Industry Snapshots

Select Student Internship Reports

The Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University culminates in a 13-week internship and a research project report designed to be of value to the host company, future students, and larger community of those who have an interest in publishing. These reports provide a unique view of current practices in publishing framed by what students learn in the masters program. These reports are valuable for their information and insight, and they are without peer in either the professional or the academic literature.

As well as making all the reports public at SFU’s Summit repository, we select outstanding reports, edit them to focus on the most valuable information and insight, and make them available for use here. The initial collection of 16 reports was made possibly by a grant from SFU’s Teaching and Learning Centre and the editorial & curatorial skills of MPub student Megan Radford.



  • Hudnall, Ariel Breath. A Deeper Dive into the Cookbook Buyer: An Analysis of BookNet Canada Data and the Cookbook Industry
  • Mills, Dana. An Inside Look at “Quietly” Helping MEC Launch Good Times Outside


  • Miller, Monica. From Press to Imprint: Examining UBC Press’ Acquisition of Purich Publishing