“The Kingston University Publishing Masterclasses are an excellent way to learn about different job roles and key contemporary issues 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”.
We are delighted to announce our Autumn Masterclass programme. We have a fantastic line up of speakers so please join us on Tuesdays at 6pm at the Penrhyn Road campus JG1004.
6th October: Lizzy Kremer, Head of Books Department, David Higham and Associates, The role of the literary agent in today’s publishing landscape
13th October: Philip Downer, Former Chief Executive Borders UK, MD Calliope Gifts, Everything changes: Amazon and Publishing
20th October: Diane Spivey, Group Rights and Contracts Director, Little, Brown Book Group, An introduction to rights and its changing role
27th October: Julia Kingsford Director, Kingsford Campbell, Literary and Marketing Agency and Business Development & Consumer Insight Consultant at ValoBox; former Chief Executive of World Book Night and Head of Marketing at Foyles book chain, Making Reading Happen
10th November: Jacky Colliss Harvey, Publisher, Royal Collection Trust The gamekeeper turns poacher – how it feels for a publisher to be published
17th November: David Shelley, Chief Executive, Little Brown Book Group and Orion, What will the publisher of the future look like? And what skills are publishers looking for from new recruits to the industry?
24th November: Crystal Mahey-Morgan, Founder OWN IT! Entertainment Limited; Digital Sales and Marketing Director, Zed Books The book is dead, long live the book!
1st December: Jamie Byng Publisher and Managing Director, Canongate, Why publishers should think of themselves as DJs and chefs
8th December: Bridget Shine, Chief Executive of the IPG, The role of the independent publisher in today’s frantic marketplace
15th December: Sam Missingham Head of Events at HarperCollins UK; former Head of Events and Marketing at The Bookseller, Publishing’s Hustle