Talking Design (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

Whose cover is it anyway? Cultural appropriation and the ethics of cover design As the debate about better representation in publishing continues, most of the focus is on diversity and inclusivity from a writer or publishing team perspective. But what about the design...
Talking Audio (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

Talking Audio (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

Can anything become an audiobook? Innovation, consumer insight and the future of audio publishing The ‘big shifts’ in audio over the past five years have been exhilarating. And the fast pace of development alongside more recent changes in the way consumers interact...
Talking Tech (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

Talking Tech (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

The science of reading: How data can change how we publish Reading books is seen as a deeply personal experience where the only feedback is a good or bad review. Imagine if you could find out how much your readers actually read, where they struggled, when they dropped...
Talking Editorial (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

Talking Editorial (BookMachine Unplugged Online 2022)

The evolutionary role of the Editor The modern editor’s role is now fluid and expansive, requiring a multitude of skills. Boundaries between the traditionally separate roles of editor, publicist and marketer are blended and go beyond the traditional editorial, PR and...