Tag Archives: collaboration

Startup Snapshot: Book Sprints

Startup Snapshot: Book Sprints

Adam Hyde is the founder of the Book Sprints methodology, Co-Founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, and a current Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. He also founded FLOSS Manuals, Booktype, Objavi, Lexicon, BookJS and PubSweet. 1. What exactly is Book Sprints? Book Sprints, Ltd, is a team of facilitators, book-production professionals, and illustrators specialized in Book Sprint […]

Author negotiations: the dos and don’ts

Author negotiations: the dos and don’ts

Lindsay Sutherland is an Acquisitions Editor at Emond Publishing and has been in the industry for 13 years – primarily in the Educational Publishing sector. Lindsay lives and works in Toronto with her husband and son, and when she’s not reading she’s probably watching the Gilmore Girls. Here she discloses her dos and don’ts for successful […]

Does the book fit in your handbag? An Editor’s top tips

Does the book fit in your handbag? An Editor’s top tips

This is a guest post by Phoebe Morgan. Phoebe works as an Editor at Octopus Publishing Group across a range of non-fiction titles. She blogs about her favourite books here.

Collaboration Nation: On the art of thinking ‘bananas’

Collaboration Nation: On the art of thinking ‘bananas’

This is a guest post from Jasmin Kirkbride. Jasmin is a regular blogger for BookMachine and Editorial Assistant at Periscope Books (part of Garnet Publishing). She is also a published author and you can find her on Twitter @jasminkirkbride Collaboration is the rage at the moment, yet the misleadingly straightforward word can hide a minefield […]

Top 5 tips for Freelancing in 2015

Top 5 tips for Freelancing in 2015

This is Sara Donaldson’ s second guest blog post. Sara is a freelance editor with an eye for a mystery. When not editing a range of projects (mostly non-fiction) she can be found with her Sherlock hat on as a professional genealogist. You can find her on Twitter @psychodwarf In case you missed it, it’s […]

5 Questions for Paul Rhodes [INTERVIEW]

Paul Rhodes is one of our top speakers at BookMachine Unplugged. He currently runs Orb Entertainment, and previously spent around 15 years across HarperCollins and Walker Books in a variety of strategic, Business Development and digital roles. We interviewed him to find out more.

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 John Bond [INTERVIEW]

John Bond has spent over twenty years in UK trade publishing, encompassing roles such as Marketing Director at Penguin and Group Sales and Marketing Director at HarperCollins. In April this year, he co-founded whitefox, a service designed to ‘cut through the clutter, using the right talent for the right project in the right way.’

9 questions for Dean Johnson [INTERVIEW]

In the run up to BookMachine Unplugged we interviewed Dean Johnson of Brandwidth. Dean will be talking at Unplugged about Brandwidth’s latest project The Numinous Place  – an example of multiple partners working together to produce a new fictional experience for readers.

9 Questions for Eric Huang, Penguin Books [INTERVIEW]

A few weeks ago Eric Huang kindly answered some questions about his role at Penguin and how they are working and collaborating with new companies to strengthen their offer as a publisher. There is no doubt that Penguin is going through an interesting transition, attempting to re-define and break the mold, while bringing content to […]