CUNY Publishing Institute


September 26, 2012

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WELCOME to the first CUNY Publishing Institute––a five-day course on book publishing for both entrepreneurs and people in the industry. Join us in this, our first year of operation, for a smarter, faster, more intensive look at what’s happening in this fast changing world. Whether you’re considering a start-up operation or keen to learn more about the business you are part of, as a 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.

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 publishing company or join an existing one, this course is for you. But because the CUNY Publishing Institute provides a soup-to-nuts overview of the entire publishing process, even if you’re already a part of the industry you’ll find something here for you. No previous publishing experience is necessary, however.

June 10-14, 2013, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street, in New York City.

John Oakes, a longtime veteran of traditional publishing and the co-founder of a three-year-old, Internet-based publisher, is directing the institute [link to JO bio below]. The faculty is culled from the New York area’s extensive list of publishers, editors, and writers, and includes representatives from traditional houses as well as start-ups: among those speaking at the course are Jane Friedman, CEO, Open Road Media; Larry Kirshbaum, president, Amazon Publishing; Keith Goldsmith, executive director of academic marketing and editor, Vintage/Anchor Books, The Knopf Publishing Group; Amy Scholder, publisher, the Feminist Press; Johnny Temple, publisher, Akashic Books; Joe Craig, executive editor, the History Book Club; Aziz Isham, president, reKiosk; and many others.


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