Identify milestones in the publication process, including marketing and PR
Learn how editors can help shape an author’s career
Understand how editorial roles change among publishing houses of different sizes
Explore the history of publishing and how the industry continues to evolve
About this course:
This course focuses on the general trajectory of book publication from the launch of the book on, specifically the role of editor in the modern iterations of publishing. It covers the entire process, from a book being sold into the market to release, PR, and marketing, as well as how an editor helps build an author’s career. We also focus on how the job of an editor looks different in different types of publishing—big five, small press, University press, etc. We also cover some of the history of publishing and how it has changed recently.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.