Recent and Future Events | Publishing

Sat 17 March 2018 at 2.00 pm

Sarah Franklin at the Oxford Literary Festival

Two Oxford-based debut novelists Paula Byrne and Sarah Franklin discuss their entry into the world of fiction.

Look to Your Wife and Shelter

Oxford Literary Festival

Paula Byrne and Sarah Franklin

2:00pm, Saturday 17 March 2018

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Sun 18 March 2018 at 4.00 pm

Su Tong at the 2018 Oxford Literary Festival

Man Asian Literary Prize-winning Chinese novelist Su Tong talks about his life and work - interviewed by Angus Phillips

Taking Place: Weston Lecture Theatre - Oxford Literary Festival

Tong is one of the most acclaimed novelists in China and has written eight novels and more than 200 short stories, some of which have been translated into English, German, Italian, French and other languages. He gained an international readership when his novella Wives and Concubines was filmed by the director Zhang Yimou as the Oscar-nominated and Bafta-winning Raise the Red Lantern. In 2009, he was awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize for his work The Boat to Redemption. 

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Type of Event: Brookes University | Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 21 March 2018 at 12.05 pm

How to use social media, mainly Facebook to promote a book.

Camille Mari (Camille Solutions)

Taking Place: JHB301, Oxford Brookes University

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 28 March 2018 at 9.00 am

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

26 to 29 March 2018

Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products in hundreds of booths across six huge halls. This year’s guest of honour country is China, bringing new exhibitions and events to the busy programme of BCBF2018.

Each year students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies visit the Fair, meeting professionals from a variety of publishing houses.

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Tue 10 April 2018 at 9.00 am

London Book Fair - April 2018

Olympia 10 to 12 April 2018

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies will be present at the London Book Fair at Olympia. Each year 60 students participate in the Fair as part of their publishing education, and we are the only publishing programme from which students visit all the major book fairs: London, Frankfurt and Bologna.

Do come and visit us at stand 7B35.

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event


International Publishing Symposium - April 2018

Start date: Thu 12 April 2018

12 to 13 April 2018

Scholarly Publishing in Europe and China

Taking place:

St Catherine’s College, Oxford

The Symposium offers an unrivalled opportunity to hear speakers from the world of scholarly publishing, in order to understand each other's needs and explore solutions and opportunities for future collaboration. Delegates will enjoy a full day of talks with discussion; plus a reception and banquet, with inclusive overnight accommodation, and a special guest lecture following the dinner.

The Symposium is organized by the Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes University and Ingenta UK Ltd.

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Type of Conference: Publishing | Type of Conference: External Publishing Event

Sat 28 April 2018 at 9.00 am

Self-Publishing Conference 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018, 9am to 6pm

Stamford Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester

The Self-Publishing 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 thriving self-publishing world, and to network with fellow authors, many of whom will already be experienced self-publishers. Previous keynote speakers have included Alysoun Owen (Editor, Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook), Bridget Shine (Chief Executive, The Independent Publisher’s Guild), Mick Rooney (The Independent Publishing Magazine), and Angus Phillips (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies).

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event


By the Book5 - June 2018

Start date: Wed 13 June 2018

13 to 15 June 2018

Publishing in a changing media environment

New products, new organizations and new research models

Taking place:

Villa Finaly, Florence

The European Publishing Studies Association (EuroPub), founded in 2016, aims to foster the exchange of knowledge around the contemporary book trade. By the Book5 brings together industry professionals, educators, and scholars to examine key issues around the digital transformation of the book, as well as to discuss the developing field of publishing studies. Presentations will take different forms to accommodate the range of academic, professional, educational, and independent voices that make By the Book, now in its fifth year, such a unique conference. In previous years we have discussed topics ranging from the evolution of cultural habits (‘Building audiences’, 2016) to the development of publishing skills (‘Curation’, 2017).

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Type of Conference: Publishing | Type of Conference: External Publishing Event


Breaking barriers - ISBN conference in Malta - September 2018

Start date: Sat 22 September 2018

Saturday 22 September 2018

Contemporary use and models of ISBN and ISBN allocation around the world

Taking place:

Palace Hotel, Sliema, Malta

The National Book Council of Malta, in collaboration with the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and Logos, will be hosting an open conference with a list of speakers on the subject of the ISBN. Librarians, academic and industry researchers, ISBN agencies and students are invited to submit their papers on subjects relating to this topic. The best papers will be published in a special edition of the premier publishing journal Logos, published by Brill.

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Type of Conference: Publishing | Type of Conference: External Publishing Event

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