Publishing News

Working in Publishing Day

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies has just held its annual Working in Publishing Day.  The day is an opportunity for our current students on the MA and BA in Publishing to talk to our alumni, gain careers advice, meet current employers and recruitment agencies.

Visitors included representatives from Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, HarperCollins, Haymarket, New Internationalist, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Sage, Usborne and Wiley Blackwell.

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Children’s Publishing Field Trip

This week, students taking the Children's Publishing module on the MA in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies went on a field trip to London.

Students first visited Usborne Publishing, where they had sessions with Art Director Mary Cartwright (pictured) and Rights Director Elizabeth Wright. Later, students visited the dedicated children's bookshop Tales on Moon Lane, and talked to the shop manager George Hanratty.

The module on Children's Publishing, which is an option on the MAs in Publishing at Oxford Brookes, is a new course for 2007-8. Students have also heard from others involved in the children's book world, including the publisher David Fickling, the children's book critic of the Sunday Times Nicolette Jones, and OUP editor Liz Cross, who have joined the module as visiting speakers.

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MA Publishing Students in LOGOS

A group of master's students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies visited the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2007 and their impressions of the event have recently been published in LOGOS, the forum of the world book community. The full article can be found here but the following quotes offer a snapshot of the students' experiences.

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Publishing (OICPS) to be at the London Book Fair again

Following the success of last year's inaugural vist to the London Book Fair, the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is to have a stand at this year's fair. So come and see us on stand T740, London Book Fair, Earl's Court, 14 - 16 April.

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Publishing student sets up freelance company

Oxford Brookes has inspired at least one of its MA Publishing students to go it alone and enter the freelance world of publishing.  Here is the story of Kumquat, told by Emma Anderson...

The world has Orange, Apple, Pineapple and now, Brookes has inspired the creation of Kumquat - a name chosen after half an hour of random word calling out amongst the smaller members of my "team" and, I hasten to add, despite the advice of business analysts saying "Never name a company after a fruit" - cf. various legal wranglings.

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New Delhi World Book Fair 2008

The 18th World Book Fair was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 2 to 10 February 2008. There were more than 1300 exhibitors from 22 different countries, and the guest country was Russia.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, with support from UK Trade and Investment, led a delegation of ten UK companies on a trade mission to India to coincide with the Fair. Led by Adrian Bullock and Angus Phillips from the Centre, the mission first visited Chennai, where meetings were held with the Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI). Moving on to Delhi, the publishers visited the World Book Fair and a networking reception was held at the High Commission.

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The annual OPuS networking evening with an Indian Theme

MA Publishing students and OICPS staff joined OPuS members and many Oxford publishers for a very enjoyable evening at the Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons, Seacourt Tower in Oxford.

The evening included delicious Indian food and very atmospheric music with Flute and Tabla (Nim Pathy - flute, Prashant Potnis - tabla). Several MA students gave speeches about their time in Oxford and reasons for coming to Brookes to study publishing. Sabita Banerji aslo read an extract from her book, Kundalini Awake (available on http://www.lulu.com)

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New MA in Music

From September 2008 there will be a new MA in Music (subject to validation).

This degree provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies, with separate pathways available to musicologists and composers. The course combines taught modules in areas of staff expertise with the opportunity to undertake independent research in your own particular area of interest. It can, where desired, pave the way to doctoral research.

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Literary and cultural studies book from Alex Goody

Alex Goody (English) has recently published Modernist Articulations: a cultural study of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy and Gertrude Stein (Palgrave, 2007), a book that explores the theoretical concerns of recent literary and cultural studies through a reappraisal of three innovative women writers of the modernist period.

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Teaching Book History to Undergraduates

Representatives from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies contributed to the one-day symposium on Teaching the History of the Book to Undergraduates at the Institute of English Studies at the University of London recently.

The symposium, which focused on how book history is taught at undergraduate level, featured Brookes student Ashley Hayden and Publishing staff member Claire Squires. Ashley spoke on a panel of students about her experience of being taught book history via the modules Print and Society and Fiction and the Culture of Publishing, as well as her dissertation work. Claire used the Fiction and the Culture of Publishing module as a case study to discuss the place of publishing history and the 'cultural' strand within the professionally-oriented BA in Publishing course.

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