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.
April 2017 Workshop: Becoming a Booktuber
We are tremendously excited to be kicking off our workshop scheme with our workshop Becoming a Booktuber, a two-hour how-to with book blogger Leena Normington, on Monday 24 April.
This workshop will be a two-hour whistle-stop tour of all things online video - from filming to simple editing techniques and software advice. Leena will be advising on creating content, managing an upload schedule and how video can evolve the perception of a book brand. Learn how to translate your knowledge of online video to a professional publishing context, and how to get creative in your spare time!
Leena is a publishing professional and writer who has been working in the book industry since graduating. With a YouTube following of over 47,000 subscribers, she makes videos on books, feminism, poetry and politics on her channel justkissmyfrog. She wrote, edited and produced the series BookBreak for Pan Macmillan, and has worked on video commissions across the industry, from HarperCollins to Penguin Random House. You can follow Leena on Twitter @leenanorms.
When: Monday 24 April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Carmelite House, Hachette UK
Our May workshop will be Writing a Marketing Plan, where attendees will be tasked with building their very own campaign.
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:
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 Wednesday 12 April and will close on Wednesday 19 April, 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 email@example.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.
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 19 April 2017
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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