://www.phoebekirk.co.uk.
1. In a nutshell, what is Truth and Tails?
Truth & Tails is the series of […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Creating Audiobooks: An Overview of the Production Process, on the site BookMachine 3 weeks ago
Based in Somerset, Audio Factory is an audiobook production company commissioned by independent authors and publishers in the UK, North America and Australia to create audio versions of their titles in […]
I came away from The London Book Fair 2019 with a resounding feeling of hope (along with the usual sleep deprivation, sore throat and body odour).
Digital publishing as a whole and ebooks in general seem to be […]
The largest UK Christian Publisher, SPCK, is recruiting a Senior Digital Marketing Executive to join their fast-paced, forward-thinking marketing team working across all the company’s imprints.
Based in their C […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Winning Non-Fiction Marketing campaign – Becoming: an interview, on the site BookMachine 1 month ago
Amelia Fairney is General Communications Director at Penguin Random house UK. Last month her team won the Book Marketing Society award for Non-Fiction campaign for Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming. We wanted to […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, The Real State of Diversity and Inclusion in Publishing, on the site BookMachine 1 month ago
Nancy Roberts is an experienced entrepreneur and a domain expert in diversity and inclusion. She is the founder of Umbrella, using AI and data analytics for diversity and inclusion. She is also a highly skilled l […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Interview with Colin McElwee, co-founder of Worldreader, on the site BookMachine 1 month, 1 week ago
As co-founder of Worldreader, Colin focuses on developing and growing key partnerships, putting to good use his for-profit and non-profit experience across the globe.
Most recently, Colin was the first director […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Interview with Jo de Vries: commissioning editor, literary agent and lecturer, on the site BookMachine 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Jo de Vries is a commissioning editor and literary agent; her role is all about finding and developing books that will spark the imagination, and striving to increase diversity and innovation in all content areas […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, The business of accessibility: content that is more usable is more valuable, on the site BookMachine 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I have to finally accept that it’s too late to say ‘Happy New Year’, but we’re right on time to say ‘Happy new Unplugged series!’ The 2019 series of BookMachine Unplugged events kicked off on Wednesday 2 […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, A day in the life: Marketing in Academic Publishing, on the site BookMachine 2 months ago
Sophie Eminson, a marketing assistant at Springer Nature, and a book blogger at
where I also share insights into the publishing industry and job hunting tips. […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, 5 things I’ve learnt from working with debut authors, on the site BookMachine 2 months ago
The primary motivation for starting
The Riff Raff
in May 2017 was to champion the work of debut authors. To Rosy and I, two debut
authors ourselves, it seemed there wasn’t enough being done to celebrate t […]
In the seven years I’ve been managing the Profile internship, nearly one hundred interns have fought with our franking machine, climbed mountains of slush, checked hundreds of indexes, and made numberless cups o […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, How the UK publishing industry compares to the Australian industry, on the site BookMachine 2 months, 1 week ago
Ella Chapman is the Head of Marketing Communications at Hachette Australia. Previously she worked in London at Quercus and Little, Brown. You can follow @EllaLChapman.
I moved to Sydney with my husband in […]
Laura Summers wrote a new post, Catalogue season is here again (but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare), on the site BookMachine 2 months, 1 week ago
The time: early evening,
late February. The place: a dark office, desks piled with books, Jiffy bags,
and full-colour A3 print-outs of spreadsheets. A woman sits, hunched, bathed in
the glow of a screen, on which […]
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