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, 2020 through February 26th, 2020. This scholarship includes tuition, meal plan, housing, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.

“I’m so grateful . . . to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. Having been a bookseller at independent bookstores across the country, it was a dream come true to be able to learn more about the book industry with DPI’s prestigious program.”

—Kate Kenney from Bank Square Books who won the scholarship in 2019

Binc At Denver Publishing Institute

The Denver Publishing Institute (DPI) is a 4-week-long summer program (July 12 – August 7, 2020) at the University of Denver. 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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