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Get into Book Publishing – Autumn courses

Get into Book Publishing – Autumn courses

locationUnited Kingdom
ExpiresExpires: 12/08/2022

Do you love books? Do you think a career in publishing is for you? Then our courses are for you…

There are sponsored places for those who cannot afford the fees and are the first in their family to go to university, didn't go to university, and/or were eligible for free school meals, and/or are from outside the South East and/or have a disability. Please send a covering letter and CV to stating the course you would like to attend, how it will help you achieve your goals, and how you meet the criteria no later than three weeks prior to the date of the course. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.


The upcoming courses are:

An Introduction to Book Publishing - August 30th - September 2nd

This 4-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry and giving delegates a good understanding of the business. Open to anyone over 16, the course is taught by experts from across publishing to give an up-to-date, practical and relevant look at the industry. It gives an insight into the structure of a publishing house and the main roles within it - editorial and design, production, rights, sales and marketing.  Helping candidates understand publishing and identify the right role for them. 

Fees - £250


An introduction to Marketing for Publishing– October 1st

A one-day, online course that looks at how books are publicised, marketed and sold. You’ll be given a good introduction to the core skills required to build a successful career in these areas. In a stimulating mix of theory and practical exercises.

  Some of the topics you’ll learn about include:

·         How to position a book and create a campaign

·         How to brief a designer

·         How to write convincing copy

·         Marketing to the trade-persuading booksellers

·         Digital marketing to readers – both social media and paid advertising

·         How to analyse sales data and what you can learn from it

Fees - £120


An Introduction to Editorial – October 15th

 A one day course exploring the vital role of the editor in book publishing and introducing the basic skills required. Aimed at candidates from all backgrounds, this course is suitable for anyone looking to get their first job or wanting to move into editorial from another field.

We’ll cover the following subjects, in a mix of theory and practical exercises:


·         How to proof-reading 

·         How to edit copy 

·         Commissioning and editing fiction and non-fiction 

·         The UK publishing houses – imprints and lists 

·         A day in the life of an editorial assistant 

·         Applying and interviewing for editorial positions 


 Fees- £120

Years of experience

  • Aspiring