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Working in Publishing 2017

An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing 2017 offered an afternoon of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year over 40 companies, and nearly 60 professionals, from all sectors of publishing participated in the speed-dating session.

Our headline speaker was Lisa Edwards, Publishing Director at Templar Publishing. Lisa has nearly twenty years’ experience in publishing, mostly in children’s publishing and licensing.  Prior to joining Templar she worked for twelve years at Scholastic Children’s Books, where as Publishing & Commercial Director, she oversaw the publishing of the Hunger Games trilogy, the Horrible Histories series, the Tom Gates Series, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler picture books and The Golden Compass. From 2013 to 15 she moved into publishing for adults and was the Publisher at Carlton Books, managing the editorial team who create a list of sport, music, history and reference titles, including the FIFA World Cup and Tour De France publishing programmes, and a number of Imperial War Museum collaborations for the centenary of the First World War.

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London Book Fair 2017

Students and staff from the Centre (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies) were busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 14th to 16th March 2017.

The Oxford Brookes stand featured our degree programmes, our staff publications, research and consultancy. We also took this opportunity to promote the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and our July summer school for Chinese publishers. Over 45 students helped out with the running of the fair, including manning the seminar rooms and the Author HQ, with two students helping on the Frankfurt Book Fair stand.

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Success at London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2017

Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies scored a stunning success in the awards presented at the London Book Fair on the evening of Tuesday 14 March, winning three of the four prizes for student work. Maria Magdalena Hock won the major project prize, and Kirsten Cozens won the award for the best undergraduate dissertation, as well as the overall prize for the best work. Maria's project was 'The Magic flute - Bringing an Opera to Life on Screen: How Children can Engage with Classical Music in a Digital Picturebook'; and Kirsten's dissertation was 'What are the Implications of Cross - Platform Engagement and Expectation within Young Adult Literature?'

Also shortlisted and 'Highly Commended' for her MA dissertation was Daya Subramanian, 'Publishing in India:The Past, The Present and some Emerging Trends'.


THE ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLISHING EDUCATION DISSERTATION AND PROJECT PRIZES

  • Best Undergraduate Dissertation: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
  • Best Major Project: Maria Magdalena Hock, MA Digital Publishing
  • Best Overall Project: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2016

The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was Baroness Floella Benjamin, best known in households across the country for her children’s programmes such as ‘Playschool’ and ‘CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories’. In 2013 Floella was made a Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and throughout 2016 has been promoting their Shakespeare in Schools initiative.

As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the British Book Design and Production Awards recognize the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the year’s best books. The awards are designed to represent everything that is best in British book design and are seen as the flagship event in the industry’s year. The event is supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association.

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Success for the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Conference 2016

On 14th June 2016, The Oxfordshire Publishing Group held its second Summer Conference.  The Conference opened with Nigel Newton, Founder and CEO of Bloomsbury Publishing talking about how the company had so successfully made the move from trade to academic publisher.  Through a mixture of organic growth and acquisition Bloomsbury has managed to face the challenges of integrating different cultures and is now widely regarded as one of the most successful publishing companies in the UK.

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OICPS at the London Book Fair 2016

Students and staff from the Centre (OICPS) were busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 12th to 14th April 2016. We had our own stand from which we marketed our degree programmes, staff publications, research and consultancy, the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and our July summer school. Over 40 students helped out with the running of the Fair, including manning the seminar rooms and the Author HQ; and two students helped on the Frankfurt Book Fair stand. On the Tuesday morning Angus Phillips chaired a seminar, ‘The wisdom of crowds – crowdfunding and crowdsourcing’, on how authors and publishers are taking advantage of this phenomenon to source both content and funding.

 At our stand reception on the Wednesday evening, attended by over 100 people, we met up with friends of the Centre and alumni working at the fair. Pictures of the party cake, which had a design celebrating the new Confucius Institute at Brookes, were tweeted round the fair before it was eaten by the guests.

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Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference

The online shop is now open to take bookings for the Summer Conference on 14th June at St Catherine's College Oxford.

Come and here out stunning line-up of keynote speakers: Gail Rebuck in conversation with Mariella Frostrup, Joanne Harris, Nigel Newton, and Richard Ovenden and take part in breakout sessions on an exciting range of topical subjects.

No matter what publishing company you are from, large or small, academic or trade, there is something for every publisher at this event.

Come and join us at see why Michael Bhaskar said 'The OPG Summer Conference is one of the best in the world'.

For more information and to book, go to the Conference web page

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Publishing stand at Careersfest 2016 wins ‘Best Exhibit’ award!

On just our second attendance at the event, the 'Publishing' stand from the Oxfordshire Publishing Group at the 2016 Careersfest, held at the Mini Plant, Oxford on 19-20 January, won the 'Best Exhibit' award. 
 
The event provides careers information, advice and guidance for local school students, employers and training providers.
 

The key theme this year was ‘Opportunities to Inspire’, the idea being to inspire young people to see their potential and set ambitions for the world of work by connecting schools to the knowledge, expertise and the experience of volunteers from business.  Over 1,600 schoolchildren from 15 local schools attended the event.

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2015

The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on 26 November 2015 at a lavish new location – the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was comedian, Mark Watson, one of the leading live performers in the UK, known for his appearances on Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week. Watson himself is no stranger to publishing written material, including a semi-autobiographical book and several novels.

As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the British Book Design and Production Awards recognize the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the year’s best books. The awards are designed to represent everything that is best in British book design and are seen as the flagship event in the industry’s year. The event is supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association.

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James Daunt talks at OICPS

This piece on the talk given at Oxford Brookes on 6 October 2015 by James Daunt, the MD of Waterstones, is written by Andri Nel, a MA Digital Publishing student originally from South Africa. She loves blogging on her blog The Loud Library, has an extreme case of wanderlust and is passionate about cultivating a better reading culture for children through a venture called KliekClick.

'When we heard that James Daunt would be coming to speak to the department on Tuesday 6 October a wave of excitement swept through our MA Publishing class. We all knew that Daunt had been somewhat of a saving grace for Waterstones, but as many of us were international students, having the opportunity to hear from Daunt in person was even more of a treat. ...

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