We’re pleased to be partnering with New Writing North to sponsor their upcoming workshop, Introduction to Book Publishing.

This free, online workshop for young people will introduce jobs in the publishing industry to those interested in a career in books. Produced by New Writing North and publishing professional Heather O’Connell, the workshop will aim to give practical information about the training needed, the variety of roles available to work in, and advice on how to find jobs in the industry.

Sophie Kirby, Head of Education and Partnerships, says “we’re pleased to be sponsoring the Get into Book Publishing Event, offering young people valuable insight into what’s involved when considering publishing as a career and how to navigate the industry. We champion activities that promote diversity in the sector and hope the course will help those from underrepresented geographies to access a publishing career pathway by sharing knowledge, creating a network and highlighting key skills employers are seeking.”

Both sessions are free to attend and will take place on Zoom across the 18th and 19th November. The first afternoon will give an overview of the UK book publishing industry, whilst the second will showcase the many different roles within publishing and where to look for a first job, work experience or internship.

Visit the New Writing North website to see the full schedule and register for one or both sessions on Eventbrite.