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London Book Club: May

Posted on June 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

    The verdict: 6.9/10   May in the SYP London Book Club took us to New York in the 1840s and the tale of nice-but-dim Catherine, her strict domineering …

The Dark Age to the Digital Age

Posted on May 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

      The Oxford SYP’s most recent monthly speaker event brought together two experts on the history of publishing and challenged the audience to consider the past as it …

Publishing Society forming in the North!

Posted on May 24, 2011 in News & Reviews

Being part of a Northern based publishing company, I am sure you can appreciate how valuable a sense of community can be in the competitive world of publishing. A group …

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize Winner’s Announcement Event

Posted on April 16, 2011 in News & Reviews

Thursday 5 May 6.30-8.30pm Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA Free for members and non-members The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize was founded in honour of Kim Scott …

IMPORTANT! MAY BOOKCLUB MEETING

Posted on April 14, 2011 in News & Reviews

Dear All, Please note that the next London Bookclub meeting will be held on Tuesday the 10th May, and NOT on the 5th May as previously stated on this website. …

On Writing a Publishing Textbook

Posted on April 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

Introduction Sometime after signing a contract to write a book (in my case, writing for a third time) a moment arrives when one wonders if it was wise to have …

A Spotlight on Russia

Posted on April 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

Every year the SYP organises a pre-LBF speaker event with the intention of introducing SYP members to the London Book Fair. Last year’s event was a mixture of basic LBF …

Exclusivity and Diversity in Publishing

Posted on March 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Writing this against the backdrop of book publishing and multiculturalism, we publishing minions might believe we’re attuned to the sensitivities of cultural respect in the workplace, but I’d like to …

Publishing Expo 2011

Posted on March 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

Publishing Expo was a great chance to view debates on the future of publishing, as publishers explore opportunities in multichannel content and what exactly it means to be a publisher …

London Book Club: March

Posted on March 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

For March’s London book club, we read Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. The book club was equally divided on this book – half the group liked it and the …

Work Your Work Experience

Posted on March 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

The latest SYP event brought together a range of industry professionals to discuss exactly what work experience in today’s fiercely competitive publishing industry is all about. What should you expect …

Meet the 2011 SYP Committee

Posted on February 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

SYP Chair: Ella Kahn from London Currently works at Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Literary Agency. I oversee the committee and ensure everyone is happy and doing their jobs smoothly. I’m …