French translation of Boost

The translations keep on coming thick and fast, but this one is particularly exciting because it is in a language I've never had a book translated into before: French! The publisher DUNOD has done an amazing job on designing this beautiful edition, titled Boost - Faites décoller votre confiance en vous, and have even made some super [...]

Sneak peek inside Don’t Panic

Just over a month until Don't Panic hits the shelves - yes, I'm dancing excitedly; yes, it's due out on 10th August; and yes the digital proofs look so pretty a whole flock of butterflies just erupted in my chest. Yes, you can also PRE-ORDER the new book at all the best bookstores, including but not [...]

Reporting from Hay Festival 2017

As some of you may have gathered from social media, I've been busy-beeing away running the Hay Festival Twitter feed again this year. What a joy it's been too: so many insightful, thought-provoking ideas flying around. Amazing to be there to help celebrate 30 years of Hay - I'm totally exhausted and completely inspired! As [...]

BookMachine | The May Publishing Wrap

Roll up, roll up! It's time to hear about the biggest publishing news from around the web over the past month, with the BookMachine May Publishing Wrap! Big news from Amazon once again this month, as it hit an all-time high in the stock market and revenue from Q1 is up, prompting CEO Jeff Bezos [...]

BookMachine | The March Wrap

It's the time of the month where I round up all the internet's top publishing stories and stick them in one place on the BookMachine blog for your perusal! Here's a sneak peek - don't forget to visit the BookMachine blog for more... The big news from March in UK publishing is obviously the London [...]

A fortnight of BookBrunch interviews

It's been a wildly busy fortnight my end, but in amongst it all I've managed to get out the BookBrunch weekly interview as normal, so here's a pair of publishing chats for you perusal... On boosting adult literacy with Jo Dawson from Quickreads "As heavy readers, publishers have trouble imagining what it's like not to be [...]