Fri, 01/06/2012 - 07:24
The Society of Young Publishers' recent seminar session was How to Get Ahead in Publishing. We had an excellent panel of four industry experts who have all come from very different and creative backgrounds.
C.e.o. of Contentment Michael Kowalski was the first up and as the founder of Padify, Contentment’s first digital...
Thu, 29/03/2012 - 16:43
I feel I can safely say that anyone you ask who came to the Northern and Midlands SYP on 29 February would call it a great start to 2012.
Held at The Adelphi pub in Leeds in our own upstairs room, a friendly group of publishers, authors, freelance editors, students and performers gathered to talk about the industry, enjoy some great...
Mon, 05/12/2011 - 12:18
This year's SYP conference posed a key question for every young publisher: what challenges and opportunities will face publishers in the digital future?
Vintage editor Kay Peddle opened the debate on a positive note: the book is not dead. Throughout history there have been numerous 'threats' to publishing that have turned...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:11
Established more than 60 years ago, the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) was originally aimed at the 18-35 age bracket. But with the increase in many people looking to change careers later on in life, anyone interested or working in the publishing industry is now welcome to join and attend events. The committee is run completely by...
Tue, 12/04/2011 - 17:05
Editors from Simon & Schuster, Atlantic, Random House and Meadowside Children's Books have made it onto the shortlist for the 2011 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize.
The award recently refocused its criteria, teaming up with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) to recognise promise among women in the industry who have worked in...
Tue, 09/02/2010 - 06:02
The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) has named its committee for 2010, with Kathryn Langley, marketing assistant at Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) taking the position of chair.
The announcements about the new committee were made by previous chair, Angie Soloman at the SYP's AGM on 27th January. Along with Langley,...
Wed, 28/10/2009 - 09:31
Last week was the week-long festival of Diwali. Once a celebration only for the Indian diaspora, today huge numbers of other Britons join in. Hundreds of thousands of people in Britain celebrated the festival at homes, in street parties and at prominent landmarks like Trafalgar Square. Diwali receptions were hosted by Britain’s industry...
Mon, 05/10/2009 - 15:02
The 24 Hour Book Project has been put together by CompletelyNovel, Spread the Word, the Society of Young Publishers, and if:book. The idea was to explore the boundaries of what is possible in today's publishing climate with real-time online document sharing, instant access to print-on-demand printing and some very enthusiastic people.
Wed, 30/09/2009 - 15:28
Audiobooks, or 'talking books', have traditionally received rather a bad rap. Commonly sneered at as regular books' bastard little brothers, they have historically been sidelined as intended only for the visual impaired, blind, elderly or ill.
A kind of snobbery has always plagued audiobooks, which have been perceived as a bit 'easy' or...
Fri, 18/09/2009 - 14:41
Recruitment agency JFL Search & Selection is hosting an event with the Society of Young Publishers on Monday 21st September at Waterstone's Piccadilly, called 'How to get a Job in the Recession'.
Ros Kindersley, JFL's managing director, heads up a quartet of speakers, which also includes Tim Palmer, talent and...