Publishing News | Postgraduate
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
Working in Publishing session in the 'Terrace' at Oxford Brookes
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.
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 Wiley Scholarship. Wiley is offering a bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks.
We may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: change with the times and adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. As a learning business, our mission is to help people and organisations to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. With new products and services driving our global expansion, we’re looking towards a digital future. It’s resulted in a period of true cultural change here at Wiley, which means even more career and development opportunities for our talented people.
Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies scored a stunning success in the awards presented at the London Book Fair on the evening of Tuesday 14 March, winning three of the four prizes for student work. Maria Magdalena Hock won the major project prize, and Kirsten Cozens won the award for the best undergraduate dissertation, as well as the overall prize for the best work. Maria's project was 'The Magic flute - Bringing an Opera to Life on Screen: How Children can Engage with Classical Music in a Digital Picturebook'; and Kirsten's dissertation was 'What are the Implications of Cross - Platform Engagement and Expectation within Young Adult Literature?'
Also shortlisted and 'Highly Commended' for her MA dissertation was Daya Subramanian, 'Publishing in India:The Past, The Present and some Emerging Trends'.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLISHING EDUCATION DISSERTATION AND PROJECT PRIZES
- Best Undergraduate Dissertation: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
- Best Major Project: Maria Magdalena Hock, MA Digital Publishing
- Best Overall Project: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 FLTRP Scholarship. FLTRP is offering a bursary of £3,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing.
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 London Book Fair Scholarship. LBF is offering a bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the Fair.
The London Book Fair, the world’s premier Spring Book Fair, is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The fair takes place each year at Olympia, West London, and covers all aspects of the publishing industry. 2017 will be its 46th edition.
The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was Baroness Floella Benjamin, best known in households across the country for her children’s programmes such as ‘Playschool’ and ‘CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories’. In 2013 Floella was made a Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and throughout 2016 has been promoting their Shakespeare in Schools initiative.
As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the British Book Design and Production Awards recognize the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the year’s best books. The awards are designed to represent everything that is best in British book design and are seen as the flagship event in the industry’s year. The event is supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association.
The recent publication of the 2016 National Student Survey highlights the excellent standard of the publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes. The overall satisfaction figure was 90 per cent, and the figure for the quality of the teaching was 97 per cent satisfaction, with 100 per cent saying that the staff are good at explaining things to their students; 100 per cent thought that the staff have made the subject interesting; and 100 per cent thought that the staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.
Bloomsbury Academic & Professional Division is pleased to announce that they will be offering an Oxford Brookes Publishing graduate a 12 month paid placement in their Editorial and Digital departments. It is expected that the successful candidate will move into a full-time role within the division thereafter. Starting early September 2016, the role will involve assisting the Humanities Editorial teams on the Philosophy, Linguistics, Classics and Religious Studies lists for the first six months. The final six months will be based with the Digital Publishing team, working with them on the development of a new digital product. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about the workings of a busy Editorial department, acquire relevant skills first hand and gain experience in digital publishing.
This offer will also be available to students graduating in 2017.
We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for MA students studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Wiley is offering a fee-waiver bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on the MA in Publishing or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at Wiley in Oxford. The scholarship is for entry in September 2016.
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