Elizabeth Warren, Subject Editor at Hodder Education came to her first BookMachine party and wrote a great review (*blush*), so thought we’d share!
If you’re looking for a friendly and interesting bunch of people who work in publishing, like you, then you needn’t look any further than BookMachine. I went along to their drinks event on 2nd December at The Albany on Great Portland Street and was struck both by the very welcoming atmosphere and by the sheer number of people who had trekked out on a snow day!
BookMachine is a fantastic way of meeting like-minded people, but without the feeling that you have to network. There’s no cliques, no pressure, and you just end up talking to interesting people purely by chance. There’s obviously a bit of talking shop, but mostly the conversations I had revolved around the snow and the Wikileaks story (discovering that nobody really seemed to understand it…!) There is a huge variety of people – editorial, PR, even those running their own internet start-up – and Laura and Gavin have done a wonderful job in creating such a lovely social environment for a fairly diverse bunch of people. Plus, you get a funky badge and a glass of sparkly wine, so really, what more could you ask for?