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Byte the Book Picnic

Summertime in London, how wonderful, come celebrate with us at our picnic.
This year we’re running this event in partnership with Novellic who will be facilitating one of their famed book swaps, so please bring along a book you’ve written, published, edited or read and loved to swap.
It’s free to attend but please do bring along contributions to add to the picnic and do let us know if you are coming so we know how much fizz and snacks to buy.
Please do come and join us in Regents Park. Friends and families welcome, just as long as they like books!

We’ll be by the Broadwalk Gardens on the left hand side not far from the College of Physicians. and near to the Outer Circle. We’ll share our exact location on the day. Note the map on this event is misleading.

The nearest stations are Great Portland Street and Regents Park and Camden Town.

All are welcome, please do invite your friends, just all please book your tickets.
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Galley Club Members’ Summer Party

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s party for the Galley Club’s members is returning to the Terrace Bar of Doggett’s Coat & Badge on Tuesday 2nd July, 6:30pm onwards, with its great location overlooking the City skyline across the river to St Paul’s.
BOOK NOW! Tickets are available at our discounted rate of £15 per head for our exclusive members’ party, including a sumptuous buffet. Contact our party organiser, Moira Ashcroft if you have any questions or click the link above if you want to purchase tickets. Members and members’ guests only.
Payment can be made via BACS to our account as for membership; please confirm via email when payment is made. There is no facility to pay on the door

Lots of lovely people with their lovely guests on the terrace.
The scene: evening, friends, sunset and dusk in a lovely package with the full vista of the City across the river on 2 July 2019.

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How to Network in Publishing – Live

Series 1 Episode 20 of Live This episode of bookcareers Live focuses on Networking. In publishing there are no end of networking opportunities. How do you network? Are you someone who cowers in fear every time someone mentions networking, or maybe you are the confident networker who works the room?  Whichever end of the […]

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The Value of LinkedIn When You’re in a Job – Live

  Series 1 Episode 18 of Live This episode of bookcareers Live focuses on using LinkedIn when you are NOT looking for a job. If you’re looking for a job, then LinkedIn is probably one of the first things you might update.  Yet if you’re not looking for a job, LinkedIn can be one […]

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Lost and Foundry | Pedro Arilla

Tuesday, 7 May 2019; 6:30pm, The Galley Club at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross.

Pedro Arilla will talk about the Lost and Foundry project Pedro and how he went about transferring the crumbling, incomplete designs into working fonts, developed by Fontsmith, M&C Saatchi London and Line Form Color on behalf of the House of St Barnabas which is a private members club and charity based in Soho. The campaign saw the crumbling typefaces seen around the area recovered to be sold online as a collection of display fonts, to fund the House’s vital work with London’s homeless.
The House of St Barnabas is a social enterprise that aims to break the cycle of homelessness through its Employment Academy, a programme that works with people who have been affected by homelessness and supports them into lasting work. It does this by operating as a member’s club, with all profits from the club going to the Employment Academy.
Fontsmith worked with M&C Saatchi London to develop seven fonts from crumbling signs around Soho, with each named according to the specific content or location relevant to them, such as Berwick, Cattle & Son and Marlborough. The fonts were hand drawn and turned into fully functioning fonts by Fontsmith designers Stuart de Rozario and Pedro Arilla. This involved adapting and extending the missing characters to make useful and crafted designs out of them, with it taking 3 months to digitise and design a workable series of fonts. The fonts are available to purchase from the Fontsmith website, with all proceeds donated to The House of St Barnabas. Each purchase comes with a one month free membership to the House.

Pedro Arilla
Pedro Arilla is a type designer & typographer from Spain working at Fontsmith and living in London (UK). Alongside his day job at Fontsmith Pedro hosts one of the most well-known publications on typography in the Spanish language (Don Serifa), organises and teaches an international one-week type design workshop (Glíglifo), and owns a small letterpress studio. Before becoming a type designer Pedro ran a design agency in Spain, and previous to that worked as an editorial art director for a newspaper.
Previous projects and interests include editing a metal music webzine, a brief spell as a coder, a few high-school fanzines, travels around the world with a wedding in Las Vegas included, a dog called Bunbury, an unfinished novel, dozens of poems, and hundreds of books still unread on his shelves.


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The London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

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Fact or fiction: Why the divide?

A talk from Anna Faherty at The Galley Club explores the subject with us. BOOK HERE for this event
Fiction or non-fiction? It’s the first decision we make when we enter a bookshop and it defines many of our reading identities. But why, in an age of ‘curation’, does everyone cling to this divide? At best, it helps us know what we’re getting. At worst, it hinders book discovery.

Anna’s talk will challenge how publishers and booksellers develop, label and present stories of all kinds, both on and offline. She’ll be blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, shaking up bookshop tables and sharing her passion for ‘generous browsing’. Expect an evening of diverse and provocative ponderings, from Netflix algorithms to the power of story and the right way to do curation.
Anna Faherty is an award-winning researcher, writer and teacher who has worked in publishing for over 25 years. Anna now collaborates with publishers and museums on an eclectic range of print, exhibition and digital projects. She teaches on publishing and writing courses at City University, Kingston University, Oxford Brookes University, University of the Arts and UCL. Her book States of Mind is a genre-busting anthology of science, philosophy, fiction and art published by Wellcome Collection.
Anna tweets as @mafunyane

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Publishing Freelancing – Tips for Success from Abbie Headon

Freelancing is an attractive option, freeing you from the grind of office politics and giving you the chance to manage your own time and task list – and as publishers outsource more work to control their overheads, the opportunities seem to be growing all the time.

How can you make a success of your foray into freelancing?

Having worked on both sides of the publisher–freelancer relationship as an editor, writer and general book-wrangler, Abbie shares her tips for success. As one of The Bookseller’s ‘Rising Stars Class of 2018‘, she knows a thing or two about publishing and how to get where you want to go.

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SYP Oxford – Halloween Game Night

The moon is full, night is upon us and there is a mysterious wolf-like creature wandering in the woods. Trust no one and be careful, you might be his next victim!
Help us find out who is innocent and who is a killer. It’s an evening where old friendships can be broken, new alliances made and blood spilled, but don’t worry it’s only a game… or is it?
Come celebrate Halloween with a game of werewolves!  Spooky costumes are highly encouraged!
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Portsmouth Book Bash

Are you interested in publishing? Are you an author, editor, designer, illustrator or bookseller who would like to chat with like-minded people who live or work in the Pompey area?
If so, the inaugural Portsmouth Book Bask is for you. Come and meet us between 6pm-8pm at the friendly Hunter Gatherer, Southsea on Albert Road. There will be no speeches, no agenda… just come and chat books.
Author and editor Abbie Headon will be launching her book, The Power of YES, and you can meet her and buy a copy. Book PR, design and promotion agency Bookollective will be there to help you network.
Everyone there will be able to talk ALL THINGS BOOKS! There is no pressure, bring business cards if you want, if not, just pop in for a chat with the Pompey book crowd.


Hunter Gatherer, 249 Albert Road, Southsea PO4 0JR

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