Tag Archives: educational publishing

Digital publishing is now “fabric”, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy

Digital publishing is now “fabric”, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy

This is a guest blog post by Steve Connolly, Publishing Director for FE and Digital at Hodder Education. This blog post first appeared on the Publishing Training Centre Blog. When we pause for thought to contemplate the evolution of digital publishing, it is clear that a revolution has taken place in the way that content […]

10 realities of virtual reality from #Quantum16

10 realities of virtual reality from #Quantum16

David Ingham, Director of Digital Media at Cognizant, and Phil Harper, Director at Alchemy VR before recently founding IMRGE, took to the stage at the Quantum conference today to discuss recent developments in virtual reality (VR) and what this means for publishers. Here are our top 10 takeaway points. 1) There are two ways in which […]

9 commissioning tips: educational, non-fiction trade and all-rounders

9 commissioning tips: educational, non-fiction trade and all-rounders

Becky Lovell has been a Commissioning Editor for 6 years across both educational and non-fiction trade publishing. She is currently Commissioning Editor for the international Humanities list in the education team at Cambridge University Press.Here are some tips that she’s picked up over the years. Adaptability is a useful skill for a commissioning editor. Being […]

Giving it away: the magic of content marketing

Giving it away: the magic of content marketing

Evie Prysor-Jones is Content Lead at Optimus Education. She’s a big fan of data driven digital marketing and alliteration. On Tuesday Evie will be speaking at the London Book Fair (5.30pm, Children’s Hub) about how to engage hard to reach audiences with content marketing. Here are some of her insights and tips ahead of the event. […]

5 questions for Caroline Moore on mobile language learning [INTERVIEW]

Increasingly, Publishers and content creators are getting their material onto mobile devices. It makes perfect sense to be doing so, putting learning tools directly into the hands of learners, but it’s not as easy as just creating a great product. I met up with Caroline Moore, Director and Co-Founder of LearnAhead to find out more […]

The first ELT Agent [INTERVIEW]

For anyone who has been reading my previous BookMachine posts you will notice that I’ve been writing a lot about people in the ELT industry. The last post looked at a group of ELT publishing specialists who have set up ‘ELT Teacher 2 Writer’  where teachers register to a database designed to help publishers find […]

Design considerations when Publishing to a Global Market [VIEWPOINT]

A couple of months I wrote an article for the Futurebook blog in recognition of the site’s world-wide reach, and I thought it was time to share some of these thoughts with the BookMachine crowd and also re-visit some of the scenarios, which have now been published. Working at a design agency that primarily works […]

Bring Your Own Technology

We keep hearing that America is a few years ahead of us in terms of technology. If this is the case then UK Publishers, Schools and Educators take note. A recent report from the The Consortium for School Networking in America has highlighted that schools should be allowing their students to bring their own technology […]

ELT Teachers can become authors [INTERVIEW]

Continuing with the theme from my last post for BookMachine on interesting English Language Teaching (ELT) Publishing start-ups, I interviewed Karen Spiller, freelance ELT project manager about her most recent venture with fellow ELT professionals Sue Kay (ELT author) and Karen White (freelance ELT project manager). What is ELT Teacher 2 Writer and who is […]

Writing for The Round [interview]

The changing nature of publishing is forcing Publishing houses, writers, authors – content creators – to think differently, experiment and look at working with new people in new ways. Award winning ELT authors Lindsay Clandfield and Luke Meddings are doing just this. They have set up The Round, which aims to bring together creative people […]