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  • Creative Book PublishingPostgraduate Certificate | CREAT_BK_GC

     Term: 1-Semester Postgraduate Certificate      

     Start Date: May 4, 2015      

     Location: Lakeshore Campus     

Program Overview

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, visited by industry gurus and established writers, students of this program regularly make valuable contacts. Students also have an opportunity to work with writers attending the respected Humber School for Writers summer workshop.

After two months of publishing courses (i.e. innovative new technologies, creativity, ethics, operations, and media), students choose three of five specializations: editorial, marketing, literary agenting/rights management, technology, or a research project. In the final month, students are organized into groups representing publishing enterprises. They create their own business plans and publishing lists, design covers, create websites, and produce marketing plans and profitability forecasts.

This intense concentration provides an unprecedented foundation, which prepares graduates for a successful career in publishing and related fields.

Curriculum

The Creative Book Publishing Program is an intensive two-semester program delivered in one semester, from May 4 to August 21, 2015. 

All the basics of publishing are taught and discussed. In addition there are electives and specializations for further education and experience.

May to June:

  • Editorial Overview
  • Marketing Overview
  • Technology
  • Production
  • Creativity
  • Business of Publishing
  • Acquisitions
  • Book Design
  • Contracts, Copyright, and Ethics
  • Sales and Retail
  • International Publishing
  • Operations
  • Publishing Models
  • Publishing and the Media

July Specializations (choose three):

  • Editorial
  • Marketing
  • Agenting/Rights
  • Advanced Technology
  • Research Project

August:

  • The Enterprise

Your Career

Book publishing is one of the most innovative cultural industries as it adapts to digital technologies and continues to nurture creativity in writing. Find opportunities in editorial, marketing, new technologies, contracts, subsidiary rights, sales, management/operations, and production/design. Or work in closely related fields as a literary agent, book reviewer, arts journalist, bookseller, educator, or entertainment/copyright/intellectual property expert in government agencies and industry associations. Recognizing that evolving trends in the publishing industry encourage freelance and ancillary opportunities, Humber also encourages entrepreneurship and the development of new enterprises. Creative writers may also be interested in learning the publishing process.

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

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

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Humber Publishing Services

Humber / Trent Collaborative Program

The Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College and the English Masters Program at Trent University
have entered into a collaborative arrangement which enables a select number of students each year
to simultaneously earn an MA degree in English (Public Texts) and an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Creative Book Publishing.

Success Stories

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.

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Kaitlin Tremblay

Nominated for Five Video Game Awards

Kaitlin Tremblay, a graduate of Humber's Creative Book Publishing program, has been nominated for five video game awards.

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Carolyn McNeillie

Carolyn McNeillie studied painting in university. And yet, she jokes, “I knew I wanted to work in publishing because I skipped all my painting classes to read novels.”

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Faculty

Diane Davy

Diane Davy

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Linda Dunlop

Linda Dunlop

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Cynthia Good

Cynthia Good

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Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

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Angel Guerra

Angel Guerra

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Alison Maclean

Alison Maclean

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Meg Masters

Meg Masters

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Linda McKnight

Linda McKnight

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Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell

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Evan Munday

Evan Munday

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Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray

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Matthew Sibiga

Matthew Sibiga

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David Willson

David Willson

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Allen Zuk

Allen Zuk

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