Publishing News

Further success in the university rankings

The recently published (June 2014) university league table from the Guardian ranks Publishing at Oxford Brookes at number two out of 58 universities in the category Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.

The 2013 Sunday Times University Guide ranked the Publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes number one across all British universities in the category of Communications and Information Studies.

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Latest Volume of MA Book History Student Journal

A new volume of the student journal, The Journal of Publishing Culture is just out.

You can read the journal online here.

The Journal of Publishing Culture examines publishing in terms of its historical development and its contemporary practice. It addresses major transitions in publishing as a result of social, political, economic and technological developments. The journal articles are written and produced by postgraduate students at Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University.

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Top industry speakers confirmed for International Publishing Summer School

The final line-up of top industry speakers has been confirmed at the Summer School, which runs from 7 to 18 July 2014.  These will be:

  • David Attwooll, MD, Attwooll Associates on digital rights management
  • Emma Barnes, MD, Snowbooks on why metadata matters
  • Felicity Bryan, Chair, Felicity Bryan Literary Agency on managing author relationships
  • Lindsey Charles, Educational publishing consultant, on educational publishing
  • Jonathan Glasspool, MD, Bloomsbury Academic and Professional on mergers and acquisitions
  • Richard Hart, Founder and ex-MD, Hart Publishing on professional publishing
  • Simon Littlewood, International Director, RandomHouse on doing business internationally
  • Juliet Mabey, MD, Oneworld Publishers on trade publishing
  • Richard Mollett, CEO, The Publishers Association on copyright and piracy
  • Philip Shaw, Associate at Bertoli Mitchell, on finance
  • C M Taylor, author, screenwriter and app maker on born digital projects
  • Liz Thomson, Editor, BookBrunch, on trends in UK publishing
  • Anthony Watkinson, Principal Consultant, CIBER Research, on journals publishing

and we are delighted that our after-dinner speaker at the special Conference dinner at Quod Restaurant, Oxford, will be John Mitchinson, writer, publisher and co-founder of Unbound.

Together with other talks and seminars by senior lecturers from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, the Summer School looks set to be as exciting and vibrant as it was last year.  For more information see our events page.

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Success for Publishing lecturer at 2014 SU Teaching Awards

There was success for the second year running for Publishing at the annual Teaching Awards organized by the Students’ Union at Oxford Brookes, held on Wednesday 30 April 2014. Such awards are now run at almost every students’ union in the UK, aimed at rewarding best practice for teaching and dedication to higher education. In the category of Best Taught Module, Jane Potter won the award for Print and Society.

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MA Student from Chile has written article for Chile Newspaper

Rosamaria Solar Robertson, a student on our MA course in Publishing, has written an article for La Prensa Austral, a local newspaper from Punta Arenas in Chile.

The article covers international bookfairs, and specifically mentions Rosamaria's recent experience at the Bologna Bookfair.

Rosamaria says in the article (translated from the Spanish):

Bologna Bookfair, is professional and open to the public, where the main objective is the buying and selling of rights to publish titles in other languages and the generation of films and television series, digital applications , toys and games fair, among other byproducts.

The digital edition of the newspaper is available here.

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London Book Fair 2014

Students and staff from the Centre (OICPS) were busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Earls Court from the 8th to 10th April 2014.  Over 50 postgraduate and undergraduate students helped out with the running of the Fair, including manning the seminar rooms, the literary café, and the translation centre; and two students helped on the Frankfurt Book Fair stand.

We had our own OICPS stand from which we marketed our degree programmes, staff publications, research and consultancy, and the July summer school for industry professionals. Angus Phillips, Director of OICPS, participated in two seminars - on publishing skills and ebook pricing.  At our stand reception on the Wednesday evening, attended by over 120 people, we met up with friends of the Centre and the many alumni working at the fair. Pictures of the cake, celebrating the publication of Turning the Page by Angus Phillips, were tweeted round the fair before it was quickly eaten up by the party-goers.

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The Future of Publishing - press reaction

The final Saturday of the 2014 Oxford Literary Festival saw an event organized by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on the Future of Publishing. An expert panel of Anthony Cheetham, Nigel Newton, Richard Ovenden, and Tim Waterstone considered a range of questions around publishing, bookselling and libraries. With the decline in the number of independent bookshops, what is the future for the printed book? Will traditional publishing survive in this environment? Why do authors still need publishers? Should readers have a greater say in what is published?

The event was reported in the Telegraph newspaper, and the article focused on comments by Tim Waterstone on the ebook revolution ...

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Working in Publishing Day 2014

MA Publishing student Ionie Ince writes about her experience at the Working in Publishing Day (4 March) at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. The day started with workshops on applications, interviews, and prospecting for jobs, followed by an afternoon of speed-dating with professionals from a range of book, magazine and journal publishers. The afternoon ended with a talk from Joanna Prior, MD of Penguin General. The organizations in attendance included: Bloomsbury Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Hearst, Hodder & Stoughton, IPC Media, Osprey, Oxfam, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley.

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Students start new publishing house

So Vain Magazine ( is an online magazine founded by Stephanie Reed in 2010 which revolves around the themes of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and menswear. Its main focus is to provide all the latest fashion and styling tips on a budget, to help readers look and feel unique and stand out from the crowd! All the posts and articles are aimed specifically to be really practical and original and show the latest fashion in a unique way.


So Vain magazine has grown over the years, reaching by 2014 an average of 10,000 hits a month. The So Vain brand has now expanded and, in February 2014, the publishing house So Vain Books ( was founded, with the aim of publishing digital and print books connected to the world of fashion and glamour. Their first books will be published at the end of 2014 and they will include chick-lit novels, fashion guides and non-fiction books written by influential fashion and beauty bloggers from the UK.

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4th UK China Publishing Forum 7 April 2014

The fourth UK China Publishing Forum will be held on Monday 7 April at Oxford Brookes University

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

In association with the Modern Publishing Institute of Peking University and Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

The Publishers Association and the London Book Fair

The event is an opportunity to hear from both UK and Chinese experts about the relationship between the two publishing industries. There will be sessions on the growing business connections between the two countries, the development of the copyright trade, and digital publishing in China.

The speakers include: Fayuan Zhu, Deputy President of Jiangxi Publishing Group; Rob Scriven, Ian Taylor Associates; Xiaohong Fan, President of FLTRP UK; and Rüdiger Wischenbart, Wischenbart Consulting.

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