Tag Archives: BookMachine Oxford

Kieron Smith: Selling more books online [PRESENTATION]

Kieron Smith: Selling more books online [PRESENTATION]

How good is your metadata? Helping readers find the content they want, in a well-organised way, is fundamental to selling more books online. There are set rules aimed at standardising how publishers, booksellers and others describe each book. Kieron Smith (Digital Director, Blackwells Bookshops) walked us through what we should be thinking about and what will […]

Diversity, gender, equality, and inclusion in publishing

Diversity, gender, equality, and inclusion in publishing

This is a guest post from Claire Louise Kemp, Consultant at Atwood Tate (sponsor of BookMachine Oxford on November 6). “If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.” Junot Diaz Diversity, gender, equality, and inclusion in publishing are topics close to our […]

5 Questions for Christopher Bladon [INTERVIEW]

Christopher Bladon is the Design Manager at HL Studios, sponsors of BookMachine Oxford. As well as being a talented and creative designer, Chris is the go-to guy for anything technical. A problem solving genius that has earned himself the nickname ‘The Oracle’ at work. Charly Ford interviews him ahead of the big event: 1. What […]

5 Questions for Tim Oliver of Macmillan Education [INTERVIEW]

Ahead of Oxford’s next BookMachine event on Thursday 27 June, guest speaker Tim Oliver has kindly answered some questions about all things digital! Tim is Head of the Digital Publishing Unit for Macmillan Education. Over 10 years’ experience in digital project management, extensive involvement with learning management systems and previous roles in trade, academic, NGO […]

BookMachine Oxford March [REVIEW II]

Bea Longworth is director and co-founder at Whooc Publishing Ltd, a fledgling startup making first-person fiction apps for young adults under its Freed Fiction imprint.    A few minutes after arriving at House Bar, I felt a tap on my shoulder. “Is there going to be a talk or something?” It was a valid question […]

BookMachine Oxford March [REVIEW]

Jonathan Davis (Chandos Publishing), who you might have seen on Twitter as @canadiancat has written this comprehensive review of BookMachine Oxford with Richard Sullivan – a great summary for those who missed it. If BookMachine is “the most fun you can have with your clothes on”, the latest gathering had no problem in filling up […]

Win a pair of tickets to Oxford’s next BookMachine event!

Here at BookMachine we are passionate about what we do – BookMachine is fun, interesting, great for making connections, all about collaboration, cool, all-inclusive, informative, forward-thinking, welcoming, mega, bookish, digital, international, community-focused, innovative, friendly, driven… there are endless words to describe it! So we’d like to set you a challenge. Charly Ford described BookMachine as […]

5 Questions for Charly Ford of Osprey Publishing, host of BookMachine Oxford [INTERVIEW]

Charly Ford is a Project Manager at Osprey Publishing and is hosting the BookMachine event in Oxford. Here, Charly shares her enthusiasm for publishing and tells us why you should come along and join the fun later this month.  

5 questions for Richard Sullivan, MD of Osprey Publishing [INTERVIEW]

In the run up to BookMachine Oxford, we’re compiling some interviews with publishing-type folk who will be going to the event. Richard Sullivan (who is our key speaker) is the MD of Osprey Publishing which is a leading publisher of military history, amongst other things and part of Osprey Group – the destination for enthusiasts. […]

BookMachine Oxford – by Helen Tozer [REVIEW]

Helen is a ‘Teen fiction fiend’. She works as a  Sales and Marketing Assistant for McGraw-Hill Education by day and is a rugby player and all-round dreamer by night. She has strong ideas on tea and civil rights! This was her third Bookmachine event. “Overdue a BookMachine fix, it was time I headed to an […]