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Publishing Lecturer wins book prize

Jane Potter is to be awarded The Women's History Network Book Prize.

The Prize is awarded for an author's first book which makes a significant contribution to women's history or gender history and is written in an accessible style that is rewarding to the general reader of history.  Jane's book Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War, 1914-1918 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) convinced the jury to make her joint winner of the Prize, which will be presented at the annual Women's History Network conference at the University of Durham in September.

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The Future of the Book in the Digital Age

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has edited (with Bill Cope) a collection of papers around the overall theme of The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. What place does the book have alongside a rich media environment of TV, radio, the Internet, computer games and the mobile phone? What developments are helping to sustain or disrupt the book’s place in our world? The authors provide an international perspective on the issues that affect publishing, bookselling, authorship, readership and librarianship.

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ePublishing Prizes

Harcourt Education, an international publishing group with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA epublishing module for the fifth year running. As part of the course students developed prototype websites based on Harcourt’s Heinemann secondary school books. Representatives from Harcourt were in attendance at the presentations of these new epublishing products to choose first and second prize winners.

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MA in Publishing students win World Bank Publishing Internship Prize

Students on the MA in Publishing course at Oxford Brookes have been awarded two of the first three World Bank Publishing Internship Prizes worth $7,500 each.  Jing Wang (China) and Nina Schipper (Brazil) will spend three months at the World Bank in Washington during summer 2006, working in the office of the Publisher.  These new awards have been developed following the successful internships undertaken by three students from the MA in Publishing in 2005.

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Chinese Publisher’s Lecture at Oxford Brookes

Li Peng Yi, Vice-President of the Beijing Foreign Language University and President of the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate delivered his lecture on English Publishing and Education in China: the impact of International Publishers in China at the University on 27 April to a large audience of publishers, ELT specialists, and academics.

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Industry experts visit Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

During this last semester a range of industry experts have come to talk to the undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
They represent major international publishers, small independent publishers, magazine publishers and literary agents.

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His Dark Materials mania!

Thousands of excited young girls and their families queued for hours on a cold and blustery April day in Oxford. Why? They were all hoping for the chance to audition for the part of Lyra in the His Dark Materials film trilogy.  The books on which the films are based – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass – were written by local author and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate Philip Pullman, and have been an international publishing phenomenon.  They are now being filmed by New Line, who made The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the first film is scheduled for release at the end of 2007.

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Publishing Students win Dissertation Prizes

Isabel Essery has won the Sue Thomson prize this year for the work on South African publishing. Her dissertation The Impact of Politics on Indigenous Independent Publishers from 1970-2004 Illustrated by a Case Study of David Philip Publishers, has won her £250 and two days training here at Oxford Brookes.

Sara Montgomery was given a “highly commended” for here dissertation: Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow? What will be the fate of gay and lesbian publishing in the UK in the face of increased competition from mainstream publishers?.

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Publishing Visit to Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Blazing spring sunshine greeted staff and students from the Publishing Department to the Bologna Children's Book Fair. From 27-30 March 2006 Claire Squires and nine MA students visited Bologna, which plays annual host to the biggest book fair dealing with children's publishing and the multimedia industry.  As well as gathering information for project work and prospecting for jobs, students had the opportunity to meet with a number of key personnel in the children's book world, including literary agent Catherine Clarke, film scout Fiona Kenshole, publisher Robert Seath of Lion Hudson books, and children's literature editor at the Guardian, Julia Eccleshare.

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Working in Publishing Day

This year's Working in Publishing Day, hosted by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, was a great success. Publishers and recruitment consultants representing over 20 companies joined with alumni to share with current MA and undergraduate students their 'top tips' for how to find jobs in the industry.  The highlight of the day took place in the Sports Hall, where in 'speed-dating' meetings with publishers, students were able to ask questions and learn more about individual companies, including Blackwell's, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Oxford University Press.

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