SYP Press Section

Welcome to the SYP Press Section, where we post all the cuttings that have featured the SYP in the national press and the world wide web. If you spot a news story featuring the SYP, you can send it to as a hyperlink, jpeg, or pdf.

SYP 60: Yesterday, when we were young - an article in BookBrunch by former SYP Chair Patrick Janson-Smith following our Publishing Now and Then event

SYP Spotlight: Bhavit Mehta - the SYP-60 Project co-ordinator was interviewed in BookBrunch about his role in the SYP's anniversary year, and his publishing company, Saadhak Books

SYP to launch wiki-book website - The Bookseller's report on the SYP-60 website.  This article was also printed in The Bookseller itself on 29.05.09 - click here to access a jpeg of the article.

SYP60: the Way We Were - BookBrunch's report on our Publishing Now and Then event

Show Time - SYP Chair Angie Solomon reflects on the SYP's 3 events at the 2009 London Book Fair on The Bookseller website

SYP 60th anniversary celebrations  - a report in BookBrunch

Young LBF attendees flock to hear Byng and company's Canon Tales - the Publishers Weekly review of Canon Tales 2

Digital: Where's the Enthusiasm? - Liz Bury's article on Canon Tales 2 on The Bookseller website

SYP's Canon Tales Back by Demand at the LBF - BookBrunch's preview of Canon Tales 2

SYP Spotlight: Angie Solomon - former Vice Chair Tori Hunt's interview with current Chair Angie Solomon in BookBrunch

SYP discuss a trade caught in the devil's bargain - BookBrunch's report on the 2009 AGM

Young Publishers Turn 60 - The Bookseller reports on the SYP's plans for our 60th year

Networks across borders - young publishers
- an article from the Frankfurt Book Fair's newsletter concerning SYP Chair Jon Slack's initiative to create an international network of young publishers

SYP Conference: Young and Upwardly Mobile - SYP Chair Jon Slack and Vice Chair Tori Hunt summarize the themes of the 2008 SYP Conference on the BookBrunch website

SYP's 'Question Time' - a report on The Bookseller website about the SYP's 2009 AGM, featuring Publishers Question Time

Publishing 2.0-The Reader Revolution - a blog by SYP Chair Jon Slack on the theme of the 2008 SYP Conference on The Bookseller website

- this blog features an interview with SYP Chair Jon Slack, which was conducted at the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair.  It also discusses the recent SYP initiative to create an international network of young publishers

The Unsung Heroes - an account from the SYP blog in The Bookseller about life in Production

Canon Tales - Bent's Notes from The Bookseller likens the inaugural Canon Tales to the Oscars in this article

SYP to host 'rapid fire presentation' - the Publishing News preview of Canon Tales

Getting On - the second of our blogs on The Bookseller website looks at career progression for editors

Book Talk - SYP Chair Jon Slack launches the first in our series of blogs on The Bookseller website

Is an e-book green? - Doug Wallace reports on the May London speaker meeting for Publishing News, with a look ahead to future events, such as Canon Tales.

Our recent and successful pub quiz was flagged up in both The Bookseller and Publishing News, with various teams made a general mockery of by their respective columnists.

Indies are vibrant - former SYP chair Doug Wallace reports back on our LBF seminar and the April speaker meeting, while previewing our next BTBS pub quiz, as published in the Publishing News

Perils of Facebook - this was a preview of what Ros Kindersley discussed at the SYP Getting Ahead in UK Publishing Seminar at LBF on April 15th, as published in Publishing News on 28/03/2008

Predicting Winners - former Chair Doug Wallace reports back on the February London speaker meeting in Publishing News, from 28/03/2008

Wanted: First Job in Publishing - a Bookseller interview from 13/03/2008 with Alison Baverstock, who will be chairing our Getting Ahead in UK Publishing seminar at the London Book Fair on April 15th

SYP, FYI - former Chair Doug Wallace writes about the coming year in his new column in Publishing News, from 22/02/2008

'Finding a happy tree' - current SYP vice-chair Tori Hunt reports on our 2007 Careers Conference for Publishing News, from 16/11/2007

Pub Quiz for BTBS - the Publishing News report on our pub quiz which raised money for the Book Trade Benevolent Society from 02/11/2007

Content and the Net - Tori Hunt reports on our 'Publishing and the Internet' speaker meeting for Publishing News, from 27/07/2007 - you may have to click your mouse on the jpeg to increase its size

Young and Upwardly Hopeful - (pdf file) Alexis Hercules' interview with former Chair Doug Wallace and former Vice-chair Claire Shanahan for The Bookseller from 13/04/2007

The British Society of Young Publisher: Sixty Years of an Extraordinary Collaborative, Self-help Network - (pdf) - Jason Mitchell's article about the history of the SYP for Logos, the publishing journal

How it all Began - Tom Maschler's account of the founding of the Booker Prize, a campaign that he launched at a Society of Young Publishers speaker meeting!