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"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 …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Audio

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

Katalina Watt is Audio and Online Assistant at Canongate Books and Podcast Director at khōréō magazine, with previous roles in Audio for Little Brown Book Group and across copywriting, bookselling, …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Design

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

Pete Adlington has been Senior Designer at Faber & Faber since 2018. He previously worked at Canongate Books in Edinburgh and London. What was your journey into the publishing industry? …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Rights

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

Nathaniel Alcaraz-Stapleton started out in publishing as a Rights Assistant for Cornerstone and Vintage and spent nearly five years at Penguin Random House.  He joined Hachette as a Rights Manager …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Marketing

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

Ammara Isa is Trade Marketing Manager at HarperCollins overseeing booksellers communications, marketing and strategy for titles across the company. Beginning her career in the Children’s division, she is now co-chair …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Sales

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

After completing her joint-honours undergraduate degree of English and History at the University of Aberdeen, Alice Hamilton-Cox went on to get her masters in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling. …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Production

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

After previously studying English Literature at Edinburgh university, Rebecca Bonallie graduated with an MSc in Publishing from Edinburgh Napier University in 2017. She is currently Production and Inventory Controller at …

#SYPConf20: A department insight on… Editorial

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

Mo Hafeez is an Editorial Assistant at Faber & Faber, working primarily on their non-fiction and Faber Social lists. Prior to this he was a Creative Access publishing trainee at …

#SYPConf20: A spotlight on Colour[Full]

Posted on November 10, 2020 in London

Hi, I’m Sian and I’m one of the co-chairs of Colour[Full]. I started co-chairing over 2 years ago and have seen the group grow and change hugely in this time. …