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Fabrizio Nevola awarded RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner Award for Architecture

RIBA Bookshops has announced the winner of the 2008 RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture as Fabrizio Nevola for his book 'Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City' (Yale UP, 2007)

The winning books were announced on Wednesday 28th May at a prestigious ceremony at the The Athaeneum Club in Pall Mall, London. The event was attended by a large number of people representing the worlds of architecture, construction, interior design and publishing. Speaking at the ceremony and representing the awards juries were Max Fordham, Dikkie Scipio, Doug Atherley, and Adrian Forty, who provided the reasons why the judges chose the winning titles.

Also speaking was the RIBA President Sunand Prasad who described the evening as one of his favourite RIBA events of the year.

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Publishing at the London Book Fair

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) once again had a stand at the London Book Fair in April, following the success of last year’s attendance. It was an excellent opportunity to meet many of our alumni who were working with their own companies at the fair, as well as many of our publishing contacts in the UK and international industries. Current students were greatly in evidence, wearing OICPS T-shirts and distributing leaflets and brochures for our forthcoming Digital Publishing series of courses. Two students helped out at the stand for the Independent Publishers Guild. We were busy throughout the Fair and, for example, hosted two well-attended seminars on children’s publishing. Sheila Lambie and Claire Squires wrote articles for the trade journal Publishing News to coincide with the seminars.

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Working with independents at the London Book Fair in 2008

At this year’s London Book Fair, two graduate publishing students worked with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG). Jonathan Davis and Sarah Kulasek assisted with the stand and the meetings organized for members of the IPG with the major retailers. Bridget Shine, Director of the IPG, said about Jonathan and Sarah: ‘I wanted to let you know that I thought they were terrific—hard working and enthusiastic. The IPG stand is hugely busy and in addition to this, we organise meetings on behalf of our members with retailers. They both coped extremely well and I would hope they’ll get work experience with our publishers as a result.’

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 14 May 2008 around 10am

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ePublishing Pearson Student Prizes Announced

Pearson Education, a publishing company with local offices in Oxford, has been involved with the MA epublishing module here at Brookes for the eighth year running. Small teams of students worked on proposals for new online educational resources and developed prototype websites based on Pearson's Heinemann range of books.

At the end of the course the prototype websites were presented and in addition to each one being graded as normal, Stephen Fahey, Development and Technology Director, and Elaine Anderson, Head of Content Development, from Pearson were in attendance to choose first and second prize winners.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08 May 2008 around 9am

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New MA in Creative Writing

From September 2008 we will be running a new MA in Creative Writing:

This course will provide students with excellent opportunities to pursue their writing at postgraduate level in different genres and for different audiences. The course will be taught by leading contemporary writers, will include a programme of invited speakers and connections to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, and will make full use of our situation in Oxford, a wonderful place to be a writer!

More news and details, including information on how to apply, please get in touch with the Admissions Tutor, by calling 01865 484127 or emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06 May 2008 around 9am

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First sponsored publishing student at Torquay conference

The UK Serials Group conference was held in Torquay, 7-9 April 2008. Emma Anderson, MA in Publishing and Language, was given a free place at the conference. She writes:

Once all the Fawlty Towers jokes had been exhausted - yes, we had done them all in my family, right through from the hearing-aid to the two doctors, and from the ingrown toenail to Basil the rat - I was ready to hit Torquay.

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Learn how to get results in a digital world

The embracing of the digital age is fast becoming a necessity, not an option for publishers. It can be a confusing and perplexing situation, not helped by the perceived commercial risk. Oxford Publishing and Digital Media is running a series of courses starting on 2nd June 2008 for publishers, marketers, business development managers, editorial staff , online project managers and all those who are involved in developing online content. Have a look at the programme and see how we can help you.

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From OX to OZ

Publishing undergraduate student Megan Saunders, on a semester exchange at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia has written a report on her first impressions of being 'down under'.

Megan writes from Brisbane:

Issues I have had during my time away, so far, include…mosquitoes (enough said), sunburn (red head + fair skin + strong sun = bad idea), distractions from my work – when offers of a weekend at the beach are laid on the table you do not turn them down!

You can read the full report on the Publishing department's web page on student work experiences.

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Publishing visits the Bologna Book Fair

Students and staff from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Helen Swain, a student on the European Master in Publishing, reports:

Bologna welcomed Claire Squires, Caroline Hamilton and a number of Oxford Brookes students for the Children’s Book Fair 2008 on April 1 and 2. The beautiful, sun-drenched city itself caused immediate general infatuation of the eyes and taste buds, and initial impressions of the Book Fair were that it was smaller and more compact than its counterpart in Frankfurt. The Fair featured a significant graphic presence, with an impressive exhibition of illustrators’ drawings from all over the world and several interviews in the Illustrators’ Cafe. Another interesting aspect of the fair was the series of lectures and interviews on the subject of translation.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 21 Apr 2008 around 7pm

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The art of bookmaking

Just before Easter a group of MA in Publishing students at Oxford Brookes visited the book printer Biddles in Norfolk.

Chris Boor (MA publishing student) writes:

‘There's something decidedly satisfying about getting one's hands dirty in the line of work. Especially when the result of the labour was a book lovingly crafted by my own fair hands. Making our own books (technically making me a bookmaker?) was just one aspect of the visit to Biddles in Kings Lynn.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02 Apr 2008 around 10am

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