Circus of Illustration at Bedpop Fun Palaces 7th & 8th October

In the last few years, the cultural landscape of Bedford has flourished like never before. From world-class exhibitions at The Higgins, festivals like Bedfringe, the Bedford Film Festival and the Conscia Jazz Festival, to smaller, regular events like Roll Your Own Records, the many BedPop pop-ups and Drink & Draw’s with the Circus of Illustration. [...]

Concept, Creation & Marketing: Why we all need a good brief [EVENT]

A good brief is the foundation of successful publishing. On Wednesday 18th October we host our third event with BookMachine "Concept, Creation & Marketing: Why we all need a good brief" to explore why getting the brief right helps to ensure published products go to press without too many hitches. Our founder Mike Cryer will [...]

Reflections from BookMachine’s United We Publish: III

photodarren.com Last week BookMachine and Unite hosted the third in a series of events focusing on working in the publishing industry. United We Publish III: Consent or Coersion consisted of a panel of speakers discussing the role of change in the workplace and how to manage it. During a fascinating evening we heard [...]

Creative Content team at The London Illustration Fair

Last Friday, the emc Creative Content team (Kathryn, Lucy and Michael) had a fantastic day out travelling down the Thameslink rail service to check out this year’s London Illustration Fair. The event has been held at Bargehouse on the Southbank since 2015, and focuses on bringing together illustrators, collectives, companies, galleries and creative start-ups who [...]

10 take aways from ‘Marketing Vs Design: Which matters more?’

We had a fabulous evening at our BookMachine event 'Marketing Vs Design: Which matters more?' Our three fantastic guest presenters; Katie Roden, Matt Haslum and Mark Ecob spoke about the merits of both marketing and design within the publishing process. They left us with some brilliant tips on how the two functions and teams can be [...]

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 [...]

We’re going batty about Beatrix on her 150th anniversary

Hill Top - Beatrix’s farm in Near Sawrey, in the Lake District - it features in The Tale of Tom Kitten and The Tale of Samuel Whiskers Just six years ago the New York Times was lamenting the decline in popularity of children’s picture books, apparently due in part to ambitious parents pushing [...]

MaWSIG: Summer in the city! [EVENT]

We're excited as MaWSIG is hosting a Summer Meetup in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. With lots happening in ELT publishing since the IATEFL conference in April, it will be the perfect way for friends, colleagues and MaWSIG members to catch up with what everyone’s been doing. It's going to be a great evening with a relaxed atmosphere to network and chat in. [...]