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Networking in Publishing

Posted on May 4, 2022 in The Network, UK

Networking. We’ve all been told it’s important, whether it’s to help you get your foot in the door for your first publishing role or to make that next career move …

SYP UK: 2021 Mentorship Scheme Testimonials

Posted on April 30, 2022 in UK

Mentors “It’s been great to mentor someone who lives in a different place to me as without the SYP and the mentorship being online we wouldn’t have crossed paths. I’ve …

What is the SYP UK Committee?

Posted on November 22, 2020 in UK

With the applications open to volunteer for the SYP I wanted to discuss what the UK Committee is and what positions are available on the team. The UK Committee is …

Mentors for SYP South West’s Mentorship Schemes

Posted on September 25, 2020 in News & Reviews, UK

This week each SYP branch will announce their mentors for the upcoming mentorship scheme. Today is the turn of the South West team,  who are running both the Into and …

Mentors for SYP UK’s Into Mentorship Stream

Posted on September 21, 2020 in News & Reviews, UK

This week each SYP branch will announce their mentors for the upcoming mentorship scheme. Today is the turn of the UK team,  who are running the Into stream that is …

How we got started in Publishing: Olivia Galyer

Posted on August 24, 2020 in UK

Olivia Galyer, English Literature graduate from the University of Exeter, shares her experiences within publishing industry. Last year I volunteered at Barnes Children’s Literature Festival for the first time, I …

How we got started in Publishing: Jess Stevens

Posted on August 10, 2020 in UK

Jess Stevens, Artworker Apprentice at Bloomsbury Academic & Professional shares her thoughts on how you should never stop trying.   Growing up I had a difficult relationship with reading, I …

How we got started in Publishing: Leyla Mehmet

Posted on July 29, 2020 in UK

Leyla Mehmet, KCL English student, shares her first experiences of the publishing industry I’m Leyla, a soon to be a third-year student who is studying English and has absolutely loved …

How we got started in publishing: Paige Henderson

Posted on July 17, 2020 in UK

COVID-19: Improving access to arts and culture Paige Henderson, Publishing Coordinator at Lendal Press, shares her lockdown reflections on the creative industries. Did you know you were probably seven-years-old when …

How we got started in publishing: Anna Shannon

Posted on July 6, 2020 in UK

Continuing the discussion of how our SYP committee got into Publishing, with Anna Shannon, SYP UK Treasurer 2020. There are many routes into Publishing. For me the power of stories …

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How we got started in publishing pt.1

Posted on May 6, 2020 in UK

Many of us have found ourselves with more time to think recently, so over the next few months we’ll be bringing you some personal stories from our committee members about …

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How to finesse your pitch, with the Book Pitch Doctor

Posted on May 6, 2020 in UK

Racing heart, shaky hands, a not so discreet blush. “Doctor, doctor I think I have a case of Public Speaking-itus.” “Ah”, said the Doctor knowingly, “I’ve seen these symptoms before.” …

A Statement from The Society of Young Publishers

Posted on April 5, 2020 in UK

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), The Society of Young Publishers has taken the decision to cancel all upcoming in-person events. As announced by our Scotland branch yesterday, …

The 2020 AGM

Posted on January 14, 2020 in UK

The SYP UK and London committees will gather at Stationers’ Hall, London once again to celebrate their work throughout 2019 and welcome in the new year. Starting with a recap …

How I worked out that publishing was for me

Posted on November 18, 2019 in Oxford, UK

On Work in Publishing Week Esther Morrison describes the moment she knew she wanted to work in publishing and how she got to her current position as Portfolio Marketing Executive …

UKSG Innovation Award – Winners Announced!

Posted on November 1, 2019 in UK

We are delighted to announce the winners of the UKSG Innovation Award this year! Working with the Society of Young Publishers and the New Librarians Professional Network the UKSG innovation …

How Brexit could change the face of Britain’s writing industry

Posted on October 3, 2019 in UK

This article was written by Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers providing legal support for those looking to migrate to the …

How Brexit could change the face of Britain's writing industry

Posted on October 3, 2019 in UK

This article was written by Bethany Morris, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration lawyers providing legal support for those looking to migrate to the …

British Council Launches International Publishing Fellowship

Posted on August 5, 2019 in UK

The British Council is launching an International Publishing Fellowship, for publishing professionals with 2-6 years’ experience in the sector. Six professionals from the UK will be paired with counterparts in …

Cliveden Literary Festival supports leading book donation charity for second year

Posted on July 25, 2019 in UK

  Book Aid International is pleased to announce that this year the Cliveden Literary Festival has once again chosen to support its work providing books to people around the world …

We often carry our whole gender on our back

Posted on June 7, 2019 in Oxford, UK

Deborah Frances-White, host of the popular The Guilty Feminist podcast, gave a powerful key-note speech at the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize ceremony last month. She told a story of ‘crashing’ …

BTBS sponsor 6 free places on Bookcareers.com event

Posted on June 6, 2019 in UK

Bookcareers.com have been very fortunate that The Book Trade Charity (BTBS) have agreed to sponsor 6 FREE places on the How to Job Search in Book Publishing Course. This is being run …

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2019 awarded to Knights Of’s Aimée Felone

Posted on June 4, 2019 in UK

The winner of the 2019 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was tonight named as Aimée Felone, co-founder of independent inclusive publisher, Knights Of, in a ceremony that celebrated the dynamism of …

How secure an interview: for designers wanting to break into the world of books

Posted on June 4, 2019 in UK

emc design is the largest design studio dedicated to publishing in the UK. We receive 100s of CVs and portfolios a year, and some of them really stand out and …

Book Aid International and Writers & Artists join forces at Latitude festival

Posted on May 22, 2019 in UK

Book Aid International and Writers & Artists are delighted to announce an expansion of their partnership with a very special literary event at Latitude festival in July: Reclaiming the Dialogue: …

Book Aid International and Writers & Artists join forces at Latitude festival

Posted on May 22, 2019 in UK

Book Aid International and Writers & Artists are delighted to announce an expansion of their partnership with a very special literary event at Latitude festival in July: Reclaiming the Dialogue: …

Want to be more innovative? Start by finding problems

Posted on May 15, 2019 in UK

Some people believe they aren’t creative, that they can’t have ideas, that being innovative just isn’t for them. I disagree. In my work in innovation, I’ve seen people from all …

Innovation-in-publishing competition!

Posted on May 14, 2019 in UK

We are excited to announce that we’re working with UKSG and the New Library Professionals Network (NLPN) to run an Innovation-in-publishing competition! Winners receive £1,000 to put towards their innovative …

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize announces its 2019 shortlist of outstanding women in publishing

Posted on May 14, 2019 in UK

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize has named its 2019 shortlist of talented women. The prize, founded in 2003 in honour of Kim Scott Walwyn, former Publishing Director of OUP, recognises …

Students Tips: Making the Most of Your Work Placement

Posted on March 29, 2019 in UK

Today we have another interview with fellow student, Sophie Griffiths to share her recent work experience with Diva Magazine. How did you get your work experience? I emailed the company …

Five things I learnt at London Book Fair

Posted on March 29, 2019 in UK

At 6:30am on a cold Tuesday morning, I made my very early commute from Oxford into the centre of London. Tuesday 12th March marked the beginning of the London Book …

Students Tips: Making the Most of Your Work Placement

Posted on March 27, 2019 in UK

Once you have achieved the seemingly impossible and gained yourself a publishing work placement – hurray! – you must now ensure you get the most out of the experience. Any …

World Book Day: Four Reasons for Adults to Read

Posted on March 7, 2019 in UK

When the words ‘books’ and ‘pyjamas’ are mentioned in the same sentence, lazy Sunday mornings, spent lolling about reading edge-of-your-bed books usually spring to mind. But consider this: how about, …

Two’s company, three’s a society

Posted on February 15, 2019 in UK

I’m guessing that most readers of this blog love a good book. I’m also guessing that you find the reading experience smoother and more enjoyable when you’re not tripping over …

Unfinished Works, Matt Gilbert

Posted on January 30, 2019 in News & Reviews, UK

Every blank piece of paper is A dream I’ve yet to dream Each ink blot Is a building block UNTITLED, a poem by Matthew Gilbert   In 2013 the SYP …

AGM: Shaping the Next 70 Years of Publishing

Posted on January 14, 2019 in UK

As you may have heard, the joint SYP UK and London committee AGM is coming up on 29 January. Tickets for the event were snapped up quickly. Like, really quickly. …

My Year on the Committee

Posted on November 26, 2018 in UK

Welcome. Maisie here, the Managing Editor of the InPrint magazine. As was discussed over here, it is Society of Young Publishers volunteer season. With that naturally comes a new batch …

Inclusivity Survey Results

Posted on November 4, 2018 in UK

The Society of Young Publishers have released the results of an Inclusivity Survey that asked members and non-members alike to help make the SYP community fairer, more diverse and inclusive. …

Volunteer with Us

Posted on October 15, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

You may or may not notice that volunteer season at the SYP is upon us. The application process to become a committee member is now open for most regions. This …

Rights Rights, Baby!

Posted on September 28, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

If you ask anyone in rights at the moment about Audio rights, the chances are they will tell you there has been a boom in the amount of deals over …

The Usborne Academy: Part Two

Posted on September 3, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

A few weeks ago we spoke to Anna Howorth, Director of Global Branding and UK Marketing at Usborne Books, about The Usborne Academy (follow the link to sign up for updates …

The Usborne Academy: An Internship Going That Extra Mile

Posted on July 23, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

You may have noticed that the SYP has recently launched a campaign to increase inclusivity, within our society and the industry on a wider level. One of the steps we …

Inclusivity Committee and Survey

Posted on June 29, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

At London Book Fair our UK Chair, Ain Bensenouci, announced that the Society of Young Publishers would be launching an Inclusivity Committee, whose aim would be to oversee and ensure diversity …

Ask an Expert: Nicola Ramsey, Publisher at Edinburgh University Press

Posted on June 19, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland, UK

Join us on The Network on Monday 25 June at 6.30pm to enter the world of academic publishing! Nicola Ramsey, Publisher of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh University …

SYP Alumni

Posted on June 19, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

If you’re reading this then you fit into one of four categories of people: You are a member of the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) You are thinking of becoming …

BookMachine and EMC Design Q&A, Talking Design: Trends

Posted on June 11, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

If there was one area of the publishing industry I wish I could try my hand at, yet at the same time know I will never be able to, it …

BookMachine and EMC Design Q&A, Talking Design: Trends

Posted on June 11, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

If there was one area of the publishing industry I wish I could try my hand at, yet at the same time know I will never be able to, it …

Ask an Expert with Suzy Astbury: how to improve your career prospects

Posted on May 29, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

Prior to Suzy Astbury taking part in our Ask an Expert session I posted about the intricacies of navigating the working world of publishing. Finding the right way to present …

Ask an Expert: Suzy Astbury, Managing Director of Inspired Selection

Posted on April 30, 2018 in News & Reviews, UK

Getting a job in publishing can be a long and delicate process. Thinking back, how did you decide a job in the industry was for you? Did you come to …