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Hey Bristol! We’re teaming up with The Bookseller Jobs to go on the road and shine a spotlight on publishing around the UK. Reaching members outside the SYP’s existing 5 hubs, these events aim to debunk the idea that you have to move to London to get ahead and celebrate the publishing talent that the UK has to offer.
Joining us for this debut event will be Steve Mcnaught, Director at Arkbound; Rebecca Tomlinson, Assistant Editor at Policy Press; and Lyndsey Mayhew, Marketing and Publicity Manager at Crimson Publishing. With additional speakers yet to be announced, the panel will explore everything from studying Publishing masters, founding start-ups and freelancing, to an overall look at the publishing landscape in Bristol and Bath.
About our Speakers
Steve Mcnaught is a director of Arkbound publishing and StarUp CIC. He is editor of several Bristol-based publications, including Boundless and Vocalise magazines, and helps to manage the book publishing operations of Arkbound both in the UK and internationally.
Arkbound is a publishing social enterprise that aims to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds get published. The organisation also provides a Publishing Excellence Programme for people looking to get into the industry, along with a literary award and annual competition.
Rebecca Tomlinson, Assistant Editor at Policy Press joined the team after completing a Masters in publishing at UWE. Starting as a publishing assistant, Rebecca has held a number of roles in her 5 years at the company where she is now Assistant Editor. Until recently she also managed the Policy and Politics journal and currently works on their criminology list and trade titles alongside their Managing Director.
Policy Press is a non-profit university press committed to influencing social change through international research and scholarship and winner of the 2016 IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher award.
Lyndsey Mayhew, Marketing and Publicity Manager at Crimson Publishing is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media consultant with 18 years’ experience. She’s been working with Crimson Publishing for nearly 2 years alongside work for The Makery and Docrafts.
Crimson Publishing is an independent publisher, passionate about publishing information to improve the way people live and work; whether that’s in the form of a book, website or an app.
Marc Gillett, Associate Director at IOP Publishing, is responsible for ensuring that the peer review of over 70 academic journals meets the requirements of authors, editors and referees. He also manages the publisher’s Rights & Permissions and Data Science functions.
IOP Publishing is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all. IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, conference proceedings and websites for the scientific community.