Publishing Round-Up: 20th March 2015.

sypNext SYP Scotland event: AGM!
Come along to our AGM at The Golf Tavern on Thursday 26th March! Join us as we say farewell to the previous committee and welcome the new members. This is the perfect chance for mentors and mentees to catch up over drinks, we’d all love to hear how you’re getting on. All welcome and drinks and nibbles provided! Full event details.

Penguin Random House launches The Scheme
In a bid to attract ‘marketers of tomorrow’, PRH has turned to Tumblr for new recruits. The Scheme is an entry level programme that aims to look at people’s potential, rather than their experience.

Four people will join PRH in September for a 13-month paid programme, giving them a solid induction and two placements with dynamic publishing divisions. Rather than submit a CV, candidates must answer seven questions around qualities for success. They are: a passion for PRH UK’s purpose, ideas and the ability to make them happen, curiosity, ambition, being digitally minded and social media savvy, and being persuasive and adaptable.

Sound good? Full information on The Scheme can be found here. Good luck if you go for it!


Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Conference held
Yesterday (March 19th), Scottish Book Trust held their Bookbug conference to discuss plenty in relation to children’s books. On top of fun events like readings, a key focal point was the digital debate. You can read more from the Scottish Book Trust on Using Digital Technology With Your  Little Ones and Articles About the Digital Debate. The full programme for the day can be found here, and if you want to catch up, scroll through the tweets from the Bookbug conference here. Really interesting discussions!

Scottish children could get library cards at birth [X]
Scottish children could soon be issued with library cards from birth, having been discussed in parliamentary debate. Culture minister Fiona Hyslop said 30 local authorities had already voiced support for the idea.

She said, “The development of the pilots is still at an early stage but the intention is to give children a completed library card at various stages from birth to primary school. The pilots will run in the next financial year and will encourage Scotland’s children and their parents to enjoy books from an early stage.”

Free webcast: Keep Pace With Digital Natives – Trends and Tactics for the Children’s Market will be taking place at 5pm GMT on Tuesday, April 7th. Interested in children’s publishing and apps? This should be for you, so mark it in your diaries. Full information here.

Don’t worry, we’ll post a reminder nearer the time!


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  1. Pingback: Publishing round-up: 2nd April 2015. | SYP Scotland

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