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 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 knowledge base, which prepares graduates for a successful career in the publishing industry.