INSTG072 - Children's Publishing

This module looks at the dynamic and challenging contexts of children’s publishing. It will include an introduction to the major players in each area, including picture books and Young Adult, as well as sessions on product safety development, merchandising, and digital innovations via apps, enhanced ebooks and games.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will gain knowledge and understanding in:

•The histories and contexts of children’s publishing

•The key players today in children’s publishing

•The key developments in children’s publishing

•Issues in this area of publishing, including safety procedures, ethical and cultural

considerations, marketing and building loyalty


Portfolio of evidence (this could be images,critical analysis of an area of children’s publishing, digital paratexts,interviews with key people)  3000 words or equivalent.

TImetable: Thursday afternoons, term 2

Core Reading:

Guthrie, Richard.Publishing: Principles and Practice. Sage, 2011.

Children’s Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook 2013(and 2014). A&C Black,2012

Optional for
: MA Publishing,

MA in Archives & Records Management

MA/MSc in Digital Humanities

MA in Library & Information Studies

MSc in Information Science

MRes in Library, Archive & Information Studies

Further information for students currently taking this module

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