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Bloomsbury offers job to Brookes Publishing graduate

Bloomsbury Academic & Professional Division is pleased to announce that they will be offering a job to an Oxford Brookes graduate in publishing. The role of Product Assistant will be based in the the growing Product Management team within the new Bloomsbury Digital Resources unit.

The assistant will be involved in both the development of new products and the maintenance of live products from Bloomsbury’s award-winning Academic digital portfolio. The Bloomsbury Digital Resources portfolio includes established and innovative sites such as Drama Online and Bloomsbury Fashion Central, and is rapidly growing with a range of new products catering for students and scholars in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects. The Product Assistant will help to ensure that the range of products continues to meet market needs by delivering timely product launches, content updates, and functional enhancements.

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Bologna International Book Fair 2017

OUP Rights manager and Brookes alumni Polly Silk with original artwork by John Burgerman

OUP Rights manager and Brookes alumni Polly Silk with original artwork by John Burgerman

Set: Bologna Book Fair 2017

MA Students at the Bologna Book Fair

MA Students at the Bologna Book Fair

Set: Bologna Book Fair 2017

Between 4 and 6 April 2017, 12 MA Publishing students attended the Bologna International Book Fair, accompanied by Senior Lecturer Beverley Tarquini.  Industry professionals gave up their time to meet the students and discuss their companies, including Old Barn Books, Thames and Hudson, David Salariya, Bloomsbury, Abrams, BSmall, Nosy Crow, Sweet Cherry, Usborne, Fourth Wall and Oxford University Press. Three students, Diletta Pasetti, Marina Dora Martino and Tarek Rabi presented research papers at the Digital Forum.
 
The sun shone and lot of gelato was consumed.

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China Focus seminar

China Focus seminar

Angus Phillips

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, was a guest speaker at the seminar on ‘China Focus: Opportunities in Publishing and Collaboration with the UK’, held on Friday 12 May at the China Exchange in London. Organized by Cypress Books, the seminar gathered a range of speakers and scholars engaged in the publication and curation of Chinese books, in order to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practice within the industry.

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Success in University rankings

Success in University rankings

The recently published (May 2017) university league table from the Guardian ranks Publishing at Oxford Brookes at number three out of 61 universities in the category Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations - the top-rated Publishing programme

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Conference - New Directions in Print Culture Studies

Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL)

Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL)

Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL) delivers her keynote on the Academic Book of the Future with Dr Caroline Davis (OICPS) as … Read More...

Set: New Directions in Print Culture Studies 2017

Angus Phillips introduces Judith Watts

Angus Phillips introduces Judith Watts

Head of OICPS Angus Phillips introduces Judith Watts (Kingston University) and her paper on Collections-Based Research

Set: New Directions in Print Culture Studies 2017

On Tuesday, 9 May, the Print Culture Research Unit hosted its annual symposium.

Organised by Caroline Davis, Vincent Trott and Jane Potter, ‘New Directions in Print Culture Studies’ featured work by both established academics and PhD students from around the UK and Europe.

Plenary lectures by Dr Shafquat Towheed (Open University) and Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL) on the opportunities, challenges, and future of the discipline complemented the sixteen papers that highlighted topics as print and politics, networks of the book, digital texts and archives, and magazines and celebrity culture.  Readers and the reading experience emerged as a particular focus, highlighted especially by the panel dedicated to EuRED, the European Reading Experience Database.

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New translations of Inside Book Publishing

New translations of Inside Book Publishing

Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark and Angus Phillips remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for students of publishing. It has been translated into a number of languages and this year sees the publication of editions in Lithuania and Croatia.

Angus Phillips is the Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

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By the Book4 conference - Florence 2017

The conference programme is now published for the international publishing studies conference, By the Book4. This takes place at the Villa Finaly in Florence from 21 to 23 June 2017.

The plenary speakers are Michael Bhaskar and Sam Bruinsma:

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher and digital publisher. He is Co-Founder of the digital publisher Canelo. He has written a prize-winning monograph, The Content Machine (Anthem Press 2013), a groundbreaking academic exploration of the past, present and future of publishing. His new book, Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Too Much (Little, Brown Piatkus) was published in 2016 and he is editor (with Angus Phillips) of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Publishing (OUP).

Sam Bruinsma has been in publishing for close to thirty years. He has been with Brill since 1998, after ten years at Wolters Kluwer. Currently he is Senior Vice-President Business Development. His current contributions to the industry include chairing STM’s Standards & Technology Committee, and acting as treasurer for the Dutch collective rights organization PRO. He holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam.

For more details please visit the conference website.

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2017

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2017

The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) from 26th April until 2nd May 2017. The number of exhibitiors totalled 1,320, an increase of 60 exhibitors from the previous year, representing 65 countries from around the world. China was the guest of honour at the Fair, and there was a varied professional and cultural programme featuring a full line-up of intellectual and literary activities. Amongst the speakers as part of the professional programme was Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, who gave two talks.

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Self-Publishing Conference 2017

Self-Publishing Conference 2017

Angus Phillips keynote speaker

The 5th Self-Publishing Conference was held at the University of Leicester on Saturday 22 April 2017.The conference is the UK’s only dedicated self-publishing event, offering authors a chance to find out about a wide range of publishing options, to hear from and question those who work within the self-publishing world, and to network with fellow authors, many of whom will already be experienced self-publishers. The presentations included a keynote speech from Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, in which he gave an overview of the publishing landscape and examined the place of self-publishing and independent publishers.

You can read the tweets from the day at #SelfPubConf

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Working in Publishing 2017

Working in Publishing 2017

Lisa Edwards opens Working in Publishing

Working in Publishing session in the 'Terrace' at Oxford Brookes

Working in Publishing session in the 'Terrace' at Oxford Brookes

Set: Working in Publishing 2017

An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing 2017 offered an afternoon of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year over 40 companies, and nearly 60 professionals, from all sectors of publishing participated in the speed-dating session.

Our headline speaker was Lisa Edwards, Publishing Director at Templar Publishing. Lisa has nearly twenty years’ experience in publishing, mostly in children’s publishing and licensing.  Prior to joining Templar she worked for twelve years at Scholastic Children’s Books, where as Publishing & Commercial Director, she oversaw the publishing of the Hunger Games trilogy, the Horrible Histories series, the Tom Gates Series, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler picture books and The Golden Compass. From 2013 to 15 she moved into publishing for adults and was the Publisher at Carlton Books, managing the editorial team who create a list of sport, music, history and reference titles, including the FIFA World Cup and Tour De France publishing programmes, and a number of Imperial War Museum collaborations for the centenary of the First World War.

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