DU's one-of-a-kind Publishing Institute offers four-week, graduate level programming each summer to help book lovers launch their publishing careers.

Top industry leaders run workshops, lectures and special sessions, including off-site field trips. Professionals guide you through the fast-paced world of editing, marketing and production in both independent publishing houses and global media companies.

As a student of the Institute, you'll gain a strong educational foundation and real-world experience like mock interviews, marketing strategies and one-on-one discussions with seasoned publishers. You'll graduate as part of a network of alumni, connecting you to a community of publishing professionals across the country. 

"They cover every single thing about the publishing industry, from start to finish— from acquiring the book to selling it to bookstores." Lindsey Vargas, DPI '20

DPI Certificate

DU's Publishing Institute Offers:

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    Four weeks of focused, immersive experience in the world of editing, marketing and production.

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    Access to top industry leaders working for companies like Macmillan, Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, along with major university and independent presses.

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    Real-world support during and after the Institute through practice interviews, a host of networking opportunities, and ongoing career support even after graduation. 


Are you ready to join a network of nation-wide professionals in the publishing industry?

Find out more about DU's Publishing Institute.

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Find out if the Publishing Institute is right for you

The Denver Publishing Institute is designed for recent college graduates and career changers seeking careers in book publishing, as well as for those presently employed in publishing or related fields who want a broad overview of the industry.

We enroll around 95 students, providing you with in-depth, focused attention, while offering a variety of networking possibilities.

Applications must be submitted by March 27, 2023, and accompanied by two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, resume, transcripts, and a nonrefundable fee of $65.

Featured Faculty

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    Dominique Raccah

    Publisher and CEO, Sourcebooks

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    Ben Loehnen

    Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster 

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    Christie Henry

    Director, Princeton University Press

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