Tag: Dan Franklin

Why design matters: a photo/twitter blog

On Wednesday night EMC Design kicked off their 25th birthday celebrations in style by partnering with BookMachine to host our event ‘Why design matters: collaborating with your design team’. Our speakers for the night were David Pearson (cover designer behind some of Penguin’s most beautifully designed covers), Dan Franklin (digital publisher at Penguin Random House UK) and Ken Jones (founder of Circular Software).

Here’s a round up of this sell-out night through tweets and pics:

Head over to our Facebook page for more photos of the event.

Yesterday’s Luggage [an author’s tale]

Rob ShermanRob Sherman is a 25 year-old writer and musician from London. His favourite topics include wholegrain, gods with more than one face, and cryptozoology, as well as his own suppurating, horrific body. This is his first guest blog post on BookMachine.

My name is Rob Sherman, or elsewhere the Hogherd, and I would like to tell you the story of how I came by this second, more mythical moniker. It is the story of how I became a full-time author, an occupation of which I have dreamed since I was very small. It is a story that I could not replicate at any other time in history; as tellers of stories, we live in a time when life has never been easier, harder, or more terrifying, and when a combination of luck and a strong lifting arm can lead to one of the largest publishers in the world taking a punt on one’s ludicrous idea. As I say, my story is one that more and more young writers can tell, and are being given the opportunity to tell, by the rise of the digital environment.

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Just another post about The Future of Publishing? [EVENT]

Future of Publishing
It’s confession time. Hands up if you live outside of London and moan that ‘all the good stuff’ happens in London? I know you’re out there, I’ve met you.Well, the time as come for the Future of Publishing to reach the South Coast. It’s going to be a jam-packed day of workshops, think tanks, seminars and networking opportunities, run by Media Futures. And where is it? Bournemouth.

EARLY BOOKING ENDS TODAY! 

Who will be there? Journalists, digital media companies, writers, illustrators, photographers, magazines and newspapers will gather together to discuss what lies ahead for publishing as it faces a pivotal ‘make or break’ point in its evolution. Sounds exciting, eh?

There’s a host of expert speakers on the Future of Publishing from Alistair Horne (Cambridge University Press) to Anna Lewis (CompletelyNovel and Valobox) and Dan Franklin (Random House). You don’t need to hear it all from me though; check out the programme right here.

So, get booking your tickets, early booking ends today! Look forward to seeing you there.

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