Publishing Round-Up: The Edinburgh Festival Edition



The Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing, and publishing houses from across Scotland & beyond are bringing their boldest and brightest to the fore of the book world. There are events in every genre, for children and adults, so why not have a search, or browse through the full brochure

Many of the SYP Scotland committee will be there throughout the festival, so come say hello, and bask in a world of bookish goodness with us, Cheers!

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A Day in the Life: Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison of Freshers

Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison have collaborated to bring us Freshers, one of the most hotly anticipated YA books of the summer from Chicken House Books. Here they address what it’s like collaborating on a novel together, tackling procrastination and the importance of reading your writing out loud.


Our typical writing day changes massively depending on which stage we’re at in the writing process. If we’re working on the first draft of a book, we don’t really even meet up in person: we will just write separately, emailing chapters back and forth and continuing the story that way, like an extremely elaborate game of ‘Consequences’.  Continue reading “A Day in the Life: Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison of Freshers”

Publishing Round-up: 19th July 2017


Easyjet Launches Children’s Book Clubeasyjet-logo

EasyJet has launched a “flybrary” across its entire UK fleet featuring 7,000 classic books selected by Jacqueline Wilson.

Copies of children’s classics including Peter Pan, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, The Wizard Of Oz and The Railway Children will be distributed across EasyJet planes. Children will leave the books on board for the next passengers after they leave.

EasyJet c.e.o, Carolyn McCall, said: “The launch of our summer kids book club is another initiative designed to make flying with us more fun and help to get kids hooked on a book at the start of the holiday season at the same time. Our in-flight lending library means young passengers can pick up a brilliant book during their flight and then return it to the seat pocket at the end of the flight for the next customer to enjoy onboard.”

Read more here.

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