Past Events | Publishing Seminars

Mon 5 March 2007 at 5.00 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

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 5.00 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

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 5.00 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

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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Tue 31 October 2006 at 5.00 pm

‘The Elephant and the Rat: Innovation in Publishing’: Richard Charkin

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Research Seminar

Taking Place: Buckley BG11 in Semester 1 2006

Global publishing is dominated by a handful of very large conglomerate companies: the ‘elephants'.  How do such big beasts respond to changing consumer behaviour and technologies?  How do big organisations remain innovative in the face of competition?  And how can they continue to create and sustain successful new business models?  Drawing on examples including the controversial Macmillan New Writing, Richard Charkin will address these challenges, asking how the elephant can make itself as fleet-footed and successful as the rat.

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Tue 10 October 2006 at 5.00 pm

‘Editorial Reflections: Cultural Expression and Children’s Publishing’: Laura Atkins

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Research Seminar

Taking Place: Buckley BG11 in Semester 1 2006

With immigration and multiculturalism dominating national debate, it is important to consider the implications of cultural diversity for the children's publishing industry. By 2010, one in five school children in the UK will be from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds, a reality not reflected in the books currently produced. Publishing is a notoriously white, middle class profession, which inevitably affects the acquisition and editorial process for stories written by authors from outside of the dominant culture. In this talk, Laura Atkins will reflect on her experiences editing multicultural picture books, and discuss her research on how the publication process has affected children's books written by non-white authors in the UK.

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Mon 13 March 2006 at 5.01 pm

Museum Publishing

Sally Hughes (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Mon 20 February 2006 at 5.00 pm

ELT Publishing

Catherine Kneafsey (Oxford University Press)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Mon 6 February 2006 at 5.00 pm

The Oxford Text Archive

history, problems, and possibilities for the future

Dr James Cummings (Oxford University Computing Services)

Taking Place: R115, Richard Hamilton Building in --

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 22 November 2005 at 5.00 pm

Manuscript in Print: the Ink and Paper of Alternative Comics

Emma Tinker (University College London)

Taking Place: Room 115 in the Richard Hamilton Building in --

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Tue 1 November 2005 at 4.45 pm

It’s the Story, Stupid! (Money & Books)

Please note the earlier time

David Fickling

Taking Place: R115, Richard Hamilton Building

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Tue 11 October 2005 at 5.00 pm

Culture and Commerce in Publishing

'This Strange Business of the Book Trade'

Dr Claire Squires (Senior Lecturer in Publishing, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies)

Taking Place: Room 115 in the Richard Hamilton Building in --

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