Past Events | Publishing 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

Tue 24 October 2017 at 12.05 pm

The importance of metadata in the supply chain

Graham Bell (Executive Director, EDItEUR)

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

If you love books then you also need to learn to love metadata.  Metadata is more than just definitional data about data. It is imperative information about books that help describe, create, promote and ultimately sell the product. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 10 October 2017 at 12.05 pm

Phil Cleaver, Typographer

Professor Phil Cleaver (et al Design Consultants)

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

Don’t miss this talk by award winning typographer and book designer Phil Cleaver. He lectures worldwide on design, and his early typographical work is archived in St Bride’s Printing Library. His book design is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum’s National Art Library. He wrote and designed What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School this year, published by Ilex Press, distributed by Thames & Hudson.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 8 November 2016 at 12.05 pm

Guy Gadney

Founder of To Play For

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Guy will talk today about some of the latest digital developments and how they impact storytelling and the publishing industry.

He is an internationally recognised digital media leader, with a career spanning online games, app development, television and running the digital teams for international media companies.  He has produced BAFTA and EMMY-recognised digital projects including the international success for the BBC drama Sherlock, the online AI thriller The Suspect, and transmedia projects for Home and Away, RTL Media and the BBC.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 26 October 2016 at 12.05 pm

Sally Bayley

Lecturer in English at Balliol College, Oxford and author of the crowd-funded book The Private Life of the Diary, published by Unbound

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Sally will talk about both this new book but also her other writing projects, including her work on Sylvia Plath. She will share her thoughts on how authors operate and in particular, how they interact with their editors.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 11 October 2016 at 12.05 pm

Jonathan Glasspool

Managing Director of Bloomsbury Academic & Professional.

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Today Jonathan will tell you of his past and more recent publishing world experiences in the hope of inspiring you in your publishing career.

This division of Bloomsbury includes the active imprints of Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Professional, Hart, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Fairchild Books, and more. They produce the award-winning digital Berg Fashion Library and Drama Online, Bloomsbury Collections, Bloomsbury Professional Tax and Law Online, and the Churchill Archive.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 3 November 2015 at 12.00 pm

Judge a book by its cover?

Kat Morrell and Sophie O’Rourke (Creative Services Manager and Business Development Manager of emc design)

Taking Place: Willow Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

People say not to judge a book by its cover, but if you had the choice between two books with exactly the same story inside, both identically priced, the only difference being that just one has a beautifully designed cover - which would you stretch to pick up off the shelf first?

emc design is one of the UK’s leading design agencies for the publishing industry.   They specialise in beautiful design for ELT, education and trade publishers.  Today they will be telling us the story behind those lovely designs.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 20 October 2015 at 12.00 pm

Me Books

Eric Huang (Development Director at Made in Me)

Taking Place: Willow Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

Made in Me make innovative and inspirational apps, games, websites, books and videos.  Eric will talk about his career in book publishing, brand development, TV, gaming and the world of children’s entertainment.  He will demonstrate Me Books: the ultimate collection of digital books and comics for kids and tell you the story behind the product. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 6 October 2015 at 4.30 pm

The last remaining chain of specialist bookshops?

James Daunt (Managing Director of Waterstones)

Taking Place: Willow 10, Oxford Brookes University

Waterstones are the last remaining chain of specialist bookshops on the high street.  With more ways to read than ever, as well as competition from things like computer games and the sheer mass of information in the digital space, James will tell us the how Waterstones has risen to the challenges of recent times

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 4 November 2014 at 12.05 pm

Starting (and Growing) your own Publishing Business

Wayne Davies (Co-founder of Quercus Publishing, one of the most successful publishing start-ups of recent times.)

Taking Place: John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, (JHB 108), Oxford Brookes

Quercus and its books won over 100 awards in its ten-year life, including Independent Publisher of the Year in 2008 and Publisher of the Year in 2011, and is best known for Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Quercus was recently sold to the UK’s second largest publishing group, Hachette.

In his twenty five years in publishing, Wayne has also worked at the Orion Publishing Group, Granada Media, Letts Educational and Elsevier in a variety of management, publishing and digital roles.

Wayne will be sharing his experiences of founding a publishing company including how to get started, finding and working with investors, financial and cash flow issues, handling rapid growth, maintaining an entrepreneurial culture, assessing expansion opportunities, and securing a sale.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 21 October 2014 at 12.05 pm

Becoming the New Publisher - how does digital change publishing?

Michael Bhaskar (Digital Publishing Director at Profile Books. Author of The Content Machine)

Taking Place: John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, (JHB 108), Oxford Brookes

Michael will consider what publishers have always done and ask is this the same today, using case studies from the industry. He will examine key trends that we should pay attention to amidst all the noise, in an attempt to predict the future.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 7 October 2014 to Tue 7 October 2014

Susan Wightman and Michael Mitchell

Book Designers of Libanus Press and Authors of Book Typography, A Designer’s Manual

Taking Place: Gibbs 302, Oxford Brookes

Susan and Michael will share some personal experiences about working with clients to design and produce books. They will pass on tips for the best ways to work with designers in briefing, communication, sharing files, meeting deadlines, clarifying procedures to produce a beautiful book on time and to budget.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Fri 4 April 2014 at 2.00 pm

Globalisation in Publishing

Miha Kovač (Professor in Library and Information Science and Book Studies) (University of Ljubljana)

Taking Place: BG10

The last in the series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester. The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.  All welcome.

Note that this session will take place later in the afternoon (c. 3.00pm) in BG10, and will be attended by MA Publishing students. 

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 7 March 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Reading

Eleanor Bowes (PhD student, OICPS)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The third in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 6, 8 and 10). The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.

All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 21 February 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Audiences

Michele Paule (Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Education)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The second in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 4, 6, 8 and 10). The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted. All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 7 February 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Archives

Alison Kahn (Senior Lecturer, Film Studies)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The first in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10).  The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.

All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

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