Oxford Brookes University | Publishing | Publishing Podcasts
Summary: Podcasts from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Speakers from the Publishing industry in front of an audience of students, lecturers and guests.
Gathering meaningful metadata, granularity, analytics, and how usage statistics inform commercial decisions in publishing.
Camille Mari introduces the audience to some very useful techniques to make better use of Twitter to market ourselves, our books or our company.
Meeting the challenge of publishing blended products and services for GCSE Science. Changing how we work and shifting to continuous delivery of content to meet customer needs.
Guy talks about some of the latest digital developments and how they impact storytelling and the publishing industry. He is an internationally recognised digital media leader, with a career spanning online games, app development, television and running the digital teams for international media companies. He has produced BAFTA and EMMY-recognised digital projects including the international success for the BBC drama Sherlock, the online AI thriller The Suspect, and transmedia projects for Home and Away, RTL Media and the BBC.
Sally Bayley is a Lecturer in English at Balliol College, Oxford and the author of the crowd-funded book The Private Life of the Diary, published by Unbound. Sally talks to Beverley Tarquini about both this new book and also her other writing projects, including her work on Sylvia Plath. She shares her thoughts on how authors operate and in particular, how they interact with their editors.
Made in Me make innovative and inspirational apps, games, websites, books and videos. Eric will talk about his career in book publishing, brand development, TV, gaming and the world of children’s entertainment. He will demonstrate Me Books: the ultimate collection of digital books and comics for kids and tell you the story behind the product.
At the End of the 'Working in Publishing' day at the OICPS, Jo Prior gave a fascinating talk on the future of publishing as seen from Penquin Books.
Dale Peters is Head of Corporate Development (RM Education) and presents RM Books a system for delivering eBooks into schools.
David talks about gathering meaningful metadata, granularity, analytics, and how usage statistics inform commercial decisions in publishing.
The publisher is responsible for a product from concept to delivery: Concept to high quality product or service Creation in a timely way to budget Providing something that people want to buy Ensuring we make a profit! … so what’s different in the digital world compared to print?
‘Have you considered what a career in production might look like in the digital age? The size, number of opportunities and ex-perience gained in new technologies for such a role are worth considering in the age of electronic content, where attention to detail is critical and delivery nearly instantaneous. The qualities for a role in production will be explored in this seminar, as well as understanding the vital role Book and Journal Production play in the publishing process. Learn how closely aligned two of the largest academic publishing companies in the industry really are by joining Joanne Mason and Emma Hawes of Oxford University Press, and Mark Sheehan of Elsevier as they present a bird’s eye view of a rapidly changing publishing sector.
‘Being published’ is traditionally a seal of the quality and authenticity of research, and has been since the 17th century. If you thought academic publishing was stuffy, think again: things are changing rapidly; and people are now sharing knowledge and consuming content on the Internet for free. How does an academic publisher respond and add value beyond the written word, what is the author’s point-of-view in these transactions, and how does it contribute to the furthering of knowledge as a partner to academia as well as a player within it? As publishers cope with this change, we too must manage the change hap-pening around us as new job roles are created, and new technology is adopted. Is content still king? Come and find out! Moderated by Angus Phillips, Oxford Brookes University.
Publishing is well known as a competitive industry. And Atwood Tate is one of the most recognisable names in Publishing Recruit-ment. With years of experience matching the right people with the right jobs, Claire Louise and Kellie are here to share their expertise on the best ways to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Come and meet them from 11am, and make the most of their knowledge of the recruitment processes of leading Publishing Houses.
You can be guaranteed that a life in publishing will bring with it some rather exciting and interesting stories. In this seminar, two publishers (one turned publishing consultant) will share their own stories of how they got their breaks in the industry, the different paths they’ve followed and the exotic locations they have stopped-in along the way. Including Hollywood!
Change is inevitable. And for Osprey, change was embraced to ensure future success. Listen to Osprey’s CEO, Rebecca Smart, weave an engaging and honest story of how the company’s growth was as much a process of discovery as it was a strategic decision that would ensure its survival, and demonstrate that managing yourself for and through change can help lead others through the same process. Samantha Missingham will then share her ideas on how the ‘cream doesn’t always rise to the top’; how people (young pub-lishers specifically) need to get their hustle on - using social media. Samantha will then present some tips for creating and getting your dream job, building credibility, and getting exposure.