Publishing News | Postgraduate

OICP at the London Book Fair 2018

Students and staff from the Centre (OICP) were busy throughout the London Book Fair (LBF), held at Olympia from the 10th to 12th April 2018. We had our own stand from which we marketed our degree programmes, staff publications, research and consultancy, and various events including our July summer school. Over 50 students helped out with the running of the Fair, both in the seminar rooms and at the special forums, including the Author HQ, Poets’ Corner, English PEN Literary Salon, and CrossMedia Theatre.

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Field trip to Bologna

Each year students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing visit the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, meeting professionals from a variety of publishing houses. This year we took 30 postgraduate students and they had appointments with Abrams Books, Bloomsbury, b small, the Felicity Bryan agency, Fourth Wall, Giunti, HarperCollins, Nosy Crow,  Oxford University Press, Raintree, Salariya Book Company, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Thames & Hudson, and Usborne. Trends observed at the fair included interest in children's non-fiction and titles featuring strong girls.

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Bursary success for OICP student

Sally Addison, MA Publishing Media student at OICP, has been awarded the 2017-18 Postgraduate Bursary by the Penguin Collectors Society. The award of £500 is to support her study entitled, 'The influences and impacts of the marketing behind Penguin books, from 1935 to the present day'. The Trustee Panel that judged submissions found her proposal 'pleasingly central to the history of Penguin with your research question and objectives comprehensive to the aim of the study'. 

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Success for OICP students at national awards

The Association for Publishing Education (APE), Dissertation and Project Awards 2018 accepted admissions from all the universities that teach publishing in the UK. The winners were announced at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at Olympia.

Publishing students from Oxford Brookes, both postgraduate and undergraduate, won three out of the four available prizes, repeating the success in 2017 when three out of the four awards went to students from Oxford Brookes.

The 2018 Association for Publishing Education (APE) Dissertation and Project Prizes

Best MA Dissertation: Lucie DuCarre, Kingston University

Best BA Dissertation: Annabelle Rose, Oxford Brookes University

Best MA/BA Practical Project Prize: Freya Maenhout, Oxford Brookes University

Best Overall Project: Freya Maenhout, Oxford Brookes University

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Alumnus scoops prize at IPG Awards

The Independent Publishers Guild has announced the winners of the 2018 IPG Independent Publishing Awards. Sam Hutchinson of b small publishing was named IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year. 'Like a true independent publisher, he does it all', the judges said. Sam graduated from Oxford Brookes with an MA in Publishing in 2007.

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Costa Book Awards 2017

Sarah Franklin, Senior Lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, attended the 2017 Costa Book Awards on 30 January 2018, as part of the judging panel for the Costa Short Story Award, which was announced on the evening. The five short story award judges had selected a shortlist of three, which were posted to the Costa Book Award website along with audio versions of the stories. The general public then chose a winning story from the three entries. This year's winner was Luan Goldie for her story 'Two Steak Bakes and Two Chelsea Buns'. Luann's first novel is currently out on submission with publishers, so this was a very timely as well as richly deserved win.

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Excellent results in the 2017 National Student Survey

The recent publication of the 2017 National Student Survey highlights the excellent standard of the publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes. The overall satisfaction figure was 100 per cent, with 100 per cent saying that the staff are good at explaining things to their students; 98 per cent thought that the staff have made the subject interesting; 98 per cent thought that the course is intellectually stimulating; and 99 per cent thought the course is well organized and running smoothly.

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Bloomsbury offers job to Brookes Publishing graduate

Bloomsbury Academic & Professional Division is pleased to announce that they will be offering a job to an Oxford Brookes graduate in publishing. The role of Product Assistant will be based in the the growing Product Management team within the new Bloomsbury Digital Resources unit.

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Bologna International Book Fair 2017

Between 4 and 6 April 2017, 12 MA Publishing students attended the Bologna International Book Fair, accompanied by Senior Lecturer Beverley Tarquini.  Industry professionals gave up their time to meet the students and discuss their companies, including Old Barn Books, Thames and Hudson, David Salariya, Bloomsbury, Abrams, BSmall, Nosy Crow, Sweet Cherry, Usborne, Fourth Wall and Oxford University Press. Three students, Diletta Pasetti, Marina Dora Martino and Tarek Rabi presented research papers at the Digital Forum.
 
The sun shone and lot of gelato was consumed.

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Success in University rankings

The recently published (May 2017) university league table from the Guardian ranks Publishing at Oxford Brookes at number three out of 61 universities in the category Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations - the top-rated Publishing programme

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