Binc in collaboration with Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute sponsor a scholarship for booksellers interested in learning more about the publishing side of the industry. Applications for the scholarship – worth up to $7000 – to attend the Denver Publishing Institute were accepted earlier in 2022 and Hannah Amrollahi from The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska is the 2022 recipient of the scholarship.
This scholarship includes tuition, meal plan, housing, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.
“It’s an incredible honor to receive this scholarship and the support of Book Industry Charitable Foundation for this new direction in my career in books. I am enormously grateful and excited to attend the Denver Publishing Institute with your generous encouragement.”—
Lily Huang from Seminary The Seminary Co-op Bookstore & 57th Street Books, Illinois won the scholarship in 2023
“Thank you! I am ecstatic at the opportunity to attend the established program at DPI with input from industry professional 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.”—Hannah Amrollahi from The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska won the scholarship in 2022
The Denver Publishing Institute (DPI) is a 4-week-long summer program (July 10 – August 5, 2022) at the University of Denver. This year participants can choose to attend online or as a remote student. 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.
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.
Booksellers can find out more details and apply here: https://gradadmissions.du.edu/apply/
After you have created an account and started your application, under Program Selection → Choose College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences → Denver Publishing Institute, Graduate Certificate.
You will be able to select that you are applying for a Binc Scholarship towards the end of the application process.
For more details about the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute and its summer program, visit https://www.du.edu/publishinginstitute/.