Publishing News

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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Have we passed peak book?

Have we passed peak book? The uncoupling of book sales from economic growth

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies has published this new article in Publishing Research Quarterly - you can view the article here

The paper uses time series data on UK book sales to establish what correlation exists between the national income of a country and its sales of books. This is tested by comparing series data in real terms for GDP per capita and for various data series for the UK market, including sales invoiced by publishers and point of sale data on consumer purchasing. 

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International Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries

The 15th international conference was held at Imperial College London on Friday 7 July 2017 (previously held at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in 2005). The theme was 'The Publisher is Dead - Long Live the Publisher!' - what is the place of the publisher when platforms of production and distribution have become more widely accessible to both authors and readers? The plenary speaker was Angus Phillips from OICPS, who examined the role of the publisher against the background of moves towards open content and self-publishing.

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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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China Focus seminar

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, was a guest speaker at the seminar on ‘China Focus: Opportunities in Publishing and Collaboration with the UK’, held on Friday 12 May at the China Exchange in London. Organized by Cypress Books, the seminar gathered a range of speakers and scholars engaged in the publication and curation of Chinese books, in order to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practice within the industry.

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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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Conference - New Directions in Print Culture Studies

On Tuesday, 9 May, the Print Culture Research Unit hosted its annual symposium.

Organised by Caroline Davis, Vincent Trott and Jane Potter, ‘New Directions in Print Culture Studies’ featured work by both established academics and PhD students from around the UK and Europe.

Plenary lectures by Dr Shafquat Towheed (Open University) and Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL) on the opportunities, challenges, and future of the discipline complemented the sixteen papers that highlighted topics as print and politics, networks of the book, digital texts and archives, and magazines and celebrity culture.  Readers and the reading experience emerged as a particular focus, highlighted especially by the panel dedicated to EuRED, the European Reading Experience Database.

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New translations of Inside Book Publishing

Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark and Angus Phillips remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for students of publishing. It has been translated into a number of languages and this year sees the publication of editions in Lithuania and Croatia.

Angus Phillips is the Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

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By the Book4 conference - Florence 2017

The conference programme is now published for the international publishing studies conference, By the Book4. This takes place at the Villa Finaly in Florence from 21 to 23 June 2017.

The plenary speakers are Michael Bhaskar and Sam Bruinsma

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