An Introduction to Publishing


An Introduction to Publishing

Date and Time

August 27th - 30th 2024
10am-4pm BST (British Summer time)





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An Introduction to Publishing

A great value, 4 day course for people with little or no knowledge of the publishing industry. Or those seeking a refresher. If you’re an intern, school or university leaver, returning to work or changing career, ‘An introduction to publishing’ is the perfect place to start.

‘An introduction to publishing’ aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of the business.

You’ll be given an expert insight into the structure of a publishing house and the main roles within it – editorial and design, production, rights, sales and marketing – with the goal of  identifying the right area for you.

It will also provide some valuable skills to help you land that vital first job and an excellent opportunity to meet key figures.

During the week, you’ll be taught by a wide range of professionals in a lively programme of interactive seminars.

On completion, you’ll receive a certificate from University College London to acknowledge your achievement. There are no entry requirements.

Application process for sponsored places

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Sample Programme

Day One


How Publishers make Money

Book Design



Day Two

Literary Agents

Editorial – Managing

How to Get a Job in Publishing


Day Three


Editorial – Commissioning

An Overview of the Market

The Importance of Reading for Pleasure

Day Four



Crafting your Career in Publishing: Becoming a Self-starter