Past Events | Publishing Consultancy and Training
Mon 6 July 2015 to Fri 17 July 2015
'Everything was perfect! Please continue this summer school again and again!'.
Thankrit Khongjan, Thailand - a delegate on the 2014 Summer School
Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University
The two-week, residential International Publishing Summer School will take place from 6th-17th July 2015 at Oxford Brookes University.
Who Is It for?
The programme is designed for those with experience in the industry from trade, academic, educational and professional backgrounds. You are likely to be a go-ahead entrepreneur within a small or large publishing company, eager to find out about the latest developments and thinking across the industry and keen to develop your strategic and decision-making skills.
Mon 7 July 2014 to Fri 18 July 2014
Taking Place: Headington Hill Hall
This prestigious two-week course brings together publishers from around the world to develop new skills as international publishers and to discuss issues of importance to our industry. The course will provide an opportunity for you to:
- Learn from highly experienced tutors based at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, the market leader in publishing education
- Focus on new technologies, and recognize which will be the most effective in helping you build an business
- Hear from top industry speakers about how they have created, developed and sold products and services to a range of markets.
- Gain a better appreciation of how publishing works internationally
- Improve your knowledge across a range of publishing areas – editorial, production, sales and marketing – all with a focus on the latest technology
- Try out a range of new skills in breakout groups and workshop situations
- Visit key industry players at the cutting edge of digital developments
Wed 8 January 2014 to Fri 10 January 2014
An exciting and innovative course for publishers from all sectors who want to adopt best practice from other media industries and improve their creative, digital and business skills.
As well as the 3 days in January, there will be a follow-up day on 11 March.
Publishing is an increasingly collaborative business and the Fusion Workshop will expose delegates to work being done in a broad range of media. It will help them understand how companies are thinking about developing products which will work across different media, and internationally, and will show how publishers can work most effectively to develop new ideas.
Wed 18 April 2012 at 1.30 pm
Taking Place: London Bookfair, Westminster Room
In this seminar we'll be exploring children's publishing around the world through the rich and varied experiences of our three speakers: a writer, a publisher, and a bookseller. We will look at how a sensitive writer can explore areas once considered too sensitive to discuss, but where children now benefit from stories which deal with their hopes and fears. How children's publishing travels the world - or doesn't! How an innovative publisher can capture the zeitgeist, and exploit technology in new ways to engage very young children How a passionate bookseller places books in the hands of children, and wins the hearts of parents and children by intelligent promotion Join Simon Mason, David Salariya, and Mark Thornton to enjoy the richness and diversity in children's publishing today. Chaired by Sheila Lambie, In association with Oxford Brookes University.
Wed 18 April 2012 at 10.30 am
Taking Place: London Book Fair, Earls Court - Wellington Room
Following on from the popularity of last year’s LBF seminar, ‘Tweet smell of success?’, the panel will again address the key questions around the use of social media in publishing. We know that authors and publishers need to have a strong presence through blogs, Twitter and Facebook. What is the marketing strategy behind this engagement and what kind of results can be expected? Come and hear three experts explain the range of benefits from using social media, from building communities to spreading word of mouth about new authors and projects.
Tue 17 April 2012 at 9.00 am
Taking Place: London Bookfair, Wellington Room
There are many challenges we face in becoming more sustainable, and recent focus and effort have been concentrated on issues ranging from:
- supply chain
- measuring impacts
- online v. print – or more simply ‘Online is the only green future!’
Wed 11 April 2012 to Thu 12 April 2012
Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University
Join the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) for a two day professional publishing training programme just before the London Book Fair 2012!
Mon 20 September 2010 at 9.00 am
Want to enhance your knowledge of digital publishing and gain a professional qualification?
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) is developing a Certificate in Digital Publishing; a course for publishing professionals with modules on Digital Media Publishing and E-publishing. Please help us tailor this to your needs and find out more by completing our short survey.
A donation will be made to Medecins sans Frontieres for each survey completed.
Sun 19 September 2010 to Tue 21 September 2010
Taking Place: Hertford College, University of Oxford
Oxford Gastronomica, the UK’s only specialist centre for the study of food, drink and culture, is running two residential courses, in September 2010, in the beautiful and historic setting of Hertford College, University of Oxford.
Tue 20 April 2010 at 12.30 pm
How to revive the middle market?
Taking Place: Wellington Rooms, Earls Court 1, London Book Fair
No publisher will publicly admit to having its midlist authors, but there are authors who were previously supported by publishers over a number of books – awaiting their sales breakthrough – who now find it difficult to place their next book. With some authors even expected to break through with their first book, has the culture of bestsellers gone too far? Should there be a renewed emphasis on the craft of writing and an author’s career, rather than what are seen by some as short-term commercial gains? An expert panel from all parts of the book trade discusses the possibilities for a revival of the middle market of quality fiction and non-fiction.
The event is chaired by Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
Mon 12 April 2010 at 10.00 am
Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies
12-16 April 2010
Join us here in Oxford in advance of the 2010 London Book Fair for a 5-day International Publisher Training Programme
Thu 11 February 2010 at 2.00 pm
Come and join this programme beginning in February 2010. Enhance your knowledge of journals publishing and gain a professional qualification, recognised by ALPSP, from Oxford Brookes University.
Tue 18 November 2008 at 5.00 pm
Publishing Research Seminar Series
Taking Place: Buckley BG01 in Semester 1 2008
Over the past hundred years, literary agents have become key intermediaries in the publishing business. They select authors, negotiate publishing and other rights deals, and manage authors' business affairs. They also frequently perform an editorial function, working closely with authors on their work before it reaches a publisher.
In this talk, Antony Harwood, a leading literary agent, will introduce the business of the literary agent, examining agents' relationships with the rest of the publishing industry, with related media industries, and with authors. He will also discuss some of the current issues in the publishing market affecting the business of the literary agent.
Tue 4 November 2008 at 5.00 pm
Publishing Research Seminar Series, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in assocation with the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research
Taking Place: Buckley BG10/11 in Semester 1 2008
The publishing buzzword of 2008 has undoubtedly been ‘open access'. But typically this has referred to scientific journal publishing, only recently expanding to include humanities research. This paper goes further in asking what might an open-access literary culture look like?
Developments around online publishing, electronic-books, print on demand and digital libraries see publishers facing challenges on every side. How might publishers' traditional role as gatekeepers of literary culture be similarly usurped in an environment characterised by networked books, wiki-novels and fictional ‘rip and burn' practices? Outlining three exciting recent experiments in open-access literature, Simone Murray's illustrated talk investigates what the digital future of literature might look like, and what its impact will be on writers, publishers and readers.
Mon 14 April 2008 to Wed 16 April 2008
Staff and Students from Publishing
Taking Place: Earls Court, London in Semester 2 2008
Following the success of last year's inaugural vist to the London Book Fair, the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is to have a stand at this year's fair. So come and see us on stand T740, London Book Fair, Earl's Court, 14 - 16 April.
Sat 2 February 2008 to Sun 10 February 2008
Oxford Brookes University & UK Trade and Investment
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Brookes (OICPS) and UK Trade and Investment are combining their considerable experience and expertise to organize a Trade Mission to India in February 2008. All publishers are welcome, but the Mission is specifically intended to help small and medium sized publishers create relevant contacts and do business in India.