Center for Publishing

Introduction to Book Publishing

This is the first course taken in the curriculum, introducing all aspects of book publishing, print and digital. Students will learn the fundamentals of editorial acquisitions and editing, marketing, publicity, sales, design, and production as well as the central importance of digital formats. Book publishing financial models will be discussed, as well as how budgets are determined. Students will be required to think like publishers, evaluating editorial projects and seeking creative sales and marketing strategies to position titles in a shifting retail marketplace as other media compete for consumers¿ time and attention.
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Associated Degrees