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British Book Design and Production Awards Shortlist

The judging for the British Book Design and Production Awards 04 has now been completed and the following entrants have been shortlisted. The standard was extremely high and the judges had to make some difficult choices. The list of finalists can be found here. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner at The Brewery on 9 November and to ensure your place at the dinner please download the ticket application form from [url=http://www.britishprint.com]http://www.britishprint.com[/url] or contact Sheila Branch at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Electronic Publishing Prizes

Harcourt Education, a publishing company with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA electronic publishing module for the third year running. Small teams of students have developed new electronic prototype products based on Harcourt’s Heinemann secondary school books. At the end of the module the prototype websites were presented and in addition to each one being graded as normal, representatives from Harcourt were in attendance to choose first and second prize winners.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 28 Jun 2004 around 8am

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A Winning Dissertation

Cristina Garcia Kilroy, Publishing MA student, has won the Sue Thomson Foundation award for her dissertation 'How effectively are UK Trade Publishers using Internet Marketing?' . She wins £250 and two days of training at the Publishing Training Centre.

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China Visit

Sue Pandit and Paul Richardson have just returned from a two-week visit to China where they visited a number of universities, publishing houses and publishing organisations. They also participated in Oxford Brookes first graduation ceremony in China at which three MA Publishing students received their awards from the Vice Chancellor Graham Upton. Both Sue and Paul gave a number of lectures and ran seminar discussion sessions with students and publishers. Sue's lecture to 80 undergraduate and postgraduate students at Peking University is featured on their news website at ennews.pku.edu.cn

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Latest issue of Research Achievements now online

The seventh issue of the Research Achievements bulletin is now online, giving an overview of the research activities ongoing in the School. To view the bulletin follow the links from the School’s home page.

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Publishing student’s research featured in Bookseller

In her Bookworm on the Net column in the The Bookseller (28th May 2004) Anne Weale praises Andrew Morgan's dissertation on publishers' websites. Andrew, a final year student of Publishing and Computing at Oxford Brookes University, shared his research with Weale and with Anna Rafferty at Penguin. "Having spent several evenings studying it," writes Weale "I believe that the publishers of the 10 sites he has analysed would do well to ask him for a copy."

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Research Studentship in English is available

The School of Arts and Humanities invites applications from UK or EU students for a full-time research studentship in English. Further details here

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05 Jun 2004 around 7am

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New Product Development - Demonstrating all the publishing skills

image image Both undergraduate and postgraduate publishing students are busy preparing and presenting new products as part of their final term's work at Oxford Brookes. These role-play exercises bring together all of the skills and knowledge learnt throughout the course, and reinforce the team working skills so vital for a career in publishing.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04 Jun 2004 around 9am

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2004

We are pleased to advise you that the BPIF, The Publishers Association and Oxford Brookes University are again organising the British Book Design and Production Awards. The awards are unique in the industry in that they are based solely on the design and production qualities of each book ie paper, printing, binding, typeface and so on. The deadline for entries is Friday 25 June 2004 and books published in 2003 and 2004 up to the deadline are eligible for entry.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 28 May 2004 around 7am

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Reading Africa: readers, libraries and African publishing

image Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Southern African Book Development Education Trust (http://homepages.poptel.org.uk/sabdet/index.htm) will hold a one-day conference on Saturday, 30th October 2004 at Headington Hill Hall to evaluate and take forward the Reading Africa programme that was launched at London Book Fair 2004. The Reading Africa programme covers Reading Promotion - directing readers to selected titles by African writers, linking parallel activities in the UK and Africa Literary Festivals and Book Fairs – encouraging and facilitating literary festivals and book fairs to include African writers and African-authored books in their programmes Media and PR – raising awareness of Reading Africa, African writing and publishing Seminars and Conferences – to develop professional awareness of Reading Africa For more information contact Paul Westlake.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12 May 2004 around 10am

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