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Hachette UK Publishing Scholarship

Polly Silk was awarded the Hachette UK Publishing Scholarship for the year 2009-10. She writes about her experience on the MA Publishing at Oxford Brookes.

To read Polly Silk's interesting piece on her experiences on the course and how the scholarship helped visit the page in our student feedback section.

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New book seeks to popularise opera

Senior Lecturer in Musicology Alexandra Wilson's latest book, Opera: A Beginner's Guide (Oxford, Oneworld Publications), is published on 1 June. Based in large part upon the Opera and Politics module Alexandra teaches at Brookes, the book is aimed at a wide international audience of students and opera-goers. As well as introducing readers to operatic history and terminology, the book discusses how operas have been performed, filmed, received and politicised, and explores their place in the modern world. Rescuing opera from tired cliches, Alexandra shows how the art-form engages with concerns relevant to contemporary audiences such as gender, race, politics and media. Her book has already been praised by reviewers for being 'engaging', 'enlightening' and 'easily readable', and for making 'a huge contribution' to the popularisation of opera.   

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01 Jun 2010 around 8am

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Bookseller Industry Awards 2010

The book industry now has a single set of awards, combining the trade Nibbies with the Bookseller’s Retail Awards. The winners were announced last week at the awards dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Amongst the winners were Little Brown, Publisher of the Year, John Blake, Independent Publisher of the Year, and Quercus, Marketing Campaign of the Year. Virago and Lennie Goodings won the Imprint and Editor of the Year. Chain Bookseller of the Year was Foyles and the Independent Bookshop of the Year was won by One Tree Books in Petersfield in Hampshire.

The panel of judges for the publisher awards was chaired by Nigel Roby, Managing Director of The Bookseller. The judges included Eddie Bell, chair of the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency, Kate Wilson, MD of Nosy Crow, and Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University.

For full details of the awards, please visit:
http://www.thebookseller.com/awards

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 24 May 2010 around 1pm

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Macmillan Publishing Scholarship

Renada Arens was awarded the Macmillan Publishing Scholarship for the year 2009-10. She writes about her experience on the Master’s in Publishing at Oxford Brookes. To find out how to enter for this year’s scholarship, and the other awards available, please visit the web page here.


Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 24 May 2010 around 10am

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OICPS and the PA celebrate success of 2010 International Publisher Training Programme

The programme, which took place in Oxford over 5 days and included a number of  industry visits and featured a variety of speakers,   covered key issues such as trends in the UK market, digital developments, new product development and marketing strategy.  Some of the highlights were a visit to Lightning Source, a networking dinner with a fascinating talk from Simon Littlewood, International Director at Random House, and a workshop on buying and selling rights presented by Lynette Owen, Copyright Director at Pearson.

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 17 May 2010 around 12pm

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MA in Book History and Publishing Culture now enrolling

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies has launched a new MA in Book History and Publishing Culture for September 2010.

This course in now enrolling.

This is a taught master’s course that focuses on the theory and practice of authorship, textual production, dissemination and reception in the period 1870-present day. It considers transitions in the publishing industry and the material conditions under which literary text has been produced, in national and international contexts.

Further Information is available on the MA in Book History and Publishing Culture page.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 13 May 2010 around 10am

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OICPS at the 2010 London Book Fair

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies was widely represented at the 2010 London Book Fair. Our students assisted the LBF with organising seminars during the fair itself,  and we also ran four extremely well-attended seminars  on a wide variety of topics chaired by academics from the Centre, including one on  the “Mid-list crisis”  which featured in the Bookseller.com the following day. We also held a very lively and well-attended reception at our booth on the Tuesday evening.  Despite the lower attendance figures, traffic to the OICPS booth was steady, and there was lots of interest in our MA in Publishing, our Certificate in Journals Publishing, and our bespoke training and consultancy work

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10 May 2010 around 7pm

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MA Publishing scholarships available for 2010 entry

A range of scholarships are available for students starting one of the MAs in Publishing in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in September 2010.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to offer the following scholarships for students entering postgraduate courses in 2010-11:

  • Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies Scholarship (International)
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships (Home/EU and International)
  • Cambridge Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU and International)
  • Hachette UK Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU)
  • Macmillan Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU and International)
  • Stationers' Foundation (UK resident)

These scholarships are available to applicants who have accepted the offer of a place on the MA programmes. Further details are available here.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06 May 2010 around 3pm

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Angels Are Tomorrow’s Vampires – Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2010

This March a group of 12 Oxford Brookes publishing students went to visit the 47th Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. A beautiful book fair, many interesting dialogues and a very pleasant visit to an Italian publishing house were awaiting the students, not to mention the charming city of Bologna, the Italian cuisine and warm temperatures.

Our Senior Lecturer, Beverley Tarquini, provided us with the perfect ‘survival package’, including maps and information about ‘the best pizza place in town’, where we all met on the Wednesday evening and got into the right mood for the book fair.

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Culture Report – Europe reads

Published in March 2010 this new edition of the European Culture Report addresses issues around reading in Europe. For some, the book is an object of great desire; for others, a vehicle for professional success: each and every author has a very personal relationship with a book. Can literature strengthen a sense of European identity? What role does literature play in Europe?

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 26 Apr 2010 around 11am

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