Our highlights from the IPG’s Autumn Conference

 It’s always great to attend a publishing event, with industry experts passionately sharing their knowledge, experience and expertise, and the IPG autumn conference, held last month, certainly didn’t disappoint. Here are our top takeaway points from the conference: Create a culture and environment where there is a clear purpose, radical honesty, where you lead by [...]

emc trekkers take on the Mighty Hike

  Macmillan Cancer Support are putting on their Mighty Hike series for the second year in 2018. These one-day marathon hikes run throughout the most beautiful landscapes in Great Britain. Under the banner of ‘emc trekkers’, Helen, Abi, Kayleigh and Sarah walked a grand total of 26.5 miles to support the great work Macmillan Cancer [...]

EMC at BookMachine Unplugged 2018: Talking Design

  On 20 June, emc design hosted BookMachine Unplugged 2018: Talking Design at The Driver, Kings Cross, London.  It was part of a series of exciting BookMachine events that aim to explore what is currently happening in the world of publishing.       The evening focused on the visual trends emerging from outside of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]