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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 2018:

  • Overview of Publishing (keynote address): George Gibson, Executive Editor, Grove Atlantic
  • 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 The Evening Road, Little, Brown and Company, February 2017 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 on Colfax.
  • The Business of Publishing - Making the Numbers Work: Nikko Odiseos, President, Shambhala Publications
  • University Press/Scholarly Publishing, a Micro-workshop: Christie Henry,  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, 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 2018 panelists will include: Barbara Epler, New Directions Publishing, New York, NY; Gary Groth, Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA; Jack Jensen, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA; Betsy Teter, Hub City Press, Spartanburg, SC; Marina Tristan, Arte Publico Press, Houston, TX.
  • Book Packaging/ Book Producing: Mike Oprins, Vice President, Group Publisher, Quarto Publishing Group
  • Religious Publishing: Joel Fotinos, Vice President and Editorial Director, St. Martin's Press
  • Children's Book Publishing: Virginia Duncan, Vice President, Publisher, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins; and commentary from the bookseller's point of view from Bethany Strout, Children's Book Buyer, Tattered Cover Book Store
  • Production: Stacy Schuck, Production Manager, Hachette Book Group
  • Book Design: Laura Drew, Creative Director, Quarto Publishing Group
  • Social Media Strategies: Anna Jarzab, Digital Marketing Strategist, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2005 graduate of the Publishing Institute
  • Publicity: Scott Manning, President, Scott Manning and Associates
  • Press Releases: Karen Hemmes, Press Release Publicist with 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: Hannah Ehrlich, Director of Marketing & Publicity, LEE & LOW BOOKS, Inc.
  • Digital Innovations in Publishing: Todd Stocke, Senior 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, Kliemann & Company Consulting, former Vice President, Subsidiary Rights, John Wiley and Sons, Inc
  • The Role of the Wholesaler: Shawn Everson, Chief Commercial Officer, Ingram Content Group
  • The Bookstore: Len Vlahos, Owner of Tattered Cover Book Store
  • National Accounts: Deirdre Dolan, Vice President, Associate Sales Director, W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publishing Sales - Getting Books to Market: Nicole Sullivan, Owner, BookBar; Meg Sherman, Sales Representative, W.W. Norton & Company; and Phoebe Gaston, Independent Sales Representative, Book Travelers West, 2007 graduate of the Publishing Institute
  • 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