Laura Summers

Laura Summers - Marketer

London, UK

Event professional with 10+ years experience of organising book launches. I work with a team of freelancers to create outstanding events.

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Overview

I run BookMachine.BookMachine have organised over 100 publishing events in the past 5 years.If you a looking for a professional team to organise the launch of your book, then we would love to help.
Non-Fiction
Business & Management

Certifications

  • CAM Diploma Digital Marketing

Awards

  • Bookseller Rising Star
  • Shortlisted for Kim Scott Walwyn

Work experience

Co-founder

Self-employed
August, 2010 – Present (over 9 years)

Laura Summers co-founded BookMachine in 2010, initially as an informal way for publishers to meet each other at events, and then as a popular site for anyone building a publishing career. The team have now organised over 100 events

Laura has spoken about events and publishing at The Frankfurt Book Fair, The London Book Fair, IPG Digital Quarterly, The Galley Club, BIC battles, Women in Publishing, The SYP conference, Innovate ELT and given talks to students on both the Kingston Publishing MA, the City University Publishing MA as well as at Queen Mary University on behalf of the Publishers Association.

BookMachine was a finalist in the Tools of Change Startup Showcase 2013 and Laura has been shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize, listed as one of the Bookseller’s Rising Stars (2013) and was runner-up for the Young Stationers’ Prize 2015.

Projects

How to Market Books (fifth edition)

BookMachine were hired to organise the launch event of this book.

Alison Baverstock: What really blew me away was the sheer energy that BookMachine provided. They were consistently imaginative in their ideas, exceptionally efficient in delivery, swift to respond – and build on – developments. They offered a reassuringly high attention to detail; it was clear they understood how important each book is to its author and I always felt my launch was their priority.

This Book Means Business: Clever Ways to Plan and Write a Book that Works Harder for Your Business

BookMachine were hired to organise the launch event of this book.

Laura and her team helped me plan and run the launch for my book This Book Means Business in 2018 - it was a hugely enjoyable and successful evening, and that was due in no small part to their attention to detail beforehand and cheerful hard work on the night. I can recommend her without reservation as a great partner for book promotion, particularly when planning a launch.

How to Market Books

Alison Baverstock

Snapshots IV: BookMachine on New Notes on the Publishing Industry

Stuart Bache, Marc Defosse, Josie Dobrin, Mark Ecob, Anna Faherty, Ricardo Fayet, Emily Gibson, Nic Gibson, Jonny Geller, Sarah Grey

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