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Publishing News Issue 2

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have issued their second print newsletter for Summer 2007. This is available as a PDF from here.

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Publishing Summer Internship at the World Bank

This summer, Kay Peddle, one of the MA in Publishing students at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, is undertaking an internship at the World Bank in Washington.

This prestigious internship is one of a range of opportunities for the students in the postgraduate publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes.  This is what Kay has to say about her experience:

"The World Bank's mission is to reduce global poverty. The Office of the Publisher is just one of the many teams within the organisation that support this mission. The World Bank is a not-for-profit publisher and as a result the 'language' you speak and hear in the halls of this office is very different to what you can expect in any other commercial publishing house. People speak in acronyms here ‘In EXTOP you'll have to use CPJ and ACS for the GFD campaign - and make sure you get the client to agree to it...' It takes a while to get your head around it! They are mission-driven, not profit-driven and their ultimate goal is to see the Bank's wealth of information get into the hands of the people who need it most. One of the strategies to ensure this happens is a country-specific discount policy for distributors, i.e. low income countries get a substantial discount and free shipping.

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Publications from Publishing

This month sees a number of new publications by members of staff in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

Angus Phillips and Claire Squires both have articles in the Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book, which is edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose.  Claire's article is on 'The Global Market 1970-2000: Consumers', and Angus's addresses the question 'Does the Book Have a Future?'

Jane Potter's article 'For Country, Conscience and Commerce: Publishers and Publishing, 1914-1918' is in the Palgrave volume Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History, edited by Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed.  Her article is available from the Palgrave website as a pdf.

Finally, the book trade journal Logos (18/1) includes Angus's article 'Cover Story: Cover Design in the Marketing of Fiction'.  Angus has also been invited to join the editorial board of Logos.

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Harcourt Education award epublishing prizes

Harcourt Education, a publishing company with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA epublishing module here at Brookes for the seventh year running. Small teams of students developed new electronic prototype products based on Harcourt’s Heinemann books.

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Publishing trip to the Bologna Book Fair

Staff and students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited the Bologna Book Fair

The Book Fair, which concentrates on the children's and young adults' market sectors, also has an emphasis on illustration.

During the trip, students from the MA in Publishing had the opportunity to make contacts with professionals in the children's book world both from the UK and abroad.  Students had meetings with the literary agent Catherine Clarke; the film and TV scout Fiona Kenshole; children's books editor of the Guardian newspaper, Julia Eccleshare; Elizabeth Wright of Usborne; Alyx Price, group publicity director of Scholastic; Robert Seath of Lion Hudson; and Eirin Hagen of the Hagen Agency in Norway.

Students also met with graduates from the Oxford Brookes Publishing courses who were attending the Fair, including Helen Norris (now at Usborne) and Ed Glover (who has his own company Transedition/Camelot).  One of the current students, Sam Hutchinson, was working at the B Small stand during the Fair.

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A Day of New Product Development for Publishing

Masters students in the publishing department spent the day presenting their 'New Product Developments' to their peers and OICPS staff.

The presentations, which took place in the Lloyd lecture theatre, were followed by a social gathering in the Buckley Building.

More photographs are available here

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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.

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Jon Snow visits the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

The Chancellor of Oxford Brookes, Jon Snow, visited the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on Friday 27 April. The Centre has recently moved to the Buckley Building, the University’s new research building, opened in 2006. He met with staff from the Centre and heard about the range of activities carried out in the areas of teaching, research, and consultancy.

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Publishing News Issue 1

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have issued their first print newsletter. This is available as a PDF from here.

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Publishing students feature on HarperCollins blog

From this week, students on the MA Publishing programmes at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies will be featuring on the HarperCollins blog, Fifth Estate.

Students will be contributing regularly to the company's collective blog, which also features contributions from publishers, authors and HarperCollins CEO and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate Victoria Barnsley.  Students have been invited to contribute to the site by its creator and editor-in-chief, Kate Hyde, who is a senior editor at HarperCollins's Press Books.  She is also an alumni of Oxford Brookes Publishing programme.

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