Our climate change pledge

As individuals and as a company we have watched and read countless documentaries and articles on the devastating affects climate change is having on our world. Our planet is beautifully made, perfectly balanced with ecosystems that are intended to support and help life thrive. Humans, animals and plants have lived in harmony on our earth [...]

5 Adobe Illustrator tips to make your graphics standout

In this final installment in our ‘Adobe tips and tricks’ series, we’d like to share our five favourite tips for working in Illustrator. This vector graphics software is widely used by us to create high-quality realia, illustrations and infographics for a variety of products. Top 5 Illustrator tips: Use the offset path tool to create [...]

5 Adobe Photoshop tips to make your images more pro

5 Adobe Photoshop tips to make your images more pro In our last post, we shared our top tips to try when using Adobe InDesign – we hope you liked them! Today, we’re sharing our five favourite tips for Adobe Photoshop. At EMC, we pride ourselves on realistic and effective use of Photoshop [...]

Why creative assets matter: BookMachine’s final Unplugged event of 2020

It's true what they say, illustrations and images really can make or break a publication. No matter how great the typography is or how beautifully written the words are, if the creative assets don't deliver you will only have half a product! On Wednesday 11th November join me (Sophie) and an amazing panellist of speakers [...]

What we are excited about seeing at BETT2020

Bett is the leading education technology show in the UK bringing together 800 companies, over 100 start-ups and 34,000 attendees in four days between 22-25th January 2020 at London's ExCeL. This year Bett will focus on major trends in EdTech including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, STEAM learning and diversity and inclusion. This is our rundown [...]

First place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show

Last week we received some excellent news – Oxford Skills World: Reading with Writing, a course that we designed with the Oxford University Press ELT team in New York, won a first place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show. The judges said: “Bright, vibrant printing and lively photographs, along with a clean, [...]

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/975121814 Due to concentrated conservation efforts and stricter wildlife policies, India's tiger population has increased 33%, reaching the nationwide goal to double its Bengal tiger population four years ahead of schedule. Read the full report from the National Tiger Conversation Authority here.

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/696153395 This week the August bank holiday weekend falls in with today's all important National Sponge Cake Day. With the weather looking promising (knock on wood...) what better time to put on an impromptu garden party! What will you do this bank holiday weekend?

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 [...]