PUB 372: The Publishing Process

Students will follow the book-publishing process from the acquisition and editing of manuscripts through to production, promotion and distribution. Each topic proceeds from basic concepts and precepts to case studies of particular kinds of publishing companies (e.g., literary, regional and general trade) and particular types of books (e.g., children’s, genre, fiction and poetry). The publishing decision-to-publish process is simulated. Required readings focus on the history of book publishing, as well as on current developments.

Sample Assessment Breakdown

This is subject to change.

  • Group Project 35%
  • Participation 35%
  • Exam 30% [Distance Education Course only]
  • Essay 30% [On-Campus Course only]