You've read innumerable books—referred to, poured
over and in some
cases genuinely loved books. But examining a cover, turning a
worn page, you realize you don't have the first clue how that book was made.
You can extrapolate the obvious: someone wrote it, someone published it, and
you bought it. For those of you interested in approaching the publishing
industry from a classroom setting, here are some terrific resources.
Association of American Publishers Seminar
Annually in October, the
AAP offers an "Introduction to Book Publishing"
fill in your publishing blanks. Spend a week with industry professionals and
gain a wide-ranging understanding of all aspects of the book-making process.
Publishing Certificate Programs
Several schools offer intensive publishing programs. Experts from all corners
of the industry, many graduates of these programs, serve as faculty and
unmatched networking resources. Programs typically conclude with exciting
fairs attended by most major publishing houses. Admission is limited, so
contact the programs for more details.
College of New York
New York University