Autumn 2016


The Society of Young Publishers holds an annual Autumn conference which is hosted alternatively between the southern branches of SYP – London and Oxford.

The SYP Conference is the annual highlight on our calendar of events and never fails to attract a large number of young publishing professionals and those aspiring to enter the industry. The Conference features a full schedule of events with an impressive roster of speakers, covering current trends and areas of debate, as well as a range of ideas on how to establish, and advance, a career in publishing.

Details of the 2016 theme and other details are below.


November 26 @ 08:45 am – 4:00 pm

While much in publishing has changed over time, one truth remains universal: We absolutely adore a good bestseller. We love discovering them, reading them, sharing them with friends, writing them, and producing them.  And if there is one thing we wish we could figure out it’s the secret recipe to writing, commissioning, editing, translating, marketing, and selling them.

This year’s conference is dedicated to exactly these questions. We will discuss what it takes in today’s fast-paced market to turn a story into a bestseller. Who are the key players? What do current trends tell us? And how has the digital revolution shaken up the process? These, and many more questions, will be addressed by industry experts in a wide range of seminars and taking place throughout the day.