#SYP101: Publishing 101: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.


Following on from 2016’s inaugural conference, 2020: A Publishing Odyssey, SYP Scotland are back in 2017 with Publishing 101: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! #SYP101

Friday 3rd March 2017. Central Hall, Edinburgh.

2016 was a bit of a shocker, and so SYP Scotland will explore publishing in the real world, the good, the bad and, well, the ugly. From the excitement of new projects taking on the publishing world headfirst, to fearlessly breaking open some of the country’s most pressing issues (cough, Brexit, cough) and how it impacts everyone, we’ll leave no stone unturned.

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Sessions announced so far:

Keynote: Jenny Brown.
We’re thrilled to welcome Jenny Brown of Jenny Brown Associates as the keynote speaker. With experience across the publishing industry going back decades, Jenny will impart invaluable and memorable knowledge for all delegates

The Brexit Question.
Printers, indie shop owners, publishers, funding bodies – we’ve got an excellent panel to explore the good, bad and ugly of Brexit’s impact on the industry.

Pitch Wars.
We introduce you to some exciting people and projects that are being pitched in front of an industry panel. The future starts here.

Internships Anonymous.
We’ll have a closed-door session to discuss the good, bad and ugly of internships. Hear real experiences and navigate what are opportunities in the publishing industry, and when it crosses the line to exploitation.

Unbound and The Good Immigrant.
Joelle Owusu will be here to tell us all about the excellent and important work Unbound are doing in breaking the status-quo of publishing in both content and form.

Get the behind the scenes knowledge on going it alone alongside new magazine She Is Fierce and publisher 404 Ink. Be inspired to do it yourself!

Do Book Awards Make a Difference?
An in-depth look at the highs and lows, the pros and cons, and the ins and outs of literary awards. Book awards…what are they good for?

Marketing 5×5.
There’s so many excellent campaigns going on around us so we’ve got five five-ish minute slots on some of the best. Learn about marketing I Love Dick, YA Wattpad sensations and more.

Jenny Lindsay
We’re super excited to end our day with a short but rousing performance from this fabulous poet. Not to be missed!

Join us on Friday 3rd March 2017 at Edinburgh’s Central Hall for a conference that will catch the imagination of students, aspiring publishers and professionals alike. The world may be going mad, so why not work out where the hell we go from here?

Get your tickets – SYP member (£28), non member (£32), ticket + year’s membership bundle (£42) – over on Universe. And don’t forget to tweet about it – #SYP101! Let’s get this show on the road.