Useful resources

There’s a wealth a brilliant information out there for anyone interested in the publishing industry. From YouTube channels and TikTok to popular blogs, here’s some useful resources to pick up the latest industry news and advice…

Bookseller newsletter

The industry bible. Requires a subscription, but you can sign up for the free daily newsletter. A great chance to gain an overview of the latest news and deals – and a fantastic way to demonstrate up-to-the-minute knowledge at interview.


Publishing professionals of all career levels can access a wide range of job opportunities, informative blog posts, and CAMPUS training courses. And don’t miss their upcoming events with industry experts via BookMachine Unplugged (in-person and digital tickets) and BookMachine Briefings (online).

Publishers Association

The member organisation for the UK publishing industry offer an absolute treasure trove of information about various roles in the sector. Keep an eye out too for their annual Work In Publishing Week celebrated by companies from across the industry.

Creative Access

Supporting people from under-represented backgrounds to thrive in the creative industries. Keep an eye on publishing jobs and internships here – including our own!

The Publishing Post

A fortnightly magazine created by publishing hopefuls for publishing hopefuls. A passionate voice on behalf of all those breaking in. Essential reading.

The Publishing Profile

Get to know people working in the industry – with interviews packed with recommendations (and snaps of their excellent bookshelves…).

Elles Belles Notebook

Popular blog run by marketeer, author and BBUK superstar Ellie Pilcher. Keep a lookout for her free regular #MarketYourMarketing events and Q&As on Zoom.

Ain Chiara TikTok

Accurately titled “Life & Books”, this channel provides an insight into work in the publishing industry, alongside Ain’s own tips on how to enter the sector.

Inside BBUK

We couldn’t ignore this one! An Instagram channel aiming to demystify the industry, offer careers advice, and provide exclusive behind-the-scenes content from life at BBUK!

Society of Young Publishers

Open to anyone, of any age, interested in publishing. The SYP is run by a dedicated team of volunteers to assist, inform and encourage anyone trying to break into the industry. Join today.

Inside Publishing Podcast

The SYP’s podcast series where they chat with industry experts and gamechangers about employability, skills, victories and challenges.

Publishing Insight Podcast

Flavia Marcocci hosts this podcast packed with insightful interviews with people working across the industry. Perfect commute listening!

Publishing Hopefuls Facebook Group

A supportive community for anyone looking to break into the industry. Find your fellow book lovers here!

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