The online shop is now open to take bookings for the Summer Conference on 14th June at St Catherine's College Oxford.
Come and here out stunning line-up of keynote speakers: Gail Rebuck in conversation with Mariella Frostrup, Joanne Harris, Nigel Newton, and Richard Ovenden and take part in breakout sessions on an exciting range of topical subjects.
No matter what publishing company you are from, large or small, academic or trade, there is something for every publisher at this event.
Come and join us at see why Michael Bhaskar said 'The OPG Summer Conference is one of the best in the world'.
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Sue Wallman, a graduate of the BA in Publishing, has signed a two-book deal with Scholastic. As reported in The Bookseller:
'Scholastic UK has signed a two-book deal with journalist and debut author Sue Wallman. The first title, a YA thriller called Lying About Last Summer, will be published in May 2016.
The story centres around a girl called Skye, who is sent to a camp for troubled teenagers after her sister dies in an accident. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister.
Wallman is currently writer-in-residence at Kingston University and won the 2013 First Chapter Competition, part of the prestigious Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
She said: “The idea for Lying About Last Summer started with a swimming pool, but you’ll have to read the book to find out why! I've spent a lot of time in pools, daydreaming about being published as I plough up and down, so it's unbelievably exciting to have a two-book deal with Scholastic.”'
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The key theme this year was ‘Opportunities to Inspire’, the idea being to inspire young people to see their potential and set ambitions for the world of work by connecting schools to the knowledge, expertise and the experience of volunteers from business. Over 1,600 schoolchildren from 15 local schools attended the event.
Nine years since it published the last market report on the UK, the Publishers Association has released a new full market report on the UK.
Written by Paul Richardson and Graham Taylor, authors of the ever popular PA Guide to the UK Publishing Industry, this 174-page report is a unique analysis of the UK publishing market. It includes an article on Publishing Education by Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
For more information, please visit here
We are delighted to announce that the Publishing UG and PG programmes at Oxford Brookes have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick by experts working in the creative industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is an invaluable signpost for potential students and employers to indicate those programmes that provide the most up-to-date and relevant education. Creative Skillset is recognized in the Unistats Key Information Sets, which demonstrates the value of the accreditation to potential students comparing courses online. For employers, the Tick signposts them to graduates from creative courses that have proven links with industry and teach professional skills.
We are delighted to announce a new scholarship for MA students studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University. The London Book Fair is offering a fee waiver bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on the MA in Publishing or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the London Book Fair. The scholarship is for entry in September 2016.
The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on 26 November 2015 at a lavish new location – the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was comedian, Mark Watson, one of the leading live performers in the UK, known for his appearances on Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week. Watson himself is no stranger to publishing written material, including a semi-autobiographical book and several novels.
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.
This piece on the talk given at Oxford Brookes on 6 October 2015 by James Daunt, the MD of Waterstones, is written by Andri Nel, a MA Digital Publishing student originally from South Africa. She loves blogging on her blog The Loud Library, has an extreme case of wanderlust and is passionate about cultivating a better reading culture for children through a venture called KliekClick.
'When we heard that James Daunt would be coming to speak to the department on Tuesday 6 October a wave of excitement swept through our MA Publishing class. We all knew that Daunt had been somewhat of a saving grace for Waterstones, but as many of us were international students, having the opportunity to hear from Daunt in person was even more of a treat. ...
In 2012 Costa launched the Costa Short Story Award, given to a single story. The public votes for the winner from six shortlisted stories selected by the five judges. For the 2015 competition one of the judges is Sarah Franklin.
Sarah (@sarahefranklin) read Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge. She is the founder and host of popular Oxford literary night Short Stories Aloud and a Senior Lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
Sarah's features, book reviews and columns have appeared in The Guardian, the Seattle Times, Psychologies magazine and the Sunday Express amongst others and she was a 2014/15 Jerwood/Arvon Foundation novel mentee. Her creative non-fiction has been published in anthologies in the USA and appeared on NPR affiliates there.
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The brochure is now available and bookings are being taken for the fourth Publishing Summer School in July 2016. This popular course attracts publishers from around the world who want to both learn and engage in discussions about the latest developments in our industry.
The all-inclusive price is being held at under £3,000 for a final year, but spaces are limited, so please reserve your place as soon as possible.
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