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Presenting at my first publishing conference

by Philippa Sims

After a three-year break due to the pandemic, the By the Book conference returned for the seventh time between 20 and 21 June 2022 at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Paris Nord. This year’s theme was ‘Publishing in the 21st Century’. As I am currently researching, writing, and creating the major project for my MA in Digital Publishing at Brookes, I had the opportunity to attend the conference and present an academic poster to delegates. 

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Oxdam Book Fair

by Polly Silk

In partnership with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), OICP ran the first ever in-person Oxdam Book Fair at the end of March 2022. Second-year Media, Journalism and Publishing students from Oxford Brookes spent 2 days with their AUAS counterparts participating in this event, designed to resemble a major book fair. Working together in teams, students held strategy meetings, pitched their titles, engaged in networking activities, and secured rights deals – competing against the rest of their class to secure the biggest sales. 

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Behind the scenes volunteering at a book fair

by Rachael Wass

This semester, Oxford Brookes publishing students volunteered at some of the most anticipated annual events in the publishing calendar, including the Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford Indie Book Fair, and the London Book Fair. 

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11 tips for careers in publishing

At the OICP Working in Publishing, Media and Journalism annual event 2022, keynote speaker Jamie Hodder-Williams, the CEO of Hodder & Stoughton, offers career insights from how to network, pitch an idea, and keep ahead of the trends

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Jenter på do or Girls in the bathroom

by Helene Jelsø Spanthus

Helene Jelsø Spanthus was an MA Publishing Media student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing from 2019 to 2020. When she went back to Norway after Covid-19 hit, she was employed as a summer intern at Gyldendal Publishing. Due to some unforeseen challenges they needed help throughout 2020, so she stayed on, and in January 2021 was hired on a one-year contract as Head of PR and Marketing at the imprint Tiden Norsk Forlag. This is where the amazing project of Girls in the bathroom took place. 

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Crossover Covers - YA All Grown Up

by Yasminn Brown

Books covers today need to be 'attention-grabbing' (Violet Bramley, 2021) but they also need to signpost to the potential reader 'hey, I'm for you!'.  In this blog post, alumni Yasminn Brown shines a light on the design choices made in the rejacketing of YA books for the adult market. There is of course a cost to rejacketing a title so publishers tend to do this only when they are sure the work has a significant crossover appeal and thus warrants the extra spend. Yasminn has hunted down some interesting contemporary examples of bestselling YA worthy of a new look.

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The Oxdam Book Fair

by Eliza Smultea

This semester, during our 2nd-year undergraduate International Publishing module, over 30 students from Oxford attended the inaugural Oxdam Book Fair, run online and in partnership with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.  

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Getting published while studying

by Daniela Hernandez Villarroel

As a second year BA Media, Journalism and Publishing student, my course provides the opportunity to develop my writing skills - and to get published while I’m studying.

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The value of literary festivals - a webinar

by Fraser Smith, studying on MA Publishing Media

On Friday 19 March 2021 OICP, in collaboration with Oxford Brookes Business School, ran an online event, The Value of Literary Festivals. Offering a range of speakers, it gave students, both on the postgraduate and undergraduate courses, the chance to gain a keen understanding of literary festivals and the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

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Working in Publishing 2021

by Giulia Maggiori and Verity Stuart, studying at OICP

This year, the annual Working in Publishing event took place on Tuesday, 5 March 2021. More than 70 publishing professionals engaged in speed-dating sessions with over 80 Oxford Brookes publishing students.

We were delighted to work with Adam Blades, Sarah Franklin and James Spackman on organizing the event, liaising with publishers from across the industry to help bring this exciting event to life.  

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