Starting tonight, Kingston University will be hosting an open MA Publishing Masterclass every Monday evening in the first semester, delivered by a successful industry figure.
“The Masterclasses are an excellent way to learn about different job roles in the publishing industry. The speakers work in all areas of publishing so it’s very insightful to hear different perspectives on the business. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get first-hand answers from professionals.
It can be a great way to network too – I ended up securing a work placement at Weidenfeld & Nicolson by talking to publishing director, Alan Samson, before he gave a Masterclass.”
Amy Cartwright, 2011 MA Publishing part-time student
Everyone is welcome to attend these informative and inspirational sessions, which take place in the John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road (in room JG1008), from 6-8pm.
Monday 3 October 2011
Peter Ashman, Publisher, BMJ Publications
Resourcing professionals with the information they need: a profitable perspective
Monday 10 October 2011
Nicholas Jones, Managing Director, Strathmore Publishing
What does a publisher bring to the party (in this age of rapidly changing technology)?
Monday 17 October 2011
Nick Robinson, UK Sales Manager, Vintage Publishing
Selling to and through the traditional book trade, and why this continues to matter
Monday 24 October 2011
Ziyad Marar, Deputy MD, Sage Publications Ltd
What does it mean to be a genuinely values-driven organisation?
Monday 7 November 2011
Jon Reed, Publishing consultant and commentator
Social media marketing for publishers
Monday 14 November 2011
Bobby Nayyar, Manager, Dipnet
If you were starting a publishing house next year,how would you do it?
Monday 21 November 2011
Elaine McQuade, Head of Marketing and Publicity, OUP
What’s the point of children’s publishing – they don’t read any more do they?
Monday 28 November 2011
Working with Jordan: is there any value in celebrity autobiographies?
Monday 5 December 2011
Diane Spivey, Rights and Contracts Director, Little, Brown Book Group
How rights reach the parts that others can’t reach
Monday 12 December 2011
Tony Mulliken, Chairman, Midas PR
Publishing PR: the past, present and future; analogue and digital
We’ll be blogging about each of these speakers soon after their appearance, and we welcome comments from those who attended the sessions.