Skip to content
  • Creative Book PublishingPostgraduate Certificate | CREAT_BK_GC

    “I've recently started a full time position with a major publisher in New York City! It's a dream come true and it wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for Humber. It's an amazing program and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the industry.”  
    ~ Eliana Seochand

    Read more success stories

     Term: 1-Semester Postgraduate Certificate     

     Start Date: May 9, 2016      

    Location: Humber Lakeshore Campus, Toronto, ON

Program Overview

Love books in every format? Humber's Creative Book Publishing program combines creativity with commerce, while exploring the conventions and practices of book publishing. This intense and rigorous program prepares graduates to work in publishing and related industries.

Students learn content development and management skills that form an unequalled foundation for successful careers in the industry and related fields. We offer the only opportunities in Canada to specialize in literary agenting/rights management and publishing technology. Learning to be an editor or content manager is only the beginning. To learn more about Canadian publishing jobs open to graduates, visit our Careers section.

Our faculty has a deep understanding of the art and business of the book world. Instructors work in publishing houses or as freelancers, ensuring student learning keeps pace with this rapidly changing industry. Students expand their network of professional contacts through field trips and guest lectures by established writers, editors, publicists, agents, and more.

After two months of publishing courses covering topics including content development, content management, finance, legal issues, and media, students choose three of four specializations: editorial, marketing, literary agenting/rights management, or technology. In the final month, students are organized into groups to create model publishing enterprises.

For program info contact: 
Alison Maclean 
Program Director 
416-675-6622 ext. 4566
alison.maclean@humber.ca

For registration info contact:
Jennifer Hannah
Jennnifer.Hannah@humber.ca

To talk to a grad, email:
creativearts@humber.ca
Put "Ask An Alum" in the subject line

Success Stories

Ceileigh Mangalam

Ceileigh Mangalam

Ceileigh Mangalam is the Editorial Intern for Simon & Schuster Canada and couldn't be more excited about the work she's doing there!

Read More 

Jordyn Martinez

Jordyn Martinez

Jordyn Martinez graduated from Humber's Creative Book Publishing Program (CBPP) in 2015. She's already had two internships and is excited to be working in her chosen field. 

Read More 

Elizabeth Hilborn

Elizabeth Hilborn

How many people can say they’ve met Margaret Atwood, Chris Hadfield, Jason Priestly, and Elaine Lui in person and have photographic evidence to prove itAt least one: Elizabeth Hilborn.

Read More 

@HumberCBPP

Faculty

Alison Maclean

Alison Maclean

Program Director, Creative Book Publishing
Read More
Julia Chanter

Julia Chanter

Read More
Diane Davy

Diane Davy

Read More
Linda Dunlop

Linda Dunlop

Read More
Ron Eckel

Ron Eckel

Read More
Cynthia Good

Cynthia Good

Read More
Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

Read More
Angel Guerra

Angel Guerra

Read More
Meg Masters

Meg Masters

Read More
Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell

Read More
Evan Munday

Evan Munday

Read More
Matthew Sibiga

Matthew Sibiga

Read More
David Willson

David Willson

Read More
Allen Zuk

Allen Zuk

Read More