Welcome to the Society of Young Publishers

The Society of Young Publishers is a volunteer-run organisation supporting junior and aspiring publishing professionals across the UK and Ireland. We are open to anyone, of any age, interested in publishing or a related trade – or who is hoping to be soon. Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, our aim is to assist, inform and encourage anyone trying to break into the industry or progress within it.

Become a Member

Come to our events, check out our resource centre, and be part of our young publishers community.

"Joining the SYP has given me the opportunity to become part of a community of incredible, like-minded people. The insight I gained into the industry as an SYP member has been invaluable and I recommend it to those who want to know more about getting into or ahead in publishing."

Alex, SYP Member

SYP Podcast

Inside Publishing is our podcast series, where we chat with industry experts and game changers about employability, skills, victories and challenges. It's a safe space to tackle topics such as diversity and inclusivity, but also to share tips and advice from behind the scenes of publishing houses.

The SYP Youtube Channel

On our Youtube channel, you will find archives of our past digital events, full of insights and information.

New on the blog

Introducing: Children’s Books North

January 10, 2022

Children’s Books North is a free, voluntary network that was set up in 2020 by Tilda Johnson (Golden Egg North …

The SYP Scotland Conference Committee needs you!

October 9, 2021

Do you have an interest in publishing? Love event organising? Ready to grow your network within the industry? The SYP …

Rethinking “Diversity”: Lasting Change

October 8, 2021

In August we had the pleasure of working alongside the Edinburgh International Book Festival on one of their Business of …

SYP Partners

At the Society of Young Publishers, we work closely with a number of partner organisations to run events and giveaways, and promote good causes across the industry. As part of this, our members are able to receive selected benefits – including discounts on courses and subscriptions – from these partners.

"We are delighted to be able to work with the SYP – we find them to be a vibrant and intelligent group of people who are excited to be working within the publishing industry, and whose support for each other is impressive."

Emma Lowe, Director of Publisher Relations, The Bookseller