Wed 24 November 2010 at 12.30 am
Independent trade publishing in the UK
Taking Place: Buckley Building, Gypsy Lane, Oxford Brookes University
Toby Mundy is a leading figure in the publishing industry. After training as a graduate recruit at HarperCollins, where he was editorial assistant to Stuart Proffitt, and later took on responsibility for Fontana Press, he joined Weidenfeld & Nicolson as editorial director in 1998. In 2000 he became managing director and publisher of newly formed Atlantic Books, whose bestsellers include the Booker winning The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga, and recent titles such as The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas.
Atlantic Books is the British subsidiary of the American independent publishing house Grove/Atlantic. It was founded in February 2000 and published its first book in May 2001. It has since developed a list that has a world-wide reputation for quality, originality and breadth, and includes fiction, history, politics, memoir and current affairs.
Wed 10 November 2010 at 12.30 am
John Thompson talking about his new book on trade publishing, Merchants of Culture
Taking Place: Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University
John Thompson is Professor of Sociology at Cambridge University and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. Recent publications include Books in the Digital Age (2005) and Merchants of Culture (2010). He was awarded the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and the Social Sciences in 2001 for his work on political scandal.
In his book Merchants of Culture he provides a fascinating account of the high-risk culture in consumer publishing on both sides of the Atlantic. Revealed is the world of agents and scouts, of auctions and deals, often with large sums of money paid out to authors, as publishers gamble in the hope of signing the next Harry Potter or Dan Brown.
Wed 20 October 2010 at 12.30 am
Oxford based novelist Barbara Trapido talks about her experiences as an author
Taking Place: Buckley Building, Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Barbara Trapido is an internationally successful author, renowned for her dark satirical comedies. She has written a number of novels, including Brother of the More Famous Jack (1982), which won the Whitbread Special Prize for Fiction, Temples of Delight (1990), shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award, Juggling (1994), and Frankie & Stankie (2003). In its mix of people from different spheres, Sex and Stravinsky, published by Bloomsbury in May 2010, throws up the complexity, cruelty and richness of the global world while, as a sequence of personal stories, it comes together like a dance; a masquerade in which things are not always what they seem.
Born in South Africa and now Oxford based, she has a loyal and ever growing following of fans and is a popular and regular speaker at book events and festivals.
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.
Fri 16 July 2010 at 9.30 am
Join us for a day when we’ll demystify ONIX and show you how you can unleash its power. You’ll wonder how it ever seemed so daunting.
Taking Place: Tonge IT Suite, Oxford Brookes University
9.30am - 5pm
Audience: No previous knowledge required, but an interest in streamlining the use of bibliographic data is necessary
Price: £295 per delegate
(Price includes a memory stick containing a full single user licence of the Onix Central Publishing Manager worth £315 and all tools necessary to create catalogues and AIs from ONIX worth £1250. Discounts on data migration available for delegates.)
Mon 17 May 2010 at 1.00 pm
Taking Place: Villa Finaly, Firenze, 17 to 28 May 2010
Postgraduate publishing students from Oxford Brookes will be taking part in a two-week summer school in Florence, Italy. Working on projects around the overall subject of children's publishing, they will study alongside students from partner universities in Paris, Milan, Leipzig and Ljubljana. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a European context with lectures and seminars on a variety of topics, including authorship, illustration, bookshops, comics and the digital future.
Tue 27 April 2010 at 6.30 pm
Talk Starts: 19.30
Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University (Gypsy Lane Campus)
Refreshments will be served in the Lloyd Board Room and the talks will be in the Lloyd Lecture Theatre
Sign up today! Speakers:
- Jamie McOuat, Rights Focus Ltd
- Claudia Filsinger, Consultant
- Graham Hobbs, STM publishing
Whether you move ahead in your career via knockout scores in psychometric tests, networking skills, insider dealing, or hard graft, you need to make sure you are well prepared to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Come and hear from people who know how to do it - it's a panel session with brief talks from our three speakers, followed by a longer-than-usual Q & A session with you, the audience.
Wed 21 April 2010 at 5.00 pm
Taking Place: Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes University
Your chance to talk with staff andstudents, go on acampus tour andattend talks onfunding andscholarships.ï»¿
Find out about our postgraduatecourses, doctoral training programmes,research programmes, and preparatory courses.
A postgraduatequalification can enhanceyour career prospects.
Register online at: www.brookes.ac.uk/postgraduate/fair or register on arrival on the day.
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 19 April 2010 to Wed 21 April 2010
Taking Place: Various seminar rooms at Earls Court, London
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
Mon 29 March 2010 at 5.00 pm
Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Manager, Profile Books
Taking Place: Room BG01, Buckley Building, Gipsy Lane Campus
Michael Bhaskar is the current Digital Publishing Manager at Profile Books, where he is developing their ebook programme. Previously at Pan Macmillan from 2007 to 2010, he developed the digital programme from scratch. He will be talking about the challenges for big and small companies in the digital world, and how, when it comes to ebooks, publishers are misinformed. Michael also writes for BookBrunch.
All are welcome to attend.
Type of Event: Publishing Seminars
Wed 24 March 2010 at 6.30 pm
Social media and social networking in publishing
Taking Place: Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University
Speakers: Sam Missingham (The Bookseller) and Davina Quarterman (Wiley-Blackwell)
Do you tweet? Are you connected to the blogosphere? Do you have a Facebook profile?
For those of you who don’t have a clue what we’re on about, welcome to the brave new world of social media and social networking.
Type of Event: External Publishing Event
Wed 17 March 2010 at 12.05 pm
Co-founder and Managing Director of Snowbooks, an independent publisher
Director, OnixCentral, a xml-based software supplier to the publishing industry
Lunchtime Digital Seminar
Room BG11, Buckley Building