Past Events

Wed 28 September 2011 at 5.29 pm

Strengthening your digital strategy: case studies in social media

This is an SYP event

Taking Place: Magdalen College Auditorium, Oxford

You're a marketer for the Man, but your job is to hide that. Your promotions budget is smaller than your last pay cheque. Or you think you can promote your book better than your publisher. As a player in the competitive publishing landscape, you need to be increasingly savvy to ensure that the right messages get to the right people to grow your sales, inform your promotions and basically help you convince your customers that you’re a cool business full of equally great people. 

Our first speaker meeting of the 2011 academic year brings together a fantastic panel of social media experts from both inside and outside the industry to help you understand how you can make social media work for you.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Mon 16 May 2011 at 7.00 pm

Bookseller Industry Awards

Monday 16 May 2011

Hilton Park Lane, London

Now in its second year, The Bookseller Industry Awards aim to recognise the very best in and of the book trade. The awards celebrate book publishing, retailing - and, for the first time this year, public libraries. The categories include Independent Publisher of the Year, Imprint and Editor of the Year, and Publisher of the Year. This year there are two new categories, one for library innovation, and a new one to find the best children's publisher.

The judges include the author Kate Mosse, marketing strategist Damian Horner, and Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 27 April 2011 at 11.00 am

Usability, user centred design and persuasion

how to make sure people are engaged, complete tasks efficiently and effectively, and like what they see/do

Jon Dodd (BunnyFoot)

Taking Place: Tong IT Suite, Brookes

Jon Dodd founded BunnyFoot in 1999, in the early days of usability, we were the first consultancy to offer professional accessibility services and the first to offer eyetracking as standard. They concentrate on user centred design and usability, and also offer specialist eyetracking services to ad agencies and for market research.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars | Publishing Seminars

Wed 13 April 2011 at 2.30 pm

Children’s Publishing Around the World - London Book Fair Seminar, 13th April

London Book Fair, Earls Court, London

Wednesday 13 April 2011

14:30, Children's Theatre, Earls Court 1

Taking Place: London Book Fair

Once upon a time, children’s publishing was an ugly duckling. Now, with the sales of children’s bestsellers matching those of titles aimed at adults, and new technology inviting children to engage in different ways with stories, the duckling-become-swan holds its head high, and publishers are vying with each other to sign up and keep key authors.

Three speakers, representing different parts of the world and different roles within the exciting field of children’s publishing, will discuss what’s happening and what the future may hold. Let’s hope it’s not tears before bedtime!

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event | Publishing Seminars

Tue 12 April 2011 at 3.30 pm

Annual London Book Fair reception and Publishing Alumni Group launch

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University is delighted to invite you to our Annual London Book Fair reception and Publishing Alumni Group launch.

at Stand O580, Earls Court 1

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Type of Event: Publishing

Tue 12 April 2011 at 1.00 pm

Tweet smell of success? London Book Fair seminar 12 April

Oxford Brookes seminar

How to use social media to best effect

Taking Place: London Book Fair

London Book Fair, Earls Court, London

Tuesday 12 April 2011

13.00 Westminster Room, Earls Court 1

Many companies appreciate the necessity to engage with social media, including blogs, Twitter and Facebook. What is the marketing strategy behind this engagement and what kind of results can be expected? Publishers may be building their brand online, creating communities, or aiming to drive the sales of individual titles. Come and hear three experts explain the range of benefits from using social media.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Tue 12 April 2011 at 10.00 am

Greening the Book: Digital or Print? London Book Fair Seminar,12th April

Oxford Brookes seminar

Taking Place: London Book Fair

London Book Fair, Earls Court, London

Tuesday 12 April 2011

10:00 Wellington Rooms, Earls Court 1

What is the carbon footprint of a printed book, and how does it compare with the carbon footprint of an e-book or an e-reader? Is digital more environmentally friendly than print? Should publishers stick with print, or lead the rush to digital?

These questions are of serious concern to those in the industry as well as to authors and readers, as e-books and e-readers start making significant inroads into the domain of the printed book; where countervailing claims are easy to make, hard to prove, and even less easy to interpret.

The seminar brings together an expert panel from the publishing industry to look at the current issues thrown up by the digital/print debate, to explore the extent to which the publishing industry has gone to reduce its carbon footprint, and to assess the options for not only reducing it further but for making it really green and sustainable as well.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Mon 11 April 2011 at 9.00 am

Visit the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at the London Book Fair 2011

Taking Place: Earls Court, London

Visit the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at the London Book Fair in April 2011.  We're at Stand O580, and would be delighted to meet with you - feel free to drop by, or to make an appointment contact Sarah Gilkes, Business Development intern, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Sun 3 April 2011 at 12.00 pm

Publishing the future

Oxford Brookes event at the Oxford Literary Festival

Sunday 3 April 2011

12.00 pm

Corpus Christ College, Oxford University

Chair: Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University

Panel: Victoria Barnsley, Chief Executive and Publisher of HarperCollins; Cathy Galvin, Deputy Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine; Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of The Number Mysteries

With the arrival of electronic reading devices has come new thinking about how books will be published and how they will be read. Will the ebook take the place of the printed book? Will reading on screen become the norm? Will authors want to publish their own work? How is the publishing industry changing and is it reacting fast enough in response to changes in technology and the demands of authors and readers? A publisher, journalist and author debate ebooks and the future of publishing.

Type of Event: Publishing

Mon 28 March 2011 at 4.30 pm

Catching the Wave – Confessions of a Digital Opportunist

David Attwooll (Attwooll Associates)

Taking Place: BG10, Buckley Building Gypsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University

An irreverent romp through 40 years of analogue and (from 1984) digital publishing – which should prompt some career ideas or at least cautionary tales. Based on his current business, David will also suggest how a growing number of 21st-century publishing businesses and careers will look radically different from the current ‘norm’.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Fri 4 March 2011 at 12.30 pm

MA Music Open Day

Taking Place: Willow Building (room 06), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Come to our open day to find out more about our course and about how studying for an MA in Music can enhance your career prospects. It is also an opportunity to talk to teaching staff and former students and to explore our campus and facilities.

The MA in Music at Oxford Brookes offers four distinctive and exciting pathways:

  • Music and Popular Culture
  • Music on Stage and on Screen
  • Contemporary Practice in Composition
  • Music in 19th-Century Culture 

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Mon 28 February 2011 at 5.00 pm

The story behind the spread - Dorling Kindersley

Christine Keilty (Dorling Kindersley)

Taking Place: Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University

A DK spread is a visual feast of eye catching design and informative text. This talk will be an insight into how a spread is created from concept to printed book; Covering The Art Book, the development of its unique page design, the finer points of reproducing pieces of art, gaining permissions from an Artist estate and the surprise of finding out Van Gogh’s Sunflower’s true colours. Christine Keilty will also discuss digital publishing and how this is changing their approach to photo shoots which can now include video and commissioning illustration even in a 3D environment.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 23 February 2011 at 11.00 am

The challenges of magazine publishing for the iPad

Neil Ayres (Digital Producer for Centaur Media)

Taking Place: Brookes Willow 10

Neil Ayres. is Digital Producer for Centaur Media's creative community titles, incorporating Creative Review and Design Week magazines, as well as several spin-off products.

The new Creative Review app will be one of the world's first magazine products to be truly iPad native. Oxford Brookes students have the opportunity of seeing the app in action before it's launch in March.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars | Publishing Seminars

Thu 17 February 2011 at 5.30 pm

OPUS International Evening - Central and Eastern Europe

The Oxford Publishing Society heat up grey February, making Central and Eastern Europe their theme for the annual OPuS International Evening.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 16 February 2011 at 11.00 am

Going Digital Gracefully

Alison Jones (Director of Digital Development Palgrave Macmillan)

Taking Place: Brookes, Tonge 620

What has to change for traditional publishers as they migrate to digital publishing? What stays the same? And can they make the transition without losing themselves in the process?

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars | Publishing Seminars

Mon 14 February 2011 at 4.30 pm

Richard Hart – Hart Publishing

Taking Place: BG10, Buckley Building Gypsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Hart Publishing is an independent academic publisher based in Oxford specializing in legal books and journals. In his talk, Richard Hart will depict the role of independent academic publishers within the publishing industry and speak about how smaller academic publishers can indeed compete with large corporations and sometimes even do a better job than big businesses.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

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