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Weekly Calendar

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!


Publishing Project Update – The Bookseller Children’s Project

By Lucy Broughton, on 29 October 2014

So my group have the (lucky? unlucky?) position of being the first to have an update on our Publishing Project. Our project involves looking at the back issues of The Bookseller to chart the development of the now booming Children’s market. We’ve had loads of ideas since the very first meeting but unfortunately, because we haven’t had our meeting with our project leader at The Bookseller yet… I can’t tell you what those ideas are.

I can tell you that we have already done loads of research at the British Library, after some mishaps with cards and complex ordering systems, and have already found some amazing things, including:

  • First reviews of Game of Thrones!
  • E-book predictions
  • A lot of Harry Potter mania from the early 2000s
  • Madame Doubtfire in 1987
  • Adverts for Noddy and The Railway Children
  • The first announcement for Sophie’s Choice

So for now… we’ll just get back to research…













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