#SYP2020: Closing Panel – The Scottish Publishing Landscape.

2020: A Publishing Odyssey

Closing Panel:
The Scottish Publishing Landscape

The Scottish Publishing Landscape: where does it currently lie and where can it go? The final session of the day brings all delegates together to hear from experts across the industry. From magazines to children’s books, publishing models to our literary culture, the closing panel will consider what sets Scottish publishing apart from the rest of the UK and beyond.

Panelists are:

Jenny Todd, Canongate
Jenny ToddJenny Todd is the Publisher at Canongate. She joined Canongate from Penguin in 2005, where she was marketing director. She oversees the company’s editorial, design, marketing, publicity and sales teams and has been a Board director since 2006. She also sits on a number of industry stake-holding groups, including being Chair of World Book Day for the past year.

Aly Barr, Creative Scotland
Aly is currently head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland. He has worked for Waterstones, Penguin Books and is currently a judge of the Saltire Society’s Publisher of the Year award.

Laura Brown, DC Thomson
Laura has numerous years experience at DC Thomson and currently acts as Editor-in-Chief for Comics. Around since 1886, DC Thomson publish magazines and newspapers including Scots Magazine, Shout, Beano, Oor Wullie, Evening Express and many more.

Nikki Simpson, PPA Scotland
Nikki is the Business Manager at PPA Scotland and has worked on the increasingly popular annual magazine festival MagFest in Edinburgh.

Katy Lockwood-Holmes, Floris
Katy is publisher at Floris Books, the largest children’s book publisher in Scotland.

Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland (chair)
Marion is the Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland.
She will be acting as chair for the final session.

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