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Upcoming ELT events and conferences

As a design agency that has a specialism in designing for the English Language Teaching (ELT) market we have a particular interest in ELT events. We find it's a great way to keep up-to-date with what's going on in the industry both from a publishing perspective but also from a teacher and student one. So we [...]

Marketing Vs Design – which matters more? [EVENT]

  Marketing Vs Design – which matters more? This is the question we are posing on Wednesday 2nd November as part of our next BookMachine design event. We all know that both design and marketing are integral to making and selling the best books but all too often the two disciplines are kept very separate [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/139867236 Caption: El Ateneo Grand Splendid Book Store in a former theatre , Buenos Aires, Argentina This week, we have chosen a World Book Day themed pic of the week. We'd love to know how you celebrated World Book Day yesterday and if you dressed up, what did you dress up as?

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Publishing|0 Comments

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

 In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this time what have been some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the tools of [...]

New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning [Event Round-Up]

On Saturday Sophie from emc headed down to London to the beautiful Macmillan campus for MaWSIG's conference 'New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning'. The day was a real mix of practically looking at the ways in which our working practices have changed over recent years to how these have impacted the classrooms [...]

25 Top Pics of the Week

As photo researchers, we come across beautiful photography every day. Whether it's stock library, specialist or editorial imagery, there's so much content out there that sometimes it's hard to just pass by. That's why we dedicate our creative content series to some of the most beautiful, high impact and inspiring images. Some of our choices [...]

Design does matter: BookMachine event round-up

Last night emc design and BookMachine co-hosted the first BookMachine design themed evening 'Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team', at The Square Pig & Pen in Holborn. Sophie from emc design along with Sam and Laura from BookMachine had been plotting the event for a number of months, as part of [...]

Meet Lucy: our new assistant art buyer

Meet Lucy our new assistant art buyer, who joined us back in November after graduating from Uni. How are you finding emc so far? 
So good! Everyone is so nice and friendly and I love being part of a team. I'm finding the job really interesting and I feel like I've learnt so much in the short time I've been here. [...]

Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking "Why Design Matters" which was originally posted on BookMachine's blog last week. For many, design can be [...]

25 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts

As an ever busy design studio it is vital that we work in the most efficient way possible to meet our deadlines. Whether it be starting out on a new job in the sample design stage, text formatting and typesetting a manuscript, styling realia or getting the finished article ready for press, we always ensure [...]