This course introduces students to the art and craft of book publishing through a practical emphasis on types of writing and thinking that are specific to publishing, and by creative engagement with the variety of forms books now take in our culture. As part of our study, we will follow two different books through the publication process, studying the different roles (editor, designers, marketer, publicist) that contributed to their creation and their published life. We will have frequent class Zoom visits by book professionals who worked on the books we are studying, as well as writing assignments (such as reader's reports, jacket copy, and book reviews) that put you in the position of working on these titles yourself. And we will have creative assignments in which you apply what you've learned to hypothetical publishing projects of your own.
NOTE: This course is one of three required courses for students enrolled in the Publishing Concentration.
Course Attributes: AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EN H