Autumn 2013

Life in Publishing: it’s more than just books (and Tumblr!)

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Venue: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 0BP, United Kingdom

Time: 08:30 am to 4 pm

Date: 23rd November 2013

Keynote Speaker

YSCThis year The Society of Young Publishers are hosting the 2013 conference at Oxford Brookes University with a keynote speech from Y. S. Chi, international businessman and a leader in the media and technology industry. Mr. Chi is Director of Corporate Affairs for Reed Elsevier, and is responsible for government affairs, corporate communications, corporate responsibility, and Asia strategy for Elsevier’s parent company. As non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with governments, Elsevier customers and in industry associations worldwide. Mr. Chi serves as the President of the International Publishers Association, a global organization that represents the interests of more than 50 publishing industry association members from countries around the world.

Session Outlines

This year the conference will focus on life in publishing and how to climb up that publishing ladder and what your next steps might be in your career path. The conference will focus on five different areas of publishing:

  • Getting your career off to the right start
    Topics will include the various roles in the industry; internships; and tips on getting into publishing
    Suitable for: Masters students; anyone wanting to be a part of the industry.
  • I work in Publishing, now what: Finding your path 
    Topics will be anchored around the idea of getting more out of what is already available. Growing a career, taking on bigger responsibilities such as speaking at conferences and travelling abroad.
    Suitable for: Recently-graduated Masters students; first/second/third-year professionals
  • Changes in Publishing: Identifying the new normal
    Topics will examine the on-going shift from print to digital; increased social media marketing (and not being afraid to experiment; managing social media failures; advances in technology; managing relationships/working with vendors; outsourcing.
    Suitable for: First/second/third-year professionals; SYP members-at-large; and individuals looking to making the transition into publishing from another industry.
  • Careers in Publishing: Finding what you want
    Gain important insights into the world of academic publishing; understand how a union can help you with some of the biggest changes in the industry happening now; and find out how to create a lasting career in books and journal production.
    Suitable for: Third-year undergraduates; Masters students; Individuals wanting to re-train in publishing and/or looking to make the switch.
  • Publishing is Everywhere!
    Topics will range from indie publishing; regional publishing (what’s happening outside of Oxford and London); bookselling; workers’ rights, equality and diversity topics, etc.
    Suitable for: All of the above.
BUILDING A CAREER IN ACADEMIC PUBLISHING
Iain Campbell, University College London Sarah Phibbs, Wiley
Martin Woodhead, Woodhead PublishingModerated by Angus Phillips, Oxford Brookes University
COMMUNICATING IN THE WORKPLACE
Digital tools that are more than just e-mailJennifer Begg, Live Free Range
Euan Semple
WORKING WITH DIGITAL AGENCIES
Turn your books into something more (app and web development)Charles Catton, Amber Books
Dean Johnson, Brandwidth
Paul Squires, Perera Media
GAMIFICATION IN PUBLISHING
Going beyond the bookBecky Degler, Wiley
Padmini Ray Murrary, Stirling University
PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIPS
Successful branding strategiesEric Huang, Made in Me
Vanessa Lafaye, Wiley
SOCIAL MEDIA IN PUBLISHING
How to increase your company’s visibilityMark Canty, University College London
Alastair Horne, Cambridge University Press
GETTING INTO PUBLISHING
Tips, guidance and advice for securing your first job or internshipClaire Louise Kemp, Atwood Tate
Kellie Millar, Atwood Tate
PLAYING THE LONG GAME
Strategies for getting back into publishingSuzanne Collier, Bookcareers
RECRUITERS’ QUESTION TIME
Any and all job recruitment questions answered here (and informal CV review!)Suzanne Collier, Bookcareers
Claire Louise Kemp, Atwood Tate
Kellie Millar, Atwood Tate
BOOKSELLING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Publishers working successfully with booksellersMatthew Cashmore, Blackwell’s
Alex Ingram, NuttyXander (formerly of Apple iBookstore)
MAKE GOOD STUFF
Commissioning content digitallyNick Coveney, Hodder Children’s Books
Henry Volans, Faber & Faber
MANAGING CHANGE IN PUBLISHING
Growing an organization, and selling your personal brandSamantha Missingham
Rebecca Smart, Osprey Group
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR JOB
How a Union can helpAnna Wagstaff, National Union of Journalists
Douglas Williamson, Macmillan and Unite Union
READING THE DATA & KNOWING THE NUMBERS
Consumer insight and how the ISBN drives publishingKarina Luke, Book Industry Communication
Lindsey Mooney, Kobo
PATHWAYS THROUGH PUBLISHING
How the journey can lead you to unexpected destinationsLisa Edwards, Carlton Publishing Group
Chris McVeigh, 4Fifty1 Consulting
BUILDING A CAREER IN BOOK PRODUCTION
What you need to know and how it’s changingEmma Hawes, Oxford University Press
Joanne Mason, Oxford University Press
Mark Sheenan, Elsevier

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank all companies who have agreed to sponsor this event, we could not have achieved all we wanted to without your help.

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Programme

BUILDING A CAREER IN ACADEMIC PUBLISHING
Iain Campbell, University College London Sarah Phibbs, Wiley
Martin Woodhead, Woodhead PublishingModerated by Angus Phillips, Oxford Brookes University
COMMUNICATING IN THE WORKPLACE
Digital tools that are more than just e-mailJennifer Begg, Live Free Range
Euan Semple
WORKING WITH DIGITAL AGENCIES
Turn your books into something more (app and web development)Charles Catton, Amber Books
Dean Johnson, Brandwidth
Paul Squires, Perera Media
GAMIFICATION IN PUBLISHING
Going beyond the bookBecky Degler, Wiley
Padmini Ray Murrary, Stirling University
PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIPS
Successful branding strategiesEric Huang, Made in Me
Vanessa Lafaye, Wiley
SOCIAL MEDIA IN PUBLISHING
How to increase your company’s visibilityMark Canty, University College London
Alastair Horne, Cambridge University Press
GETTING INTO PUBLISHING
Tips, guidance and advice for securing your first job or internshipClaire Louise Kemp, Atwood Tate
Kellie Millar, Atwood Tate
PLAYING THE LONG GAME
Strategies for getting back into publishingSuzanne Collier, Bookcareers
RECRUITERS’ QUESTION TIME
Any and all job recruitment questions answered here (and informal CV review!)Suzanne Collier, Bookcareers
Claire Louise Kemp, Atwood Tate
Kellie Millar, Atwood Tate
BOOKSELLING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Publishers working successfully with booksellersMatthew Cashmore, Blackwell’s
Alex Ingram, NuttyXander (formerly of Apple iBookstore)
MAKE GOOD STUFF
Commissioning content digitallyNick Coveney, Hodder Children’s Books
Henry Volans, Faber & Faber
MANAGING CHANGE IN PUBLISHING
Growing an organization, and selling your personal brandSamantha Missingham
Rebecca Smart, Osprey Group
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR JOB
How a Union can helpAnna Wagstaff, National Union of Journalists
Douglas Williamson, Macmillan and Unite Union
READING THE DATA & KNOWING THE NUMBERS
Consumer insight and how the ISBN drives publishingKarina Luke, Book Industry Communication
Lindsey Mooney, Kobo
PATHWAYS THROUGH PUBLISHING
How the journey can lead you to unexpected destinationsLisa Edwards, Carlton Publishing Group
Chris McVeigh, 4Fifty1 Consulting
BUILDING A CAREER IN BOOK PRODUCTION
What you need to know and how it’s changingEmma Hawes, Oxford University Press
Joanne Mason, Oxford University Press
Mark Sheenan, Elsevier