Meet the Team



Lana Beckwith - Editor

Lana has worked in publishing since 2008 and her passion for storytelling in all its forms knows no bounds. She has editorial responsibility for BookGig and will be working hard to make the site your go-to destination for literary events in the UK. If you're an author or organiser with an event coming up, she'd love to hear from you. She is particularly keen to support the work of libraries and local communities in bringing readers and authors together. 



Nick Coveney - BookGig Platform Director



Nick has worked in publishing for over seven years, specialising in digital products, platforms and marketing campaigns. His love for books and storytelling is limitless (as is his passion for tech and computer games). He is responsible for the technical delivery and development of BookGig as well as its marketing strategy and is extremely open to any ideas. Nick wants BookGig to be the perfect platform for all literary events, so whether you’re a book-lover, a writer or a bookseller please get in touch with him if you have any feedback or potential partnerships you’d like to share with us.




Jen Garside - Assistant Editor and User Support

Jen is a keen reader, writer and past bookseller with an enthusiasm for sharing ideas about all things literary. She is responsible for making your BookGig experience as carefree as possible, and would be delighted to hear from you about any upcoming events you want to promote or help you find events to attend in your local area. If you have a question about anything BookGig-related or you're having any problems using the site, she is ready and waiting to assist you!