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Not New York: Book Business & Publishers in Denver, CO

In my last article I gushed about my time at the Denver Publishing Institute, the insight I gained, and the people I met there. It was a wonderful experience for me, and I hope that those of you looking for a way into the business will consider spending your summer there this year. However, I acknowledge that Denver may seem like a remote and esoteric place to host a publishing institute, especially since the University of Denver doesn’t even offer a degree in publishing. And I’m sure my article left […]

The Denver Publishing Institute: A Mile High Education

  As I mentioned in my last article, I have wanted to work in publishing since I was 12 years old. In college, after my very first English methods class, my professor dragged me into her office, sat me down, and asked me what I wanted to do after graduation. “I want to be an editor,” I said, with confidence. And so we began to plan out the rest of my life. Along with a list of classes to take, extracurriculars to join, and department alumni to contact, I was […]

Attached at the Hip: New York, Publishing, and (it turns out) Me

Let me start by saying that I never wanted to live in New York City. My parents are both native New Jerseyites who deliberately left the New York metro area so that they wouldn’t have to raise children there. I grew up in suburban Northern Virginia, and my earliest impressions of New York were that it was a dirty, loud, crowded city where everyone wore black and was rude all the time. I didn’t actually visit New York until I was ten, and though I was impressed by the tall […]

Are Publishing Certificate Programs Worth It?

We’re preparing for descent from the high days of summer, and most publishing certificate programs have already finished or are winding down.  You might be aware that professional education in the publishing arena has grown in prominence and ubiquity over the past 10 years or so. That certainly includes Masters programs, but there are also certificate programs that run a few weeks and serve as crash courses in the basics–and many of them take place during the summer months. The roll of these programs in the making of a publishing […]