Past Events

Sat 28 April 2018 at 12.00 pm

Sarah Franklin at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival

Sarah Franklin, Senior Lecturer at OICP, is part of a panel at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival on 28 April 28 at 12 noon. Sarah will be interviewed by BBC books expert Joe Haddow about the experience of being a debut author, alongside fellow debut novelists Guy Gunaratne and Mahsuda Snaith. For more information visit the festival site here
 
Sarah's novel, Shelter, comes out in paperback on 31 May
 

Type of Event: Publishing | 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).

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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

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

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

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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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

Wed 14 March 2018 at 12.05 pm

Why I started a new digital publishing business

Charley Darbishire, Managing Director, Educake (Educake)

Taking Place: JHB301, Oxford Brookes University

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Thu 8 March 2018 at 11.00 am

Women in Publishing - Blackwell’s in Oxford

To celebrate International Women's Day, Blackwell's is hosting a panel discussion about Women in Publishing. 

Taking Place: Blackwell's Bookshop 50 Broad Street Oxford

Joining the discussion will be And Other Stories' Nichola Smalley, author Alia Trabucco Zerán, and author and Senior Lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing, Sarah Franklin. 

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 7 March 2018 at 12.05 pm

Digital workflow at OUP

Sean Pankhurst and James Quinney (Oxford University Press)

Taking Place: JHB 301, Oxford Brookes University

Sean Pankhurst, Senior Digital Content Controller, and James Quinney, Content Architect, Oxford University Press will explain their roles within the digital content delivery team at OUP and talk about practicalities of digital workflow and digital issues faced by this publishing house. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 21 February 2018 at 12.05 pm

Publishing Solutions from Ixxus

Carl Robinson - Senior Consultant (Ixxus)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB 301, 12.05-12.55

Carl has been in publishing since 1995 and has worked for Pearson Education, Macmillan Education and Oxford University Press. At Ixxus, Carl’s focus is upon helping clients look at business vision, goals and strategies around their content and tooling to enable flexibility and readiness to meet the ever-changing demands of the digital market.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 20 February 2018 at 12.30 pm

Working in Publishing 2018

Networking with the industry

An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers an afternoon of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year over thirty companies from all sectors of publishing will participate in the speed-dating session in the afternoon - many of them are our alumni. 

Headline speakers have included Richard Charkin, David Shelley, Joanna Prior, and Jamie Byng. This year we are delighted to welcome Mark Allin, CEO of Wiley from 2015 to 2017.

Type of Event: Publishing

Fri 9 February 2018 at 7.00 pm

London Bookshop Crawl Weekend

Jess Kidd interviewed by Sarah Franklin

Sarah Franklin, Senior Lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, will be interviewing novelist Jess Kidd at Blackwell's, High Holborn on Friday, 9th February as part of the third annual London Bookshop Crawl weekend.

The London Bookshop Crawl weekend is a non-profit organisation set up to boost sales in independent bookshops during the typically quiet month of February. It hosts a range of events across the weekend, throughout a number of bookshops across London, as well as organising group tours of bookshops and operating as a meet-up for likeminded literary types.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 7 February 2018 at 12.05 pm

Creating digital products for the educational market

Marc Bloch and Sze-Kie Ho (Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB 301

Marc Bloch, Head of Digital Learning Services, Pearson Education and Sze-Kie Ho, Product Manager at Pearson will talk about creating digital products for the educational market.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 7 November 2017 at 12.05 pm

Doctor Zhivago – The Whole Story

Anna Pasternak (acclaimed author, journalist and columnist)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB Chakrabarti Room, 12.05-12.55

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s great niece, Anna Pasternak, tells the true story behind the publication of Doctor Zhivago. Pasternak’s iconic love story, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, won him the Nobel Prize for literature, became a weapon the Cold War and was banned in Russia for over thirty years. The true story is as much a thrilling literary espionage, as a chronicle of a publishing sensation.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Thu 2 November 2017 at 6.30 pm

The Future of Illustrated Publishing - OPuS event

Thursday 2 November 2017

6:30 Drinks
7:00 – 8:30 Talks and Q&A
Free to OPuS members / Non-members £10

Taking Place: Headington Hill campus, Oxford Brookes University, Willow Buildings

Come along to the OPuS November event where we will hear about the future of the illustrated publishing sector. From co-editions to print-on-demand, this is a fascinating area of the industry which is seeing significant developments - our speakers will detail their own experiences in this sector to date and look at some of the challenges it is facing, and the potential solutions for illustrated publishers in the years to come.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

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