Getting Published is over. Missed it? Want more? Links and events inside.

If you couldn’t make it or you weren’t local, you can catch up here.

Below, we’ve listed links to a video, write-ups, writing communities and forthcoming book-related events.


Guest Speaker: Anna Robinette from Egmont

Anna Robinette, Junior Product Manager from Egmont, came to talk to us about her role and what it involves. Egmont publishes books for infants to young adult, fiction and non-fiction, and they’re also the number one UK publisher for children’s magazines. Egmont produces a lot of novelty products, like a Star Wars book that has…

MUP podcast: MA students discussing publishing

Manchester University Press interviewed students on University of Central Lancashire’s MA Publishing course about their views on publishing in a four-part podcast. Tony Mason, senior commissioning editor, interviews Victoria McKay, Jasleen Kaur, Abi Baross, Megan Barker, Elsa Carron, and Hannah Blain. You can find the transcripts for the first two parts below:

The Timeline of a Book

Books go through a series of steps to get from the initial idea to their final printed form. Here’s an overview of how a title would be managed from start to finish. This is based on a title in academic publishing, but trade publishing works similarly.

SYP North and Midlands Comeback Event in Leeds

Where: The Adelphi, Leeds, LS10 When: from 7 pm to 11 pm, Wednesday 28 October, 2015 What a night! Stephanie Cox, blogger and interviewer at the Bookmachine, organised a great comeback event for the Society of Young Publishers North & Midlands. As an event organiser for the SYP, she got two wonderful speakers on board:…

Academic publishing, a few facts

Academic publishers sell monographs and textbooks. They usually sell monographs for £75  with print run of 2-300, but this may no longer be a viable financial model. Reasons to continue printing monographs might be: cheaper printing costs with print-on-demand (POD), going digital , selling chapter by chapter online, etc. They have to sell monographs in hardback to…