Past Events | External Publishing Event
Wed 6 November 2019 at 6.30 pm
Galley Club event
Taking Place: The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross
Come to hear Angus Phillips and Michael Bhaskar, two foremost ‘activists’ in the book publishing world, from the ink-on-paper school through to the on-screen publications which punctuate our book world. Angus and Michael will present some thought experiments around the future of publishing, taken from the conclusion of their new book The Oxford Handbook of Publishing.
Thu 7 February 2019 at 7.00 pm
This is an OPUS Event
Taking Place: Kennedy Room 308, John Henry Brookes Building
According to the Publishers Association, spending on audiobooks has more than doubled in the past five years, agents are reporting greater competition to retain audio rights when negotiating new deals, and some publishers are developing their own dedicated audiobook imprints.
Please note: Free to OpuS members/£10 for non-OpuS members
Sat 28 April 2018 at 12.00 pm
Sat 28 April 2018 at 9.00 am
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).
Tue 10 April 2018 at 9.00 am
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.
Wed 28 March 2018 at 9.00 am
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.
Sun 18 March 2018 at 4.00 pm
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.
Sat 17 March 2018 at 2.00 pm
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
Thu 8 March 2018 at 11.00 am
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.
Fri 9 February 2018 at 7.00 pm
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.
Thu 2 November 2017 at 6.30 pm
Thursday 2 November 2017
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.
Tue 14 March 2017 at 9.00 am
Olympia 14 to 16 March
Taking Place: Olympia, London
Students and staff from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) will be busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 14 to 16 March 2017.
Our stand (number 7B39) will feature our degree programmes, our staff publications, research and consultancy. We will also be promoting the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and the work of the University's Confucius Institute, which focuses on publishing. Our students will be helping out with the running of the fair.
On the opening morning of the fair, Angus Phillips, Director of OICPS, is chairing a seminar on 'A Gateway to China: The Work of the Confucius Institutes'. You can find out more information here
Wed 8 March 2017 at 5.00 pm
Taking Place: Scott Brownrigg 77 Endell Street London, WC2H 9DZ
Come along to meet staff and students, and find out more about the MA Publishing Media and the MA Digital Publshing
You can reguster your interest with this web form.
Thu 3 March 2016 at 9.00 am
Westminster Media Forum
Taking Place: Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
This seminar will examine the key commercial opportunities and challenges for the UK consumer book market.
Planned sessions consider the impact of increased competition from new media - particularly mobile - on readership, distribution and pricing strategies.
Delegates - including authors, agents, publishers, retailers and aggregators - will discuss latest thinking on strategies to compete in the wider content economy, examining innovative digital services, the quality and differentiation of product, and how to secure a fair playing field for all stakeholders in the value chain.
Emma House, Director for Publisher Relations, The Publishers Association and Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive, The Society of Authors have agreed to be Guests of Honour at this seminar and deliver keynote addresses; and other speakers include Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
For more information please visit here: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=1130
Type of Event: External Publishing Event
Thu 2 July 2015 at 6.30 pm
Come to hear Mark Haddon talking about his work
The 2015 OPuS author event
Mark Haddon, celebrated author, illustrator and screenwriter, winner of numerous prizes (including two BAFTAs) will talk about his experience of writing, being edited, and working with publishers (and agents). He will give insights into how he creates words and pictures, how he deals with success (and failure), and how difficult the process of writing actually is, whether for adults or children.
Mark will happily discuss his work, take questions, and after the event sign copies of his books. He will also let us know why part of him would quite like never to have to talk about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time ever again ...
Fri 19 June 2015 at 7.30 pm
A view from behind the scenes
Esther will be in discussion with Sally Bayley from the Rothermere Institute as chair, and former André Deutsch authors Clare Chambers and Jon Elkon.
This event is in association with the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and the Society of Young Publishers, and is sponsored by Felicity Bryan Associates, Ingram Lightning Source, Book Machine and Atwood Tate.
Entry £5 (£3 students); refreshment available.