Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, announced that applications are open to apply for a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. This opportunity is open to current booksellers interested in learning about the publishing arm of the industry. Applications for the scholarship – worth up to $7000 – to attend the Denver Publishing Institute in Denver, CO will be accepted through February 27th, 2023. The scholarship includes tuition, room and board, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.
The Denver Publishing Institute (DPI) is a 4-week-long summer program (Sunday, July 9, through Friday, August 4, 2023) at the University of Denver. Participants can choose to attend in person or as a remote student in 2023. DPI is taught by industry professionals who work for trade, university, textbook, and independent publishers throughout the country. Recent graduates have gone on to work at Sourcebooks, Bank Square Books, Harper Collins, Penguin Group, Oxford University Press, Chicago Review Press, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill. Course and lecture topics include book marketing, manuscript editing, copyediting and proofreading, digital marketing strategies, the role of the bookstore, and many publishing specific courses.
Hannah Amorllahi won the 2022 scholarship. On learning she was selected to receive the award she told Binc,“Thank you! I am ecstatic at the opportunity to attend the established program at DPI with input from industry professionals across the publishing world. The symbiotic relationship between bookselling and publishing is key and I am excited for this chance to better understand both parts of getting books to readers – the shared passion of booksellers and publishers everywhere.”
Jill Smith, director of the Denver Publishing Institute said, “We are delighted to partner with Binc once again to enable an amazing bookseller to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. We view booksellers as heroes in the book industry and consider them to be a vital link between the publishers and the readers. We look forward to welcoming the 2023 Binc Scholarship recipient to Denver this summer.”
The application process – which will be managed through DPI’s admission application – is open to booksellers who are currently employed (full- or part-time) at a bookstore, with a tenure of at least 90 days, and are employed by the bookstore at the time of the program.
Booksellers can find out more details and apply here: https://gradadmissions.du.edu/apply/
Applications are due by February 27th.
For more details about the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute and its summer program, visit https://www.du.edu/publishinginstitute/.
For more details on eligibility and the scholarship selection process, please visit https://www.bincfoundation.org/denver-publishing-institute/.