• Publish Smarter


    Explore new technologies and ways to publish
  • Publish Faster


    With digital, multimedia and e-marketing strategies
  • Five Days in NYC


    Where else but the world’s publishing and media capital?
  • Meet the Pros


    Execs from successful start-ups and traditional publishing houses
  • Intensive


    You’ll leave with an overview of the publishing process

Welcome to the CUNY Publishing Institute

June 22-26, 2015

Our main offering is a five-day course on new modes of book publishing for newcomers, entrepreneurs and industry veterans alike. Join us in this, our third year of operation, for a smarter, faster, more intensive look at what’s happening in the rapidly changing world of book publishing. Whether you’re considering a start-up operation or keen to learn more about the business you are part of, as writer or employee, the CUNY Publishing Institute is the place for you. While we will, in five days, touch on the major aspects of the industry, our focus is on new possibilities in book publishing.

Five full days too much? try a test drive: as a new feature of CUNY’s famed January Academy, the CUNY Publishing Institute (CPI) offers four evenings (January 12-15) and one full day. What are sub rights? How to reach the millions of readers who need your or your company’s book? A lightning-fast review of what’s what and who are some of the major players. As a special bonus: register for CPI’s January classes and get access to three bonus classes for free. Priceless insights into marketing your work, freelancing tips, and non-fiction book writing.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Entrepreneurs eager to explore new ways of publishing, and those wishing to enter the world of traditional book publishing, or simply learn more about it. If you’re contemplating whether to start a new company or join an existing one, this course is for you. No previous publishing experience is necessary. Because the CUNY Publishing Institute provides a soup-to-nuts overview of the entire process, even if you’re already a part of the industry, you’ll find something here.

 
WHEN AND WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
June 22-26, 2014, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, in New York City.
 
WHO’S TEACHING?
John Oakes, a longtime veteran of traditional publishing and the co-founder of a four-year-old, Internet-based publisher, directs the institute. The faculty is drawn from the New York area’s extensive community of publishers, editors, and writers and includes representatives from traditional houses as well as start-ups: faculty for the 2014 course included Jofie Ferrari-Adler, senior editor, Simon & Schuster; Jane Friedman, CEO, Open Road Media; Emily Gould, co-owner, EmilyBooks; Matt Holt, vice president and publisher, John Wiley & Sons; Jeff Jarvis, creator of buzzmachine and author of What Would Google Do?; Matthew Lore, publisher, The Experiment; Elisabeth Scharlatt, publisher, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill; Matt Shatz, head of strategy and partnerships for Oyster; Bettina Schrewe, literary scout; and many more. See the list of 2014 faculty here.