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Publishing Institute


Denver Publishing Institute: July 11 - August 6, 2021

The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing. During four weeks, it will introduce you to the exciting and ever-changing world of book publishing. The course will provide a solid educational foundation and an excellent network for your subsequent job search.

The Institute is taught by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook, and small independent publishers throughout the country as well as in New York.Our graduates go on to publishing careers around the country and the world. You'll find some of our recent graduates at HarperCollins; Penguin Group; Oxford University Press; Chicago Review Press; Sourcebooks, Inc; Pearson; McGraw-Hill and many more.

information session

Interested in learning more about the Denver Publishing Institute? Please join us as we discuss the program, course content and application process. We'll introduce you to a recent DPI graduate and give you an opportunity to ask questions.

Friday, November 20th at 11am (MST)
Click here to register:

Denver Publishing Institute:  Successful online program for SUmmer 2020

In response to COVID-19 circumstances, the University of Denver's Publishing Institute (DPI) moved to an online program for the Summer 2020 session. Students attended live online programming each day of the week (Monday through Friday) for the full four weeks of the program. The same group of industry leaders taught the online DPI program, and our DPI 2020 students accessed the same robust curriculum devoted entirely to books and completed the same assignments.

We at DPI took full advantage of technology to enhance the offerings for our online students, including the opportunity to network with DPI graduates currently working in publishing across the country. This new approach ensured our 2020 graduating students had all the tools necessary to enter a post-COVID-19 workforce that is likely to be much more virtual than was previously the case.

Student comments about the DPI 2020 online program:

"As a DPI 2020 graduate, I was a part of the first-ever completely remote season—and it was the best educational decision I have ever made!"

"Throughout the class I was given a fantastic look at the inner workings of the industry from editing to packaging, and narrowed down my interests and goals once I knew more about publishing."

What do graduates say about the Denver Publishing Institute?

Publishing Institute grads"DPI is the best decision I ever made. It was life-changing, and I'll never forget it."

"The DPI was an immensely valuable experience. The program itself was very well-run and organized. Each of the speakers added to the Institute. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. I've learned so much and I'll take with me knowledge of publishing that will stay with me forever."

"My experience thus far as an editorial assistant has truly been a dream come true; the job is incredible, just what I hoped it would be... I have absolutely relied on what I learned in Denver to keep my head above water-- and I am absolutely confident that without DPI I would never have gotten the initial interview and certainly not the job. I will always be grateful to you and the program for the most valuable four weeks of my post-graduate life."

Who should apply?

  • College graduates seeking their first job in publishing
  • Career-changers interested in opportunities in the field
  • Those presently working in publishing who seek a broader view than a specialized job can provide
  • Librarians interested in knowing more about the industry that provides them with their books
  • Publishers, or students, from abroad who want to find out how it is done in the United States


July 8, 2020: We are honored to be selected by Simon & Schuster as a program recipient for The Carolyn Kroll Reidy Memorial Scholarship. Beginning in 2021, one applicant to the Denver Publishing Institute will be awarded a full scholarship covering tuition, room and board. This scholarship is specifically intended for candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry, and the recipient will be chosen based on financial need and academic merit. Read more about the scholarship in Simon & Schuster's press release, issued on July 8, 2020.

Simon & Schuster's Press Release

June 10, 2020: Denver Publishing Institute Statement on Recent Events