Hello, welcome to BookMachine.
We're a community for the people who make publishing happen.

About us

BookMachine is a thriving community for everyone involved in book publishing. We created it for those who crave knowledge, ideas, and personal development, but in a strictly social and informal setting.


BookMachine Members are at the heart of the community and can attend all the events for free and benefit from discounts from across the industry. We update and improve the membership programme annually to keep you at the forefront of what's happening.

2019 Events

After a sell-out first series, BookMachine Unplugged is back in 2019 and will continue to inspire you with real insights into what is working in publishing right now. There will be 6 events this year, each will zoom in on a vital area of the publishing industry and feature 3 expert speakers taking to the stage. The events cover: Production, Editorial, Tech, Marcomms, Design; and new for 2019 - Audio.

Other events will be announced throughout the year; and include the annual London Book Fair meet up, join our mailing list for the latest updates.


In 2017 we launched BookMachine Works - a creative events and marketing agency, specialising in the publishing industry.

In year 1 we started working with 17 publishers and publishing organisations - with great results, which we are happy to share with prospective clients. If you think there might be scope for us to work together, please do get in touch.

Our story

We started in 2010 as a handful of colleagues talking shop in the backroom of a bar. We all had full-time publishing jobs, and spent hours of our free time getting to know the wider industry better and starting to build up the online knowledge base.

Nine years later and we have 100s of members, an annual event programme, a thriving online community of publishing professionals - and a busy marketing agency, working to help publishing businesses large an small both on short and longer term projects.

Along the way, we have hosted events in London, Oxford, Barcelona, New York City, Toronto, Barcelona, Brighton and Edinburgh. We have organised our own events, but also partnered up with high-profile organisations too - Frankfurt Book Fair, Unite the Union, Times Literary Supplement, The London Book Fair, Publishers’ Licensing Services, Getty Images - to name a few.

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