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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.
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
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
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