University of Denver

The Publishing Institute


2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

The Publishing Institute

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for a career in book publishing. Professionals from all areas of publishing teach this month-long, full-time, graduate-level summer program. It will introduce you to all aspects of book publishing.

The Publishing Institute features

  • Workshops in editing and marketing

  • Lectures on a broad range of topics

  • Special Sessions (including field trips)

All sessions are conducted by top professionals from the world of book publishing. During the last week of the Institute, Career Counseling and Guidance Sessions are offered.


Not only do students learn what is involved in editing and marketing, they also have a chance to try their hands at performing the tasks they are hearing about in class. Through this experience, students develop a clear sense of their strengths and their career directions. During the workshops lecturers and leaders provide explicit feedback and professional guidance.


Using an actual manuscript from a leading publisher, students learn editorial skills such as preparation of a reader's report, substantive manuscript editing, copy editing, and proofreading. 


Students gain practical experience in writing sales copy, including publicity releases and advertisements. They also develop a total marketing plan, again using an actual manuscript from a leading publisher. 


Short micro-workshops give the students an interactive experience with targeted acquisitions and formulating the book concept. Specific micro-workshops include university presses, children's books, book packaging and independent publishing.

Lectures/ Teaching Sessions

Supporting the hands-on workshops are lecture and teaching sessions that give students exposure to diverse types of publishing. Leading executives, acknowledged as industry experts, explore a broad range of publishing issues. 

Special Sessions

The curriculum is supplemented by special sessions and field trips designed to give students an insider's view of the workings of the world of publishing.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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