SYP London – #Buildabook

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Everywhere you look there are events telling you how to get a job in publishing but not many that show you what publishers actually do. So the events team at SYP London put their heads together and devised an evening based around the different publishing departments.

Young publishers and those wanting to find out more about the industry came and mingled downstairs at The College Arms in Bloomsbury last Thursday.

The room filled up quickly

The room filled up quickly as people searched out their tables.


Mel Four, Creative Designer at Simon & Schuster Adults, and Paul Coomey, Senior Designer at Simon & Schuster Children’s, talk to guests about book design.


SYP members discuss marketing with Anna Howarth, UK Marketing and Publicity Manager at Usborne Publishing, Joe Yule, Marketing Manager at PRH, and Kimberley Atkins, Marketing Manager at PRH.


Our production speakers Aimee Price, Producer/Production Controller at Penguin books, and Kate Ward, Senior Production Controller at Little Tiger Press, talk about how to make a book.


The editorial team: Leanne Bryan, Commissioning Editor (illustrated) at Octopus, and Sophie Orme, Senior Editor (fiction) at Pan Macmillan, help to demystify a much sought after area of publishing.

Thanks to everyone who came to the evening and especially thanks to our amazing speakers and the SYP London events team.

For more SYP events check our events page: and don’t forget to book for our conference on the 8th November at – tickets are selling fast!