Here are the latest BookMachine newsletters, including the Reinventing Culture How the Arts Worlds collide in the Age of Technology Event in London in July and the Ingenta Scholarly Publishing Crossing the Rubicon in September in Oxford, for my followers to peruse:
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principle - 8 steps to take UX beyond web development Suzanne
Personas are a user experience tool for web developers, right?
Well, yes. Typically, they help understand user requirements for
online/digital products, but they can also improve insight across
your business. Before we talk about how to start we need to bust
a few myths…
10 tips for
successful freelancing Abbie
Yes, you need to be an opportunist, and keep an eye out for new
jobs and new clients – but sometimes a job will come up that’s
not quite right for you, or that you’re busy to take on. If you
can connect people together to get the job done, do it. It will
make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, and both the other parties
will think well of you.
The P word Cyrstal-lee
Platform. The rumored King of the successful book deal, wherein
an author is assured a potential six figure contract if only they
have a mere following of 100,000 or more fans. That should be
easy, right? I mean with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram,
Tumblr, and Snapchat it’s never been easier to connect with our
readers. It’s also never been more difficult.
Alice Curry, winner of the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize Norah
Alice Curry is the Founder and Publisher of Lantana
Publishing, a London-based independent publishing company
nominated for the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of
the Year 2017. She is this year’s winner of the Kim Scott Walwyn
Prize. Norah Myers interviews her here.
Drum roll please
... the keynote speaker is ... BookMachine
Richard Charkin is the keynote speaker at 'United, We
Publish 3: Consent or coercion – shape your fate in an age
of change' on 19th July. Richard is currently Executive
Director of Bloomsbury Publishing, Non-Executive Director of
Institute of Physics Publishing and of Liverpool University
Press. He is President of The Book Society, past President
of the UK Publishers Association and the International Publishers
During the evening, Holger
Volland, founder of THE ARTS+, will be in discussion
Flowers and Fiona
Romeo about their views and experiences.
Alex is Team Leader for Digital
Programmes at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Embracing the
ethos of the maker movement and open source, the Digital Programmes
team engage people with emerging digital design processes and the
collections of the museum.
returned to London from New York, where she was the Director of
Digital Content and Strategy at the Museum of Modern Art
(MoMA). Previously, Fiona produced content and experiences for
valued brands like the Royal Observatory, Science Museum, BBC, and
We know that lots of of you aren't in Oxford, but
hang on in there... please keep reading as this event has the most
excellent line-up of speakers; and is a 3 minute walk from the
station - and in our humble opinion is definitely one to
Today’s scholarly publishing ecosystem is facing disruption on a
scale that could not have been imagined in the last century.
So what are publishers doing in response?
Join our panel of speakers, including a ‘traditional’ publisher,
start-up entrepreneur, and industry analyst, who will consider what
the key disruptive forces are. Drawing on their own experience,
they will reflect on how we can act and react.
As Head of Ingenta Connect, Byron Russell
provides overall leadership and management of the commercial
activities for Ingenta's publisher-facing CMS product, Ingenta
Connect, spanning 280+ publisher clients and over 25,000 registered
Charlie Rapple is Sales
& Marketing Director and Co-founder of Kudos, a web-based
service that helps researchers and their institutions and funders
maximise the visibility and impact of their published
Phill Jones is
Director of Innovation at Digital Science. He works in the Digital
Science Consultancy where he supports publishers with strategic
decision making in editorial, marketing and sales, based on
in the UK: The stats Jaclyn
We estimate that translated titles accounted for nearly 6% of adult
fiction sales (excluding graphic novels) in 2016; sales were down
on 2015 but still exceeded previous years, adding up to around 2m
in units sold and £18m in revenue.
professionals can stretch their marketing budget Louise
Publishing professionals – from presses to freelancers – have
marketing budgets. That’s because our pockets aren’t bottomless.
Furthermore, creating high-quality marking materials is labour
intensive, and most of us are time-poor. The question is, then, can
that budget be stretched? And if so, how?
10 things we learned
at CreativePro Week Ken
CreativePro Week was a coming together of over forty expert
speakers, dozens of developers and over five hundred InDesign,
Photoshop and Illustrator users for a full 5 days of practical,
creative and technical sessions, workshops and
discussions. Here’s ten things that I learnt last week.
Tips for editorial
freelancers on keeping things going Liz
You’ve established your editorial business. Next is to
consider ways to keep the momentum going through the first few
years, and take your business to the next level. There are as many
different ways of building sustainability into an editorial
business as there are editors, but here are some general tips.
THE ARTS+ - New
meeting place for the cultural & creative industries BookMachine
Last year, THE ARTS+ was launched as a new meeting place for the
cultural and creative industries. This year it is back – and will
run parallel to Frankfurt Book Fair from 11 till 15 October. In the
run up to the big event BookMachine and THE ARTS+ are organising an event in London. So here we
interview Hendrik Hellige, Director of Business Development Arts
& Visual Culture to find out more.
A beginner's guide
to negotiating contracts Mara
Contracts are essential and having a working knowledge of what goes
into your contracts, and why, can only increase understanding of
your business and aid clarity in discussing contract queries from
authors/agents, and help you to negotiate better deals all round.
Tours [19th June, London] BookMachine
Have you heard about the next BookMachine/Unite event in London?
Before the event, we will be running 4 tours of the printing school
at St Bride Foundation. It was set up in 1891 and even now
continues to run courses on composition, printing and bookbinding.
The word on the street is that “BookMachiners” are at the forefront
of what's happening in the publishing industry. Well, as a loyal
subscriber to our email, we are letting you know about the keynote
speaker for United, We Publish 3 on 19th July.
Drum roll please… it is Mr
being a notable publishing champion, Richard is an excellent and
insightful speaker. He is currently Executive Director of
Bloomsbury Publishing, Non-Executive Director of Institute of
Physics Publishing and of Liverpool University Press. He
is President of The Book Society, past President of the UK
Publishers Association and the International Publishers
officially announcing Richard’s participation to non-BookMachiners
Click below to find out more about the event. As a reminder the
panellists are listed below.
There are discounted tickets available for BookMachine members /
NUJ members / SYP members / Unite members.