Denver Publishing Institute

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 will be accepted from January 1st, 2022 through February 24th, 2022. This scholarship includes tuition, meal plan, housing, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.

“ Receiving the BINC Scholarship for 2021 opened doors…. I gained insight into all aspects of publishing that I was previously only privy to from the bookseller’s side. Being able to see how the whole ecosystem works was so valuable, not just as someone looking for a career in publishing, but also as someone who continues to work in bookstores. I am so excited for what my future holds in the book world, and it’s all thanks to BINC, Sourcebooks, and DPI.”

—Cassie Duncanson from Wellesley Books won the scholarship in 2021

Binc At Denver Publishing Institute

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:

When Applying:

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

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