A FRIENDLY GROUP FOR WRITERS
BookMachine is coming to Brighton! If you work in publishing and live in or around Brighton, we're pleased to say that Alice Reeves of WriteClub will be hosting the very first BookMachine Brighton shindig.
If you aren't sure what to expect, you can check out reviews from Felice Howden of Little, Brown (London), Helen Tozer of McGraw Hill (Oxford) and Ellen Jacob of jacob packaged goods/bookerella (New York City).
WriteClub, a friendly group for writers, was created because Leif Kendall (a freelance copywriter) and Ellen de Vries (copywriter, poet, puppeteer) wanted to meet more writers. So they met in a cafe one morning and invited other writers to join them. WriteClub ensued!
Just look out for the BookMachine signs and friendly faces and you'll soon find out why:
"BookMachine is the most fun you can have in publishing with your clothes on"
(according to Lisa Goll, of the London Writers' Cafe).
Who goes to BookMachine parties?
Well, a combination of people really. First of all you've got publishing professionals - designers, editors, publishers, marketeers, sales professionals. Then there's book lovers and writers. And not to forget, a few app developers, games designers and publishing students.
What do you actually do?
We've organised talks, gimmicks and contests in the past, but we've found that the best ingredients for a good party are simply a great venue, chatty people and some drinks. Don't worry if you don't know anyone - it's always a friendly crowd!
You'll be able to see the list of attendees below, as folks sign up - be sure to let us know if there's anyone particular you'd like to meet; and we'll happily 'do the intros'.
Can't wait to see you then!
*Meanwhile, why not sign up for an early invite to bookmachine.me, coming soon for the people who make publishing happen.