Scotland

Q: How can a library grow a collection of 34 million items? A: Legal Deposit!

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Scotland

Thousands of items arrive into the National Library of Scotland each week in neatly packed crates. The publications inside cover every conceivable topic, from Government policy to gardening to geometry. …

Introducing: Children’s Books North

Posted on January 10, 2022 in Scotland

Children’s Books North is a free, voluntary network that was set up in 2020 by Tilda Johnson (Golden Egg North programme leader and freelance children’s editor), Emma Layfield (Picture Book …

The SYP Scotland Conference Committee needs you!

Posted on October 9, 2021 in Scotland

Do you have an interest in publishing? Love event organising? Ready to grow your network within the industry? The SYP Scotland Conference committee needs you! Following the success of our …

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 …

What to expect from our mentorship scheme

Posted on August 26, 2021 in Scotland

Last week we announced the opening of our mentorship scheme applications for 2021 and we thought, just in case you were thinking of applying, that it would be a good …

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Literary Events We Have Attended This Year (So Far)!

Posted on July 12, 2021 in Scotland

As surprising as it may be, we love books at SYP Scotland! So some of the committee have shared our thoughts below on recent literary events we attended in the …

Mother Tongue: Publishing Beyond English in the UK and Ireland – Event Round-up

Posted on June 30, 2021 in Scotland

  SYP Scotland’s June event – in collaboration with SYP Ireland – was Mother Tongue: Publishing Beyond English in the UK and Ireland, in which the panel discussed publishing in …

Visiting Cymera Festival

Posted on June 25, 2021 in Scotland

Last month, Cymera: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing took over the SYP Scotland Instagram feed for a day so, of course, when the festival came around …

Queer, Aye! LGBTQIA+ Publishing in Scotland – Event Round-up

Posted on May 30, 2021 in Scotland

The May 2021 event for the SYP Scotland was Queer, Aye! LGBTQIA+ Publishing in Scotland, in which we spotlighted LGBTQIA+ writers & some Scottish indies that are producing great titles …

Meet the SYP Scotland Committee 2021/22!

Posted on May 15, 2021 in Scotland

Get to know all of our SYP Scotland Committee members! We asked each of them to write about a book they think is overhyped, and a better alternative, and it …

SYP Scotland AGM 2021 Round-up

Posted on April 30, 2021 in Scotland

SYP Scotland AGM 2021 Round-up The SYP Scotland AGM 2021, which took place on 10th April, was a brilliant opportunity to reflect on the challenges and successes of the last …

SYP Scotland presents: Libraries as Publishers

SYP Scotland: Libraries as Publishers

Posted on February 27, 2021 in Scotland

  On Thursday night, three panelists gathered to discuss Libraries as Publishers, accompanied by chat and lively engagement by a community of viewers both learning and already knowledgeable. Introduced by …

SYP Scotland’s Reading Recommendations for Long Winter Nights

Posted on November 16, 2020 in Scotland

Call it autumn, call it winter, call it lockdown – either way, these November nights are getting longer and darker and quieter and, for most of us, consist of endless …

SYP Scotland 2020/21 Conference Committee

Posted on October 12, 2020 in Scotland

It is that time of year again, when we bring together a team of enthusiastic volunteers that will organise and execute our annual conference! While we have had to adapt …

SYP Scotland’s Tips for Making the Most of Your Mentorship

Posted on September 28, 2020 in Scotland

As autumn rolls in, and a new season of virtual meetings and Zoom quizzes is freshly upon us, the Society of Young Publishers has started to announce our 2020-21 Mentorship …

Mentors for SYP Scotland’s Mentorship Scheme

Posted on September 28, 2020 in Scotland

This week each SYP branch announced their mentors for the upcoming mentorship scheme. On the 23rd it was the turn of the Scotland team. Below are just some of our …

An August Without the Edinburgh Book Festival

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Scotland

As lockdown continues, most cities are eerily quiet, but none are so haunting as Edinburgh city centre in August. After years of grumbling about the festival, a lot of people …

SYP Scotland Event Transcript: 20/20 Visibility in Publishing

Posted on July 1, 2020 in Scotland

On 28th June, chair Hope Ndaba was joined by Ever Dundas, Sha Nazir, Nathaniel Kunitsky and Eris Young. You can watch the panel here.   Hope: To everyone who’s with …

An SYP Scotland Chat with Shantanu Duttagupta of Scholastic India

Posted on June 22, 2020 in Scotland

When the world went into lockdown and it was clear that large gatherings weren’t a possibility in the near future, looking at a blank calendar of events felt like a …

SYP Scotland: What We’re Reading in Lockdown

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Scotland

The pandemic and its accompanying lockdown have affected our lives in various ways. When things started to shift, each of us found ourselves adapting to the new normal. Some found …

6×6: The day to day of working in six publishing departments

Posted on November 13, 2019 in Scotland

The (if we say so ourselves) genius concept of six people talking about their work in six publishing departments for six minutes returned to Edinburgh last month, in our October …

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. …

SYP Scotland event: Libraries in the Publishing Sphere

Posted on July 30, 2019 in Scotland

For SYP Scotland’s predictably bookish July event, we decided to explore the relationship between libraries and publishing houses. This relationship is a complex one, and varies from library to library, …

How to use this summer to crack book publishing

Posted on June 25, 2019 in Scotland

Publishing is an undeniably oversaturated industry. A lot of people want to work in it, which is brilliant, because it means you can laugh in the face of anyone who …

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 Scotland – What We’re Reading (and Loving!)

Posted on February 4, 2019 in Scotland

Rather than fretting over what to wear whilst staring into a wardrobe full of clothes, I find myself struggling to pick a new book to read despite having a TBR …

Ain’t No Party Like an SYP Scotland Party

Posted on December 18, 2018 in Scotland

Last week saw the annual SYP Scotland Christmas party and boy was it a goodie! Despite the freezing temperatures in Edinburgh, our lovely SYP Scotland members joined us at The …

Allow Me To Introduce Myself…

Posted on November 5, 2018 in Scotland

  Hi everyone! My name is Kerri and I’ve recently joined the SYP Scotland committee as their new blogger. I thought it would be useful for me to introduce myself …

Meet the SYP Scotland Committee

Posted on September 24, 2018 in Scotland

With the new publishing degrees starting up, and our September social around the corner we thought it would be the perfect time to let you get to know our committee …

On CVs

Posted on July 2, 2018 in Scotland

Writing CVs and cover letters can be a daunting experience. It’s an exercise in summing up your best and most applicable qualities to the potential employer, in both a professional …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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! …

SYP Scotland October 2017 Event: PublishEd

Posted on November 1, 2017 in Scotland

For our October event, the Society of Young Publishers joined forces with PublishEd, The University of Edinburgh’s creative writing and publication society, to host our publishing 6×6 event. Six speakers …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …