Center for Publishing

Children's Book Publishing: An Intensive

While many of the principles of general trade book publishing also apply to the children¿s and young adult market, there are numerous points of differentiation as well. This 14-week course will explore all the facets of this 3-4 billion dollar industry from acquisition and editing to marketing and distribution. Through special attention to both the creative and business aspects of core industry categories (picture books for young readers, middle grade and YA, among others), students gain an in-depth understanding of the writing and illustrating of these books, the production challenges of multi-media books, the wide variety of sales channels, the ingenuity required for successful marketing to consumers, libraries, and retail outlets, the need and value of increased diversity and focus on the LGBT community, and the importance of a solid profit and loss statement.
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Associated Degrees