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Angus Phillips

Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

School of Arts

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Angus Phillips has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities, and before joining Oxford Brookes he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. He works as a consultant to the publishing industry and is often invited to speak at international conferences and events. His recent books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) and Turning the Page: The evolution of the book. He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and was a judge for the Bookseller industry awards for four years in a row. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos. With Michael Bhaskar, he is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Publishing.

Digital publishing; the international publishing industry; book covers; economic history of publishing; publishing in China

Research group membership

  • Member of Working Group 4 of the SCH COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS1404 - Evolution of reading in the age of digitisation
  • Convenor of international conference for publishing studies – By the Book (Florence, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Books

Journal articles

  • Phillips A, 'Have we passed peak book? The uncoupling of book sales from economic growth'
    Publishing Research Quarterly (2017)
    ISSN: 1053-8801 eISSN: 1053-8801
    Website
  • Phillips A, 'Blog to the Future? Journals publishing in the Twenty-first century'
    Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42 (1) (2010) pp.16-30
    ISSN: 1198-9742 eISSN: 1198-9742
    Abstract Website
  • Phillips A, 'Kicking the habit? : the decline of reading in Europe'
    Logos 21 (3) (2010) pp.31-36
    ISSN: 0957-9656 eISSN: 0957-9656
    Abstract Website
  • Phillips A, 'The Greek publishing industry and professional development'
    Publishing Research Quarterly 24 (2) (2008) pp.98-110
    ISSN: 1053-8801 eISSN: 1053-8801
    Abstract Website
  • Phillips A, 'Does the book have a future?'
    Logos 19 (1) (2008) pp.26-33
    ISSN: 0957-9656 eISSN: 0957-9656
    Abstract Website

Book chapters

  • Phillips A, 'Literary agents' in Richard Bradford, Alison Baverstock and Madelena Gonzalez (ed.), The Companion to Publishing and Literature, Routledge (2019)
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  • Phillips A, 'Does the Book have a Future?' in Eliot S, Rose R (ed.), A Companion to the History of the Book, Wiley (2018)
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  • Phillips A, 'Changing Focus, 1973-1989: The Closure of the Printing House' in Robbins K (ed.), History of Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press (2017)
    ISBN: 9780199574797
    Abstract
  • Phillips A, 'Trade Publishing' in Robbins K (ed.), History of Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press (2017)
    ISBN: 9780199574797
    Abstract
  • Phillips A, 'Trade Publishing' in Robbins K (ed.), History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV, Oxford University Press (2017)
    ISBN: 9780199574797
    Abstract
  • Phillips A, 'The pleasure and pain of reading' in Culture report progress Europe. Europe reads - literature in Europe., Institut far Auslandsbeziehungen (2010)
    ISBN: 978-3-021970
    Abstract

Other publications