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Industry Trailblazers: The Publishing Post

Posted on November 17, 2020 in Oxford

An interview with Chelsea Graham, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Publishing Post. What is your connection to publishing? My name is Chelsea Graham and I am an MA …

Myth-busting STM Publishing

Posted on September 27, 2020 in Oxford

As we noticed the fear and uncertainty brought about by a disrupted job market, SYP Oxford joined forces with the ECPC to organise an informative panel event to demystify STM …

Mentors for SYP Oxford's Mentorship Scheme

Posted on September 27, 2020 in Oxford

This week each SYP branch announced their mentors for the upcoming mentorship scheme. The Oxford Committee is covering all of Oxfordshire. If you are based in the Oxfordshire area, you …

The Gender Pay Gap in Publishing

Posted on August 23, 2020 in Oxford

Is publishing taking the gender pay gap seriously? By law equal work needs to receive equal pay. However, that does not mean women and men are now equal in the …

Digital Communication in Publishing

Posted on August 2, 2020 in Oxford

The world is changing. It has been changing rapidly for the last 15 years. Two of the most game-changing disruptions have been the technological revolution and the social revolution (this …

Industry Trailblazers

Posted on July 7, 2020 in Oxford

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqNOhQRnEGo&feature=youtu.be   In this first episode of our new series on diversity in publishing, SYP Oxford have spoken to 4 authors and publishers about their takes on diverse employment …

Publishing in a Pandemic: Job Hunting

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Oxford

The world has seen huge changes in the last few months, and publishing has swiftly adapted to the challenges coronavirus has created. However difficult, it is vital to be realistic …

Publishing career advice from SYP Oxford

Posted on April 29, 2020 in Oxford

SYP Oxford recently ran a Q&A on Twitter, answering your questions about working the publishing industry! Here are some of our best bits of careers advice, distilled into a single …

5 Top Tips for Authors Seeking Agent Representation

Posted on March 9, 2020 in Oxford

So your novel is finished. Nowadays submitting your work to a literary agency is as easy as dispatching an email – gone are the days of manuscripts tucked in white …

How to get your first job in a literary agency

Posted on February 29, 2020 in Oxford

Written applications are almost always the first stage of an entry-level job application, but they can also be the most difficult to get right. Aoife Inman, Agents’ Assistant at Felicity …

How I worked out that publishing was for me

Posted on November 18, 2019 in Oxford, UK

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

Public Speaking for Career Progression

Posted on September 2, 2019 in Oxford

Guest speaker Carlos Gimeno at our Public Speaking for Career Progression Event Nerves, fear and even panic are some of the words that come to mind when we hear the …

We often carry our whole gender on our back

Posted on June 7, 2019 in Oxford, UK

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

Joanne Harris at the Oxford Literary Festival

Posted on April 16, 2019 in Oxford

One of the nicest things about living in Oxford is how lucky we are with literary events. One of the literary highlights of the year is always the Oxford Literary …

Kerry Hudson at the Oxford Literary Festival

Posted on April 16, 2019 in Oxford

On the Friday night of the Oxford Literary Festival, I went to see Kerry Hudson speak about her upcoming memoir Lowborn, in which she recounts her working-class upbringing and revisits …

5 Top Tips for Improving Time Management

Posted on March 3, 2019 in Oxford

Top tips from Nadiya Patel – MSc biomed grad, aspiring publisher, and culinary enthusiast Time management is a key skill to acquire and is relevant to most professional areas, ranging …

SYP Oxford launches second stream of mentoring scheme

Posted on October 26, 2018 in Oxford

Have you heard the news? SYP Oxford has launched the second stream of the OxForward mentoring scheme! This time, we are looking for applications from students, jobseekers, temps, interns, recent graduates, …

Coding at the Castle

Posted on October 2, 2018 in Oxford

On Thursday 20th September, SYP Oxford hosted a special extended event which included a practical workshop element, as well as super presentations from our panel of speakers who were highly …

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 …

Summer Reading Recommendations from SYP Oxford

Posted on August 21, 2018 in Oxford

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for a good recommendation! And what better time than summer to get stuck into a great book? (Other than spring, autumn, and winter, …

Anna Gell

Interview with Anna Gell: Publicist at Oxford University Press

Posted on August 14, 2018 in Oxford

Publicity may be one of the lesser known parts of publishing (compared to Editorial and Marketing for example), however this department are the key behind having books featured in newspapers, …

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. …

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 …

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! …

Batman’s Guide to the Women’s Prize for Fiction

Posted on May 9, 2018 in Oxford

Being a dog who is passionate about reading, I was very excited when this year’s Women’s Prize for fiction was announced! I wasn’t surprised to see that Eleanor Oliphant is …

Batman's Guide to the Women's Prize for Fiction

Posted on May 9, 2018 in Oxford

Being a dog who is passionate about reading, I was very excited when this year’s Women’s Prize for fiction was announced! I wasn’t surprised to see that Eleanor Oliphant is …

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! …

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 …

‘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 …

A shout-out to YA fiction

Posted on April 24, 2017 in Oxford

On Tuesday 18th April Blackwells bookshop hosted the Oxford Writers’ Circle’s event on Young Adult fiction. The panel consisted of three prominent YA authors; Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The …

1001 Stories: Stories and Mythology

Posted on April 18, 2017 in Oxford

We’re excited about this event at the Story Museum and to help you share our enthusiasm we’re offering a free ticket to a lucky re-tweeter. The Story Museum have lined up …

London Book Fair 2017

Posted on March 27, 2017 in Oxford

This year’s London Book Fair was another over the top event, with publishers from all around the world exhibiting and the tradition of focusing on a foreign market continuing with …

Red Nose Day Mania: Comic Covers

Posted on March 24, 2017 in Oxford

To celebrate the wonder that is Red Nose Day, we wanted to test whether you can tell these bookshelf pics past their noses. Let us know how you get on!   …

Just for fun: What’s your literary tipple?

Posted on March 17, 2017 in Oxford

‘I’m an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.’          – Raymond Chandler …

And next year’s Oscar goes to…

Posted on March 7, 2017 in Oxford

Now that the mayhem of the Oscars is over for another year (Envelopegate notwithstanding), it’s time to take a breath, get over the drama, and start looking ahead to the …

Just for Fun: Emoji-lit

Posted on February 24, 2017 in Oxford

  Can you guess the classic novel by the emojis? Easy right? How many have you actually read? 1.The Catcher and the Rye; 2.Middlemarch; 3.To Kill a Mockingbird; 4.Of Mice …

Selling Online Academic Content: New Business Models

Posted on February 20, 2017 in Oxford

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 …

Tamarindo Communications Intern and Graduate Evening

Posted on February 17, 2017 in Oxford

Considering a career in communications? Enthusiastic about energy? Please join Tamarindo Communications on 22nd February 2017 at the Turl Street Kitchen. (Rumour has it there may be free beer.) Tamarindo …

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. …

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 …

A look back at our Innovation Revolution event

Posted on June 15, 2016 in Oxford

  Last week team SYP headed to Oxford’s Art Cafe ready to be inspired by two very innovative and ambitious publishers. Anna Jean Hughes of Pigeonhole Press came up with her …

Carol Ann Duffy at Shore to Shore

Posted on June 14, 2016 in Oxford

We can’t wait to attend Blackwell’s latest Shore to Shore event with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay, John Sampson plus local poet, Bernard O’Donoghue. What’s more, we have …

The Bailey’s Prize 2016

Posted on June 8, 2016 in Oxford

  The Baileys Prize, formerly known as the Orange Prize, was launched in 1996 after the Booker shortlist of 1991 failed to include a single woman. It goes to the …

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 …

XML Summer School 2016 in Oxford

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Oxford

The XML Summer School is a unique event for everyone using, designing, managing, or implementing solutions using XML and related technologies. The courses are taught by recognised experts and practitioners …

The Oxford Literary Festival: A Bookseller’s Perspective

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Oxford

Bookselling had always seemed to me to be a dream job. My vast experience of the industry, based on countless viewings of a certain London-based rom-com featuring Hugh Grant, had …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Exciting SYP conference update and an event for aspiring literary agents

Posted on October 21, 2015 in Oxford

Greetings, SYPeeps and welcome to another edition of the Oxford Comma! With the SYP Conference on the horizon, we are getting rather excited for the big day on 21st November. …

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 …

SYP Oxford goes to Acorn Press

Posted on June 15, 2015 in Oxford

On 19th May the SYP Oxford had a fantastic visit to Acorn Press. Acorn Press has been operating for over 35 years, and has a workforce of over 45 people. …

The Shore – Review

Posted on June 15, 2015 in Oxford

Earlier this month, SYP Oxford read The Shore for the June book club. The first thing that draws you to this book is the soft matte cover, adorned with pastel seashells. …

JOB ALERT! Web Marketing Assistant at Oxford University Press

Posted on April 8, 2015 in Oxford

About the roleThe Web and Direct Marketing team provide web and email marketing support to a global marketing team of over 150 marketing staff across six international offices, updating marketing …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Two free spaces on BIC’s “Understanding Paper” course in Sweden next week!

Posted on May 8, 2014 in Oxford

We have an exciting offer for 2 free spaces on BIC’s “Understanding Paper” course to be held in Sweden next week (excluding travel and accommodation which the attendee will have …

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 ________________________________________________________

Social Round Up 2013

Posted on November 17, 2013 in Oxford

Click Social Round Up 2013 to see all the treats that SYP Oxford brought to you throughout the year. And what a year it was too, old sport… “Life starts all …

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. …

SYP Competition: Talk and Drink with Prof. Alan Garner, OBE!

Posted on October 10, 2013 in Oxford

Are you a huge fan of the Fantasy genre, interested in learning more about authors, or simply desperate to meet and chat with an author who has won numerous literary …

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 …

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 …