Publishing Scholarship Available For Booksellers

Booksellers who want to learn the publishing side of the book businesss are encouraged to apply for Denver Publishing Institute’s 2022 scholarship.

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), in collaboration with Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute, is sponsoring a summer scholarship—worth up to $7000—to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. Applications will be accepted through February 24, 2022. This scholarship includes tuition, meal plan, housing, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.

The Denver Publishing Institute (DPI) is a 4-week-long summer program (July 10–,August 5, 2022) at the University of Denver. Participants can choose to attend in person or as a remote student in 2022. DPI is taught by industry professionals who work for trade, university, textbook, and independent publishers throughout the country. Course and lecture topics will include book marketing, manuscript editing, copyediting and proofreading, digital marketing strategies, the role of the bookstore, and other publishing specific courses.

Jill Smith, director of the Denver Publishing Institute said, “We are delighted to be able to join Binc and Sourcebooks to support another bookseller’s attendance at the 2022 Denver Publishing Institute. Booksellers are vitally important to the publishing community because of their direct relationships with readers. Our goal is to help them grow in their careers, whether they continue to grow their roles in retail or move into different positions within book publishing.”
The application process is open to booksellers who are currently employed (full- or part-time) at a brick and mortar bookstore, with a tenure of at least 90 days, and are employed by the bookstore at the time of the program.
The applications must be made by February 24 through the Denver Publishing Institute’s application portal. Booksellers can find out more details and apply here:

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