**NEW** London Workshops 2017



 Are you looking to progress in your publishing career, but want to add something to your CV to make it stand out?

The Society of Young Publishers are always looking for new and exciting ways to help members, and this year the London committee are launching a series of monthly workshops for members to attend to gain practical skills that they can take forward into the workplace.

This new workshop scheme will replace the mentor scheme of previous years, and will be open exclusively to SYP members who are aspiring publishers or already working in the industry.

Workshops will be offered on a monthly basis and will vary from learning how to write the perfect pitch to learning how to code.

July 2017 Workshop: Coding

The fourth workshop in our exciting new workshop scheme is Coding with the wonderful Nick Barreto, co-founder of the eBook publisher Canelo, on Wednesday 26 July. Applications are open now and will close on Thursday 20 July.

Coding is considered the cornerstone of many jobs in publishing, and knowing your HTML from your CSS and beyond is vital no matter where you are. Learn about coding, and how it works in the industry, from an industry expert, and have a chance to write your own code to success.

During the workshop, you'll learn how to edit and create your very own eBook from Nick Barreto, who is an expert in this field. You'll have the chance to gain practical hands-on advice and experience in a two hour session.

Attendees are asked to bring a laptop and to install free editing software in advance of the workshop. Full information and class prep will be sent to you in advance of the workshop on Friday 21 July.

This is a fantastic opportunity to 'hear it from the horse's mouth' and gain hands-on experience from the prominent e-publisher Nick Barreto.

When: Wednesday 26 July, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Carmelite House, Hachette UK

What are the requirements?

Workshops will be offered on a monthly basis and will vary from learning how to write the perfect pitch to learning how to code. The scheme will be open to young publishing professionals, aspiring publishers or students who want to further advance their publishing career. To be eligible, prospective attendees will have to meet the following criteria:

  • be an SYP member
  • be able to attend the set date, in London, for the workshop (see How To Apply below for cancellation regulations)

There is no age limit for applicants.

How does it work?

Attendees will be able to apply for the workshop by submitting a short pitch by email. All applications will be reviewed by an SYP panel, who will try to select attendees who will best benefit from the workshop offered.

Unlike other schemes, instead of being a one-to-one session, each SYP workshop is built around a small group of young publishers. Each group will be assigned a task to complete before the workshop and will have the opportunity to work on this task with an expert in that field.

Each workshop will open monthly, with a new theme and new task.

How to apply?

Applications for our first workshop will open on Monday 10 July and will close on Thursday 20 July, with applications for our other workshops staggered on a monthly basis throughout the year. Spaces are limited to only small groups of SYP members. Applicants must be SYP members who are able to travel to London and who are available to attend the date of the workshop.

Those wishing to participate in the workshops must email the SYP London chair at syp.london@gmail.com with a short paragraph (up to 300 words) stating why they’d like to take part and a little bit about themselves. Please ensure to put the workshop that you’re applying for in the subject header.

Please note: if for whatever reason you are no longer able to attend your workshop please give at least 48 hours notice. We offer spaces on each workshop for up to 10 people, and we want to offer the chance of attending a workshop to everyone. Last minute cancellations limit chances for those on the waiting list. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice this could hinder your chance of attending future workshops. 

Deadline for Applications: Thursday 20 July 2017



Email us at syp.london@gmail.com

The Workshops

April - Becoming a Booktuber

May - Writing a Marketing Plan

June - Perfecting the Pitch

July - Codebreakers

August - Bestselling Book Designs

September - Sales Packs

October - SEO and Digital Strategies

November - Running an Event

December - Discovering New Authors