M. Litt students in the School are pioneering a new partnership with Egmont Press, part of Egmont Publishing Group which is one of the UK's largest specialist children's publishers, selling more than 25 million books and 12 million magazines each year for children of all ages. Their award-winning fiction list includes the work of authors such as Andy Stanton, Michelle Magorian, William Nicholson, Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Nimmo, Anne Fine and 'Lemony Snicket'. We hope to open up this partnership to undergraduates from 2012.
During my work experience at Egmont I got to see many different facets of the publishing industry and I learnt a lot about how the process works. I had been interested in finding out more about publishing, so to do work experience as part of my MLitt was a fantastic opportunity. The Egmont team were really welcoming and were always happy to answer any questions I had. Work experience at Egmont has been a great introduction to publishing, and this placement has convinced me that publishing is what I want to do.