Creative Book Publishing

Creative Book Publishing

Creative Book Publishing (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code



Program Length

One intensive, accelerated semester, beginning in May and ending in August


Creative Book Publishing

Contact Information

Alison Maclean, program director
416.675.6622 ext. 4566


The 2016/2017 fee for one semester is
– domestic $6,345.02
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition and lab fees, student service and auxiliary fees for one intensive accelerated semester of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional fees are required for final project materials ($50 – $100) and the registration fee for the Book Summit Conference (approximately $100).


Start DatesAvailability
2016 MayClosed
2017 MayOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

Humber’s Creative Book Publishing program combines creativity and entrepreneurship with the only opportunity in Canada to specialize in literary agenting/rights management and publishing technology. Taught by working professionals, and visited by industry experts and published authors, students of this program regularly make valuable contacts.

After two months of foundational publishing courses (including business models, acquisitions, contracts, copyright, technology, creativity, operations, and content management), students choose three of five specializations: editorial, marketing, literary agenting/rights management, advanced technology or a research project. In the final month, students are organized into groups representing publishing enterprises. They create business plans and publishing lists, design covers, develop websites, and plan marketing campaigns. This intense summative assignment provides an unprecedented knowledge base, which prepares graduates for a successful career in publishing.

List of Courses

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Your Career

Book publishing is an innovative, cultural industry that adapts to rapid and constant change in the marketplace and to evolving technological requirements while continuing to nurture creativity and growth. Find opportunities in editorial, marketing, technology, contracts, subsidiary rights, sales, management/operations and production/design. Or work in closely related fields as a content manager, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, arts journalist, bookseller, educator, or entertainment/copyright/intellectual property expert in government agencies and industry associations. Humber also encourages entrepreneurship and the development of new enterprises. Creative writers may be interested in learning the publishing process.


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