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for a Career in Publishing
A career in publishing is both challenging and rewarding. It combines a love of books with a keen sense of business and offers a variety of work environments in large or small presses, with literary, academic, children’s, educational or commercial interests.
Some things to know about working in publishing:
A good way to learn about publishing is to attend a publishing course. These courses vary in length, admission requirements and program details but they all offer an opportunity to find out what area of publishing – editorial, publicity and marketing, production, design or sales – suit your abilities and temperament. Meeting people in the industry, developing appropriate skills for today’s publishing environment and positioning yourself for entry into a publishing company are some of the benefits these courses offer.
Centennial College, Book + Magazine Publishing
Humber College, Creative Book Publishing
Langara College, Publishing Diploma
Ryerson University, Publishing Program
Simon Fraser University, Master of Publishing
SFU, Writing and Publishing Program
SFU, Summer Publishing Workshops
Consider working in the related fields of bookselling, libraries, book sales representatives, or industry organizations to gain first-hand experience.