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Iron fist in a velvet glove?

Posted on December 1, 2008 in Uncategorized

 10 years of Amazon.co.uk ‡ Amazon’s labour relations ‡ Amazon’s relationship with publishers According to November’s edition of the Ethical Consumer, Amazon sold 16% of all books sold in 2007 …

Amazon’s labour relations

Posted on December 1, 2008 in Uncategorized

 10 years of Amazon.co.uk ‡ Amazon’s labour relations ‡ Amazon’s relationship with publishers The distribution centre had a high staff turnover during the years, until the time came when I …

It’s Still Day One

Posted on December 1, 2008 in Uncategorized

10 years of Amazon.co.uk ‡ Amazon’s labour relations ‡ Amazon’s relationship with publishers Ten years ago, I was working in Ottakars in Slough.  I had just finished my Masters degree, …

Psycho Commissioning Editor

Posted on November 30, 2008 in Uncategorized

As I walk into the office, trying to leave behind the frustration of the Tube journey, I notice one sad, lonely Christmas decoration that’s been pulled out of a box …

SYP Committee Positions 2009

Posted on November 30, 2008 in News & Reviews

What you need to know… Every January, the London and Oxford Committees hold their AGMs to decide who will take up the committee positions for the following twelve months. With …

SYP Conference: Editorial

Posted on November 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

Giving an inside perspective on editorial at this year’s conference, Gurdeep Mattu from Continuum Books and Sara O’Keefe from Orion shared their thoughts on what it means to be a …

SYP Conference: Marketing and Publicity

Posted on November 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

In the Publicity and Marketing workshop at this year’s conference, Claire Morrison, Senior Marketing Executive for CCV at Random House, and Truda Spruyt, Associate Director at Colman Getty, shared their …

Colman Getty’s tips to good PR and Marketing

Posted on November 29, 2008 in News & Reviews

(notes from the SYP Conference 2008) PR and marketing What is PR? At its most fundamental, it is • Getting to your target audience with the righ message about your …

Diary of a Publishing Wannabe

Posted on November 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

  The first weeks of my publishing course have whizzed past and I have decided – as I sit on a stationary Eurostar train stuck in the depths of the …

A Review of the SYP Annual Conference

Posted on November 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

The biggest event of the SYP year has been and gone.  In all, there were over 230 people in attendance, including 32 speakers, to thoroughly debate the questions surrounding the …

SYP AGM 2009: Publishers’ Question Time

Posted on November 28, 2008 in News & Reviews

The first details have now been announced for a very special SYP Annual General Meeting on January 21st.  As well as having the opportunity to vote on new committee members …

Pictures From The SYP Conference

Posted on November 25, 2008 in Uncategorized

Dear Readers, As some of you might be aware, we had a conference on Saturday, the 22nd of November.   It was the SYP’s Annual Conference – our biggest event of …