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Seeking creative candidates: Win a stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Seeking creative candidates: Win a stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair

For the second time, the Frankfurt Book Fair is awarding its Wildcard. The candidate whose exhibition concept manages to win over the judges will be awarded the grand prize: an 8-sqm-stand at the world’s largest fair for content.

Food writers award grants £2,000

The inaugural Jane Grigson Trust Award, designed to support new food writers is currently open for submissions, with the deadline for entries being the end of this month, 31 October 2015. This award was created in honour of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jane Grigson’s death, and will be made to a writer new to food […]

Refugee libraries in Calais and beyond

Refugee libraries in Calais and beyond

There is a common misconception that refugee camps are temporary structures, built to house a population consistently on the move. The truth of the matter is, however, that these structures can remain in place for a long time and develop a life of their own. Just like any other town, long-term refugee camps require supplies […]

10 things we learnt from the first Nosy Crow Illustrator Salon

10 things we learnt from the first Nosy Crow Illustrator Salon

BookMachine were at The Book Club last night for the first installment of the new Nosy Crow Illustrator Salons. Steven Lenton, author-illustrator of Princess Daisy and the Dragon (and the Nincompoop Knights) and illustrator of the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam picture books, was interviewed by Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow.  Their friendly repartee set the tone for […]

Balancing Act: Keeping publishing’s polarities in check

Balancing Act: Keeping publishing’s polarities in check

Publishing is an industry that operates between polarities, constantly engaging a series of balancing acts that define the kinds of books we sell and the profit margins we make. But are there canaries in the cage that tell us when we’re veering too far one way or the other? Is it possible to tell when […]

On launching Books On The Underground: Hollie Belton interview

On launching Books On The Underground: Hollie Belton interview

You just finished that amazing book you’ve been reading, and you want to share it with the world? Well that’s what Hollie Belton wanted to do, so she created Books On The Underground. Here Stephanie Cox interviews Hollie about how it all works and what we should look out for next from the creative due […]

Bookmate competition to win 500,000 books

Bookmate competition to win 500,000 books

The problem today is that people have no time to read. We also spend more and more time on our phones for entertainment, news, emails, banking – many things that we used to do on a personal computer or offline. It’s easier to read on our phones because everything is in one place; often we’re […]

Publishing Yourself

Publishing Yourself

Lisa Edwards runs her own independent publishing consultancy, Redwood Tree Publishing. She has twenty years’ experience in the publishing industry, primarily in children’s books, where she has managed brands such as Horrible Histories, The Golden Compass, The Hunger Games, Tom Gates and Stick Man. She is currently developing and leading a training course for trade […]

Talking About Books to a Global Audience

Talking About Books to a Global Audience

This is a guest post by Rob Chilver. Rob is a Social Media assistant for Waterstones, working on a number of mediums from blogging to Twitter and Instagram. He also writes about books at AdventuresWithWords.com and hosts a fortnightly books podcast. He can be found on Twitter and on Instagram: @robchilver I wouldn’t have guessed […]

An interview with Tim Pilcher ahead of BookMachine Brighton

An interview with Tim Pilcher ahead of BookMachine Brighton

This is a guest interview with Tim Pilcher. Tim has spent over 25 years working in comics and publishing at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, Comics International, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and Ilex Press. He is the current chair of the Comic Book Alliance and is the author of over 18 books. He is the editor of Brighton: The […]