If you work in Publishing and haven’t yet heard of BookMachine then get yourselves to Oxford for one of the first Book Machine ‘Your Events’ on Thursday 28th June.


BookMachine and Osprey Group host first event in Oxford

The popular event for publishing professionals in London, moves to Oxford for the evening.
BookMachine is a fast growing publishing network which hosts regular events: ‘The most fun you can have in publishing with your clothes on’ says Lisa Goll (London Writers’ Club) ‘… I anticipated a low-key affair. I got the shock of my life when I arrived to see the venue swamped by their popularity, with scores of their loyal devotees talking, laughing and drinking like it was doomsday’s last orders.’
BookMachine and Osprey Group are hosting an event in Oxford for publishing professionals to meet in an informal context. It will start at 5.30 on Thursday 28th June in All Bar One. The idea is for the Oxford publishing community to get to know each other ‘offline’. Oxford rivals London as a centre of publishing in the UK, so this will be a great opportunity for professionals to meet up.

Signing up information has already been published on BookMachine.org.
Who goes to BookMachine parties?
Well, a combination of people really. First of all you’ve got publishing professionals – designers, editors, publishers, marketeers, sales professionals. Then there’s book lovers and writers. And not to forget, a few app developers, games designers and publishing students.

What do you actually do?
We’ve organised talks, gimmicks and contests in the past, but we’ve found that the best ingredients for a good party are simply a great venue, chatty people and some drinks. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone – it’s always a friendly crowd!

About the hosts
Osprey has just set up DRM-free digital list for military history and have 6 titles launching this year. Rebecca Smart, CEO of Osprey Group, won the award for ‘most inspiring digital person’ at last year’s Futurebook Innovation award ceremony.
In 2011 BookMachine hosted events in London and Edinburgh, each event attracting over 100 publishing professionals. This year will see the launch of BookMachine.me, supported by the British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur initiative. It will be a site for the people who make publishing happen.

This has been organised as part of BookMachine – ‘Your Event’ which gives publishing professionals the opportunity to host their own events.

Contact Information: Laura Austin, Co-founder, 07788552529, laura@bookmachine.co.uk