The rise of reading on mobiles, short stories and bite-size content BookMachine Oxford (part of BookMachine week) is sponsored this month by City University Does the rise in mobile reading mean we need to review our publishing models? More and more young people want quick satisfaction by reading both literature and educational resources on mobile. During this week of events, BookMachine have invited a range of experts to discuss. Your speaker: Sarah Franklin Sarah (@sarahefranklin) is the founder and host of Short Stories Aloud (@StoriesAloud), described as 'one of the most successful, most joyful, regular literary events in Oxford'. Since it began in 2012, Short Stories Aloud has seen professional actors read well over a hundred short stories from everyone from Mark Watson to Margaret Drabble, followed by an often-raucous author Q&A. Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University and a 2014/15 Jerwood/Arvon Foundation novel mentee. Her features, book reviews and columns have appeared in The Guardian, the Seattle Times, Psychologies magazine and the Sunday Express amongst others, and she is a regular guest on BBC Radio Oxford's Drivetime and Will Gompertz shows. Your host: Laura Summers Laura ( @laurasummersnow ) co-founded BookMachine back in 2010, and since then has worked on over 50 publishing events from book launches, to conferences and socials. In 2013 Laura was picked as a Bookseller Rising Star and shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize. When Laura isn't plotting BookMachine activities she is working on marketing campaigns at YUDU Media. FAQs Who is it for? People in publishing. BookMachine have created an informal environment to develop ideas and make new contacts. You'll find designers, editors, publishers, marketeers, sales professionals. There are also book lovers and writers. And not to forget, a few app developers, games designers and publishing students. What happens there? The talk itself will last for about 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A with the speaker and plenty of time to meet others afterwards. If there’s anyone in particular you’d like to meet, please let us know and we’ll introduce you. What happens afterwards? The following day, you can check out profiles of anyone you've met on BookMachine Connect, there's often post- event discussion on the #BookMachine Twitter hashtag and photos are posted on our Facebook page within the week. For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bookmachine-week-june-oxford-tickets-16457809752

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