Last night saw the launch of Snapshots III, the third annual collaborative book produced by BookMachine and Kingston University Press. Once again, the Kingston Publishing MA students have got together to pick their favourite BookMachine articles and turn them into a blook – which this year included a few of mine!
To celebrate, myself and fellow featured columnists Seonaid McLeod and Alison Jones each gave a ten minute talk on where we thought publishing was headed. Alison talked about how publishers can succeed – and fail – at selling books in the current environment, while Seonaid highlighted the interconnectedness currently growing in publishing markets around the world. My talk was all about lobsters, which are more relevant to publishing that you might think.
It was a fantastic night, and so lovely to see so many publishing friends old and new. As always, lots of exciting projects in the works – and keep your eyes peeled, Snapshots III will be available online soon!