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By Caroline A Murphy, on 7 December 2014

PaulHollywoodHi all,

Here is your last calendar of the term, so here a small selection of things that are going on this week that you might fancy!

Tuesday 9th:

10am: Last Sales, Marketing and Promotion lecture with guest speakers from Taylor & Francis and Rising Stars.

1pm: Author Management lecture with editorial and publishing directors from Gollancz and Michael Joseph.

UCL’s Chamber Choir are holding a Christmas concert at the North Cloisters at 6pm. It’s free and there are refreshments. So if that’s your kind of thing, get yourself there!

7pm: Storytelling Live – Robin Hood, with Wendy and Michael Dacre at Waterstones Piccadilly.


Wednesday 10th

1pm: Paul Hollywood is doing a signing of his new book British Baking at the Bloomsbury Institute


Thursday 11th

10am: Publishing Skills lecture on interview skills with Evan Hancock from UCL Careers service

1pm: Publishing Projects – we’re all updating each other on the progress of our projects!

SYP Festive Celebrations – This is free if you’re a member. Click here are more details

UCL Publishing Christmas Party? – As you’re all aware, we’ve had some booking issues with our original plans for a Publishing Christmas Party 🙁 We shall update this as soon as we know what the plans are!


Friday 12th

DEADLINE: Author Management.


Have a very good Christmas break, and we’ll return in the New Year with more exciting London and UCL events!


Your Weekly Event Calendar…

By uczccra, on 30 November 2014

Enjoy this last relaxing week before the deadlines and Christmas events come for you!

Tuesday Dec 2nd

Publishing Case Studies in Sales, Marketing & Promotion

Tom Chalmers, founder, Lizard Press
Ian Lamb, Head of Children’s Marketing and Publicity, Bloomsbury
Crystal Mahey-Morgan, Online and Digital Account Manager, Penguin Random House
Katie Sadler, Digital Marketing Manager, Fiction, Harper Collins

Literary Agents  in Author Management

Introduced by Iain.  Masterclass panel with Carole Blake and Peter Robinson.


What does a literary agent do?   This session will give you the answers, with some of the best in the business!

Links: Peter Robinson: http://www.rcwlitagency.com/agents/peter-robinson/

               Blake Friedmann: http://blakefriedmann.co.uk/

Please familiarise yourselves with Carole Blake (easy, as she is a real Twitterati!) and her agency’s website, BlakeFriedmann (http://blakefriedmann.co.uk/ ) and Peter Robinson (http://www.rcwlitagency.com/agents/peter-robinson/ ) as well as Rogers Coleridge and White’s website (http://www.rcwlitagency.com/)

Also, chapters 3, 4, 6, and 13 ​from  From Pitch to Publication ​will be particularly useful to you.

Wednesday Dec 3rd

For all you international students who were lucky enough to get a place at this event, here is your reminder….
UK VISA talk at  1PM in the Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium

Thursday Dec 4th

Project Management in Publishing Skills

Guest speaker: Philippa Middleditch
–> Room: Malet Place Eng 1.03 <–

Saturday Dec 6th

BookMachine London: Meet and collaborate with the most inspiring people in the publishing industry today! This week’s speaker is Rebecca Swift, Head of Creative Planning at iStock BookMachine.

Finally,  your Author ToolKit Countdown is …….12 days
Thank you and hope you’re enjoying Christmas time in London so far!


The Week Ahead…

By Lucy Broughton, on 16 November 2014

Monday 17th November
Ray’s Jazz: EFG London Jazz Festival presents Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra featuring Nathaniel Facey

Ray’s Jazz kickstart their EFG London Jazz Festival events with a full-blown set from the Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra. The concert will also feature soloist Nathaniel Facey of Empirical fame.

Venue: The Auditorium, Level Six
Tickets: Free. To reserve, simply visit the website.

Tuesday 18th November
Sales, Marketing and Promotion – GROUP PRESENTATIONS

Author Management
Focus: Rights Management
Led by Sam, a masterclass with Diane Spivey (Little, Brown) and Lynette Owen (Pearson) on rights management.

Thinking Drinkers: Drinking Thinkers – an Evening with
Ben McFarland, Tom Sandham
Thinking Drinkers: The Enlightened Imbiber’s Guide to Alcohol

This event is free but reserve your place by email piccadilly@waterstones.com
Join enlightened imbibers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham for an evening of illumination and entertainment as they take us on a cultural tour of nips, shots and pints from the Wild West saloons of America to the whisky wildernes of the Outer Hebrides via Gin’s degenerate London lanes and the anarchic absinthe-addled avenues of France. With samples and tastings, this will be an evening to remember!

Wednesday 19th November
Horace Warner’s “Spitalfields Nippers” A Magic Lantern Show by The Gentle Author

This event is free but reserve your place by email: piccadilly@waterstones.com
This Magic Lantern Show reveals an astonishing archive of photographs taken by Horace Warner. These take us to the byways, alleyways and yards of Spitalfields 1900 and the hidden worlds of a lost tribe: the Spitalfields Nippers. They will be giving away large poster prints of the Spitalfields Nippers to all at this event!

Thursday 20th November
Publishing Skills – InDesign Workshop part 2!

London Haunting with Chris McCabe and Scott Wood
In the Catacombs: A Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery

This event is free but reserve your place by email piccadilly@waterstones.com
In this darkly intriguing London Salon, Chris McCabe steals us away as he uncovers the stories of the dead poets buried in West Norwood Cemetery to reveal their still-unsilenced voices amidst the London psyche. Alongside, host of the London Fortean Society and author of London’s Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube reveals a geography of plague pits and morbid memorials. Hosted by Tom Chivers from penned in the margins, this will be an evening of Gothic intrigue.

Friday 21st November
Perhaps you could get ahead with the Author Management coursework?

Saturday 22nd November
Meet James Franco
Actors Anonymous

Meet the actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author, at this exclusive signing. Please note James Franco will be signing copies of his books only. Copies of ‘Actors Anonymous’, ‘Palo Alto’ and ‘Directing Herbert White’ will be available to purchase on the day at Waterstones Piccadilly, proof of a Waterstones receipt may be required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

ASSIGNMENT COUNTDOWN – less than a month until the Author Management deadline!

Sunday Schedule

By Alice Hughes, on 9 November 2014

So it’s Sunday and reading week is drawing to a close. Hope you’ve all had a lovely break and the chance to get stuck into some course reading. The Oxford Street Christmas lights have been turned on and it looks like the rest of this term is going to fly by! Here’s our weekly calendar of publishing classes and bibliophile-worthy events…

Monday 10th

An evening with David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks (Waterstone’s Piccadilly – 6.30pm)

Exclusive Midnight Launch: Stephen King’s Revival (Waterstone’s Piccadilly – 11.30pm)

Tuesday 11th

Sales, Marketing and Promotion class: The Practitioners Perspective: Marketing and Publicity with Martin Neild, Georgina Moore, Communications Director at Headline and Auriol Bishop, Creative Director at Hodder. In this session we’ll be learning how to master the interlocking tools of marketing plans, writing copy, metadata and budgets (Chandler B01 – 10-1pm)

Author Management class: New ways of working with Authors with Gareth Howard, CEO and Founder of Authoright (If anyone witnessed the very heated, Amazon-focused concluding panel at the SYP conference on Saturday, you’ll recognise him!) (Bentham Room 4 – 2-5pm)

An Evening of Terror & Wonder: The Gothic Imagination with The British Library Curator Talk (Waterstone’s Piccadilly – 7pm)

The V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize winner announcement with A.L. Kennedy in conversation with Paula Johnson (The Tabernacle – 7pm)

Wednesday 12th

The First World War Conference: Literature, Culture, Modernity (The British Academy – 9.30am-5.00pm)

Thursday 13th

Publishing Skills class: Writing Skills with Jon Reed, author and publishing marketing consultant, and James Owen, author. (Cruciform B115A – Public Cluster- 10am-1pm)

Publishing Project meetings 2pm onwards

Michael Frayn in discussion with Marcel Theroux on Matchbox Theatre (Daunt Books – 7pm)

Ray’s Jazz: Paul Riley Quintet (free! Foyles Charing Cross Road – 6.30-7.30pm)

Friday 14th

The Bookseller Futurebook Conference (The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre – 9am-6pm)

(For all you arty publishers…)

Opening of A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón collection (Leighton House Museum – open 10am-5.30pm)

Portrait artist Jonathan Yeo in Conversation with Tim Marlow (Royal Academy Burlington House – 6.30-7.30pm)

….And finally because none of us ever really grow up, Matilda the Musical might take your fancy. This award-winning, grotesquely magical show is on at Cambridge Theatre until 20th December.

Plan Your Weekly Events Here!

By uczccra, on 19 October 2014

Hi everybody! We are hoping to keep you up to date about events in the publishing world and big events happening in our programme. It’s not definitive but it is more than enough to fill your calendar…
Check back every Sunday around 6pm and if you fancy a monthly format, look for the October Publishing Events Calendar in the sidebar. Happy Sunday!

(WP=Waterstone’s Piccadilly)

Monday the 20th

-Ballet Spectacular: In Association with the Royal Ballet WP 6:30PM

Tuesday the 21st

-The Opposite of Loneliness WP 6:30PM
-Storytelling Live! Ancient Legends Retold WP 7:00PM

Wednesday the 22nd

-SYP The Monopoly Board of Publishing
-Syria: at the Crossroads of History with Diana Darke and John McHugo WP 7:00PM

Thursday the 23rd

-London Sports Writing Festival
-SYP How to Build a Book 7:00PM
-The Joy of Dictionaries WP 7:00PM
-Who shot Bob Marley? WP 7:00PM
-An Evening w/ Peter James WP 6:30PM

Friday the 24th

-London Sports Writing Festival
-Fugue Lucy Carroll’s Book Launch at The London Review Bookshop 7PM

Saturday the 25th

-London Sports Writing Festival

Sunday the 26th

-London Sports Writing Festival