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Chinese fiction in English translation

Eva Kneissl, who successfully completed the MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University in 2007, has recently had an article published in the trade journal LOGOS. The article, which is adapted from Kneissl's Masters thesis, examines the challenges faced in translating Chinese fiction into English and reaching larger Western audiences.

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Working in Publishing Day

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies has just held its annual Working in Publishing Day.  The day is an opportunity for our current students on the MA and BA in Publishing to talk to our alumni, gain careers advice, meet current employers and recruitment agencies.

Visitors included representatives from Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, HarperCollins, Haymarket, New Internationalist, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Sage, Usborne and Wiley Blackwell.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05 Mar 2008 around 4pm

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MA Publishing Students in LOGOS

A group of master's students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies visited the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2007 and their impressions of the event have recently been published in LOGOS, the forum of the world book community. The full article can be found here but the following quotes offer a snapshot of the students' experiences.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 19 Feb 2008 around 2pm

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New Delhi World Book Fair 2008

The 18th World Book Fair was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 2 to 10 February 2008. There were more than 1300 exhibitors from 22 different countries, and the guest country was Russia.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, with support from UK Trade and Investment, led a delegation of ten UK companies on a trade mission to India to coincide with the Fair. Led by Adrian Bullock and Angus Phillips from the Centre, the mission first visited Chennai, where meetings were held with the Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI). Moving on to Delhi, the publishers visited the World Book Fair and a networking reception was held at the High Commission.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 13 Feb 2008 around 2pm

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Angus Phillips and Claire Squires of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have recently published chapters in a new book.

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction (Ashgate), edited by Nicole Matthews and Nickianne Moody, includes the articles 'How Books are Positioned in the Market: Reading the Cover' by Phillips, and 'Book Marketing and the Booker Prize' by Squires, alongside other chapters on Penguin Books, the interactions between film and books, and the use of covers in Internet bookstores.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10 Dec 2007 around 11am

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BBC Radio 4 Open Book

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies lecturer Claire Squires featured on this week's BBC Radio 4 Open Book programme.

Claire discussed 'the dark arts of marketing' with presenter Mariella Frostrup and critic John Sutherland, which her new book Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain analyses in detail.

The discussion is available from the BBC's website on Listen Again, approximately 13 minutes into the programme.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 26 Nov 2007 around 11am

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Marketing Literature published

Claire Squires, Senior Lecturer in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has published a new book.

Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain is a study of the publishing of contemporary writing in Britain. It analyses the changing social, economic and cultural environment of the publishing industry in the 1990s-2000s, and investigates its impact on genre, format, packaging, authorship and reading. It includes case studies of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, Louis de Bernières's Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, and significantly extends our understanding of the circulation of literary fiction in a period of notable change.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 22 Oct 2007 around 12pm

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London Book Fair

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies had a stand at the London Book Fair at Earl’s Court in April.

Seen here are Angus Phillips and Jan Kasprzycki-Rosikon, MA class 2004-5, Head of Rights at Pearson Education.

More photographs can be seen here.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03 May 2007 around 8am

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Publishing Visiting Speakers

Semester 2 sees a range of exciting visiting speakers lined up to speak at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

Over the next few months, the Centre will be welcoming speakers from all sectors of the publishing industry - including trade fiction and non-fiction, academic, educational and magazines - to contribute to departmental teaching and related activities.  Among these speakers are:

  • Hannah Bullock (Green Futures Magazine) 
  • Catherine Clarke (Literary Agent)
  • Helen Fraser (Managing Director, Penguin)
  • Juliet Gardiner (Author)
  • Antonia Hodgson (Publishing Director, Little Brown)
  • Liz Marchant (Publishing Manager, Heinemann)
  • Lynette Owen (Copyright Director, Pearson Education)
  • Joel Rickett (Deputy Editor, The Bookseller)
  • Veronica Stallwood (Author)
  • Jenny Uglow (Author and Editor, Chatto & Windus)

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07 Feb 2007 around 12pm

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