Publishing Podcasts

Podcast Episode: 6

Andrew Franklin from Profile Books

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Publishing: Art or Money?

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?

Andrew Franklin discusses these issues, drawing on his own experience working for a small independent and a large corporate publisher.

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Duration: 00:31:55

Posted on 04 Oct 2007 around 9am

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Podcast Episode: 5

Hannah Bullock from ‘Green Futures Magazine’

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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.

Hannah Bullock is Deputy Editor of Green Futures. She has contributed to the Telegraph and the London-based N16 magazine, and has worked at Green Futures since 2003.

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Duration: 00:56:34

Posted on 29 Mar 2007 around 11am

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Podcast Episode: 4

Joel Rickett from ‘The Bookseller’

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at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Joel Rickett is News and Deputy Editor of The Bookseller. He also writes a weekly column for The Guardian on ‘the latest news from the publishing industry’.

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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Duration: 00:36:23

Posted on 15 Mar 2007 around 2pm

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Podcast Episode: 2

John Mitchinson at the OICPS

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Touching Paper: the Post-Internet Bookshop

John Mitchinson is one of the main writers on the BBC2 TV panel show QI, hosted by Stephen Fry and is co-author with QI’s founder John Lloyd of The Book of General Ignorance (Faber). He is a director of the QI Club & Bookshop in Oxford. He was Waterstone’s first marketing director and was subsequently Managing Director of The Harvill Press and Cassell & Co. He is chair of the London Centre for International Storytelling and a Vice President of the Hay Festival.

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Duration: 00:25:34

Posted on 30 Nov 2006 around 4pm

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Podcast Episode: 1

Laura Atkins at the OICPS

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a Publishing Research Seminar

Laura Atkins worked for seven years in editorial departments in the United States where she helped to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, amongst others. Her particular focus was producing multicultural picture books. She received an MA in Children’s Literature from Roehampton University, and has done postgraduate work in the area of multicultural children’s publishing. A steering committee member for the recent Diversity Matters: Growing Markets in Children’s Publishing conference, sponsored by Arts Council England, she also runs children’s literature conferences at the National Centre for Research in Children’s’ Literature (NCRCL), and provides consultation services to publishers. Her website is www.lauraatkins.com

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Duration: 00:45:00

Posted on 19 Oct 2006 around 2pm

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