About us


We are a creative events and marketing agency, specialising in the publishing industry. We combine experience, energy and enthusiasm to create outstanding events and unrivalled marketing campaigns, both on short and longer term projects.
We are publishing people and we pride ourselves on adding value to your business.

Laura Summers

EVENT MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL MARKETING, DIGITAL PUBLISHING, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Laura Summers has organized over 100 events since BookMachine started six years ago – from book launches, to celebratory events for trade publishers; from academic conferences and unconferences to basement bars. She co-instigated the popular BookMachine site which now gets around 14,000 monthly views from industry professionals. Laura has a CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing and quite a list of publishing awards to her name.

Bea Long

COPY-WRITING, COPY EDITING, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLICITY, VIDEO CONTENT
Bea Long is an expert marketer with impeccable copy-writing skills; and a whole host of successful marketing campaigns under her belt. At Hodder & Stoughton she implemented campaigns for numerous Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, by authors including David Mitchell; John Grisham; James Bowen (A Street Cat Named Bob); Olly Murs and Mick Fleetwood.

NICOLA SLAVIN

COPY-WRITING, COPY EDITING, DIGITAL MARKETING, CONTENT MARKETING, WEBSITE LAUNCH MANAGEMENT, WEBSITE MANAGEMENT, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Nicola Slavin is a CIM-qualified and award-winning copy-writer and digital marketer. She has many years experience working with and for a host of high-profile brands across publishing and in other industries, including Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore, Puffin Books, King’s Cross Residential and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group.

SUZANNE KAVANAGH

STRATEGIC MARKETING AND SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, BRAND MANAGEMENT, EVENTS PROGRAMMING, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
Suzanne Kavanagh is an IDM-qualified strategic marketer who has implemented new marketing systems and led numerous institutional campaigns. With 20+ years in publishing, she has extensive team management and professional development experience. At Creative Skillset she revised the National Occupational Standards for Publishing. Prior to this Suzanne was book marketing lecturer at City University. Most recently, she’s overseen the development of 35+ training courses, seminars and webinars annually at ALPSP, and has worked on community engagement within scholarly publishing.

SARAH RICHARDSON

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL PUBLISHING, EVENT MANAGEMENT, EDITING, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, COPY-WRITING
We are thrilled to have Sarah Richardson on-board as project manager. Sarah works with Laura, Bea , Nicola and Suzanne to make sure everything happens on time, to budget and keeps us smiling whilst all the plates are spinning! She has also worked on an enviable list of top children’s brands both as an editor and project manager.

In the press


BookMachine hires five for marketing arm
The Bookseller

BookMachine Works Creative Agency launched
BookBrunch

Testimonials


Laura from BookMachine project managed our stand at the Bologna Bookfair this year, and was great to work with. She's very calm, organised, pragmatic and nothing was too much bother. She managed to co-ordinate two different sets of priorities and a third party, without ever giving the impression that we were all being quite annoying! We'd certainly be very happy to work with Laura again, and certainly recommend her for this sort of project.

Laura and the BookMachine team helped us organise an event to celebrate our 5th birthday this May. They were incredibly efficient, good humoured, communicative and excellent in every way from preparation to delivery. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who wants to plug into a dynamic marketing and publishing events organisation.

Contact us


+44 (0)203 440 7266

laura@bookmachine.org

6 Mitre Passage
8th Floor
Greenwich Peninsula
London
SE10 0ER

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