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New for 2017: SYP Skills Workshops

Posted on July 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

Writing a Marketing Plan Here at the SYP, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways to help our members connect and progress. Earlier this year, the London Committee launched …

The Handmaid’s Tale

Posted on July 7, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

‘Some books haunt the reader. Others haunt the writer. The Handmaid’s Tale has done both.’ Margaret Atwood Great dystopian literature will never cease to give us goose bumps from Orwell’s Nineteen …

Publishing Round Up: June

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

We can’t believe June’s over already? If you feel like it was lost in a haze of equal measures of hot and dreich weather, here’s the run down of what …

Spotlight: ‘Men Without Women’ by Haruki Murakami

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

‘You are a pastel-coloured Persian carpet, and loneliness is a Bourdeaux wine stain that won’t come out.’ I was in a bookstore a couple of days ago and a woman bogarting …

Before They Were Famous!

Posted on June 23, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Can you tell these literary aficionados from their childhood pics? Let us know if you think fame has made them even more quaffed, or if they’re a shadow of their …

Book Aid International begins supporting Rwanda

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Book Aid International has announced that it is expanding its work to provide brand new books to communities in Rwanda. Yesterday, 19th June, the charity sent 31,801 books to support …

#SYPontheRoad Bristol Edition: What happened next?

Posted on June 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

On Monday 12th June, a small crowd of members and non-members alike gathered in Bristol’s Tobacco Factory for our inaugual SYP and the Bookseller on the Road event. This is …

Interview with Alice Curry, founder of Lantana Press and winner of the 2017 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Posted on June 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Alice Curry is the founder of Lantana Publishing, a London-based independent publishing company and this year’s UK nomination for the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year. In …

The Great Outdoors

Posted on June 8, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

Summer is here! So we’d highlight a few good reasons to grab your brolly and factor 30 to head outside. Twelfth Night at the Globe When and where: 18 May …

And the Winner Is: Hachi’s Guide to the Bailey’s Prize

Posted on June 6, 2017 in News & Reviews, Oxford

First Love by Gwendoline Riley A little book which wallops you with hefty imagery, walking you ‘into the throat of the wind’ and taking you home to the toxic relationship …

Book Aid International increases support for South Sudan

Posted on June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Today, 3,470 books left Book Aid International’s warehouse in Camberwell, London, bound for South Sudan. The books will reach destinations such as University of Juba and Ibba Girls’ School. The …

Society of Young Publishers on the Road with The Bookseller Jobs

Posted on May 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’ve teamed up with The Bookseller Jobs to bring you a series events that will shine a spotlight on publishing talent around the UK, highlight roles and routes into the industry less …