February 13, 2009

Kick-start Your Book Publishing Career

Posted in Publishing tagged , , at 11:47 pm by The Word Jar

Are you a bibliophile? Is your dream career in book publishing? If so, you need to check out the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. As a graduate of this program, I can attest to the valuable education, experience, and contacts it offers.

This intensive 4-week course covers every aspect of book publishing, from acquistions and editing to production and marketing. There are lectures and panel discussions with some of publishing’s top professionals. Students also participate in workshops and take field trips to local publishing fixtures. Students are encouraged to interact with visiting professionals at picnics and other social events, so it is easy to make contacts.

The program attracts a wide spectrum of students, but recent college graduates and career changers make up the bulk of participants. The application process is competitive, and this year the application deadline is March 23. You can see the requirements and download an application here.

There are other publishing programs offered across the country, but the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver shows participants that there is a whole book publishing world outside of NYC and the big conglomerate houses. Whether you want to edit, design, or market books, attending the Publishing Institute will get you well on your way to your new book publishing career.

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