Scholarship applications are now open for Denver Publishing Institute This opportunity sponsored by Sourcebooks, Binc, and DPI

Binc, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, announced on January 1st that applications are open to apply for a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. This opportunity is open to current booksellers from a brick and mortar bookstore 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 24th, 2022. 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 (July 10 – August 5, 2022) at the University of Denver. Participants can choose to attend in person or as a remote student in 2022. 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.
Valerie Pierce, Director of Marketing, Retail & Creative Services at Sourcebooks said ,“The Denver Publishing Institute is an integral part of our publishing community, and several Sourcebooks staffers are proud graduates of their incredible program. We are so thankful that Binc is continuing their lovely scholarship program with DPI, because we know it will provide future booksellers and publishing professionals important opportunities to gain knowledge, skillsets, and relationships.”
Cassie Duncanson from Wellesley Books won the scholarship in 2021. She told Binc,” Receiving the BINC Scholarship for 2021 opened doors that I had long wished I could open. Everyone at DPI – from the students to faculty to the administration were so generous with their time, energy, and knowledge, and still are to this day. 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.”

Jill Smith, director of the Denver Publishing Institute said, “We are delighted to be able to join Binc and Sourcebooks to support another bookseller’s attendance at the 2022 Denver Publishing Institute. Booksellers are vitally important to the publishing community because of their direct relationships with readers. Our goal is to help them grow in their careers, whether they continue to grow their roles in retail or move into different positions within book publishing.”
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 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:
Applications are due by February 24th.
For more details about the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute and its summer program, visit
For more details on eligibility and the scholarship selection process, please visit
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