Past Events

Thu 7 March 2013 at 10.00 am

Working in Publishing 2013

This year we will be joined by Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing, as well as our alumni and many other industry professionals.

Taking Place: Buckley Building

An annual event at Oxford Brookes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers a day of advice and networking with industry professionals. There are workshops in the morning, and in the afternoon we run a speed-dating session with a large number of publishing companies.

What happened at this event? Lauren Moore, gives us the student perspective.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 27 February 2013 at 11.00 am

JISC and the future of scholarly journals

Paul Harwood

Taking Place: Willow Building (room W01), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Missed this event?  Find out what our students thought in the summary blog below...

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 20 February 2013 at 11.00 am

Educake, a new digital publishing startup

Charley Darbishire (Educake)

Taking Place: Willow Building (room W01), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 13 February 2013 at 11.00 am

An overview of digital production at Osprey Publishing

Steve Meyer-Rassow and Ben Salvesen (Osprey)

Taking Place: Willow Building (room W01), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Mon 11 February 2013 at 4.30 pm

The Publishing Process at Wiley

Sarah Hall (Wiley Blackwell)

Taking Place: Willow Building (room 10), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 24 October 2012 at 9.00 am

Progressing Book History and Publishing Studies as Disciplines

A British Academy Funded Event

The purpose of this event was to discuss and agree a set of objectives to enable us to further the progression of Publishing Studies as an established field of research and teaching. The day was structured as a forum during which all participants contributed ideas and objectives towards this goal.

This event was funded by the British Academy, as part of the IPM partnership entitled 'Print, Publishing and Cultural Production in South Africa' between Oxford Brookes University and Pretoria University, and was organised by Dr Sally Hughes and Dr Caroline Davis at Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

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Type of Event: Publishing

Tue 19 June 2012 at 2.30 pm

The Cutting Edge of Digital

Venturefest 2012

Taking Place: Said Business School, Oxford

This is an exciting time for digital developments as new devices have arrived for the consumption of media. How are traditional publishers adapting to the digital possibilities, and how are new players shaping the future of creative industries such as games and publishing? Will there be convergence amongst media when, for example, books, games, and magazines can all be consumed on an iPad, or will there remain distinct categories? What are the possibilities for the export of digital products?

Further information on the VentureFest web site

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 18 April 2012 at 1.30 pm

Children’s Publishing Around the World

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.

Type of Event: Publishing | London Book Fair Seminar | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Wed 18 April 2012 at 10.30 am

Twitter to woo? The benefits of social media

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.

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Type of Event: Publishing | London Book Fair Seminar | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Tue 17 April 2012 at 9.00 am

Managing the change to a sustainable future

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
  • advocacy/policy
  • online v. print – or more simply ‘Online is the only green future!’

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Type of Event: Publishing | London Book Fair Seminar | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Fri 13 April 2012 at 8.30 am

2nd UK China Publishing Forum

In association with the Publishers Association, Peking University, and the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

Taking Place: Buckley Building, Gipsy Lane Campus

The second UK China Publishing Forum will be held on Friday 13 April at Oxford Brookes University. The event is an opportunity to hear from both UK and Chinese experts about the relationship between the two publishing industries. There will be sessions on co-publishing ventures, the development of the copyright trade, and digital publishing in China. There will also be a panel session on the growing understanding of each other’s cultures, and the implications for the translation of Chinese works including contemporary literature.

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Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 11 April 2012 to Thu 12 April 2012

International Publisher Training Programme - 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!

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Wed 28 March 2012 at 5.30 pm

Digital Futures - Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Literary Festival

Wednesday 28 March, 6.30 pm

Taking Place: Oxford Literary Festival

Last Christmas in the UK around one million ebook readers and half a million tablet computers were given as presents. Publishers are responding by producing apps and ebooks, some of which have already become bestsellers. What is the digital future for the book in a world where the expectations of both authors and readers are changing fast? A panel of experts give their views on the evolving digital landscape in publishing.

The Chair is Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. His books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) and The Future of the Book in the Digital Age (edited with Bill Cope). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos. He has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities and before joining Oxford Brookes he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. He has been a judge for the Bookseller industry awards for the last three years.

Michael Bhaskar is Digital Publishing Director at leading independent publisher Profile Books. He is responsible for spearheading their digital strategy, their ebook program, web presences, social media and digital business development in creating new products and platforms. Over the past few years Michael has written and talked extensively on the topic of digital publishing.  He has worked as Digital Editor at Pan Macmillan, at the literary agency Rogers, Coleridge and White, reviewed books for The Daily Telegraph, worked for an economics research firm, and builds websites like quikqr.com, a barcode generator. Michael has a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford and was British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur 2011. He is on Twitter as @ajaxlogos.

Henry Volans is Head of Digital Publishing, Faber & Faber, where he has produced successful apps such as Solar System and The Waste Land. He joined Canongate in its Edinburgh office from Cambridge University. He moved to London (and Faber) in October 2003 as a non-fiction editorial assistant, before becoming a commissioning editor for non-fiction, a position which then morphed into a digital role ‘at a time when people didn’t know what that meant’.

Kate Wilson is a founder and Managing Director of Nosy Crow, a new children’s publishing company publishing print and ebooks for 0-12 year olds and highly interactive and multi-award-winning storybook apps for children from 2 to 7. The company published its first books and apps in 2011, and was shortlisted for four Independent Publishers Guild awards. Kate won the Mumpreneur Inspiring Business Mum of the Year award in 2011.  Before setting up Nosy Crow, Kate started her career in international rights, before going on to run Macmillan Children’s Books and Scholastic UK Ltd.

To buy tickets for the event, please visit:

http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/events/detail/digital-futures

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Mon 26 March 2012 at 6.00 pm

Publishing and Marketing in the Digital Age

Please note that there are 2 speakers during this event.

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 10

Max Whitby, CEO of Touch Press talks about enhanced e-books and the work that Touch Press does.

Damian Horner, Marketing Strategist at Child’s Play International talks about Design and Marketing in the Digital Age.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 21 March 2012 at 11.00 am

Grove Street Media projects

Tom Scholes

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow

Grove Street Media is a new media production company specialising in eLearning products but also working on a range of products and services for the entertainment and advertising industries and government agencies.

Type of Event: Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 14 March 2012 at 11.00 am

The future of publishing

Alastair Horne (Communities and Social Media Manager Cambridge University Press)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow

Alastair will tell us about his previous role within the Press as Innovations Manager, and consider the future of publishing, a subject on which he has just written quite a detailed report.

Type of Event: Lunchtime Digital Seminars

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