Frankfurt Book FairStudents and staff from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently returned from the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Thirty-two postgraduate students and three members of staff attended Frankfurt Buchmesse 2006, which is the biggest book fair in the world. Students met with a variety of publishing companies, including Berg, Nelson Thornes, Infinite Ideas, Attwooll Associates, Usborne Publishing (pictured, with Elizabeth Wright of Usborne) and Pearson Education. They also had the opportunity to discuss work experience and career opportunities, and to discover more about global trends in the publishing business.
During the trip to Germany, students and staff also went back in publishing time to visit Mainz, home to the fifteenth-century printing press and its inventor Gutenberg.