News & Reviews

Rethinking “Diversity”: Lasting Change

Posted on October 8, 2021 in News & Reviews, Scotland

In August we had the pleasure of working alongside the Edinburgh International Book Festival on one of their Business of Books events, Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing: Lasting Change, inspired by …

Mentors for SYP Ireland's Mentorship Scheme

Posted on September 26, 2020 in Ireland, News & Reviews

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

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 North’s Mentorship Schemes

Posted on September 22, 2020 in News & Reviews, North

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

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 …

SYP Southwest Publishing for Everyone Convention Round Up!

Posted on June 22, 2020 in News & Reviews

Before we were all forced to work from home and resulting to video calls rather than face to face relationships, the Southwest committee had grand plans for our first publishing …

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How we got started in publishing pt.2

Posted on June 16, 2020 in News & Reviews

Next up in our series on how the SYP committee got into publishing is Anna Shannon, SYP UK Treasurer 2020. There are many routes into publishing. For me the power …

SYP Scotland: What We’re Reading in Lockdown Part 2

Posted on May 7, 2020 in News & Reviews

Following Monday’s post, our conference committee continues to tell us what, and how, they’re reading in lockdown.   Sonali Misra, Co-chair When I first went to university to study English …

A Day in the Life: working as a bookseller at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Posted on September 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Every year, Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square is filled with thousands of people congregating to celebrate, discuss –  and buy – books. The Scotland Society of Young Publisher’s own Kirsten Knight tells …

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019: a celebration of literature from rising stars to prize winners

Posted on August 31, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

For residents of Edinburgh and Scotland, the annual transformation of the capital city is extraordinarily fun, if a smidge frustrating. The dazzling change to Charlotte Square is something else, however. …

An interview with Kim Scott Walwyn Prize shortlisters Heather McDaid and Laura Jones (404 Ink)

Posted on May 26, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize recently announced its 2019 shortlist of talented women. Honouring its namesake, the former Publishing Director of OUP, the prize seeks to recognise the professional achievements and potential …

Meet the 2019-20 SYP Scotland Committee

Posted on May 23, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

SYP Scotland recently held our 2019 AGM, and with the freshly appointed team feeling enthusiastic and not-yet-burned-out, we thought it would be the perfect time to introduce the committee. Come …

Spring Conference Blog: Perminder Mann – Closing Keynote

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Perminder Mann, CEO, Bonnier Books UK After a day spent giving a platform to industry pioneers and inspiring BAME advocates, SYP Scotland was delighted to welcome CEO of Bonnier Books …

Spring Conference Blog: Marion Sinclair – Opening Keynote

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Marion Sinclair, CEO, Publishing Scotland This year, SYP Scotland were delighted to announce Marion Sinclair as the opening keynote speaker for the 2019 conference, ‘Building Bridges, Breaking Walls’. Marion Sinclair …

Spring Conference Blog: Transcending Genre

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Chaired by Eris Young, writer in residence at Lighthouse Books and managing editor of fantasy magazine Aether/Ichor Panellists: Ann Landmann, Founder, Cymera Festival Francis Bickmore, Publishing Director, Canongate Lina Langlee, …

Spring Conference Blog: Scotland Meets the World

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Chaired by Sasha de Buyl, Manager, Scottish Books International Panelists: Andrea Joyce, Rights Director, Canongate Sophie Moxon, Executive Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival Marion Sinclair, CEO, Publishing Scotland * As …

Spring Conference Blog: Managing your Time

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Chaired by Peggy Hughes, Programme Director, National Centre for Writing Norwich Panellists: Cinzia DuBois, Freelance Creative Digital Copywriter and Editor Kirstyn Smith, Journalist and Founder, Marbles Suzanne Collier, Founder, Bookcareers …

Spring Conference Blog: Inclusivity in Children’s Publishing

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Chaired by Kirstin Lamb, Senior PR and Rights Manager, Barrington Stoke Panelists: Lauren Ace, Brand Director, Little Tiger Group Sister Outrider, Blogger Aimee Felone, Co-Founder, Knights Of Apologies: Sarah Shaffi, …

Spring Conference Blog: Campaignspotting

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Panelists: Carla Hepburn, Senior Marketing Manager, Edinburgh University Press Jamie Norman, Campaigns Executive, Canongate Ceris Jones, Marketing and Publicity Officer, Sandstone Press If I Survive, EUP First up was Carla …

Spring Conference Blog: Be Your Own Boss

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Panelists: Laura Jones, Co-Founder, 404 Ink Heather McDaid, Co-Founder, 404 Ink Samuel McDowell, Co-Founder, Charco Press * Laura Jones, Heather McDaid from 404 Ink and Sam McDowell from Charco Press …

Spring Conference Blog: Anthologies

Posted on April 5, 2019 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Chaired by Mika Cook, Co-Chair of SYP Scotland and Publishing Assistant at 404 Ink. Panellists: Eris Young, Writer in Residence, Lighthouse Books and Managing Editor, Aether/Ichor Lauren Ace, Brand Director, …

SYP Ireland’s (Publishing) New Years’ Resolutions

Posted on February 8, 2019 in Ireland, News & Reviews

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” -Melody Beattie Although January has sped by, we decided to share with you our …

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 …

London SYPinto Mentees Reveal Their 2018 Best Reads

Posted on December 12, 2018 in London, News & Reviews

As we head off for some much-needed year end rest before gearing up again for new events and projects in 2019, our SYPinto mentees Lily, John, Maleeha, Chloe, Hannah, and …

Our Top 5 Tips for #WorkInPublishing Week

Posted on November 23, 2018 in News & Reviews

Publishing is a great industry to be part of but we all know that it can be hard to get your foot in the door and make your mark. Especially …

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 …

Volunteer with the Society of Young Publishers!

Posted on September 24, 2018 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We are looking for 4 student liaison officers (2x University of Oxford, 2x Brookes University – 1 undergrad, 1 MA) to join the Society of Young Publishers Oxford committee. The …

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 …

SYP launches a new South West branch

Posted on July 30, 2018 in News & Reviews, South West

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) are delighted to announce the launch of a new regional branch to cover the South West region of the UK. SYP South West will …

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 …

Rights Debunked: Top Tips and Recommended Reading

Posted on June 21, 2018 in News & Reviews, Oxford

During our last panel session, Rights Debunked! it seemed there was a great interest in titles to read and websites to visit if you’re interested in moving into this area. …

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 …

Arundhati Roy comes to Oxford

Posted on June 16, 2018 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Booker-prize winning author Arundhati Roy discussed her latest novel at Oxford Town Hall earlier this month, in an event organised by Blackwells. In conversation with Dr Faisal Devji, Fellow at …

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 …

Clio Cornish, Editor at HarperCollins: My Journey into Publishing

Posted on June 4, 2018 in London, News & Reviews

Clio Cornish is a current editor with HQ, HarperCollins. She has worked on a wide range of projects during her time with Harper but most recently she has published titles …

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 …

Moving OxForward

Posted on May 25, 2018 in News & Reviews, Oxford

You may have heard SYP Oxford shouting about our exciting new mentoring scheme that has recently launched, OxForward. If you haven’t, then we’re about to shout about it some more! …

SYP Scotland’s #MyCareerPath

Posted on May 21, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland

A recent hashtag, #MyCareerPath, saw Twitter users take to the online platform to explain how they got to where they are today. For this industry, where the eternal question seems …

SYP Scotland's #MyCareerPath

Posted on May 21, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland

A recent hashtag, #MyCareerPath, saw Twitter users take to the online platform to explain how they got to where they are today. For this industry, where the eternal question seems …

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 …

Spring Conference Reading Between the Lines

Posted on April 27, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Panel: Saba Ahmed from And Other Stories and Tilted Axis, Dr Carolina Orloff from Charco Press, and James Robertson from Itchy Coo. They are all well-known for working with stories in …

Spring Conference Let's Get It (Kick)started

Posted on April 27, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Panel: Natalie Fergie (Unbound author of The Sewing Machine), Katie West (Fiction & Feeling founder), Gala Morozova (Hidden Door) Chair: Heather McDaid (404 Ink co-founder)   The first panel of …

Baltic Books at London Book Fair 2018

Posted on April 21, 2018 in News & Reviews

The year has only just begun and already the publishing industry has seen London Book Fair (LBF), which took place 10-12 April, come and go. Each year, the fair welcomes …

Spring Conference Freelance Fever

Posted on March 27, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Panel: Kaite Welsh (author), Sian Bevan (freelance project manager), Denise Cowle (SfEP and freelancer), Claire Stewart (Creative Edinburgh) Chair: Laura Jones The panel, chaired by Laura Jones of 404 Ink …

Spring Conference Collaboration Is Key

Posted on March 23, 2018 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Panel: Jenny Niven (Creative Scotland), Niall Dolan (John Byrne Award), Nicole Brandon (Scottish Book Trust) Chair: Daiden O’Regan We’ll only be able to take on the world if we learn …

My Year on the SYP Committee

Posted on March 14, 2018 in News & Reviews

As you might have seen, we have now opened applications for Communications Manager to join our UK Committee. We sat down with Chiara Bullen, one of our Scotland Communications Officers, …

‘Ask an Expert’ with Juliet Mushens: What We Learnt from a Literary Agent

Posted on March 12, 2018 in News & Reviews

I started my previous blog post outlining how, before I entered the industry, I thought the process a book went through to be published was pretty straightforward and only involved …

28 February 2018 Ask an Expert Session: Juliet Mushens

Posted on February 20, 2018 in News & Reviews

Most people know how a book gets published: There’s the fun writing part There’s the fun editing part (or not much fun, depending on your perspective) The design part (which …

BookMachine Announce Team Unplugged

Posted on December 19, 2017 in News & Reviews

BookMachine has picked Team Unplugged: a selection of industry professionals at a number of UK publishers primed to spread the word about the BookMachine Unplugged event series, set to launch …

Submissions Open for The Third Trailblazer Awards 2018

Posted on December 8, 2017 in News & Reviews

Once again, the SYP are delighted to be supporting The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards. Submissions are now open for the Trailblazer Awards, recognising publishing professionals aged under 30 who …

Bookmachine to Launch Industry-Wide Events Series in 2018

Posted on November 28, 2017 in News & Reviews

BookMachine are set to launch an event series spanning the entire publishing process in 2018. BookMachine Unplugged will focus on Design, Production, Publicity and Marketing, Editorial and Tech, with expert …

Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference 2017

Posted on November 26, 2017 in News & Reviews

A few weeks ago, SYP member and Oxford Brookes Publishing student, Zoe Chatfield, won our free ticket to the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference. Here she shares her thoughts on …

My Year on the SYP Committee

Posted on November 20, 2017 in News & Reviews

It’s (somehow) nearly December and over here at SYP HQ we’re already planning and preparing for 2018. Applications for next year’s committee are now open, so we sat down with Ain-Deheb …

Interview with Grainne Clear

Posted on November 13, 2017 in News & Reviews

Grainne Clear is a major figure in Irish and international children’s book publishing. Founder of national broadcaster RTE’s children’s books segment, she went on to become Publishing Manager, and now …

Let’s get SEOrious!

Posted on November 7, 2017 in News & Reviews

Our September #SYPpubskills workshop was dedicated to learning digital skills and understanding SEO and how it works in a publishing context. Our Marketing Officer Sonali Dutta attended the workshop and …

Applications Now Open for Volunteering on the SYP Committee 2018

Posted on November 5, 2017 in Ireland, London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

Are you passionate about the publishing industry? Do you enjoy attending SYP events, reading our quarterly magazine InPrint, or following our work online? Then we want to hear from you! …

Applications Now Open for Volunteering on the SYP Committee 2018

Posted on November 5, 2017 in News & Reviews

Are you passionate about the publishing industry? Do you enjoy attending SYP events, reading our quarterly magazine InPrint, or following our work online? Then we want to hear from you! …

Submissions Open for Poetry Book Society Student Poetry Prize 2017

Posted on November 1, 2017 in News & Reviews

Calling all students! We’re delighted to announce our Student Poetry Prize will be opening on the 31st October. The Poetry Book Society (PBS) was founded by T S Eliot in …

#SYPontheRoad Exeter Edition

Posted on October 29, 2017 in News & Reviews

Following the success of our first On the Road event in Bristol, we headed back out again last week, this time to Exeter. We were joined by four fantastic speakers …

An Inclusive Industry: Pearson’s initiatives on LGBT inclusion and Wellbeing

Posted on October 22, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Ashley Lodge, Senior Publisher at Pearson  The last year has been an exciting one for me at Pearson as I’ve been involved into two initiatives that are making a real …

Breaking boundaries: Digital marketing scales and that could create new opportunities for capable publishers

Posted on October 22, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Mike Shatzkin, Founder & CEO of The Idea Logical Company Original source: The Shatzkin Files There are three new promotion and marketing opportunities for publishers of ebooks that have been …

SYP at the IPG Autumn Conference 2017

Posted on October 18, 2017 in News & Reviews

This year we once again gave away a free ticket to the IPG Autumn Conference which was won by SYP member Louisa Danquah. She did a phenomenal job live tweeting …

Saltire Society Literary Awards: The Shortlists

Posted on October 17, 2017 in News & Reviews, Scotland

Yesterday evening the shortlists for the Saltire Society Literary Awards were announced at a lovely event at Waterstones Princes Street. These awards are given annually for excellence across the following …

Publishing Round-up: 28.09.17

Posted on October 17, 2017 in News & Reviews

Shukla and Kingsford Launch Crowdfunding for BAME literary journal and Agency The quarterly Journal, The Good Journal, will showcase the very best new work from writers & artists of colour …

‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman

Posted on September 20, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

In adulthood, few things take me by surprise anymore. Ever since hearing about Richard Gere and gerbils, watching Honey Boo Boo drink a litre of Go-Go juice, or seeing Trump …

If you had £500K* to change the face of publishing, what would you do with it?

Posted on September 6, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

A simple question with a myriad of answers. We want to hear yours! At this year’s SYP conference, we’re exploring how the industry deals with issues around ethics, sustainability, and …

Spotlight: ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ by Arundhati Roy

Posted on August 25, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

‘To me, there is nothing higher than fiction. Nothing. It is fundamentally who I am. I am a teller of stories. For me, that’s the only way I can make …

August Publishing Round Up

Posted on August 25, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

What an exciting month for publishing! The Edinburgh International Book Festival did their bit to make the masses part with their cash; Trump helped put a damper on Amazon sales; Quarto …

10 Contemporary Scottish Writers you should have Read

Posted on July 31, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Rabbie Burns, Bobby Stevenson, and Walt Scott are so 19th century! Ahead of the Edinburgh Festival next month we thought we’d bring you up-to-date with the current literary scene in …

Spotlight: ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood

Posted on July 31, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

‘Whenever people ask me that inevitable question, “Who’s your favourite author?” I always say “Shakespeare”.’ Margaret Atwood The fourth novel to be released in Vintage’s Hogarth Shakespeare enterprise, Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed is a …

July Publishing Round Up

Posted on July 25, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Easyjet Launches ‘Flybraries’ Children’s Book Club The perfect solution to keeping kids entertained on flights, without fellow passengers having to listen to sociopathic birds killing pigs on ipads—headphones anyone? On …

Our Ten Favourite Book-Related Moments with ‘Friends’

Posted on July 14, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since the last episode aired. The Friends were all avid readers—after all, the first piece of furniture Chandler and Joey put together …

The Handmaid’s Tale

Posted on July 7, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

‘Some books haunt the reader. Others haunt the writer. The Handmaid’s Tale has done both.’ Margaret Atwood Great dystopian literature will never cease to give us goose bumps from Orwell’s Nineteen …

Publishing Round Up: June

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We can’t believe June’s over already? If you feel like it was lost in a haze of equal measures of hot and dreich weather, here’s the run down of what …

Spotlight: ‘Men Without Women’ by Haruki Murakami

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

‘You are a pastel-coloured Persian carpet, and loneliness is a Bourdeaux wine stain that won’t come out.’ I was in a bookstore a couple of days ago and a woman bogarting …

Before They Were Famous!

Posted on June 23, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Can you tell these literary aficionados from their childhood pics? Let us know if you think fame has made them even more quaffed, or if they’re a shadow of their …

The Great Outdoors

Posted on June 8, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Summer is here! So we’d highlight a few good reasons to grab your brolly and factor 30 to head outside. Twelfth Night at the Globe When and where: 18 May …

And the Winner Is: Hachi’s Guide to the Bailey’s Prize

Posted on June 6, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

First Love by Gwendoline Riley A little book which wallops you with hefty imagery, walking you ‘into the throat of the wind’ and taking you home to the toxic relationship …

Selling Online Academic Content: New Business Models

Posted on February 20, 2017 in News & Reviews

Most scholarly publishers have been feeling the adverse effects of difficult market conditions over the past few years. Libraries have on the whole been investing more in online products that …

Welcome to Scion

Posted on February 10, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

March will see the publication of the third instalment in Samantha Shannon’s Bone Season series. The books are a must-read for fans of the urban fantasy or supernatural dystopian genres. …

Welcoming the New London and UK SYP Chairs for 2017

Posted on January 12, 2017 in News & Reviews

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) are pleased to announce the new appointment of its 2017 chairs. These poignant appointments will see the start of a new structure for the …

SYP Oxford Needs YOU! – applications now open for 2017 committee

Posted on January 9, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Applications for SYP Oxford’s 2017 committee are now open! Want to be part of it? Click here to see what positions are available and apply. The committee roles are open for all …

KIM SCOTT WALWYN PRIZE RELAUNCHES in 2017

Posted on January 9, 2017 in News & Reviews

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize is back for 2017 and opens for submissions today – Monday 09 January. The Prize recognises the professional achievements and promise of women in publishing …

The Limitations of a Masterpiece

Posted on November 27, 2016 in News & Reviews

In this blog post, Shauna Nolan Doyle shares her thoughts on the phenomenon where authors who have produced numerous novels are often only known for one popular novel, and the effect …

Former SYP committee members win Young Stationers’ Prize

Posted on August 31, 2016 in News & Reviews

The 2016 Young Stationers’ Prize has been awarded to Ella Kahn and Bryony Woods, the founders of Diamond Kahn & Woods  Literary Agency. The winners are also former Society of Young Publishers …

Carol Ann Duffy at Shore to Shore

Posted on June 14, 2016 in News & Reviews

Picador and Blackwell’s Oxford present Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends. Featuring Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, John Sampson plus …

Image is Everything: A look back at our Design Event

Posted on May 11, 2016 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Back in April we huddled into Oxford’s Turl Street Kitchen to hear Stewart Larking speak about all things book design. Design in publishing often proves to be a heated topic of …

Sean B. Carroll at the Oxford Literary Festival

Posted on April 21, 2016 in News & Reviews, Oxford

This April saw the Oxford Literary Festival descend upon the city of dreaming spires and a range of interesting and inspiring speakers sharing their ideas. One of the talks that …

SYP at London Book Fair 2016

Posted on April 11, 2016 in London, News & Reviews

Tuesday 12 April The SYP are hosting their annual London Book Fair Seminars 4pm-5pm SYP Seminar ‘How to Get Into Publishing’ Olympia Room Find out more 5.30pm-6.30pm SYP Seminar ‘How …

INDUSTRY NEWS: Inspired Selection launch Inspired Temps – @InspiredTemps

Posted on March 18, 2016 in News & Reviews

Following a very ambiguous and intriguing heads-up tweet yesterday from the Inspired Selection gang, here at the SYP we made sure to keep a watchful eye on twitter at the …

SYP opens applications for 2016 Mentor Scheme

Posted on March 7, 2016 in London, News & Reviews

  ‘An inspiring new scheme for ambitious young people in publishing!’ —Tom Weldon The Society of Young Publishers is proud to announce the reopening of the SYP Mentor Scheme for …

Trailblazer Awards

Inaugural Trailblazer Award winners announced

Posted on February 18, 2016 in News & Reviews

Top row: Clio Cornish and George Burgess; bottom row from left: Ella Kahn, Bryony Woods and Nick Coveney The evening of February 16th saw the London Book Fair’s inaugural Trailblazer …

Centum Press: ‘The Power of One Hundred Authors’

Posted on February 10, 2016 in News & Reviews, Oxford

A short story is ‘something that can be read in an hour and remembered in a lifetime’ (Stephen Vincent Benét), so when we read about a new imprint specialising in …

SYP to launch new branch – SYP Éire

Posted on January 13, 2016 in News & Reviews

Announced last night at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) the SYP is opening up its fourth regional branch in Dublin, Ireland. To be named SYP Éire this is an exciting new development …

Why you should join the SYP: Maria Vassilopoulos, The Bookseller

Posted on October 25, 2015 in London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

I first came into contact with The Society of Young Publishers when a colleague of mine at the publisher I worked for took me to a social. I was nearing …

SYP Conference 2015 – EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted on October 2, 2015 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Tickets are now available for the SYP Conference 2015 in Oxford! Buy them HERE Early bird tickets will be on sale for two weeks only, so get yours before they’re …

SYP Conference 2015

Posted on September 13, 2015 in London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

PUBLISHING: A THOROUGHLY MODERN BUSINESS We’re very excited to present the SYP Conference 2015, happening 21st November 2015 in Oxford! We’re looking forward to seeing all of you there. We’ll …

Exclusive Futurebook tickets on offer to SYP members

Posted on August 21, 2015 in News & Reviews

The SYP is thrilled to announce that we are teaming up once again with our media partner The Bookseller. We are offering our members an exclusive chance to win tickets …

What is networking and why do we bother with it?

Posted on June 22, 2015 in London, News & Reviews

Networking is meeting and talking to people in the same or related industriesthat may share common goals or be working on similar projects.It is not all about how they can …

Summer Digital Book Party

Posted on May 15, 2015 in News & Reviews

                  The Literary Consultancy has teamed up with Byte the Book to produce an exciting new event on Friday 5th June with a …

One Big Book Launch – Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 10, 2015 in News & Reviews

One Big Book Launch are looking for 10 volunteers for an evening event on 3rd June 2015, at The Free Word Centre, Farringdon – from 6pm-8.30pm. One Big Book Launch aims to harness …

Publishing Events 2015

Posted on May 2, 2015 in News & Reviews

SYP Oxford is recruiting!

Posted on April 23, 2015 in News & Reviews

SYP Oxford is calling out to all the bright young things on the Oxford Publishing scene to join our Conference committee, and help put together one of the biggest events …

Verso Books and Arts Emergency Partner on New Work Experience Programme

Posted on April 15, 2015 in News & Reviews

               Verso Books has announced a work experience programme in partnership with Arts Emergency that aims to diversify access in publishing, starting this Spring at …

Book Giveaway!

Posted on March 19, 2015 in News & Reviews

In time for our April book club, we’re giving one lucky SYP member the chance to win a copy of Angela Carter’s stunning novel ‘The Magic Toyshop’.  Head over to …

SYP Oxford does Working in Publishing 2015

Posted on March 16, 2015 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We were delighted to be invited to the Oxford Brookes annual Working in Publishing day (9 March 2015), organised this year by Senior Lecturer Helena Markou. The event gets bigger …

SYP Oxford March Social Event

Posted on March 10, 2015 in News & Reviews, Oxford

SYP Oxford Pub Social – meet the new committee 18th of March, 6.30pm Come and meet the new SYP Oxford committee for 2015 at The Victoria in Jericho for a …

SYP Oxford March Speaker Event

Posted on February 23, 2015 in News & Reviews, Oxford

4th of March, 6.30 pm, The Kings Arms, Oxford We are constantly being told about how difficult it is to get into publishing, so how do you achieve your first …

SYP Mentor Scheme 2015

Posted on February 20, 2015 in London, News & Reviews

“An inspiring new scheme for ambitious young people in publishing!” — Tom Weldon Part of the SYP’s mission is to provide tools for young publishing professionals to advance their careers while also …

Book giveaway!

Posted on February 17, 2015 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We are giving one lucky SYP Oxford member the chance to win a 50th anniversary special edition of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, in time for our March Bookclub: http://on.fb.me/1L5LH3o …

SYP Oxford March Bookclub

Posted on February 7, 2015 in News & Reviews

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Venue: Jericho Tavern When: 2 March 2015 Time: 7-8 pm ‘Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One …

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY

Posted on February 5, 2015 in News & Reviews

http://bit.ly/1EILOS3 BookMachine Oxford are hosting an event on Thursday 26th February with Rebecca Swift, one of the founding members of the creative research team at Getty Images. BookMachine have teamed …

Job alert! Digital Product Manager, T&F

Posted on February 4, 2015 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Taylor & Francis Group, a leading global academic publishing company, are currently recruiting for a full-time Digital Product Manager to join a dynamic, innovative team within their Routledge Books division. …

IPG Spring Conference 2015

Posted on February 3, 2015 in London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

  The 2015  annual IPG Spring Conference will take place from 4th – 6th March at the Heythorp Park Crowne Plaza hotel in Enstone, Oxfordshire. The SYP have very kindly …

Oxford University Press Job Opportunity

Posted on August 7, 2014 in London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

Web Marketing Executive About the Role We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized self-starter with a strong technical aptitude and previous marketing experience, to join us as a Web Marketing …

SYP Oxford needs YOU!

Posted on June 28, 2014 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We are looking for your views on how we are doing! Please take a few minutes to fill in this short survey to let SYP Oxford know how we are doing and …

Wiley – Editorial Assistant, Psychology Books

Posted on February 3, 2014 in News & Reviews

Wiley John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a leading global publisher providing print and online content and services for worldwide academic, professional, scientific, technical, medical, scholarly and consumer markets. Wiley …

SYP Oxford Vacancies 2014

Posted on January 9, 2014 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Oxford SYP have vacancies for TWO Speaker Events Co-ordinators. If you’d like to hear more about these positions please send your CV and a covering letter to: oxford@thesyp.org.uk ________________________________________________________

Oxford University Press Marketing Assistant Vacancy

Posted on October 25, 2013 in London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

About Oxford University Press Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. …

The Society of Young Publishers needs you!

Posted on August 15, 2013 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Want to improve your CV, get some work experience and be supported by a group of your fellow publishing professionals? SYP Oxford is currently looking for one enthusiastic person, ideally in …

Blind Poetics – 11th March, 8pm @ The Blind Poet, Edinburgh

Posted on February 26, 2013 in News & Reviews, Scotland

  Blind Poetics is a monthly spoken word night organised by some very dedicated, Edinburgh-based, super cool, poet-shaped volunteers. Members of the SYP Scotland committee will be going along, and …

This Friday SYP Scotland will be heading on down to Neu! Reekie!

Posted on February 26, 2013 in News & Reviews, Scotland

  Neu! Reekie! Friday 1st March, 7pm @ Summerhall, Edinburgh The line-up includes Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, BMX Bandits, Miriam Gamble, Ron Butlin (with Jazz accompaniment) and Ainsley Henderson.

We’re Recruiting!

Posted on February 5, 2013 in News & Reviews, Scotland

If you’re passionate about publishing, bursting with ideas and keen to get stuck in to Scotland’s vibrant literary scene, we want you on the 2013 SYP Scotland Committee! 2012 was …

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2013

Posted on January 11, 2013 in London, News & Reviews, North, Oxford, Scotland

Recognising women’s creativity, professionalism and ambition in publishing Now accepting submissions Booktrust is delighted to call for submissions for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2013, the national award recognising women’s …

Get Discounted Entry to Society of Authors Conference!

Posted on March 27, 2012 in News & Reviews

The SYP is pleased to announce that the Society of Authors is offering SYP members a discount on tickets to its Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group Conference, taking place at …

Deadline to Enter the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize Extended

Posted on March 5, 2012 in News & Reviews

Founded in 2003, the Kim Scott Prize honours the life and career of Kim Scott Walwyn (Oxford University Press Publishing Director) who died in 2002, and celebrates exceptional female publishers. …

Women in Publishing March Speaker Event

Posted on March 5, 2012 in News & Reviews

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR CAREER? How do you progress your career in tough times? How do you keep on top of your game? Compete in a …

Society for Editors and Proofreaders annual conference

Posted on March 5, 2012 in News & Reviews

Join the SfEP from 8–10 September 2012 at Vanbrugh College, University of York, for education, motivation and professional inspiration. The SfEP are heading to historic York for the Society for …

Writers from across the Globe to write novel in 24 hours –

Posted on February 16, 2012 in News & Reviews

On 29th February 2012 – a date steeped in superstition, that only comes around every 4 years – four teams of writers and editors in London, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and …

Reading Campaign for South Asian Literature

Posted on February 2, 2012 in News & Reviews

CAMPAIGN DATES: Monday 30 Jan – Sunday 5 Feb 2012 Kamila Shamsie, Geoff Dyer and Jamila Gavin are among the authors supporting the pilot Reading Campaign for South Asian Literature …

AGM 2012 – Proposed Amendments to the SYP Constitution

Posted on January 13, 2012 in News & Reviews

There are now just a couple of days remaining until our 2012 AGM and Publishers’ Question Time! If you haven’t already signed up for what promises to be a rip-roaring …

SYP London 2011 Feedback Survey

Posted on November 21, 2011 in News & Reviews

Calling all members, event attendees, Twitter/Facebook followers and all those who love publishing! How do you fancy being in with the chance of winning a £25 book token and letting …

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Posted on November 10, 2011 in News & Reviews

SYP meets SOA Literary Open Mic Night – Call for submissions Calling all aspiring authors! Do you dream of moseying down to an East End pub on a Thursday evening …

Consultation for the National Occupational Standards in publishing

Posted on October 27, 2011 in News & Reviews

Help shape the Publishing Standards! Do you work in book or journal publishing? Would you like to help develop the definitive list of best practice skills and knowledge for the …

Northern and Midlands SYP – NEW EVENT

Posted on September 27, 2011 in News & Reviews

The Showroom 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX Monday 10th October Arrive 6.30 pm, first speaker at 7 pm. The Northern and Midlands SYP's second event is at The Showroom …

SYP Pub Quiz: a Success!

Posted on August 26, 2011 in News & Reviews

We’d like to thank everybody who helped us making the pub quiz possible, and all the teams who took part to this amazing night. The BookBrunch has an article about …

First Northern SYP Meeting!

Posted on August 22, 2011 in News & Reviews

Are you interested in publishing and in the North? Then you’re invited to the FIRST Northern SYP meeting! There will be an informal arrival session on Tuesday 23rd August from …

Vintage Publishing to Host Internship: Kay Peddle Donates Prize money

Posted on August 22, 2011 in News & Reviews

Kay Peddle, the winner of the 2011 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize, is to donate her prize money towards funding a paid internship in publishing. Kay, editor at The Bodley Head, …

Vintage Publishing to Host Internship

Posted on August 14, 2011 in News & Reviews

Kay Peddle Donates Prize Money to Help Fund Initiative Kay Peddle, the winner of the 2011 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize, is to donate her prize money towards funding a paid …

The Annual SYP Pub Quiz!!!

Posted on July 19, 2011 in News & Reviews

We’re delighted to announce that the Society of Young Publisher’s Annual Pub Quiz will be on the 23rd of August. This year’s event is taking place in trendy club Proud …

The SYP Mentoring Scheme 2011

Posted on July 6, 2011 in News & Reviews

Do you have a goal or objective which could be realised through productive support, discussion, encouragement or impartial advice from an experienced industry professional? The Society of Young Publishers is …

Publishing Society forming in the North!

Posted on May 24, 2011 in News & Reviews

Being part of a Northern based publishing company, I am sure you can appreciate how valuable a sense of community can be in the competitive world of publishing. A group …

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize Winner’s Announcement Event

Posted on April 16, 2011 in News & Reviews

Thursday 5 May 6.30-8.30pm Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA Free for members and non-members The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was founded in honour of Kim Scott …

IMPORTANT! MAY BOOKCLUB MEETING

Posted on April 14, 2011 in News & Reviews

Dear All, Please note that the next London Bookclub meeting will be held on Tuesday the 10th May, and NOT on the 5th May as previously stated on this website. …

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Posted on February 20, 2011 in News & Reviews

The Kim Scott Walwyn has been recognising and rewarding the professional achievements of women in publishing since 2003; this year, for the first time, it will recognise not just achievements …

Largest Book Give-Away Ever Attempted

Posted on December 11, 2010 in News & Reviews

20,000 passionate book lovers will give away 1,000,000 books on the inaugural World Book Night The Society of Young Publishers supports ‘World Book Night’, which will take place on Saturday …

Publishing in einer globalisierten Welt

Posted on November 23, 2010 in News & Reviews

Carolin Klemenez has written an article on the SYP conference for the website of the German Network, looking at publishing in a globalized world.

Work Experience: Trent Editions case study

Posted on November 23, 2010 in News & Reviews

Skillset is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for Creative Media which comprises TV, film, radio, interactive media, animation, computer games, facilities, photo imaging, publishing, advertising and fashion and textiles. A …

Winner of the Penguin Bookchase competition

Posted on November 12, 2010 in News & Reviews

The SYP are pleased to announce that Isabella Ferrario is the lucky winner of the Penguin Bookchase competition.   The answer was 2004. Congratulations to all of you who got …

Info for Author Event – Tuesday 2nd November

Posted on November 1, 2010 in News & Reviews

Our highly anticipated author event has featured in Timeout with an advert at the below link. Please pass it onto your friends and colleague. http://www.timeout.com/london/books-poetry/event/205209/926786/society-of-young-publishers-event Also, unhelpfully, the author event is …

The Great Penguin Bookchase Competition

Posted on October 10, 2010 in News & Reviews

Find the answers to some literary questions to be in with a chance of winning The Great Penguin Bookchase, the world’s first board game about books. Only SYP members can …

InPrint – Design the Front Cover

Posted on October 5, 2010 in News & Reviews

Inprint, the magazine for the Society of Young Publishers, are looking for a cover designer to revamp their Christmas end of year issue. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain …

Guardian Careers Chat: Opportunities in Digital Book Publish

Posted on September 13, 2010 in News & Reviews

Join SYP committee members Nick Coveney, Ella Kahn and Katy Robinson in the Guardian Careers Web Chat from 1-4pm today. As eBooks boom, publishers are preparing themselves for a future …

International Translation Day

Posted on September 7, 2010 in News & Reviews

Join English PEN and other leading translation organisations for a full day of events focused on the future of literary translation, at the Free Word Centre on Thursday 30th September.  Speakers …

Digital Publishing Certificate

Posted on August 26, 2010 in News & Reviews

Are you interested in digital publishing? The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies are developing a new Digital Publishing Certificate, aimed at those in junior publishing roles looking to further …

SYP supports the DSC South Asian Literature Festival

Posted on July 21, 2010 in News & Reviews

The SYP's former Chair Jon Slack, and current committee member, Bhavit Mehta, have embarked on a new project by directing UK's first ever South Asian literature festival, which will be …

Publishing Recruitment – Research Study

Posted on July 20, 2010 in News & Reviews

The worldwide publishing industry employs several million people in a variety of roles and publishers need efficient and successful methods for finding suitable recruits. How different publishers tackle this – …

Bookcareers Job Club

Posted on July 1, 2010 in News & Reviews

Are you unemployed and from the UK Book Trade?  Then you might qualify for free help from the bookcareers.com job club.  The job club has been ongoing since September 2009 …

Play Your Part in Shaping Future Skills

Posted on June 15, 2010 in News & Reviews

Did you go to the London Book Fair this year? Were you at the SYP session on ‘How to Get Into Publishing’? If yes, you may remember me. I was …

Today (June 3rd) Only: Skillset talks about routes into B2B

Posted on June 3, 2010 in News & Reviews

Skillset’s publishing sector manager Suzanne Kavanagh will feature in a question-and-answer session on careers in business-to-business publishing on the Guardian Careers website today (Thursday, 3 June). Suzanne Kavanagh, on new …

Camper International Writing Competition

Posted on May 1, 2010 in News & Reviews

Camper, the Spanish shoe maker, is hosting a writing competition for all aspiring writers. The topic of the competition is “YOUR CITY” and writers have 900 characters to tell the …

The SYP Mentoring Scheme 2010

Posted on April 7, 2010 in News & Reviews

The SYP is pleased to announce an exciting new six-month Mentoring Scheme that will begin in May 2010 and run for the next six months. The scheme is aimed at …

Oxford Publishing Society (OPuS) Discusses Social Media and

Posted on April 4, 2010 in News & Reviews

Earlier this week, the Oxford Publishing Society (OPuS) held a social media and social networking event, a blog of which can be found here. A podcast of the presentation, along …

Editorial Training wants talented writers in publishing

Posted on March 29, 2010 in News & Reviews

Editorial Training is running a new writing competition aimed at publishers. Anyone who works in – or has worked in – book publishing in the UK can enter. This includes …

The Helen Fraser Publishing Fellowship

Posted on March 2, 2010 in News & Reviews

A great opportunity for Black and Ethnic Minority Editorial Talent Penguin Books, the world’s best known publishing company, is delighted to launch a newly established diversity traineeship for 2010. The …

SYP Discount for Books & Consumers Annual Conference

Posted on February 25, 2010 in News & Reviews

Books & Consumers Annual Conference 2010 Tuesday March 16 | 9.30am – 12.45pm | One Birdcage Walk London SW1   With revolutionary changes in the ways books can be bought …

Bookcareers Initiative to Continue

Posted on February 25, 2010 in News & Reviews

Bookcareers Initiative to Continue Bookcareers.com are continuing with their job club until at least June 2010.   The initiative which started in September has so far helped at least 10 people …

36% Discount for SYP Members for “Publishing Laid Bare” Conf

Posted on February 3, 2010 in News & Reviews

Legend Press’s 2nd annual ‘Publishing Laid Bare Conference’ is to be held on Thursday 24th June 2010 in Russell Square, Central London. The central aim of the publishing conference is …

Book Trade Charity Free Training Course Offer

Posted on January 19, 2010 in News & Reviews

The Book Trade Charity are offering a place for an SYP member, preferably someone who has been in the book trade for one year or more and is currently unemployed, …

Book offers for SYP members

Posted on December 7, 2009 in News & Reviews

Eternity Press are offering SYP members £4.00 off Greg Hamerton’s fantasy novel The Riddler’s Gift.  SYP Web Content editor Kevin Mahoney is also offering SYP members free proof copies of the …

Reviews of the 2009 SYP Conference now online

Posted on November 26, 2009 in News & Reviews

If you missed out on this year’s SYP conference, then you can catch up with what happened via a couple of reviews that we have of the event on InPrint …

Dark Fairy Tales Saturday 28th November

Posted on November 25, 2009 in News & Reviews

SYP Project 60 Coorindator and publisher of Saadhak Books, Bhav Mehta, will be performing at the Dark Fairytales event at the Watermans Theatre in Brentford on Saturday 28th November.  He will …

2 Awards for Publishing from The Stationers’ Foundation

Posted on November 25, 2009 in News & Reviews

Scholarships On Offer Francis Mathew Stationers’ Company Scholarships are offered again this year to young persons in the printing, publishing and paper industries and associated trades.  These scholarships were established …

UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur award 2010

Posted on November 24, 2009 in News & Reviews

The deadline for applications for the UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur award 2010 has been extended until 14 December. The market focus for the study tour is South Africa. This will …

wordPLAY 1st December

Posted on November 18, 2009 in News & Reviews

Date:  Tuesday, 01 December 2009 Time:  19:00 – 22:30 Location: The Good Ship, Kilburn wordPLAY London spoken word extravaganza presents: ‘wordPLAN – Twisted Christmas’ – all proceeds to Plan International Featured Writers: …

50% discount for SYP members for The Writer’s Handbook 2010

Posted on November 18, 2009 in News & Reviews

The publishers of The Writer’s Handbook 2010 are offering SYP members a 50% discount off the cover price.  To claim this discount, please visit our Offers page. Of particular revelance to SYP members …

BookBrunch offer 15% discount to SYP members

Posted on November 14, 2009 in News & Reviews

BookBrunch, one of the industry’s leading trade journals, is offering a 15% discount off the subscription prices to members of the SYP;  in order to get this you would need to …

Gordon Graham-SYP Mentoring Scheme 2009/10

Posted on November 11, 2009 in News & Reviews

The SYP is pleased to announce a new six-month Mentoring Scheme that will begin late November. The scheme is aimed at those SYP members who would benefit from having a …

SYP Conference Registration extended to November 7th

Posted on October 30, 2009 in News & Reviews

So don’t delay, register today! The theme of this year’s conference at Oxford Brookes University on Saturday 14th of November is The Impact of Publishing upon Society, focusing on the ways in …

wordPLAY 3rd November

Posted on October 30, 2009 in News & Reviews

Date:     Tuesday, 03 November 2009 Time:     19:00 – 23:00 Location:     The Good Ship, Kilburn Hi there crazy cats – here’s wordPLAY 3rd November illustriousness, back after a long, dark wordPLAYless …

SYP quizzers boost BTBS

Posted on October 12, 2009 in News & Reviews

Written by Nicholas Clee    Sunday, 11 October 2009 15:16 How old was Shakespeare’s Juliet when she died? In what county is Stilton cheese manufactured? What was the first frozen vegetable …

Over £1500 raised in our Pub Quiz!

Posted on October 11, 2009 in News & Reviews

And of course, this all goes to a very worthy cause, the Book Trade Charity. So thank you for everyone who participated in the quiz, to the Publishing Association’s Simon Juden for compering, to …

International SYP Meet Up at Frankfurt Book Fair 09

Posted on October 1, 2009 in News & Reviews

The Society of Young Publishers (UK), in partnership with The Publishers Assocation, and Junge Verlagsmenschen (Germany), will be hosting an International "meet up" at Frankfurt Book Fair, to discuss ways …

Discount for SYP Conference extended to 7th October

Posted on October 1, 2009 in News & Reviews

So now is the best time to register for the 2009 Conference.  It’s also the ideal time to renew your SYP membership if it’s soon to expire, or to join the SYP. The theme of …

The 24 Hour Book

Posted on October 1, 2009 in News & Reviews

On Saturday, 3rd October, something really quite exciting is happening. The SYP are joining forces with our friends at Completely Novel, Spread The Word and if:Book, to write an original …

Discount for SYP Conference extended to October 7th

Posted on October 1, 2009 in News & Reviews

So now is the best time to register for the 2009 Conference.  It’s also the ideal time to renew your SYP membership if it’s soon to expire, or to join the SYP. The theme of …

Registration is now closed for SYP Conference

Posted on September 30, 2009 in News & Reviews

The theme of this year’s conference is Making an ImPRESSion: The Impact of Publishing upon Society, which will focus on the ways in which the publishing industry engages with, influences …

Early Bird Discount for SYP Conference ends on Wednesday

Posted on September 26, 2009 in News & Reviews

So now is the best time to register for the 2009 Conference, and to join the SYP.  It’s also the ideal time to renew your SYP membership. The theme of this year’s conference is Making an …

SYP meeting to discuss digital issues BookBrunch report

Posted on September 26, 2009 in News & Reviews

SYP meeting to discuss digital issues Written by Liz Thomson     Thursday, 24 September 2009 19:55 A year on from the launch of the Sony Reader, the SYP’s September Speaker meeting …

Flickr photostream

Posted on September 24, 2009 in News & Reviews

SYP-60 Photostream

Posted on September 24, 2009 in News & Reviews

SYP-60 Photostream »   To add your photos to the photostream, Visit The SYP-60 Flickr group.

Canon Tales Chapter Three on September 25th

Posted on September 22, 2009 in News & Reviews

Canon Tales returns for its 3rd outing on Friday September 25th at the Free Word Centre.  Although this event is free, registration is required. Amongst the speakers will be Shreela …

WordPLAY 6th October

Posted on September 19, 2009 in News & Reviews

WordPLAY returns on October 6th at the Good Ship in Kilburn.  The line-up features The Pencil Stringhorn, Mark Waldron, Liz Adams, Racker Donnelly, Richard Tyrone-Jones, with a musical interlude by …

WordPLAY 6th October

Posted on September 18, 2009 in News & Reviews

Date: Tuesday, 06 October 2009 Time: 19:00 – 23:00 Location: The Good Ship, Kilburn, 289 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR Price: £4.50/£3.50 concessions Phone: 07986181001 Email: wordplaylondon@hotmail.co.uk Described by some as definitively the best thing …

The Goethe Institute

Posted on September 12, 2009 in News & Reviews

50 Princes Gate (on Exhibition Road) London SW7 2PH   

SYP Conference Registration extended to November 7th

Posted on September 2, 2009 in News & Reviews

So don’t delay, register today! The theme of this year’s conference at Oxford Brookes University on Saturday 14th of November is The Impact of Publishing upon Society, focusing on the ways in …

Books ‘n Balls Netball tournament

Posted on September 2, 2009 in News & Reviews

The SYP have a team entered in the Books ‘n’ Balls 2009 netball tournament, taking place on Saturday 12th September.  Books ‘n’ Balls is a tournament open to anyone in …

Books ‘n’ Balls 2009 netball tournament

Posted on August 25, 2009 in News & Reviews

The SYP have a team entered in the Books ‘n’ Balls 2009 netball tournament, taking place on Saturday 12th September.  Books ‘n’ Balls is a tournament open to anyone in …

WordPLAY Tuesday 01 September

Posted on August 25, 2009 in News & Reviews

Price: £4.50/£3.50 concessions Date: Tuesday, 01 September 2009 Time: 19:00 – 23:00 Location: The Good Ship, Kilburn, 289 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR Phone: 02073722544 Email: wordplaylondon@hotmail.co.uk Featured Writers: Robbie …

Literary Scavenger hunt

Posted on August 17, 2009 in News & Reviews

Orion will be hosting a Literary Scavenger Hunt around the Soho area, on 17th September. The evening will start at 6:30 at the Phoenix Artist Club and will only cost …

SYP 60th Anniversary Video

Posted on August 5, 2009 in News & Reviews

  This video was made by Heavy Entertainment.  You can visit the SYP’s 60th anniversary website at http://www.syp-60.com/Home.aspx – please note that the site is still in its beta testing mode.

60th Anniversary website video now online

Posted on August 5, 2009 in News & Reviews

To whet your appetites for the upcoming launch of the SYP’s 60th anniversary website, we have now published the promotional video online, and features Project 60 Co-ordinator Bhav Mehta and Projects …

SYP Social Secretary’s Bookseller Blog

Posted on July 29, 2009 in News & Reviews

SYP Social Secretary, Nicola Crossley, has written a blog on The Bookseller website about July’s London Speaker Meeting on publishing Generation YA (Young Adult) books, which featured speakers such as Jill …

2nd WordPlay event 04 August

Posted on July 24, 2009 in News & Reviews

The second WordPlay spoken word event, compered by SYP Speaker Meeting Co-ordinator Rebecca Fenton, will be on August 4th, at The Good Ship in Kilburn.  Featured writers include Dockers MC (aka …

Second WordPlay event 04 August

Posted on July 24, 2009 in News & Reviews

Kilburn’s favourite spoken word night returns after a great July launch with a literary line-up beyond compere (see what we did there…): Date: Tuesday, 04 August 2009 Location: The Good …

All the Young Dudes Bookseller article

Posted on July 11, 2009 in News & Reviews

If you can’t see The Bookseller article below, then your Flash player may not be up to date.  You can try viewing this page in an alternative browser, such as Internet Explorer, or you …

SYP celebrated in Bookseller Special Feature

Posted on July 11, 2009 in News & Reviews

The SYP’s 60th anniversary has been celebrated in a lavish 3 page spread in The Bookseller.  Also, SYP Project 60 Project Co-ordinator Bhav Mehta, who has played a vital role …

Reserve a copy of the SYP’s 60th Anniversary Book

Posted on July 9, 2009 in News & Reviews

We are very excited to announce that the SYP’s 60th anniversary book will be launched during this autumn.  The society was born in the embers of the Second World War, …

The Essential Guide to Publishing Work Experience

Posted on July 5, 2009 in News & Reviews

Nora Mahony illustrates the dos and don’ts of this rite of passage that so many young publishers go through. Spare a thought for that much-maligned period in all of our …

How to Create and Edit SYP-60 chapters

Posted on July 5, 2009 in News & Reviews

First off, log into the website via the SYP-60 homepage.  If you want to edit an existing chapter, then don’t click the following hyperlink on your chapter page: The above Edit link …

Marketability Summer Sale for SYP members

Posted on July 1, 2009 in News & Reviews

Marketability have 3 places on each practical training course autumn date available at the discounted price of £270 (normal price is £370). With 14 course dates to choose from, that’s precisely …

wordPLAY launch night

Posted on June 25, 2009 in News & Reviews

North-West London’s own spoken word extravaganza drops anchor at the Good Ship, Kilburn on Tuesday July 7th from 7pm.  Hosted by SYP Speaker Meeting Co-ordinator Rebecca Fenton. Featuring six performers …

Writer’s Handbook 2010 50% discount for SYP members

Posted on June 13, 2009 in News & Reviews

The publishers of The Writer’s Handbook 2010 are offering SYP members 50% discount off the cover price.  To claim this discount, please visit our Offers page. Of particular revelance to SYP members …

Former SYP Chair wins Nibbie!

Posted on June 2, 2009 in News & Reviews

2006 SYP Chair Louise Rhind-Tutt has won the Nibbie for PPC Publicity Campaign of the Year for her work on Sadie Jones’ The Outcast.  As reported by Nicholas Clee in …

SYP 60 Bookseller article

Posted on May 30, 2009 in News & Reviews

Outsource Publishing starts free consultancy for SYP members

Posted on May 28, 2009 in News & Reviews

Outsource Publishing is focused in its endeavor to provide maximum support to SYP and its members. Senior consultants from Outsource have agreed to provide their valuable time to help the …

How to Get Published Conference

Posted on May 28, 2009 in News & Reviews

Kingston University will be holding a conference on How to Get Published on the 11th and 12th of September.  Speakers from the publishing industry will include Richard Charkin and Carole Blake. …

SYP Committee Member interviewed by BookBrunch

Posted on May 28, 2009 in News & Reviews

SYP-60 Project Co-ordinator Bhav Mehta has just been interviewed by BookBrunch.  Bhav has recently published a children’s book called Laghu the Clever Crow, the first in a series of titles …

Outsource Publishing starts free consultancy for SYP members

Posted on May 21, 2009 in News & Reviews

Outsource Publishing is focused in its endeavor to provide maximum support to SYP and its members. Senior consultants from Outsource have agreed to provide their valuable time to help the …

New Bookcareers.com Salary Survey

Posted on May 14, 2009 in News & Reviews

The latest Bookcareers.com Salary Survey has just been released.  Click here to visit the Bookcareers.com Salary Survey.   There is also an analysis of the Salary Survey results on The Bookseller …

How to Create InPrint Online pages

Posted on May 11, 2009 in News & Reviews

First off, please log into the InPrint Online admin pages that you have been given by the SYP website team via the following link: http://inprint.thesyp.org.uk/admin/ Once you’ve logged in, you can …

SYP partners with Outsource Publishing for www.syp-60.org.uk

Posted on May 8, 2009 in News & Reviews

Website all set to launch at Groucho "Publishing Now and Then" event, 20 May The Society of Young Publishers is hard at work developing www.syp-60.org.uk, an ambitious new website project …

Louise Rhind-Tutt: The Campaign Behind The Outcast

Posted on April 22, 2009 in News & Reviews

Read the former SYP Chair’s account of her publicity campaign for Sadie Jones’s The Outcast in an article on the British Book Industry Awards Website.

Canon Tales 2 Webcast

Posted on April 22, 2009 in News & Reviews

Watch the webcast of Canon Tales 2, an SYP show that received rapturous applause at London Book Fair on Tuesday 22nd April.

Digital – Where’s the Money? LBF Keynote Seminar

Posted on April 10, 2009 in News & Reviews

This keynote seminar for which entrance is free takes place from 11am to 12pm on Tuesday 21st April and will be in the Cromwell Room on Level 1 of Earls …

Selling and Marketing Digital Products

Posted on April 10, 2009 in News & Reviews

When the core business shifts away from selling books to selling software and digital products, what are the differences and how are marketing and sales departments affected? Speakers Rebecca Jones, …

LBF Seminars and The Bookseller Careers Resource Centre

Posted on April 10, 2009 in News & Reviews

In addition to the SYP’s 3 events at the LBF, there are many other great seminars that SYP members can attend.  The Digital – Where’s the Money seminar features a …

SYP members discount for After Nibbies Party

Posted on March 23, 2009 in News & Reviews

The Nibbies After Show Party on Friday April 3rd promises to be the most fantastic literary night.  SYP members can visit our Offers page to find out how they can …

Three SYP events at LBF 2009

Posted on March 19, 2009 in News & Reviews

We are delighted to announce that there will be three SYP events at the 2009 London Book Fair.  On April 20th, there’s the Getting Ahead in Publishing Seminar.  On April …

Consultation launched to strengthen skills in UK publishing

Posted on March 13, 2009 in News & Reviews

Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Media Industries, announced on Wednesday that it was seeking feedback on its draft Skills Strategy for Publishing. Launched at a parliamentary reception …

SYP discount for Legend Press conference

Posted on March 10, 2009 in News & Reviews

Legend Press are offering SYP members discounted tickets (£70) for their ‘Publishing Laid Bare’ conference on Thursday June 25th.  Visit our Offers page for more details.

Committee volunteers needed for the SYP in Edinburgh

Posted on March 8, 2009 in News & Reviews

We are now looking to expand our presence in Scotland and urgently need volunteers for the committee. Getting involved with the SYP is a rewarding experience and an excellent way …

BTBS praises the support of the SYP

Posted on March 3, 2009 in News & Reviews

David Hicks, the Chief Executive of the Book Trade Benevolent Society, has written to the SYP to thank the society for its ongoing support of the charity – click here …

Book trade charity BTBS praises the SYP

Posted on March 3, 2009 in News & Reviews

  David Hicks, the Chief Executive of the Book Trade Benevolent Society, has written to the SYP to thank the society for its ongoing support of the charity.  In particular, …

Publishing Innovation Conference

Posted on February 28, 2009 in News & Reviews

This year’s Publishing Innovation Conference will be held on Thursday 19th March at the London College of Communication.  This year’s speakers will be debating the effects of the economic downturn …

SYP Talk at Nottingham Uni

Posted on February 25, 2009 in News & Reviews

The 2009 Careers in Art History event will take place in the History of Art Department at the University of Nottingham on Saturday, March 21st 2009. This year’s Careers Event …

Book Marketing Conference

Posted on February 16, 2009 in News & Reviews

Book Marketing are offering SYP members tickets to their conference on March 31st at £60 (half price) The conference will include will include: ·         All the latest trends from the …

Canon Tales turns to Chapter Two

Posted on February 16, 2009 in News & Reviews

CANON TALES is the new and very different style of event that packed out London’s Cochrane Theatre in July 2008 and is now back for chapter two at this year’s London …

London committee vacancy

Posted on February 12, 2009 in News & Reviews

We’re looking for a new Student Liaison officer. Responsibilities include maintaining a dialogue with Careers advisors, tutors and students at various universities, arranging for the SYP to attend Careers events and …

New London SYP Committee

Posted on January 31, 2009 in News & Reviews

New London committee members were voted in for 2009 at our AGM on Thursday January 29th. Special congratulations go to Angie Solomon, who was voted in as the new Chair …

Annual General Meeting – near fully booked!

Posted on January 13, 2009 in News & Reviews

We’re pretty excited about our upcoming AGM, where we’ll celebrate the start of our 60th year and host our very own Publishers Question Time, with some seriously fantastic speakers taking …

International Conference for Young Publishers: latest news

Posted on December 15, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are excited to announce that there will be international SYP conferences at the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, and Book Trade Expo America in 2009.  These conferences will examine …

International Conference for Young Publishers: Register Here

Posted on December 15, 2008 in News & Reviews

Following the announcement last year about the SYP’s International Conference for young publishers, we’re now proud to confirm further details and our online registration page. In 2009 there will be an …

SYP Committee Positions 2009

Posted on December 15, 2008 in News & Reviews

What you need to know… Every January, the London and Oxford Committees hold their AGMs to decide who will take up the committee positions for the following twelve months. With …

SYP Committee Positions 2009

Posted on November 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

What you need to know… Every January, the London and Oxford Committees hold their AGMs to decide who will take up the committee positions for the following twelve months. With …

Colman Getty’s tips to good PR and Marketing

Posted on November 29, 2008 in News & Reviews

(notes from the SYP Conference 2008) PR and marketing What is PR? At its most fundamental, it is • Getting to your target audience with the righ message about your …

SYP AGM 2009: Publishers’ Question Time

Posted on November 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

The first details have now been announced for a very special SYP Annual General Meeting on January 21st.  As well as having the opportunity to vote on new committee members …

A Review of the SYP Annual Conference

Posted on November 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

The biggest event of the SYP year has been and gone.  In all, there were over 230 people in attendance, including 32 speakers, to thoroughly debate the questions surrounding the …

UCL map/sign in details

Posted on November 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

When you arrive, please head for the sign in desks, which are based in the North Cloisters, off the Gower Street entrance.    

SYP Annual Conference 2008 flyer

Posted on November 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

Publishing literature in Europe in the 21st century conferen

Posted on November 11, 2008 in News & Reviews

Friday 14 November 2008, 9.30am – 4.30pm at the Goethe Institute in London.  This is a joint British-German-French publishers event.  Tickets: £35 professionals, £20 students (SYP members are entitled to …

SYP Annual Conference: Publishing 2.0 The Reader Revolution

Posted on November 11, 2008 in News & Reviews

Click here for more details. Registration is now closed. This year’s Conference will examine the digital approach taken by web-savvy publishers and the changing relationship with readers in years ahead. …

2008 Wellcome Trust Book Prize launched

Posted on November 5, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Wellcome Trust Book Prize awards £25,000 for the best work of fiction or non-fiction featuring medicine or bioscience.  Click here to read more.

The SYP goes international

Posted on November 5, 2008 in News & Reviews

SYP Chair Jon Slack, recently attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, where he set in motion a new initiative: the creation of an international network of young publishers who will meet …

SYP Annual Conference: Publishing 2.0 The Reader Revolution

Posted on November 5, 2008 in News & Reviews

Click here for more details and to register your ticket. This year’s Conference will examine the digital approach taken by web-savvy publishers and the the changing relationship with readers in …

The SYP goes international

Posted on October 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Society of Young Publishers is building an international network of like-minded young people who will meet regularly and attend conferences at top trade events to discuss hot topics faced …

SYP Annual Conference. Publishing 2.0: The Reader Revolution

Posted on October 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

Click here for more details and click here to buy your ticket. .. This year’s Conference will examine the digital approach taken by web-savvy publishers and the the changing relationship …

SYP Annual Conference. Publishing 2.0: The Reader Revolution

Posted on October 20, 2008 in News & Reviews

Click here for more details and click here to buy your ticket. .. This year’s Conference will examine the digital approach taken by web-savvy publishers and the the changing relationship …

2008 prices

Posted on October 5, 2008 in News & Reviews

Option Description Price   Standard Options   1 Conference – Members/Students: £30/£35 2 Conference – Non Members: £40       3 Combined Conference & Membership: £55 (usually £70) 4 …

UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award 2009

Posted on October 2, 2008 in News & Reviews

The British Council are looking for six talented young publishing entrepreneurs (aged 25-35) to take part in a two-week tour of the Indian publishing industry. Click here for more details …

Upcoming SYP events

Posted on October 2, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Oxford Book Club is on November 5th, and will be discussing E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View.

Gordon Graham-SYP Mentoring Scheme 2009/10

Posted on September 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

The SYP is pleased to announce an exciting new six-month Mentoring Scheme that will begin late November and run for the next six months. The scheme is aimed at those …

Upcoming SYP events

Posted on September 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

The next London Book Club meeting is on October 6th, and the SYP London Social is on October 15th. The closing date for applications to the SYP Mentoring Scheme is …

Hotels near University College London

Posted on September 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

If you wish to stay the night, there are a number of local hotels.  If you know of any other good hotel close to UCL, let us know at links@thesyp.org.uk, …

Free Publishing Masterclasses

Posted on September 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

Kingston University London are currently holding a series of free publishing masterclasses. Click here for a list of the Autumn term masterclasses.

SYP/Lightning Source Study Tour tickets now on sale

Posted on September 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

The SYP is excited to announce details of the first day trip in its revived Study Tours programme, during which we are offering members the chance to visit one of …

IPG Open Meeting: ‘Territories Are Dead’

Posted on September 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, 6pm-8pm Thursday, 25 September Territorial rights are high on publishers’ agendas at the moment, and the Independent Publishers Guild is pleased to present ‘Territories …

Writer’s Handbook 2009 Special offer

Posted on September 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Writer’s Handbook is a useful directory listing thousands of contact details and information on publishers, literary agents and much more: an ideal starting point of anyone wanting to find …

Writer’s Handbook Live event

Posted on September 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

27th September, 10.30am – 3pm St. Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ SYP Members in advance*: £15 Non-members in advance*: £20 On the day: £25   *To …

Upcoming SYP events

Posted on September 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

This week brings the chance to hone your digital skills with the help of JFL recruitment (24 September), and in the following week, there’s also the opportunity to take part …

SYP Annual Conference November 22nd

Posted on September 14, 2008 in News & Reviews

SYP Annual Conference 2008 Publishing 2.0: The Reader Revolution 22 November 2008 University College London How to Get There ‡ Location Map ‡ Places to Stay ‡ Fees ‡ Conference …

The ins and outs of a publishing house

Posted on September 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

A tale of two sides  This extract is taken from The Writer’s Handbook 2010, edited by Barry Turner, which can be purchased from www.palgrave.com. SYP Members are entitled to a …

Top Ten CV Howlers Revealed

Posted on September 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

Most CVs contain basic errors, according to a new survey. Research undertaken by Marketing Professionals UK, found that half of CVs contained spelling or grammatical mistakes.     Jonny Cainer, at …

Lightning source photos

Posted on August 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

SYP/Lightning Source Study Tour tickets now on sale

Posted on August 25, 2008 in News & Reviews

The SYP is excited to announce details of the first day trip in its revived Study Tours programme, during which we are offering members the chance to visit one of …

SYP now blogging at theBookseller.com

Posted on August 15, 2008 in News & Reviews

Our latest monthly careers blog is now up on The Bookseller website, with our SYP Publicity ‘Insider’ illustrating what you can expect to encounter in the high-flying, occasionally glamorous world …

CompletelyNovel Short Story competition

Posted on August 13, 2008 in News & Reviews

To celebrate the official launch of completelynovel.com, CompletelyNovel is joining forces with members of the Oxford Committee of the SYP to find the best short-story writers out there to feature …

Frankfurt Book Fair – Event Feedback

Posted on August 1, 2008 in News & Reviews

If you attended our inaugural ‘Practical Guide to Frankfurt’ event on September 17th, we’d like to thank you for coming along and also find out what you thought of the …

Canon Tales report, Bent’s Notes, The Bookseller 25/07/08

Posted on July 27, 2008 in News & Reviews

Careers Information: Getting into Publishing

Posted on July 27, 2008 in News & Reviews

This page gives basic information about publishing courses and training, how to get started in publishing, where to look for jobs, which books to read and where to look for …

Postgraduate Publishing degrees

Posted on July 20, 2008 in News & Reviews

Here is a list of UK postgraduate Publishing degrees.  If you look at all the courses, and are still unsure which one to go for, then we have an extract …

bookcareers.com is relaunching its unemployment register

Posted on July 18, 2008 in News & Reviews

The bookcareers.com CV Clearing House originally started out as the industry’s unemployment register, where those who are losing their jobs or who wish to join the industry, can register for …

Inside Book Publishing – special offer

Posted on July 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

For a limited time only, Routledge is pleased to offer a 25% discount, with free P&P included, off Inside Book Publishing to all Society of Young Publishers members.  Click here …

Postgraduate degrees in book and magazine publishing

Posted on July 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

This is an extract from How to Get a Job in Publishing by Alison Baverstock, Susannah Bowen, Steve Carey (A & C Black, 2008).  Click here to buy a copy …

Inside Book Publishing

Posted on July 15, 2008 in News & Reviews

For a limited time only, Routledge is pleased to offer a 25% discount, with free P&P included, off Inside Book Publishing to all Society of Young Publishers members.   For …

Publishing Training Centre courses

Posted on June 25, 2008 in News & Reviews

**NEW** Digital Publishing Law 23 July – Wandsworth – Publishing in electronic media means a whole host of new legal issues – this course will help ensure you don’t get …

How to submit a job advert to the SYP website

Posted on June 25, 2008 in News & Reviews

First off, visit our Employers Home page: http://www.thesyp.org.uk/employers/index.php This is the platform that you will use to add jobs to the site. Before you can do this, however, you need …

London Pub Crawl Map 2008

Posted on June 24, 2008 in News & Reviews

 The itinerary is: 18.30 – St Christopher’s Inn 121 Borough High Street 19.45 – The George Inn 77 Borough High Street 21.00 – Southwark Tavern 22 Southwark Street 22.00 -The …

Canon Tales – 12 speakers now confirmed

Posted on June 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are pleased to confirm the full 12 speaker line-up for Canon Tales, a new and very different SYP event which aims to promote publishing as the richly creative industry …

SYP InPrint Vacancies

Posted on June 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Society of Young Publishers’ InPrint magazine has been running for more than 30 years, and has evolved continuously over that time. InPrint updates members on SYP news and keeps …

SYP Annual Conference – First Details Released

Posted on June 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

Publishing 2.0: The Reader Revolution As the ‘Web 2.0’ trend of users collaborating and sharing information continues to grow on the internet, the changing ways in which publishers and readers …

Pub Quiz report from the Bookseller’s Horace Bent

Posted on June 6, 2008 in News & Reviews

SYP Annual Conference – tickets now on sale

Posted on May 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

Publishing 2.0: The Reader Revolution This year’s Conference will examine the digital approach taken by web-savvy publishers and the the changing relationship with readers in years ahead. Our conference is on …

The Publishing Training Centre announces 4 Diversity Awards

Posted on May 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Publishing Training Centre (PTC), an educational charity dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in publishing, is awarding four bursaries, each worth £5,000, to students from Black or Minority Ethnic …

SYP Pub Quiz – over £1500 raised for BTBS!

Posted on May 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

The 2008 pub quiz saw 26 teams (some 190 publishers, agents and friends) battle it out over seven rounds at our second annual event. The occasion was set up to …

SYP Annual Conference – Saturday 1 November 2008

Posted on May 29, 2008 in News & Reviews

Publishing 2.0: The Reader Revolution As the ‘Web 2.0’ trend of users collaborating and sharing information continues to grow on the internet, the changing ways in which publishers and readers …

Indies Are Vibrant

Posted on May 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

New Oxford Committee Secretary needed

Posted on May 8, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to join the Oxford Committee as Secretary. The current secretary, Clare Caruana, is moving to London and we need to find …

SYP Seminar at London Book Fair 2008 Feedback

Posted on May 8, 2008 in News & Reviews

Send us your feedback! Were you at this event? If so, did you enjoy it? How could it have been improved? Please send us your feedback via our online form.

Work Experience Ads

Posted on May 8, 2008 in News & Reviews

Advertising for work experience is easy, simply complete the form by heading to www.thesyp.org.uk/memberads.php, where you can detail your career aspirations, availability and background. Here publishers can view adverts and …

Annual SYP BTBS pub Quiz

Posted on May 8, 2008 in News & Reviews

Due to very high demand we’ve had to close further entries for the Pub Quiz; as there are very few spaces left please email pubquiz@thesyp.org.uk to put your name on …

Kingston University Free Masterclasses Autumn term

Posted on April 27, 2008 in News & Reviews

Masterclass Programme for Autumn, Monday evenings from 6-8pm. Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston KT1 2EE, in John Galsworthy Building, room JG3007 (click here for details about how to get to …

SYP Seminar at London Book Fair 2008 Feedback

Posted on April 21, 2008 in News & Reviews

Send us your feedback! Were you at this event? If so, did you enjoy it? How could it have been improved? Please send us your feedback via our online form.

New Oxford Committee Secretary needed

Posted on April 21, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to join the Oxford Committee as Secretary. The current secretary, Clare Caruana, is moving to London and we need to find …

SYP Seminar at London Book Fair 2008 Feedback

Posted on April 16, 2008 in News & Reviews

Send us your feedback! Were you at this event? If so, did you enjoy it? How could it have been improved? Please send us your feedback via our online form.

SYP Seminar at London Book Fair 2008 Feedback page

Posted on April 14, 2008 in News & Reviews

Getting Ahead In UK Publishing This packed session was for those considering a job in the industry or early on in their publishing careers. Whether you’re from the UK or …

Online Membership

Posted on April 11, 2008 in News & Reviews

You can join the SYP or renew your membership online. All you need to do is to fill in the boxes and follow the instructions on our membership page. Please …

Work Experience Ads

Posted on April 11, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Member Ad page is a unique service; we aim to bridge the gap between talented potentials and a range of publishing houses, literary agents and publishing related companies.  Click …

New Marketability courses

Posted on April 11, 2008 in News & Reviews

Marketability are offering SYP members an exclusive member price of £275 + VAT (full price £350). This price applies to three courses running this spring: Direct Mail that Really Works …

Perils of Facebook

Posted on April 4, 2008 in News & Reviews

Predicting Winners

Posted on April 4, 2008 in News & Reviews

Publisher to raise money for BTBS in London marathon

Posted on March 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

Tom Avery, Vintage Books Editorial Assistant, will be running the London Marathon for a second time this year on behalf of BTBS, the Book Trade Charity. Click here to find …

Online Membership is back

Posted on March 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are pleased to announce that you can once more join the SYP or renew your membership online. All you need to do is to fill in the boxes and …

SYP, FYI

Posted on March 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

‘Finding a Happy Tree’

Posted on March 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

Pub Quiz for BTBS

Posted on March 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

Publisher to raise money for BTBS in London Marathon

Posted on March 12, 2008 in News & Reviews

Tom Avery, Vintage Books Editorial Assistant,  will be running the London Marathon for a second time this year on behalf of BTBS the Book Trade Charity. BTBS is the trade’s …

SYP Press Section

Posted on March 9, 2008 in News & Reviews

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 …

Bookcareers.com Salary Survey 2008

Posted on March 6, 2008 in News & Reviews

The bookcareers.com salary survey 2008, sponsored by Publishing News, is now online. If you are a salaried employee working in UK Book Publishing or for a Literary Agency, try and …

Online Membership is back

Posted on March 6, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are pleased to announce that you can once more join the SYP or renew your membership online. All you need to do is to fill in the boxes and …

Online Membership is back

Posted on March 3, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are pleased to announce that you can once more join the SYP or renew your membership online. All you need to do is to fill in the boxes and …

Nominations open for British Council’s UKYPE Award 2008

Posted on March 3, 2008 in News & Reviews

The British Council’s UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur (UKYPE) award 2008 is accredited as a British Book Industry Award (Nibbie) and co-sponsored by London Book Fair, the award champions young (aged …

Online Membership is back

Posted on February 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are pleased to announce that you can once more join the SYP or renew your membership online. All you need to do is to fill in the boxes and …

LCC’s Publishing Innovation Conference 2008: Still Reading?

Posted on February 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

Alternative media sources and modern culture are seducing conventional readers away from their traditional reading habits. Will today’s concept of reading disappear? How can book and magazine publishers keep their …

LCC to host conference on reading trends

Posted on February 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

The London College of Communication (LCC) is hosting its annual Publishing Innovation conference on the afternoon of Thursday 13 March. This year’s conference is entitled Still Reading? – a debate …

Online Membership is back

Posted on February 27, 2008 in News & Reviews

We are pleased to announce that you can once more join the SYP or renew your membership online. All you need to do is to fill in the boxes and …

InPrint Correction

Posted on February 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

In the current issue of InPrint the article on OUP (OUP Children’s Books: Commissioning and Development pp. 14-15) suggests the company has just celebrated its centenary, when in fact it …

SYP to have seminar at 2008 London Book Fair

Posted on February 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

The London Book Fair is one of the publishing calendar’s most important dates (14-16 April 2008). This year, for the first time ever, the SYP is hosting its own seminar, …

London Word Festival 22 Feb – 13 March

Posted on February 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

The London Word Festival is now up and running.  Of particular interest to publishers will be the Book Futures debate (Thursday March 13th 7pm at the Bishopsgate Institute), featuring Scott …

BML’s 2008 Books & the Consumer Conference

Posted on February 22, 2008 in News & Reviews

SYP members are entitled to a 15% discount off the entry fee for Book Marketing Limited’s 2008 Books and the Consumer Conference, which will be held on the morning of Tuesday, 11th …

New Courses at the Publishing Training Centre

Posted on February 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

The Publishing Training Centre at Book House is offering a range of new courses this spring – it’s well worth a look at the website to have a squizz at …

SYP to have seminar at 2008 London Book Fair

Posted on February 17, 2008 in News & Reviews

The London Book Fair is one of the publishing calendar’s most important dates (14-16 April 2008). This year, for the first time ever, the SYP is hosting its own seminar, …

SYP to have seminar at 2008 London Book Fair

Posted on February 14, 2008 in News & Reviews

The London Book Fair is one of the publishing calendar’s most important dates (14-16 April 2008). This year, for the first time ever, the SYP is hosting its own seminar, …

Free publishing seminars at Kingston University

Posted on January 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

Kingston University are holding a free seminar on How to Build a Career in Publishing on Monday 4th February from 6-8pm.  Click here to find out more details about this …

Free publishing seminar at Kingston University – date change

Posted on January 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

Does the Book have a Future? – Speaker: John Peacock, Group Production Director, Macmillan Publishers. Monday 19 May (rescheduled from previously announced date). The seminar will be held at Kingston …

SYP to have seminar at 2008 London Book Fair

Posted on January 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

The London Book Fair is one of the publishing calendar’s most important dates (14-16 April 2008). This year, for the first time ever, the SYP is hosting its own seminar, …

OPuS International evening 2008

Posted on January 21, 2008 in News & Reviews

On the 29th January at 6.30pm OPuS are holding their annual and well-loved networking evening. This year it will have an Indian theme, and will be an opportunity to eat, …

Queer Fish in God’s Waiting Room book launch

Posted on January 21, 2008 in News & Reviews

Legend Press are launching their latest novel – the fabulously titled Queer Fish in God’s Waiting Room – on Tuesday 29th January at 6.30pm at Riflemaker Gallery, 29 Beak Street, …

SYP Committee – IT Developer Vacancy

Posted on January 14, 2008 in News & Reviews

As part of ongoing plans to develop our web presence and provide an effective service to our members, the SYP is currently looking for an energetic, dedicated IT Developer to …

Online Membership Temporarily ‘Offline’

Posted on December 24, 2007 in News & Reviews

Due to the closure of our online retail partner, The BookPlace, you will not be able to join or renew your membership online at present. We are in the process …

The SYP at Christmas

Posted on December 16, 2007 in News & Reviews

Now that the festive season is upon us, we at the SYP are winding down and counting down the hours until 2008.  Please allow more time during the holidays for …

London Book Fair 2008 preview

Posted on December 13, 2007 in News & Reviews

A Taste of the LBF Global Seminar Programme The London Book Fair hosts a rich seminar programme that stimulates debate and informs professionals about the topical issues facing the global …

Editorial Training Offer for SYP members

Posted on December 13, 2007 in News & Reviews

Editorial Training are offering SYP members a 20% discount on all their short courses, which include: Copy-editing for Publishers – 2-3 November 2009 Proofreading for Publishers – 20 July 2009 …

Oxford AGM

Posted on December 4, 2007 in News & Reviews

The Oxford AGM will take place on the 23rd January, at OUP in the Gallery. This is a chance for SYP members to have their say about the future running …

Publishing News offer for SYP members

Posted on November 30, 2007 in News & Reviews

Publishing News is offering SYP members a special discount on their smart new digital edition, and their print edition also.  Click here to find out more…

Publishing News offer for SYP members

Posted on November 29, 2007 in News & Reviews

Society of Young Publishers – Publishing News Special Offer Every week, Publishing News provides coverage of the latest news and features from the UK and international publishing scene and covers …

Publishing News reports on the SYP Quiz Night

Posted on November 25, 2007 in News & Reviews

Our friends at the Publishing News have given the recent SYP Quiz night a splendid review – click here to read what they thought (under the headline ‘Penguin team remainders …

Victoria Hunt reports from the SYP Careers Conference

Posted on November 15, 2007 in News & Reviews

Tori Hunt is the editor of the SYP’s journal, InPrint. Click here to read her account in Publishing News of the keynote debate on Ethical Publishing from this year’s SYP …

Career Success in Publishing slides

Posted on November 13, 2007 in News & Reviews

Publishing Career Success: ‘Choice or Chance?’ How do you get started in publishing? And how do you develop a long and successful career? You could not ask for two better …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on November 6, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now closed for this year’s Careers Conference, as all places have been filled. The conference is being held on Saturday 10th November at Brookes University (Headington Hill site). …

SYP and JFL Search & Selection Career Evening

Posted on November 6, 2007 in News & Reviews

The Value of Networking Date: 20th November Guest Speaker: Inca Waddell Networking is an invaluable business tool; an excellent way of building on and developing your little black book and …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on November 2, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now closed for this year’s Careers Conference, as all places have been filled. The conference is being held on Saturday 10th November at Brookes University (Headington Hill site). …

Upcoming Publishing Training Centre courses

Posted on November 2, 2007 in News & Reviews

Here’s a selection of Publishing Training Centre courses coming up soon – follow the links for more info: Search Engine Optimisation NEW – 22 November – Wandsworth – Practical techniques …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on October 26, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now closed for this year’s Careers Conference, as all places have been filled. The conference is being held on Saturday 10th November at Brookes University (Headington Hill site). …

Legend Press Book Launch

Posted on October 26, 2007 in News & Reviews

Champagne reception at The Gallery, Foyles,Tuesday 30th October, 6.30pm William Coles celebrates the launch of his novel The Well-Tempered Clavier. William has been a journalist for 18 years, including working …

Free SYP masterclass at Kingston University on the 22nd

Posted on October 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

SYP Chair Doug Wallace and Vice-Chair Claire Shanahan will be leading a masterclass entitled SYP: Why the future of Publishing is in our hands on Monday October 22nd from 6-8pm …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on October 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now open for this year’s Careers Conference, which is being held on Saturday 10th November at Brookes University (Headington Hill site). Tickets are priced at £25 for members …

International Young Publisher of the Year newsletter

Posted on October 11, 2007 in News & Reviews

The IYPY have released their inaugural newsletter, which you can read online in pdf format here.  The newsletter introduces you to the IYPY alumni network, takes a look at opportunities …

October Book Slam

Posted on October 11, 2007 in News & Reviews

Thursday, 25/10/07 Book Slam @ Neighbourhood 12 Acklam Road, London, W10 5QZ £5 in advance from bookslam.com/ £6 on the door Doors open 7pm This month, Book Slam will be …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on October 11, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now open for this year’s Careers Conference, which is being held on Saturday 10th November at Brookes University (Headington Hill site). Tickets are priced at £25 for members …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on September 20, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now open for this year’s Careers Conference, which is being held on Saturday 10th November – see the conference website for more details. Please note that our Membership …

Free Masterclasses for SYP members

Posted on September 20, 2007 in News & Reviews

    Programme of speakers for Master Classes Kingston University Autumn Term 2007   Timings: 6-8pm, Monday evenings, at their Penryn Road campus (John Galsworthy Building Room 3004 from 6-8pm). …

The Boys in the Backroom

Posted on September 19, 2007 in News & Reviews

As we warm up for the SYP Careers Conference, here is an article about Editorial and Production to whet your appetite. Yes, that’s right – Production, the department that doesn’t …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on September 19, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration is now open for this year’s Careers Conference, which is being held on Saturday 10th November – see the conference website for more details.

New funding for training small publishers

Posted on September 19, 2007 in News & Reviews

Thanks to a generous donation from the Unwin Charitable Trust (UCT), The Publishing Training Centre has been able to introduce a new scheme to help small publishers pay for training. …

Apples & Snakes in Soho

Posted on September 9, 2007 in News & Reviews

A night of anarchic performance-poetry, starring the mischievous John Agard alongside raunchy Salena Godden, loquacious Rhian Edwards and scary Mancunian duo Thick Richard. Prepare yourselves for the verbal cannonade. When: …

SYP and JFL Search & Selection Career Evening

Posted on September 9, 2007 in News & Reviews

Date: 19th September Guest Speaker: Louise Rhind-Tutt, Publicity Manager at Random House, and former SYP Chair Whether you are a recent graduate looking to get into publishing or a first …

SYP Careers Conference

Posted on August 31, 2007 in News & Reviews

Registration for this year’s Careers Conference begins on the 1st September, see the conference website for more details.

Book Slam

Posted on August 21, 2007 in News & Reviews

The next Book Slam is on August 30th, featuring a reading by Hari Kunzru.  For more details, click here.

Book Slam press release

Posted on August 21, 2007 in News & Reviews

Thursday, 30/08/07 Book Slam @ Neighbourhood 12 Acklam Road, London, W10 5QZ Tickets: £5 in advance from www.bookslam.com/ £6 on the door Doors open 6.30pm, readings start 8.30pm, OPEN TILL …

Room of Abandon

Posted on August 18, 2007 in News & Reviews

The next Room of Abandon is Wednesday, 22 August 2007 – 7.30pm at The Cross Kings Pub, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX (5 minutes walk from King’s Cross tube). …

Room of Abandon press release

Posted on August 18, 2007 in News & Reviews

THE HANGING GARDENER OF BABYLON PRESENTS ROOM OF ABANDON: WORDS MUSIC NEED Someone said poems are never finished only abandoned…….. Open mic slot, register by 7.30pm, we want to dig …

Ealing Literary Festival

Posted on August 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

Ealing Literary Festival will be held on September 1st to the 2nd, on Acton Common Green.  For more details, visit the event’s website: http://www.ealing.gov.uk/services/leisure/ealing_summer/literary07_sun.html

London Literature Lounge Masterclasses

Posted on August 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

The London Literature Lounge will be holding a day workshop on 8th September, from 11.30am taking over the whole of London’s Poetry Cafe on a Saturday. Exercises to develop creative …

Small Wonder short story festival 2007

Posted on August 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

Short stories are mood capsules uniquely suited to our restless age and antidotes to modern life. Come and get a fix – from open mic to staged production; horror stories …

Editorial: Why did they do it?

Posted on August 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

The O. J. Simpson book debacle rumbles on and on, as Denise Brown, the sister of his murdered ex-wife, has denounced Beaufort Books’ plan to publish the pernicious tome.  However, …

London Literature Lounge

Posted on August 15, 2007 in News & Reviews

The next London Literature Lounge is on Thursday August 16th at the Poetry Cafe, 7-10pm.  The showcase readings will be from writers and literary activists Dzifa Benson and Siobhan Curham. …

Information for London Members Travelling to Oxford SYP Punt

Posted on August 9, 2007 in News & Reviews

This Saturday it’s take 2 for the annual Punting Party in Oxford; the forecast shows us superb conditions in store at around 25 degrees – now where else would you …

Oxford Punting Information

Posted on August 9, 2007 in News & Reviews

Good day to you punters, This Saturday it’s take 2 for the annnual Punting Party in Oxford; the forecast shows us warm temperatures with a possible light shower or two, …

3rd London Poetry Festival 2007

Posted on August 8, 2007 in News & Reviews

The 3rd London Poetry Festival is on from August 10th to the 13th (Friday-Monday).  For more details, please read the press release here.

Editorial: Booker Prize longlist

Posted on August 8, 2007 in News & Reviews

Blimey!  Summer must be over before it’s begun, for the Booker Prize longlist is already upon us.  Having had a look at the list, I must admit that I’m a …

3rd London Poetry Festival 2007 press release

Posted on August 8, 2007 in News & Reviews

3rd London Poetry Festival 2007 August 10-13 (Friday-Monday) Waterloo St John’s Church Waterloo Road London SE1 Tickets: £7/£5 Cons http://www.londonpoetryfestival.com The Third London Poetry Festival 2007 is taking place in …

Here or There review

Posted on August 1, 2007 in News & Reviews

Rebecca Strong used to edit InPrint, so her debut novel Here and There has been read with much interest by her friends and colleagues in the SYP.  Web Content Editor …

Here or There review with photos from the launch

Posted on August 1, 2007 in News & Reviews

This is an excellent debut novel from Rebecca Strong. When I first read that the book concerned eleven characters whose lives are mysteriously intertwined, I was expecting something as genteel …

SYP article in Publishing News

Posted on July 27, 2007 in News & Reviews

Congratulations to InPrint editor Tori Hunt, who has an article in this week’s edition of Publishing News. The article is Tori’s account of the June SYP speaker meeting concerning Publishing …

SYP Picnic – A Sunshine Update!

Posted on July 26, 2007 in News & Reviews

Like many of you, I’m sure, we’ve been watching the weather forecast warily to predict how conditions will favour us for Saturday’s annual SYP picnic. Understandably, we need to be …

SYP offer: £5 tickets for National Theatre tickets

Posted on July 23, 2007 in News & Reviews

£5 tickets are available for SYP members to see The Enchantment at the National Theatre. Be amongst the first to see the British premiere of The Enchantment by groundbreaking Swedish …

Non-freaky male found working in publishing!

Posted on July 21, 2007 in News & Reviews

– is the announcement that the character Heidi wants the SYP to make in Lorelei Matthias’s new novel Lost for Words.  So, put down your copy of The Deathly Hallows, …

I saw this and was Lost for Words!

Posted on July 21, 2007 in News & Reviews

‘Never mind the fact that he’s diligent, Daisy!’ scolded Heidi, ‘Has the fact that he’s completely stunning somehow escaped your attention? Do you not see? This is a breakthrough for …

Jamie Byng to be at launch of Scottish SYP

Posted on July 13, 2007 in News & Reviews

We are delighted to announce that Jamie Byng, the owner of the prestigious Scottish independent publisher Canongate, has agreed to be a guest speaker at the launch of the Scottish …

Reduced rate for SYP on Oxford Brookes publishing course

Posted on July 9, 2007 in News & Reviews

Oxford Brookes University is running a range of publishing courses throughout the year as part of an expanding professional development programme. Courses include an introduction to Indesign, a ‘Roadmap for …

Here or There Launch update

Posted on July 5, 2007 in News & Reviews

The launch for SYP member Rebecca Strong’s debut novel Here or There will be on Wednesday July 25th at the Foyles gallery from 6.30pm onwards. Don’t miss this opportunity to …

Here or There Launch Wednesday July 25th

Posted on June 23, 2007 in News & Reviews

The launch for SYP member Rebecca Strong’s debut novel Here or There will be on Wednesday July 25th at the Foyles gallery from 6.30pm onwards. This clashes with the July …

London Lit Plus

Posted on June 23, 2007 in News & Reviews

By now, several of you might have heard about the London Literature Festival, which is happening in the newly regenerated Southbank Centre. This is the south bank of the Thames, …

London Literary Pub Crawl photo

Posted on June 16, 2007 in News & Reviews

We’ve been sent this splendid photo of Claire Shanahan and Eiblin Egan from our London Literary pub crawl.  The photo was taken by Chris Strong:  

Michael Rosen new children’s laureate

Posted on June 14, 2007 in News & Reviews

To celebrate Michael Rosen’s appointment as the new children’s laureate, here’s a video we found on Youtube of him reading ‘We’re going on  a bear hunt’:  

Michael Rosen is new children’s laureate

Posted on June 14, 2007 in News & Reviews

To celebrate Michael Rosen’s appointment as the new children’s laureate, we’ve found a video from Youtube that shows him performing ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ – click here to …

Books on the Underground

Posted on June 6, 2007 in News & Reviews

The folks at the London Project have come up with a really innovative idea: a free book exchange progamme on London’s underground network. According to the press release, their aim …

ICA Graphic Literature Night

Posted on June 6, 2007 in News & Reviews

The ICA in London will be having a look at the work of graphic novelists on Friday June 15th. In Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan of Tel Aviv collective Actus unfolds …

SYP London Literary Pub Crawl

Posted on June 4, 2007 in News & Reviews

Just to remind everyone our annual pub crawl is once again back on this Thursday the 7th from 6:30. Click here for the details and the night’s itinerary – great weather …

Messing about on the river

Posted on June 3, 2007 in News & Reviews

It’s been a quiet news month, so I’ve had a trawl through the archives. I’m looking forward to the Oxford Punting Party on June 30th (for more details, click here), …

Important message for members with Hotmail email accounts

Posted on May 18, 2007 in News & Reviews

We’ve been having problems with sending our regular emails to members with Hotmail accounts. It appears that they are being blocked by Hotmail for some unknown reason. We are in …

Heading South Book Launch

Posted on May 11, 2007 in News & Reviews

SYP members are welcome to attend the launch of Heading South by Luke Bitmead and Catherine Richards.  Heading South is the latest novel to be launched by Legend Press MD …

Clare Christian wins UKYPY

Posted on May 2, 2007 in News & Reviews

Congratulations to Clare Christian from The Friday Project for winning the UK Young Publisher of the Year Award at the British Book Industry Awards.  You can catch up with Clare …

Publishing Training Centre Focus Groups

Posted on May 2, 2007 in News & Reviews

The Publishing Training Centre are running 2 focus groups. They’re being held at the Paul Hamlyn foundation 18 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AA near Buckingham Palace. Lunch will be …

* VIDEO * – Interview with Winner of IYPY

Posted on April 30, 2007 in News & Reviews

One of the highlights of the recent London Book Fair was the International Young Publisher of the Year Award, which allowed us to see what the publishing industry is like …

SYP Bookseller Interview

Posted on April 26, 2007 in News & Reviews

For those who haven’t seen it, the SYP’s Doug Wallace and Claire Shanahan made a recent appearance in the Bookseller, with an article giving some good perspective on the SYP’s …

* VIDEO * – A Beginner’s Guide to London Book Fair

Posted on April 25, 2007 in News & Reviews

Emma House, who – as Exhibition Manager for the London Book Fair – presides over the daunting task of pulling together a year’s worth of planning into a matter of …

Win a £500 bursary to do the MA in Publishing at Kingston!

Posted on April 25, 2007 in News & Reviews

Kingston University are offering a £500 bursary to an outstanding applicant to the MA in Publishing or the joint MA in Creative Writing and Publishing commencing this September. Candidates should …

Emma House speaks with the SYP

Posted on April 24, 2007 in News & Reviews

Emma House, who – as Exhibition Manager for the London Book Fair – presides over the daunting task of pulling together a year’s worth of planning into a matter of …

IYPY Winner Speaks With the SYP

Posted on April 24, 2007 in News & Reviews

One of the highlights of the recent London Book Fair was the International Young Publisher of the Year Award, which allowed us to see what the publishing industry is like …

SYP membership now available online

Posted on April 16, 2007 in News & Reviews

With the relaunched website now swinging into life we are pleased to announce that, along with being able to click your way through our snazzier-looking pages, you can also now …

Special offers for the SYP at London Book Fair

Posted on April 13, 2007 in News & Reviews

The London Book Fair is now upon us, running from April 16th to the 18th. The SYP will be there at Stand X127, and we invite you to come and …

Special offers for the SYP at LBF

Posted on April 12, 2007 in News & Reviews

Visit the SYP at Stand X127 for some special offers… The Publishing Training Centre are offering £100 off one of their courses for anyone who joins the SYP at the …

20% off at Borders this Easter weekend

Posted on April 4, 2007 in News & Reviews

There’s 20% off all full priced items at every Borders shop this weekend.  To print off your voucher, please visit Borders online: http://www.bordersstores.co.uk

SYP member nominated for UK Young Publisher of the Year

Posted on April 4, 2007 in News & Reviews

SYP member Tom Chalmers, MD of Legend Press, has been nominated for the 2007 UK Young Publisher of the Year Award (UKYPY). We congratulate Tom and the rest of the …

What can World Book Day do for you?

Posted on April 3, 2007 in News & Reviews

The MA in Publishing Studies course at Kingston University have been putting on a series of masterclasses, of which the latest is: Getting the unsuspecting public to read more. What …

Report from the Publishing Innovation Conference

Posted on March 30, 2007 in News & Reviews

This year’s Publishing Innovation Conference at the London College of Communication had the theme of ‘Green and Lean: How Can Publishing Survive?’.  You can find out more about the proceedings …

Publishing Innovation Conference

Posted on March 30, 2007 in News & Reviews

The annual publishing innovation conference was held during March at the London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle. The conference was organised and run by a group of MA Publishing …

Legend Press Book Launch – Journey

Posted on March 27, 2007 in News & Reviews

Legend Press’s next novel Journey, the much anticipated debut from London-author Jae Watson, will launch this week with an exclusive event at the Nehru Centre, the cultural wing of the …

Book Slam March 29th

Posted on March 20, 2007 in News & Reviews

The next Book Slam is on Thursday, 29/03/07 Book Slam at Neighbourhood 12 Aclam Road, London, W10 5QZ Enquiries to david@cherryjam.net Tickets: £5 in advance from www.bookslam.com/ £6 on the …

Bradt Travel Guides Travel-writing Competition 2007

Posted on March 19, 2007 in News & Reviews

Bradt Travel Guides The Independent on Sunday Travel-writing Competition 2007 For 2007 the competition visits the theme of ‘A chance encounter’ combined with an essential strong emphasis on travel. As …

March 9th Press Email

Posted on March 14, 2007 in News & Reviews

St Patrick’s day is in the air this month with two exciting Irish-themed events on the cards. The London and Oxford committees are uniting for a massive St Patrick’s Day …

SYP member Rebecca Strong to have novel published

Posted on March 6, 2007 in News & Reviews

Congratulations are in order for SYP member Rebecca Strong whose debut novel, Here or There, will be published by Legend Press in July.  Watch this space for more exciting developments in …

UK Young Publisher of the Year 2007

Posted on March 5, 2007 in News & Reviews

The nominations are in – who will be the UK Young Publisher of the Year in 2007?  Will it be a member of the SYP?  The prize will be awarded …

International Young Publisher of the Year Award 2007

Posted on March 5, 2007 in News & Reviews

The nine finalists have now been decided for this year's award, which will be announced at the London Book Fair on April 18th.  It was launched in 2004 to celebrate the …

THE PUBLISHERS’ CABARET 13th & 14th April

Posted on February 26, 2007 in News & Reviews

THE PUBLISHERS’ CABARET is back and brimming over with joy, drag and general ridiculousness. 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 April 13th & 14th 2007, doors …

More Details about The Laugharne Festival

Posted on February 22, 2007 in News & Reviews

The Laugharne FestivalMarch 31st/April 1sthttp://www.thelaugharneweekend.com/Festival Directors John Williams and Richard Thomas are pleased to announce the first Laugharne Weekend literary festival to be held in Laugharne, West Wales on March …

The Laugharne Festival March 31st to April 1st

Posted on February 22, 2007 in News & Reviews

A weekend where you can see a whole range of the finest writers from the Celtic fringes rubbing shoulders with psychedelic rockers, train robbers and Lily Allen’s dad. Download the …

Detox? What detox?

Posted on February 22, 2007 in News & Reviews

Whoever said December was the party season? Girl About Town has had a super-hectic January, and things are showing no sign of slowing down any time soon…  First up was a …

Free legal seminar on book publishing

Posted on February 16, 2007 in News & Reviews

On Tuesday 20 March the media and intellectual property group at City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP are giving a free early evening seminar: Digitisation, territories and privacy – …

SYP on Facebook

Posted on February 11, 2007 in News & Reviews

Keep up with committee and other SYP members on Facebook. There is also a forum on Facebook where you can suggest future speaker meeting, events and ideas. This is a …

Free Books, Free Drink*

Posted on January 17, 2007 in News & Reviews

Don't forget the SYP Annual General Meeting tonight, 17th January 2006.It's an ideal chance to vote for (or against) the people who will be running YOUR society for the next …

Lionel Shriver talks to the SYP!

Posted on November 6, 2006 in News & Reviews

The SYP is delighted to announce a special November speaker meeting with Lionel Shriver, renowned author of We Need to Talk About Kevin and winner of the 2005 Orange Prize …

LATEST SYP COMPETITION – tickets to literary event

Posted on October 20, 2006 in News & Reviews

The SYP is giving away a pair of tickets for the popular charity event on behalf of the Medical Foundation, courtesy of our friends at Random House. Acclaimed author Julian Barnes …

Summer INPRINT online

Posted on October 15, 2006 in News & Reviews

See Latest Articles.

Q&A with Google Book Search!

Posted on September 28, 2006 in News & Reviews

Google Book Search have agreed to exclusively answer your questions! Please email them in to cshanahan@thesyp.co.uk by Saturday 14 October. For more info, and examples, see Latest Articles.

Careers Conference 2006

Posted on September 26, 2006 in News & Reviews

The Annual SYP Careers conference is coming! Kindly hosted this year by the London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing) we have a fantastic range of talks and …

Sign up for the SYP Press Email

Posted on September 19, 2006 in News & Reviews

The indispensable SYP press email brings you news and regular updates on all forthcoming events, both within the Sociey and externally. If you are a member and would like to …

Edinburgh SYP Coming Soon

Posted on September 13, 2006 in News & Reviews

Watch out Edinburgh, here we come!We're holding the first informal gathering of young publishers in Edinburgh under and SYP banner. We don't have a committee yet, but there are plans …

Get your specs on – new articles

Posted on September 6, 2006 in News & Reviews

Check out our two latest articles below. The first, by Mia Kilroy, details the goings on at the most recent London Speaker Meeting  – very useful for all of you …

FREE AUDIOBOOKS!

Posted on August 4, 2006 in News & Reviews

We have some great audiobooks to give away to SYP members, including Geldof in Africa, Labyrinth by Kate Mosse, Lady Chatterley's Lover and other classics. For your chance of winning, …

Not getting emails?

Posted on July 26, 2006 in News & Reviews

Doug, our wonderful press officer, sent out an email yesterday (Tuesday) with information on all the great events we've got coming up in the next month. Around 60 of you …

SYP SUMMER PICNIC – Saturday15th July

Posted on July 13, 2006 in News & Reviews

Time: 2pm onwardsVenue: Hyde Park.All welcome! See Events for details.

DICK AND JANE GO TO WORK: Gender Roles in Publishing

Posted on July 11, 2006 in News & Reviews

WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE: Held on Wednesday 28th June, this speaker meeting at Foyles was well attended and very informative. Guest speakers were publishing veterans Laura Barber and Richard Scrivener. See Latest …

SCOOBY GOES WALKIES!

Posted on July 6, 2006 in News & Reviews

Victoria Nicholl and Doug Wallace report back from the BTBS Walkies on 4th July. 'Those pesky kids!' 'Daphne!' 'Scooooby!'… they cried as the SYP "Scooby Doo" team trooped around the West …

Forum relaunched

Posted on April 22, 2006 in News & Reviews

The new SYP Discussion Forum has now been launched. If you have a query about the SYP or publishing in general, register for FREE and post your comments, queries and …

Website Changes

Posted on April 21, 2006 in News & Reviews

We're making a few changes to the back-end of the website over the next few days, so when you try and view articles or jobs, you may experience a few …

The SfEP Directory 2006

Posted on April 12, 2006 in News & Reviews

The SfEP would like to offer SYP members a copy of their 2006 directory (for free!). Those that request a copy (or copies – you can have up to three) of …

SfEP offers free directory to SYP Members

Posted on April 12, 2006 in News & Reviews

Our friends at the Society for Editors and Proofreaders have kindly offered a free copy of their fantastic directory to our members. To claim your free copy, simply email your …

SYP Launches Company Membership

Posted on March 9, 2006 in News & Reviews

The SYP is proud to announce the launch of its Company Membership Scheme. It brings all the normal benefits of being an SYP Member, but at a discounted rate. If …

International Young Publisher of the Year (IYPY)

Posted on February 20, 2006 in News & Reviews

Ten entrepreneurial young publishers from around the globe are competing for the third annual British Council International Young Publisher of the Year (IYPY) award.  The award celebrates the creative and …

London Book Fair 2006

Posted on February 15, 2006 in News & Reviews

The London Book Fair is almost upon us, and the SYP will be there in force. If you’d like to know more about who we are and what we do, …

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted on December 19, 2005 in News & Reviews

The SYP would like to wish all its members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s been a great year for the SYP with some amazing events, some …

Sign up for the Handbook

Posted on December 8, 2005 in News & Reviews

The SYP Handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in breaking into the industry or who are taking their first steps. As well as a wealth of useful and informative …

Are you facing redundancy..?

Posted on December 8, 2005 in News & Reviews

bookcareers.com will be holding a Careers Clinic every Sunday – offering free career development consultations over the telephone.The Careers Clinic is open to those who are already in the industry …

CWA casting Daggers at foreign authors…

Posted on November 18, 2005 in News & Reviews

It seems that the Crime Writers Association are considering banning foreign authors from their annual Crime Writing Awards. The industry is in uproar as they see it as major discrimination …

WIN THE VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSICS!

Posted on November 15, 2005 in News & Reviews

We have one set of the fifteen Vintage future classics to give away! Simply tell us in no more than 100 words what you think makes a classic – is …

Course in Adobe InDesign

Posted on November 9, 2005 in News & Reviews

We’ve had an email from our friends at Oxford Brookes confirming the next date of their course in Adobe InDesign. The course is based at the Oxford International Centre for …

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Posted on November 9, 2005 in News & Reviews

When: Tuesday 13th DecemberTime: 9.30 – 16.30Cost: £250Tutor: Sally HughesMore about the course:A course aimed at first time users of a page layout program who will be using InDesign check …

New Feature – want to help?

Posted on October 21, 2005 in News & Reviews

As you can see, we’ve now added an Articles section to the website – our opener is Tom Chalmers, MD of Legend Press, whose first book – The Remarkable Everyday …

Join the Committee…

Posted on October 16, 2005 in News & Reviews

WHAT YOU CAN DO:Contact the current committeeSecretary/Sponsorship Officer:Highly organised and outgoing, this person is responsible for keeping the committee up-to-date, and finding all the sponsorship we need – be it …

Legend Press Book Launch

Posted on October 13, 2005 in News & Reviews

As I’m sure you’ll remember from his stunning article in the last edition of InPrint, SYP Member Tom Chalmers has set up his own publishing house – Legend Press. His …

Frankfurt book Fair 2005 – Spare Places Available

Posted on October 7, 2005 in News & Reviews

Our friends at Oxford Brookes University have some spare places on a trip to this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Click here for more details on the trip. If you’re interested …

SYP Careers Conference 2005

Posted on October 4, 2005 in News & Reviews

A very limited number of places are still available. Applicants must check first that they can attend, and send their application form to a different address for more urgent processing …

New Look…New Features on the Way

Posted on September 27, 2005 in News & Reviews

You may have noticed that the site has changed a little. For the last few months we’ve been listening to your comments and questions, and are developing a whole now …