Making your content accessible: a guide for ELT publishers

It’s estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Although there is a moral and business case for ELT publishers to make their books accessible to disabled students currently less than 10% of the world’s printed materials can be read by someone with a print disability. This [...]

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... The Famous Five by Enid Blyton The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy Sideways [...]

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 [...]

An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we work on and to help us understand more about how they are used in the classroom [...]

Want to turn your event into a book?

Back in September at the Media Futures event in London, we were given a booklet from event-based publishing service Book Kernel. Book Kernel is one of the eight collaborations to come out of the Research & Enterprise in Arts & Creative Technology (REACT) Books & Print Sandbox.  Here is a short summary of what Book Kernel can bring to your events [...]

Bring Your Own Technology

Our article for BookMachine was originally posted on Monday 6th August here. We keep hearing that America is a few years ahead of us in terms of technology. If this is the case then UK Publishers, Schools and Educators take note. A recent report from the The Consortium for School Networking in America has highlighted [...]

Our article for @BookMachine on the digital narrative @InanimateAlice

Welcome to the world of Inanimate Alice, a truly digital novel that has taken the educational world by storm. The idea for Alice first came about in 2003 and the team (Ian Harper, Chris Joseph and award winning author Kate Pullinger) published the first episode in 2005. The story is told by Alice through 10 [...]

How to survive the digital revolution via @Kingstonjourno

In the first of three videos, Judith Watts, lecturer on the Publishing MA course at Kingston University asks John B. Thompson his views on how Publishing Houses should be surviving the digital revolution. To see the original post visit the Kingston Publishing blog here.

Design considerations for Publishing to a Global Market our article for @TheFutureBook

Design considerations for Publishing to a Global Market In a recent FutureBook blog post, which highlighted the ever changing and further reaching audience of the blog, we offered to write an article from our perspective of Publishing for a Global Market. As a design studio that works with Educational Publishers, we have gained an understanding [...]

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O'Reilly Media's Tools of Change #TOCcon conference resources

After a busy few days in New York the O'Reilly Media team have uploaded most of the presentations from the conference held this week. You can have a look at what's available and download them all here. It's also worth having a look on Twitter under the conferences official hashtag #toccon for delegates and speakers [...]

By |2017-01-11T15:57:46+01:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: Design & Technology, Ebooks, Publishing, Updates|Tags: , , |0 Comments