It was last, but not least, that the conference attendees gathered again for the closing debate. I was fortunate to have met SYP conference expert Alastair earlier in the day (though nearly knocking over his iPad in the middle of the closing debate probably didn’t endear me), and it was with Laura and a close-by power socket (all that tweeting had killed my battery) that I settled for the final presentation – a little sad for the day to be over.
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After the opening debate and a brief break, Laura and I went to our separate seminars. And this is the bit where I feel I lucked out! The seminars opened my eyes to the diversity and astounding nature of publishing. My three seminars were each unique and carried their own weight. In fact, from the amazing speakers to how well-organised the whole conference was, I have to thank the organisers at the Society of Young Publishers – in particular Julie and Lucia, who were not only fabulous coordinators but gracious and entertaining.
This year, the Society of Young Publishers annual conference was aptly named “Beyond the Book” – a series of seminars around the future of publishing, from books and digital and everything in between; publishers are increasingly having to create new and unique forms of getting the written word to their audiences, and it is drastically changing the face of publishing. This conference, from its opening debate to its closing presentation, aimed to reveal these innovative new forms of print and publishing and demystify the world of digital publishing. Continue reading