Course Description

This course provides an overview of trade publishing in Canada: the historical context; the  players – publishers, authors, agents, distributors, the wholesale network, bookstores and  online retailers; the processes – acquisitions, editing, production, marketing, sales; the  importance of list building and backlist, and the challenges faced by publishers today. The  course provides a robust base of knowledge about the industry, preparing you for skills based training for a career in publishing.



This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

This course is offered in the Spring/Summer term as part of 'Publishing Intensive' (CDPB 999). 

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May 01, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
Delivery Options
Domestic Fee non-credit $904.65
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00
International Fee non-credit $0.00