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.
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.
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
The 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) from 26th April until 2nd May 2017. The number of exhibitiors totalled 1,320, an increase of 60 exhibitors from the previous year, representing 65 countries from around the world. China was the guest of honour at the Fair, and there was a varied professional and cultural programme featuring a full line-up of intellectual and literary activities. Amongst the speakers as part of the professional programme was Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, who gave two talks.
The 5th Self-Publishing Conference was held at the University of Leicester on Saturday 22 April 2017.The conference is the UK’s only dedicated self-publishing event, offering authors a chance to find out about a wide range of publishing options, to hear from and question those who work within the self-publishing world, and to network with fellow authors, many of whom will already be experienced self-publishers. The presentations included a keynote speech from Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, in which he gave an overview of the publishing landscape and examined the place of self-publishing and independent publishers.
You can read the tweets from the day at #SelfPubConf
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.