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Publishing Institute (Denver, Colorado)

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:37 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Part time

The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing. Over the course of four weeks, it will introduce you to the process of book publishing: from editing, marketing and production to the bigger picture of digital publishing in a constantly changing world. Publishing Institute workshops and lectures are taught by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook, and small independent publishers located throughout the country as well as in New York. Our graduates go on to publishing careers around the world. You'll find some of our recent graduates at HarperCollins; Penguin Random House; Sourcebooks; Bloomsbury: Oxford University Press; Pearson— and many more. At the end of four weeks, you will obtain a solid educational foundation and excellent network for your subsequent job search.

Program Format and Content
During workshops, students engage with the various stages of editing and marketing by working on actual manuscripts. The editing workshop provides the opportunity to practice editorial skills such as the preparation of a reader's report, substantive manuscript editing, copyediting and proofreading. The marketing workshop provides practical experience writing publicity releases, identifying target audiences and developing a total marketing plan.

Workshops are complemented by lectures conducted by eminent publishing executives. Field trips round out the intensive course of instruction and include the nationally known Tattered Cover Book Store and The Perseus Books Group in Boulder, CO.

The Publishing Institute is designed for recent college graduates and career changers seeking careers in book publishing and for those presently employed in publishing or related fields who want a road overview of the industry. Admission is selective and competitive. Enrollment is limited to 95 students. Applications must be submitted by March 25, 2017, and accompanied by two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, resume, transcripts and a nonrefundable fee of $65. Applications must be submitted online: www.du.edu/publishinginstitute

​Tuition, housing and meals
Please visit our website for the 2017 tuition cost. To provide invaluable networking opportunities with the faculty and staff, students are required to eat lunch in the dining hall and to attend some special events. The cost for the meal plan, including special events, will be $430. Housing on campus is optional, and will be available in the brand new LEED certified Nagel Residence Hall. Cost: $1,446 single occupancy.