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SYP South West spotlight on: Arkbound

Posted on June 8, 2022 in South West

As part of a drive to shine a spotlight on publishing houses in the South West, the SYP South West team speak to Steve McNaught at Arkbound, a non-profit publisher …

SYP Ireland: 2021 Mentorship Scheme Testimonials

Posted on May 7, 2022 in Ireland

Mentors “It’s a great opportunity to share industry knowledge and experience, shatter some illusions and offer real routes to work in the world of books. I’d recommend the experience to …

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Networking in Publishing

Posted on May 4, 2022 in The Network, UK

Networking. We’ve all been told it’s important, whether it’s to help you get your foot in the door for your first publishing role or to make that next career move …

Indie Bookshop Week: Q&A With Dan from Storysmith

Posted on May 3, 2022 in South West

In the run-up to Independent Bookshop Week (June 15th – mark your calendars!), we spoke to Dan from Storysmith about our shared love of indie bookshops and what exciting things …

SYP UK: 2021 Mentorship Scheme Testimonials

Posted on April 30, 2022 in UK

Mentors “It’s been great to mentor someone who lives in a different place to me as without the SYP and the mentorship being online we wouldn’t have crossed paths. I’ve …

SYP South West: 2021 Mentorship Scheme Testimonials

Posted on April 30, 2022 in South West

Mentors “Mentoring has been a positive and rewarding experience. My mentee was professional in her communication, and our conversations were always enjoyable. I feel we managed a balance of hands-on …

SYP London: 2021 Mentorship Scheme Testimonials

Posted on April 30, 2022 in London

Mentors “I’ve really enjoyed being a mentor for the SYP’s 2022 Into Programme. It’s been an illuminating and rewarding experience for me (and hopefully for my mentee!), and it is …

SYP Icebreaker Quiz

SYP South West Icebreaker

Posted on April 14, 2022 in South West

Last Friday, our events team at SYP South West put on their first online event—a quiz!  Looking back over the past two years, I’m sure plenty of us have found …

Q: How can a library grow a collection of 34 million items? A: Legal Deposit!

Posted on January 26, 2022 in Scotland

Thousands of items arrive into the National Library of Scotland each week in neatly packed crates. The publications inside cover every conceivable topic, from Government policy to gardening to geometry. …

Introducing: Children’s Books North

Posted on January 10, 2022 in Scotland

Children’s Books North is a free, voluntary network that was set up in 2020 by Tilda Johnson (Golden Egg North programme leader and freelance children’s editor), Emma Layfield (Picture Book …

The SYP Scotland Conference Committee needs you!

Posted on October 9, 2021 in Scotland

Do you have an interest in publishing? Love event organising? Ready to grow your network within the industry? The SYP Scotland Conference committee needs you! Following the success of our …

Rethinking “Diversity”: Lasting Change

Posted on October 8, 2021 in News & Reviews, Scotland

In August we had the pleasure of working alongside the Edinburgh International Book Festival on one of their Business of Books events, Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing: Lasting Change, inspired by …