Summer School – Get Into Book Publishing

Jul 31, 2017

Get into Book Publishing’ – An accessible and industry-supported introduction to publishing for those who are new to the industry.

This new, 4-day course will focus on providing delegates with a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry and a good understanding of the business. It will give an expert insight into the structure of a publishing house and the main roles within it – editorial and design, production, rights, sales and marketing – with the primary aim to help candidates identify the right area for them. It will also offer some valuable skills to aid employment and an excellent opportunity to meet key figures in publishing.

The course will be taught by experts from across publishing to give an up-to-date, practical and relevant look at the industry. Delegates will attend a programme of interactive seminar sessions and undertake a project for the duration of the course that will look to discuss some key topical issues within book publishing. The subject areas for the projects will be submitted by publishers and will aim to give delegates a real life perspective of the issues currently facing the industry and the opportunity to present their ideas directly to representatives from those publishers.

There will also be an informal drinks reception and an excellent opportunity to meet industry figures in a more relaxed environment.


There are no entry requirements for the course although delegates must be over 18.

This course is supported by The Publishers Association, UCL, Hachette and Penguin Random House.

For further information and to book a place please visit or contact the course organisers at

Don’t forget the bookcareers course, How to Job Search in Book Publishing, which runs all year round, and is suited to those who already have publishing experience.