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Denver Publishing Institute

Publishing Institute

Course Content

Lectures/ Teaching Sessions

Supporting the hands-on workshops are lecture and teaching sessions that give students exposure to diverse types of publishing. Leading executives, acknowledged as industry experts, explore a broad range of publishing issues. Here are the topics and faculty for 2016:

  • Overview of Publishing (keynote address): Madeline McIntosh, President, Penguin Publishing Group US
  • The Role of the Editor/Acquisition of the Manuscript/Making the Publishing Decision: Andrea Schulz, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Viking/ Penguin Random House; Publishing Institute graduate
  • The Role of the Literary Agent: Sandra Bond, Owner, Bond Literary Agency, discusses how agents work with authors to represent their books to editors
  • Birth of the Book: A discussion between laird Hunt, Author of Neverhome, Little, Brown and Company, September 2014 and Karl Weber, President, Karl Weber Literary, former Editor and Publisher with McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Times Business/Random House, Inc., at the Tattered Cover Book Store in LoDo.
  • The Economics of Publishing: Nikko Odiseos, President, Shambhala Publications
  • University Press/Scholarly Publishing, a Micro-workshop: Peter Dougherty, Director, Princeton University Press
  • College Textbooks/Role of the College Sales Representative: Priscilla McGeehon, College Publisher, Thames & Hudson; Reid Hester, Executive Editor, Psychology, SAGE Publications and former Executive Editor, Political Science, Pearson Higher Education, 1995 graduate of the Publishing Institute
  • Digital College Publishing:  Ralph Zerbonia, Senior Manager, Content Digitization, Cengage Learning, 2001 graduate of the Publishing Institute
  • Copyediting and Proofreading: Alice Levine, Freelance Editor, formerly Copy Chief, Westview Press
  • A Day with the Independent Publisher. A panel of experts from several houses across the country. The 2016 panelists will include: David R. Godine, David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, MA; Jack Jensen, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA; Carolyn Sakowski, John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston-Salem, NC; and Marina Tristan, Arte Publico Press, Houston, TX
  • Book Packaging/ Book Producing: Mike Oprins, President, becker&mayer!
  • Religious Publishing: Joel Fotinos, Vice President, Publisher, Jeremy P. Tarcher, an imprint of Penguin Group USA
  • Children's Book Publishing, a Micro-workshop: Virginia Duncan, Vice President, Publisher, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, with commentary from the bookseller's point of view from Judy Bulow, Children's Books Buyer, Tattered Cover Book Store
  • Production: Stacy Schuck, Production Manager, The Perseus Books Group
  • Book Design: Rebecca Finkel, Graphic Designer, F + P Graphic Design
  • Social Media Strategies: Erica Barmash, Director of Children's Digital and Trade Marketing, Bloomsbury Children's and Walker Books for Young Readers
  • Publicity: Scott Manning, President, Scott Manning and Associates
    Press Releases: Karen Hemmes, Press Release Publicist, Publicity Connections
  • How to Get a Job -- a Discussion on Resumes, Interviews, and Making the Connections: Susan Gordon, President, Lynne Palmer Executive Recruitment Agency; and Lynnette Spence, Director, Talent Acquisition, Scholastic, Inc
  • Diversity in Publishing: Malaika Adero, President, Adero's Literary Tribe, former Vice President, Senior Editor, Atria/Simon and Schuster
  • Digital Innovations in Publishing: Todd Stocke, Vice President, Editorial Director of Sourcebooks
  • Legal Aspects of Publishing: Jon Tandler, Attorney, Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
  • International Publishing and Subsidiary Rights: Kristin Kliemann, Vice President, Subsidiary Rights, John Wiley and Sons, Inc
  • Scholarly Journals: John Tagler, Vice President and Executive Director, American Association of Publishers' Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division
  • The Role of the Wholesaler: Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer, Ingram Content Group
  • The Bookstore: Joyce Meskis, Owner of Tattered Cover Book Store, and former Director of the Publishing Institute
  • Publishing Sales - Getting Books to Market: Cathy Langer, Lead Buyer, Tattered Cover Book Store; Deirdre Dolan, Vice President, Sales Manager, W.W. Norton & Company; and Kimin Kirkpatrick, Business Analyst, Trade Sales, W.W. Norton & Company
  • Roundtable of Publishing Institute Graduates. How they got their first jobs, what they are doing now
  • A morning with Bob Miller, President and Publisher, Flatiron Books/Macmillan; followed by awarding of certificates and a graduation brunch reception