Alan Crompton is in the SYP Oxford Chair 2009.
Lottie Chase is marketing assistant at The Publishing Training Centre and the commissioning editor for the SYP’s blog InDigital.
Faye Dayan is the founder of independent publishing house Roast Books (www.roastbooks.org)
Alexander Ross is a partner at media firm Wiggin and advises publishers on digital rights issues. He is also on the executive committee of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
Children's author, Diana Kimpton, has had more than 40 books published via the traditional route but has chosen to self publish her latest novel, There Must Be Horses, without submitting it to publishers.
Katherine Rushton is chief reporter on Broadcast, and was formerly senior reporter at The Bookseller.
Sir Howard Davies is chair of this year's Man Booker Prize judges. He is director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously he was chairman of the Financial Services Authority. He is also an avid reader.