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SYP Scotland presents: Libraries as Publishers

SYP Scotland: Libraries as Publishers

Posted on February 27, 2021 in Scotland

  On Thursday night, three panelists gathered to discuss Libraries as Publishers, accompanied by chat and lively engagement by a community of viewers both learning and already knowledgeable. Introduced by …

A day in the life of: A Marketing & Editorial Executive for a small indie publisher

Posted on December 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

Aisling Holling on a typical day in her role as a Marketing & Editorial Executive Working for a small publisher means my remit is pretty broad. When you are part …

The Importance of Unions

Posted on December 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

Sara Helen Binney, Managing Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing, shares her experiences with the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and other unions. In my pre-publishing life I worked in a university, …

What is the SYP UK Committee?

Posted on November 22, 2020 in UK

With the applications open to volunteer for the SYP I wanted to discuss what the UK Committee is and what positions are available on the team. The UK Committee is …

#WorkInPublishing Week: Our Publishing Journeys

Posted on November 20, 2020 in London

Thanks to the amazing people at Publishers Association, we’ve had a brilliant #WorkInPublishing week! Today marks the end of five days of virtual Conferences, employability events and interview tips from …

Industry Trailblazers: The Publishing Post

Posted on November 17, 2020 in Oxford

An interview with Chelsea Graham, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Publishing Post. What is your connection to publishing? My name is Chelsea Graham and I am an MA …

SYP Scotland’s Reading Recommendations for Long Winter Nights

Posted on November 16, 2020 in Scotland

Call it autumn, call it winter, call it lockdown – either way, these November nights are getting longer and darker and quieter and, for most of us, consist of endless …

#SYPConf20: That’s a Wrap!

Posted on November 15, 2020 in London

Annnnd breathe… That marks the end of SYP London’s 2020 Conference. We hope you enjoyed the last week as much as we did! We have to start with a MASSIVE …

"Disorientatingly, psychologically spooky" SYP LDN reads The Haunting of Hill House

Posted on November 13, 2020 in London

It’s looking pretty frosty outside, isn’t it? We’re taking down our cotton wool spiderwebs, throwing our slightly funky-smelling pumpkins into the compost and digging the tinsel out of the back …

#SYPConf20: The Impact of Coronavirus with Commissioning Editor, Katie Packer

Posted on November 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

Katie Packer is currently working as a Commissioning Editor at Headline Publishing, Hachette, where she commissions trend-led and pop culture non-fiction and a select few fiction projects. Her main focus …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Scouting

Posted on November 11, 2020 in London

What was your journey into the publishing industry? I did English Literature at university and learned about the existence of publishing as an industry when I was about two years …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Literary Agents

Posted on November 11, 2020 in London

Juliet Mushens started her publishing career in 2008 at HarperCollins, and became an agent in 2011. She has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year four times and is currently …