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Mar 31

Meet and Mingle Online: BookMachine & SYP Mixer

31 March, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

BookMachine SYP Mixer WEBSITE

An online mixer event, bringing together two publishing communities.

On Thursday 31st March from 6-7pm BST, members of the BookMachine and SYP communities are meeting, mingling and chatting online!

Come together on virtual networking platform, Wonder, for a super sociable and chatty cameras-on mixer event. We will provide plenty of conversation starters to help you to get to know even more professionals in publishing, swap tips and share ideas.

This is a FREE event for members of BookMachine and the SYP. If you are interested in an SYP membership, please find out more details here.


SYP LogoAbout the SYP

The Society of Young Publishers is a volunteer-run organisation supporting junior and aspiring publishing professionals across the UK and Ireland. We are open to anyone, of any age, working in publishing or a related trade – or who is hoping to be soon. Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, our aim is to assist, inform and encourage anyone trying to break into the industry or progress within it. We have branches all across the UK and Ireland.

Follow SYP UK on Twitter @SYP_UK and on Instagram @syp_uk

Find out more at thesyp.org.uk


Accessing the mixer

An RSVP is required, so please drop your name and details to us by signing up above. We will share the private Wonder link to join the session via email to everyone on the attendee list ahead of the event.

Please contact Aimee on aimee@bookmachine.co.uk if you are having difficulties receiving the link or accessing the session.


About Wonder

Wonder allows you to ‘move’ around the virtual room to meet different people and take part in lots of conversations – just as you might at an in-person event or conference. Guests move their avatars around with their mouse, joining a conversation by moving closer, and leaving it by moving away. Simple as that!

Wonder is not available on mobile devices or tablets just yet, so please join the session using your desktop or laptop internet browsers. Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers are supported.

To find out more about how to use Wonder, please check out Wonder’s FAQs here.


Why should you join us?

  1. Catch up with friendly faces – Reconnect with publishing people. Whether you’re craving real-life connections, it’s been a while since you last attended an event or you’re working remotely or solo within the industry.
  2. Meet new people – Virtually ‘bump into’ interesting professionals who you might not have met otherwise.
  3. Dip into different areas of publishing – Learn how people across various departments, publishers and nations are currently working and what is driving them day-to-day
  4. Discuss big industry topics, or leave work behind – If you want to talk big industry news, there’s space for those conversations. However, if you want to leave business at the door and make human connections, you can join us for that too.


What publishing people say:

“I really loved Wonder. Excellent piece of software that makes conferences more interactive and personal. Being able to see that people are “Wonder”ing around is great – it gives you confidence to approach them and the idea of themed rooms is really nice. Having a good conversation starter was nice, too.” – Dan Fridd, UK Retail Success Manager at Edelweiss+ by Above the Treeline


“Flexible and fun. It was great to meet and get a chance to have conversations with so many people.” – Helen Lloyd, Audiobook Narrator


“Wonder was so interesting. It’s good to be able to move between groups, and great to have conversation starters!” – Rene Nel, Freelance Proofreader


31 March, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
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