Tue, 28/07/2009 - 13:57
Just what is a young adult novel? Surely the answer is simple: a work of fiction that is aimed directly at, and relates to, teenagers. Controversy over age ranging on books raises the all-important question—does teenage fiction actually exist, is it possible to market these titles directly without patronising their intended readers and...
Fri, 10/07/2009 - 14:48
Ask any past member of the Society of Young Publishers to reminisce about the organisation and the conversation will inevitably stray to . . . well, booze. The parties, the pub crawls, the late night drinking—it all seemed to be part and parcel of what the SYP did. Trawling through old issues of InPrint, the SYP magazine which is...
Wed, 29/10/2008 - 16:15
The Society of Young Publishers is building an international network of like-minded young people who will meet regularly and attend conferences at top trade events to discuss hot topics faced by the industry.
Jon Slack, chairman of SYP, said he had spent much of this year's Frankfurt Book Fair testing the waters for the venture and...
Mon, 22/09/2008 - 15:43
So you want to work in book production? Or maybe you're just curious as to what it is a production controller actually does? Whereas editors and designers have pretty self-explanatory job titles, production is one of the areas in publishing often misunderstood within the industry; even within the boardroom. As a result it can sometimes be...
Fri, 15/08/2008 - 13:35
When a book sells well it's all down to the editor's astute judgement. But when it fails to sell, then it must obviously be due to a lack of good publicity.
Bemoaning this popular wisdom the other day, a colleague of mine pointed out that the publicist is the invisible link in the chain that leads from author to agent, editor to...
Fri, 11/07/2008 - 14:26
So what does it take to get ahead in the fabled world of a publishing editorial department? Well first off, you’ll be desperate to work in editorial and will think working with books is just right for you.
But there’s certainly no shortage of people who think the same, so "loving books" or "enjoying reading...