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Whether you’re interested in editing, designing, printing or marketing books, our affordable courses will show you how. Taught by current industry experts, you’ll learn how to do the job, and importantly, how to get one.
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A real ‘Who’s who?’ of publishing. Between them they’ve worked at many of the biggest names in the UK including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Bloomsbury and Granta.
Our courses are just the thing you need if you want to work in publishing. But don’t just take our word for it. Take the words of some of our graduates who are thriving in their new jobs.
I cannot recommend this course enough to those trying to forge a path in publishing. As a publishing...Alice Tradewell
I cannot recommend this course enough to those trying to forge a path in publishing. As a publishing hopeful, the Introduction to Book Publishing course was an incredibly useful starter to help me figure out what I would like to do specifically in publishing. There were presentations from highly experienced people in the industry, and we had the opportunity to ask them questions too, which was extremely insightful. It was eye-opening to explore many of the different roles in publishing and how they come together. Before starting this course, I thought I wanted to go into editorial. However, after the knowledge the course provided me, I now want to go into rights sales. I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking to find a career in publishing but doesn’t necessarily know where to begin. All of the speakers, as well as Heather, who runs the course, were enthusiastic, happy to be there and eager to answer any of our questions, which I found helpful. It was lovely to know that people in the industry love their job and what they do so much, so much so that they are willing to share industry expertise. There was also a talk on getting a job in publishing which was very useful – another bonus is that you can put the course on your CV!Alice Tradewell
The ‘Introduction Into Publishing’ course was a fantastic chance to hear about the processes and day-to-days of those...James Whelan
The ‘Introduction Into Publishing’ course was a fantastic chance to hear about the processes and day-to-days of those in the industry today, as well as the skills required for those looking to enter the industry themselves. The course is structured so that each day and session reveals a new process of the industry that only enhances the one just heard about, as you see how each industry role informs on the others. I feel I better know how to market my skills and experiences to stand out against other applicants, with a new familiarity of the lifecycle of a book to speak confidently on them. Whether your just beginning your dive into publishing, or clarifying your understanding, you have the opportunity to engage with others and make this course your own, so I would definitely recommend it.James Whelan
I'm a junior law student who decided to spend her late nights taking this course from Japan. But...Tamami Kaneko
I'm a junior law student who decided to spend her late nights taking this course from Japan. But you know what? IT WAS SO WORTH IT. The Introduction to Publishing Course did much more than explain what I didn't know about the publishing industry; it inspired me to go after my dream of working with books. I want to thank Heather for organizing an event where participants from all over the world were welcome and for demystifying an industry that I initially found to be out of reach. I also want to thank the speakers for sharing their expertise through not only their successes but failures. Although it was a virtual course, it was clear that everyone who joined the program was eager to network and level up their knowledge about the publishing industry. It didn't matter whether we were in a room together or not − our shared passion for books was enough for us to bond throughout the discussions.Tamami Kaneko
I decided recruitment was for me and now I work at Inspired SelectionRhiannon Griffiths
I enjoyed the exercises we did, as it was excellent practice using the skills we had learnt and...Pippa Newton
I enjoyed the exercises we did, as it was excellent practice using the skills we had learnt and applying them to real-life publishing scenarios. The exercises also gave the opportunity for us to receive feedback tailored to us as individuals. The highlight of the course was the section on CVs, cover letters and interviews. The speakers were so open to questions and gave such insightful answers to all of our niche queries, which was so useful as we rarely receive feedback on our job applications when we are unsuccessful. The course overall was truly invaluable and it was lovely spending the weekend chatting with like-minded book lovers!Pippa Newton
I learnt so much and gained so many crucial foundation skills.Saida Azizova
It completely changed my outlook on the industryOlivia Nemec
It might sound like a cliche but this is the best course I have ever been onPaul Millross
I'm looking into a career change and it was really great to get a really good overall knowledge of the industryLara Hewitt
From the beginning, Anna Davidson created a really friendly, inclusive atmosphere. It was amazing to hear her perspective...Rachel Kilduff
From the beginning, Anna Davidson created a really friendly, inclusive atmosphere. It was amazing to hear her perspective and have access to her decades of experience and insider knowledge. The course is extremely practical. You come away with a brilliant overview of the industry, an in-depth understanding of what an editor does, and a good idea of the type of editorial work you might like. You practice core skills such as proofreading and copy-editing, learn how to put together a successful application, and hear how to give the best interview possible. I also really enjoyed our break-out sessions – it was lovely to speak to other people my age who were in the same boat as me. And it’s a great opportunity to start building your network! Since doing the course, I have been offered my dream job as an assistant editor in a trade publisher. Without a doubt, I would recommend this course to anyone even remotely curious about publishing or working in editorial – I can safely say it was worth every penny."Rachel Kilduff
Since the course I have been offered an amazing role at Harper CollinsRobyn Watts