Publishing students contribute to Richard Charkin’s Blog Book
Students from the MA in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have helped in the publication of Richard Charkin's blog in book form. Chark Blog was written while Richard Charkin was CEO of Macmillan, and ended in September 2007 when he left to lead Bloomsbury. But digital has turned to print (on demand), and the book was launched in September 2008. A team of students (Mary Berry, Nayumi Furuta, Rhianna Jones, Holly Vitow, Amy Wigelsworth and Shell Xu) indexed the book, and Caitlyn Miller, who led the indexing team, also worked with Macmillan to prepare the book for publication.
The 'reliably contratrian' Richard Charkin, pictured welcoming some of the student team to his Bloomsbury office with MA Course Leader Claire Squires, blogged daily for almost two years. His topics ranged from current publishing issues to cricket, and also featured an entry on his visit to talk at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. Charkin Blog: The Archive is available directly from Pan Macmillan, or from Amazon.