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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.

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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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Police visit Publishing!

Today, the Publishing Department was visited by two police officers from Thames Valley Police.

The crime?

Trying to write a detective novel...

The two officers were invited to speak to students on the first year undergraduate module Authorship and Creative Writing.  Students in the class are set the assignment of writing the opening chapter of a crime novel, and then thinking about how to get their work published.

The two police officers told the students about procedure when answering 999 calls, entering a crime scene, finding dead bodies, detection and investigation and giving evidence in court, as well as painting a picture of the life of the police both on and off-duty.  Students asked questions relating to their writing projects, to help their work be as authentic as possible.

Other visiting speakers on the module include Carolyn Caughey, an editor who commissions crime writing at Hodder Headline publishers, and the crime novelist Veronica Stallwood, whose series of Kate Ivory books are set in Oxford.

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New Undergraduate Brochure

A new brochure for Undergraduate Publishing is available for download

The new brochure, can be downloaded from here. The PDF is approximately 150k in size and has colour illustrations.

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Working in Publishing Day

The 2007 Working in Publishing Day was an even greater success than last year’s. The biggest turn-out ever of publishers and alumni gathered at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies’ new home in the Buckley Building on Thursday, 8 March.

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Publishing student commended for ‘ground-breaking’ work

Julian Littlewood, a graduate of the MA in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has been highly commended in the Sue Thomson Foundation Publishing Award.

For his Major Project, the culmination of the MA degree, Julian produced an edition of a piano piece by Benjamin Britten, All the Gods, along with an accompanying commentary by Christopher Wintle.  Julian's specialised work on 'Typsetting All the Gods' impressed the judges of the Award, who believed:

 

'this monograph... to be a ground-breaking case study of the author's work on the successful integration of words and music. The judges suspect that it is rare to find typographical skills of a high level combined with musicological expertise and they recommend the work to the attention of specialist music publishers.'

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