#SYP2020: Lit Festivals in Scotland.

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There are said to be over 40 literary festivals in Scotland, and we closed off our Tale For the Time Being thread by hearing from three. Continue reading “#SYP2020: Lit Festivals in Scotland.”

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#SYP2020: Nick Barley.

Nick Barley banner.pngThe Society of Young Publishers Scotland were thrilled to be able to launch our inaugural conference with a keynote from Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Having been a publisher at Blueprint and editor at The List on his journey to the festival, his view of all sides of the industry was the perfect introduction to 2020: A Publishing Odyssey.

“We publish books because we want to change the world.”
Publishing, Nick begins, is a legalised gambling. In publishing a book, you raise the stakes on your own bet. So why go into publishing? “Not for the money, that’s for sure.” Continue reading “#SYP2020: Nick Barley.”