The British Society of Young Publishers: Sixty years of an extraordinary collaborative, self-help network

The British Society of Young Publishers: Sixty years of an extraordinary collaborative, self-help... 21 LOGOS The British Society of Young Publishers Sixty years of an extraordinary collaborative, self-help network Jason Mitchell Born in Manchester and educated there and at Stirling University’s Centre for Publishing Studies, Jason Mitchell works for the e-books department of Taylor & Francis Books. He has also worked as an academic representative for Swotbooks and Palgrave Macmillan, covering Scotland and Ireland, and is a committee member of the Oxford Publishing Group of the Society of Young Publishers. He is currently working on an official publication to mark the society’s sixtieth anniversary in 2009. The society’s website can be found at www.thesyp.org.uk/. Email: jason.mitchell@tandf.co.uk In a land replete with clubs, societies and associa- tions built round common interests and shared aspi- rations, the publishing industry is no exception. The warp and woof of British social fibre, collaborative institutions range from formal associations of companies, with constitutions, bylaws and substan- tial fees, to groups of friends who meet occasionally in pubs to celebrate their fellowship. They range from elite dining clubs like the Society of Bookmen (to which women are admitted) to the members- only Garrick Club (women not admitted), where applicants still run the risk of being blackballed. They http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos Brill

The British Society of Young Publishers: Sixty years of an extraordinary collaborative, self-help network

Logos , Volume 18 (1): 21 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 LOGOS The British Society of Young Publishers Sixty years of an extraordinary collaborative, self-help network Jason Mitchell Born in Manchester and educated there and at Stirling University’s Centre for Publishing Studies, Jason Mitchell works for the e-books department of Taylor & Francis Books. He has also worked as an academic representative for Swotbooks and Palgrave Macmillan, covering Scotland and Ireland, and is a committee member of the Oxford Publishing Group of the Society of Young Publishers. He is currently working on an official publication to mark the society’s sixtieth anniversary in 2009. The society’s website can be found at www.thesyp.org.uk/. Email: jason.mitchell@tandf.co.uk In a land replete with clubs, societies and associa- tions built round common interests and shared aspi- rations, the publishing industry is no exception. The warp and woof of British social fibre, collaborative institutions range from formal associations of companies, with constitutions, bylaws and substan- tial fees, to groups of friends who meet occasionally in pubs to celebrate their fellowship. They range from elite dining clubs like the Society of Bookmen (to which women are admitted) to the members- only Garrick Club (women not admitted), where applicants still run the risk of being blackballed. They

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