An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing 2017 offered an afternoon of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year over 40 companies, and nearly 60 professionals, from all sectors of publishing participated in the speed-dating session.
Our headline speaker was Lisa Edwards, Publishing Director at Templar Publishing. Lisa has nearly twenty years’ experience in publishing, mostly in children’s publishing and licensing. Prior to joining Templar she worked for twelve years at Scholastic Children’s Books, where as Publishing & Commercial Director, she oversaw the publishing of the Hunger Games trilogy, the Horrible Histories series, the Tom Gates Series, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler picture books and The Golden Compass. From 2013 to 15 she moved into publishing for adults and was the Publisher at Carlton Books, managing the editorial team who create a list of sport, music, history and reference titles, including the FIFA World Cup and Tour De France publishing programmes, and a number of Imperial War Museum collaborations for the centenary of the First World War.
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 Wiley Scholarship. Wiley is offering a bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks.
Students and staff from the Centre (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies) were busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 14th to 16th March 2017.
The Oxford Brookes stand featured our degree programmes, our staff publications, research and consultancy. We also took this opportunity to promote the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and our July summer school for Chinese publishers. Over 45 students helped out with the running of the fair, including manning the seminar rooms and the Author HQ, with two students helping on the Frankfurt Book Fair stand.
Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies scored a stunning success in the awards presented at the London Book Fair on the evening of Tuesday 14 March, winning three of the four prizes for student work. Maria Magdalena Hock won the major project prize, and Kirsten Cozens won the award for the best undergraduate dissertation, as well as the overall prize for the best work. Maria's project was 'The Magic flute - Bringing an Opera to Life on Screen: How Children can Engage with Classical Music in a Digital Picturebook'; and Kirsten's dissertation was 'What are the Implications of Cross - Platform Engagement and Expectation within Young Adult Literature?'
Also shortlisted and 'Highly Commended' for her MA dissertation was Daya Subramanian, 'Publishing in India:The Past, The Present and some Emerging Trends'.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLISHING EDUCATION DISSERTATION AND PROJECT PRIZES
- Best Undergraduate Dissertation: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
- Best Major Project: Maria Magdalena Hock, MA Digital Publishing
- Best Overall Project: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 FLTRP Scholarship. FLTRP is offering a bursary of £3,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing.
Please see this call for papers for a symposium on 'New Directions in Print Culture Studies', which will take place on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at Oxford Brookes University. The symposium will identify new trends and transitions in print culture and publishing studies, with keynote speakers Dr Samantha Rayner and Dr Shafquat Towheed.
The deadline for abstracts is 13 March 2017.
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The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 London Book Fair Scholarship. LBF is offering a bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the Fair.
The London Book Fair, the world’s premier Spring Book Fair, is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The fair takes place each year at Olympia, West London, and covers all aspects of the publishing industry. 2017 will be its 46th edition.
The 2017 Oxford Publishing Group Summer Conference will take place at St Catherine's College, Oxford on Tuesday 13th June 2017.
More details to follow, but we are delighted to announce that keynote speakers include Sir Roy Strong, David Fickling and Stephen Page.
The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was Baroness Floella Benjamin, best known in households across the country for her children’s programmes such as ‘Playschool’ and ‘CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories’. In 2013 Floella was made a Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and throughout 2016 has been promoting their Shakespeare in Schools initiative.
As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the British Book Design and Production Awards recognize the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the year’s best books. The awards are designed to represent everything that is best in British book design and are seen as the flagship event in the industry’s year. The event is supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association.
As reported in The Bookseller (26 September 2016):
Bonnier Zaffre is publishing Shelter, a debut novel by Sarah Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
Eleanor Dryden, publishing director at Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two books by Franklin from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedman at auction.
Franklin runs literary event Short Stories Aloud at Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford and is also a judge for the Costa Book Awards Short Story prize for the second year running.
Her debut, Shelter, is about a spirited young woman escaping bombed-out Coventry in WWII to work as a lumberjill within a reclusive community in the Forest of Dean. She is nursing a secret and running from a tragic past, including a life-defining decision publishers say 'will resonate with so many readers'.
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