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(New Term!) Weekly Round-Up

By Helena, on 17 January 2017

Happy Tuesday to everyone! This Tuesday marks the second day of the second week of our second term here at the Centre for Publishing at UCL (last week we were all inundated with coursework deadlines), so we certainly have a lot to get going with. So without further ado, let’s get on with our weekly round-up, your resource for course news, industry news, and fun little things to do that are (as ever) book-related.

Course Events

The seminar on Discovery and Discoverability, organised by the department, taking place Wednesday 18th, 13.30 for a start at 14.30. It is free to attend for all those on the course. See the email from Nick on how to RSVP.

Similarly, on the 25th January there is a Digital Publishing forum, run by the Publishers’ Association, taking place 16.00 – 17.00 followed by a drinks reception. See the email from Nick on how to RSVP.

Course News

UCL Publishers’ Prize

As always, the UCL Publishers’ Prize is open for submissions! They are accepting all forms of writing to the theme METAMORPHOSIS, with submissions closing at the end of January. They’ve started gathering their judges and prizes (we hear on the grapevine) and submissions are beginning to roll in (we heard that on the grapevine too). Get writing!

Find them and more information on their twitter, facebook, and website.

Work Experience with Penguin

Penguin Random House have officially opened applications for work experience placements from March to May. See here for more information and how to apply!

Publishing News

Penguin Ladybird Experts

Staying true to the brand that is the Ladybird guide books, Penguin are set to release a series of ‘Expert’ Ladybird books for adults on the 26th of January. Topics include Climate Change, Evolution, and Quantum Mechanics. (Thanks to Madison for tweeting this out for us to see!)

Academic Book Week

#AcBookWeek is fast approaching (it’s next week!) a time to celebrate and discuss anything and everything about academic publishing. Follow the # and see the website here to keep up!

What Books helped Barack Obama in his presidency?

The Bookseller reports that Barack Obama has noted The Underground Railroad, The Three-Body Problem, and A Bend in the River as particularly playing a role within his presidency. See the article here (and keep an eye out in-store for the popularity of these books as a result!)

Industry Events

See the BookGig website here for great listings all to do with publishing events!

Bookophile Listicles

32 Exciting Books for 2017

Poll – What Harry Potter thing MUST GO?

Hilarious Tweets about Books

Want to win books??





That’s it from us this week! Let us know if you have any suggestions, questions, if you want to submit a post for the blog – check our blog managers page for our details!


Helena and Emily

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