Oxford Diary: David Fickling at the SYP

David Fickling from David Fickling Books gave a talk to the SYP last night in Oxford about the relationship between the publisher and the author, and he was really rather inspiring.

Below is a summary of the various tweets from the event – my favourite quote of the evening is still “It’s a physi-digi world and it’s kind of groovy“. Because it is.

  1. eleanorkatesh
    The incredible David Fickling talking about the relationship between the publisher and the author. #sypoxford http://pic.twitter.com/6Bq2rALb
  2. charlieinabook
    @DFB_storyhouse so inspired by Mr Fickling’s wonderful talk today! Especially loved the book blocking dance #SYPoxford
  3. emmyappleby
    Spend as little time worrying about the economics; spend as much time as possible finding a really good story #SYPOxford #publishing
  4. emmyappleby
    Todays publishing is physi-igital #DavidFickling #SYPOxford
  5. falldownlachute
    David Fickling talking at OUP tonight; ‘there will always be a shaper and there will always be a storyteller’ #SYPoxford
  6. Charly_Ford
    RT @WException: #sypoxford @DFB_storyhouse “Trust your own views and have the courage to make decisions based on them.” #editing
  7. WException
    #sypoxford @DFB_storyhouse “Trust your own views and have the courage to make decisions based on them.” #editing
  8. WException
    #sypoxford @DFB_storyhouse David’s 3 principles of publishing: Legacy; Sharing; Autonomy #publishing #editing
  9. northernmoores
    RT @AtwoodTate: Fundamental rule of editing is that it is not your book. At the core, there is always the storyteller #sypoxford
  10. smbateman87
    Thank you to David Fickling for thoroughly reinvigorating my love for children’s publishing and the publishing world in general! #sypoxford
  11. tehkelsey
    3 principles of publishing: legacy, share and autonomy #SYPOxford
  12. AtwoodTate
    Legacy, Share, Autonomy = core rules of publishing #sypoxford
  13. EmilyWhyy
    RT @Zazimarki: Digital is like an adolescent pullman daemon, it hasn’t yet taken its proper state #sypoxford
  14. Zazimarki
    Have you ever read a book which changes you@david fickling #sypoxford
  15. AtwoodTate
    Fundamental rule of editing is that it is not your book. At the core, there is always the storyteller #sypoxford
  16. AtwoodTate
    Reading of comics is vital to gets kids enjoying reading #sypoxford
  17. Zazimarki
    Digital is like an adolescent pullman daemon, it hasn’t yet taken its proper state #sypoxford
  18. eleanorkatesh
    David Fickling: the kindle is the equivalent of the talkies, more is still to come. #sypoxford
  19. AtwoodTate
    Digital is like an adolescent Pulman daemon – still taking it’s form. It’s exciting. No one knows what shape it will be. #sypoxford
  20. eleanorkatesh
    Remember, in the author-editor relationship, who is the other person and can they hear what you are saying? #sypoxford
  21. Zazimarki
    Rely on your sense of what works #sypoxford
  22. AtwoodTate
    There are many different ways of editing. You need to find the right one for the book and the particular author. #sypoxford
  23. ZaraPreston
    David Fickling books speaking for the SYP at Oxford University Press #sypoxford http://twitpic.com/b4rh45
  24. Zazimarki
    Making a publishing decision is fantastically energising @ David tickling #sypoxford
  25. WException
    #sypoxford @DFB_storyhouse “Our main concern is stories.” David Fickling
  26. AtwoodTate
    Narrative and story are key and the centre to everything David and @DFB_storyhouse does #sypoxford
  27. BIC1UK
    RT @AtwoodTate: The job of the publisher is to add energy and recognise good stuff @DFB_storyhouse #sypoxford
  28. AtwoodTate
    You need to have courage of your convictions – YES or NO quickly! Even though David hates saying no and taking time is also good #sypoxford
  29. AtwoodTate
    Stability is great – recognise an author and stay with them. The author makes the editor, not the other way round! #sypoxford
  30. AtwoodTate
    It’s a physi-digi world and it is kind of groovy #sypoxford
  31. helenawaldron
    RT @AtwoodTate: The job of the publisher is to add energy and recognise good stuff @DFB_storyhouse #sypoxford
  32. AtwoodTate
    The job of the publisher is to add energy and recognise good stuff @DFB_storyhouse #sypoxford
  33. WException
    David Fickling ‘We need a culture of stories for children’ #sypoxford @DFB_storyhouse @SYP_UK
  34. ZaraPreston
    Excited about David Fickling at OUP tonight! Only a few hours to go @DFB_storyhouse #sypoxford http://www.facebook.com/events/334479879980871/

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