Supervision of final year major project work by undergraduates. Academic Advisor for undergraduates.
P65055 Children's Publishing
In the UK, this market contributes approximately a third of all book sales. In response to the digital turn, publishers are agressively exploring transmedia story-telling and include ebooks for older children, apps for all ages and printed activity books to maintain sales. Agencies interested in promoting reading and various gatekeepers, such as parents, carers, teachers, booksellers and librarians all have an impact on the books children read. Children's Publishing is one of the optional modules available in Semester 2. The particular and varied influences on this competitive field of publishing make the study of educational publishing, YA fiction, comics, picture books, activity books, books for babies and non-fiction publishing a broad and challenging topic to encompass in a single module. The approach is equally varied and changes from year to year with visiting speakers, group and individual assignments. Students study a variety of aspects of this fascinating and vibrant field of publishing with its constantly changing and demanding market.