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At the Society of Young Publishers we partner with a number of organisations in order to bring benefits to our members. These partnerships are based around sharing the same values and desire to help those within the publishing industry progress.
We work closely with these partners to run events and giveaways, and promote good causes across the industry. As part of this, our members are able to receive selected benefits – including discounts on courses and subscriptions – from these partners. Below is a list of the organisations we work closely with and more information about them. While if you wish to find out more about what benefits are offered, click the Join Us page.
We are always open to partnering with other organisations that share our values and can bring benefits to our members, and if you believe your company meet these criteria we would love to hear from you. Please contact the chair on firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
The Book Trade Charity (BTBS) was established in 1837 and provides care and support to former, current and future book trade people. This support includes offering grants for re-training, living with a disability or medical need, and other circumstances brought about by redundancy, sickness or other life events. All support and advice offered is confidential.
BTBS recognise the need to bring talented younger people into the industry who might otherwise be excluded, and have a dedicated microsite aimed at providing information on what support they offer to hopeful new entrants into the trade.
BTBS is the SYP’s official charity partner and we regularly hold events, such as pub quizzes, to fundraise for the organisation.
We are the member organisation for UK publishing, representing companies of all sizes and specialisms. We exist to champion publishing to the wider world and to provide our members with everything they need to thrive.
Our members are at the heart of our mission. We bring them together; provide them with the information they need; seek solutions to problems; and campaign to achieve them.
We have helped change laws, improved business conditions and inspired people to become publishers. We are passionate about the capacity for books and reading to make life better for people.
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The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858. Each week, the magazine is the incisive and independent source of business intelligence and analysis for the book trade. They produce the Official Top 50 chart and preview key forthcoming books prior to publication.
Online, thebookseller.com is the book trade’s most visited UK site with over 250,000 unique monthly users. With the largest book trade-focused editorial team in the UK, their website is the place to go for the latest news, in-depth features and more.
First organised in 1971, the London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.
LBF exists to help people through the shifting terrain that is the publishing industry. Our features are carefully curated to showcase the best from around the world, with one country or region chosen each year to have a spotlight shone upon it.
LBF is packed with exciting and insightful events. From our Insights Seminar Programme with over 200 sessions, to our Authors of the Day, there is something for everyone.
The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation providing practical training courses for the publishing industry today.
Each course is designed to build skills across a wide range of disciplines including digital, editorial, marketing, professional development and project management.
And delivery methods are flexible too. From open and virtual courses to self-study, each course provides specific learning outcomes to make an immediate, positive difference back at the office, whether in-house or freelance.
The PTC’s highly experienced tutors are practitioners in their field, and up-to-date with the latest industry developments. They bring their unique knowledge and experience to the courses they teach, so students can be assured of learning from the best.
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Started in 2010 as a handful of colleagues talking shop in the backroom of a bar, BookMachine is now the community for experienced book publishing professionals.
BookMachine provides thousands of individuals across the UK with knowledge, ideas and connections that enable them to take their careers to the next level. Members can watch regular expert interviews, attend monthly online events and training courses, and be part of a wider-industry discussion. The team are now based in incubation at Ravensbourne, a digital media and design university in London.
bookcareers.com was founded in 1999 by Suzanne Collier with a mission to support the careers of people who were already working with books and make entry into the industry accessible for all. It has gained a reputation for being the careers service for the book industry and helped thousands of people attain their dream career.
A wide variety of free and paid career services are on offer that support any work situation. This includes a telephone Careers Clinic offering free confidential qualified careers advice, and a paid CV and Covering Letter review service.
The bookcareers Job Club Initiative has recently been relaunched, which provides free specialist advice during online daytime meetings on all aspects of job hunting including CVs, covering letters, interview skills, industry trends, and more.
The Stationers’ Company is the City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries. The majority of the members work in, or supply, the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries. Today there are over 1,000 members, the vast majority of whom are senior executives in the complete range of trades within the Communications and Content industries.
The Stationers’ Foundation is the charity arm of the organisation, which aims to provide financial and practical support for young people seeking to enter and advance in our industries.
Within the Company the Young Stationers group (members between the ages of 21 and 39 and those in receipt of Stationers’ Bursaries) provides a forum for young people from the Communications and Content industries to meet both professionally and socially.
BookBrunch is a daily news service and information site for the book industry. Joint editors Nicholas Clee and Neill Denny have 40-plus years of covering the book trade between them.
BookBrunch’s news coverage reflects their knowledge and experience, and over 7,500 corporate and individual subscribers make BookBrunch their daily destination for publishing industry news. Articles include opinion pieces and interviews with authors and industry leaders, as well as information on new rights deals made. On top of this, the website is a place to go to find new publishing-related job roles advertised.
BookBrunch is an essential tool for keeping abreast of new developments. They have a free daily newsletter you can sign up to and a number of subscription packages.
The Spare Room Project aims to help, by matching interns and job seekers from outside London with people in the book industry who live in the capital and who can offer them a place to stay. By easing accommodation costs, this enables people to take up internships that would otherwise have been financially difficult. The Project also helps people who have job interviews in London.
Many participants have also enjoyed the opportunity for informal mentoring that the scheme creates.
The Spare Room Project was set up in 2016 by James Spackman, publisher and consultant, with the support of the Publishers Association. Since November 2018 the project has been generously supported by Penguin Random House.
The Get Into Book Publishing courses provide expert training and industry insights. They are designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the business, not only to help identify the area that’s right for you but also to provide you with some skills to improve your chances of employment.
Presented by experts from across publishing, the courses feature interactive seminar sessions and at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate from UCL to acknowledge your achievement.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content.
We run training courses (currently virtual), webinars, seminars, conferences and publish newsletters and a quarterly journal to keep our industry updated on latest developments and initiatives. Benefits of membership include early bird and standard discounts on all events and much more.
Join our mailing lists for all the latest information: https://www.alpsp.org/Mailing-List.
The NUJ has 700+ members in publishing. It exists to provide you and your colleagues with a source of support and advice at work and campaigns for fairness and equality in the media industry.
Every day the NUJ helps members with personal work problems and represents members facing redundancy or a disciplinary hearing. It is there for you whether you’re in a workplace or freelance.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the NUJ has been instrumental in lobbying the government for worker protections including the furlough scheme and has produced a wealth of health and safety resources.
Publishing members are engaging with a range of issues such as diversity in publishing, the Black Lives Matter movement, the gender pay gap, low pay and much more.
Members can take advantage of special offers, discounts, and chances to win prizes with these partners! For more information, click here.