Previous Publishing Seminars

Tue 30 October 2007 at 05.00 pm

‘Small Cog to Girl Friday’: Clare Christian, Managing and Publishing Director, The Friday Project

Publishing Research Seminar Series

Taking Place: Buckley BG10/11 in Semester 1 2007

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Tue 2 October 2007 at 05.00 pm

‘Publishing: Art or Money?’, Andrew Franklin, Publisher and Managing Director, Profile Books

Publishing Research Seminar Series

Taking Place: Buckley BG10/11 in Semester 1 2007

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Is publishing about culture or commerce? Should publishers prioritise the dissemination of art, information, and education, or the making of money?  Who, ultimately, should publishers be responsible to - the general public, shareholders or the aesthetic good?

In this seminar, Andrew Franklin will discuss these issues, drawing on his own experience working for a small independent and a large corporate publisher.

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Mon 26 March 2007 at 05.00 pm

‘Green Futures Magazine’: Hannah Bullock

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Research Seminar

Taking Place: Buckley BG10 in Semester 2 2007

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Publishing with an editorial agenda?

Green Futures aims to lead the debate on how to achieve a sustainable future.  It raises questions such as ‘How green is my gap year?', interviews leading figures about environmental concerns, and explores issues including paper and ink use in the printing industries and sustainable travel and tourism.

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Mon 5 March 2007 at 05.00 pm

‘The Bookseller and the Book Trade’: Joel Rickett

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Research Seminar

Taking Place: Buckley BG10 in Semester 2 2007

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What is the relationship between the book industry and its weekly trade journal, The Bookseller?  In this seminar, Joel Rickett will discuss this question, by looking at The Bookseller's role in book marketing and promotion, and how it works alongside publishers and retailers to sell books.  The Bookseller also provides industry analysis and commentary, and a forum for debate and opposing opinions about publishing developments and controversies.

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Mon 12 February 2007 at 05.00 pm

‘John Calder: A Life in Publishing’: Professor Alistair McCleery

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Research Seminar

Taking Place: Buckley BG10 in Semester 2 2007

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The publisher and bookseller John Calder cut his teeth in the 1950s and 60s, publishing avant-garde, experimental and controversial work from some of the twentieth century's leading writers, including Samuel Beckett, Marguerite Duras, Eugene Ionesco, Henry Miller and Williams Burroughs.  Always valuing the intellect above the wallet, never afraid to shock, and still publishing and bookselling today, John Calder has led a fascinating life in publishing.  Calder presents a very different mode of publishing to that of the multimedia conglomerates we have grown used to in recent years.

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Tue 21 November 2006 at 05.00 pm

‘Touching Paper: the Post-Internet Bookshop’: John Mitchinson

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Research Seminar

Taking Place: Buckley BG11 in Semester 1 2006

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As the tail of the online inventory of books grows ever longer, what is the point of bricks-and-mortar bookshops? If we can choose our own favourites online, and often pay less for them, do we really need vast book emporia on our high streets carrying only a fraction of what's available? At QI we think it's time for a new model bookshop. Books are important. Every human activity finds its correlative in a book. Books change lives. They are tactile, moveable portals to an infinity of new worlds. Instead of dull warehouses, bookshops should become high street academies, enriching people with knowledge and leading the campaign to make the world more interesting. The adventure starts here...

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