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 [...]

What can ELT learn from the wider world of publishing?

http://gty.im/98307825 ELT Publishers might look to the wider world of publishing to think about the motivational aspects of language learning. If 7 year old boys are soaking up the latest David Walliams book, what lessons can be learned? How can those same motivations for reading Walliams be applied to wanting to improve language skills? [...]

Show me what you mean­ – how editors and authors can influence the design process [guest post]

http://gty.im/573586649 Lyn Strutt is an ELT professional providing editorial services and consultancy for the educational publishing industry. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the SfEP with extensive experience of editing teaching and training materials, and has a background in training adults in English and business skills. In this post, she looks at ways in [...]

Meet us at The London Illustration Fair

Next week from the 1st to 4th December London's Oxo Tower plays host to the London Illustration Fair and we're going to be there. The event showcases some of the best illustrative talent from across the globe as well as exhibits other crafty wares. There are also various workshops to get your teeth stuck into [...]

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 [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the week

http://gty.im/576674115                   It is mid-October, the seasons seemed to have shifted, and autumn is upon us. Here we have a photo of the Tatra Mountain range marking the border of Poland, capturing the beauty of the season. October the 14th marks Teacher's Day in Poland. How would you use this [...]

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 [...]

Applications for our Graduate Design Scheme are open [JOBS]

  Apply to emc design's graduate design scheme now We are really excited to announce that applications for our Graduate Design Scheme are now open for junior designers! If you’ve graduated with a degree in graphic design or typography within the last two years and want to learn on the job, in a supportive and professional [...]

25 Favourite Children’s Books

As a company that loves books, we have chosen 25 of our favourite children's books as part of our 25th birthday. With so many to choose from it was hard to narrow it down but here are our final choices... http://gty.im/174575853 The Famous Five by Enid Blyton The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy Sideways [...]