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SYP London: Alternative Book Careers

May 5 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come along on 5th May from 7.00pm – 8:00pm to learn about roles in scouting, agencies, festivals and more! It will be a great opportunity to discover different roles and ask our panellists questions about their experiences.

Whether you’re looking to break into a career in books or you’re currently working in publishing, this panel will have something for everyone.

Tweet your thoughts during the event using the hashtag #SYPBookCareers.

We are thrilled to welcome the following wonderful professionals to our panel:

Rory McNeillBy day, Rory is Head of Marketing at Glassboxx, a platform that empowers publishers to sell eBooks and Audiobooks direct. By night, he’s an obsessive reader of SFF, and founded The Publishing Planet in 2020 to write about it.

Hannah ToddHannah is a Literary Agent at the MM Agency and has a degree in Publishing and English Language from Oxford Brookes University. She first started her career in an editorial company, before she went onto work for a variety of publishers including Bookouture, cultivating a specialism in digital publishing.

Bruno Reynell – Bruno is a literary scout at Maria B. Campbell Associates where he first joined the team in 2020. Prior to this, he worked for three years at various Waterstones’ branches in London and completed a Masters degree in Publishing at University College London.

Laura MartensLaura studied Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London before pivoting to work as bookseller. She is currently Bookshop Manager at Waterstones Clapham.

Ffion Molyneux – Ffion is the Science and Literature Festival Co-ordinator at Cheltenham Festivals, where she has also taken on Programme Manager responsibilities, since the pandemic. Previously Ffion studied Film at King’s College London alongside working at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


May 5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Category:


SYP London