Hannah Amrollahi has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute this summer. Hannah is the Children & Young Adult Department Manager at The Bookworm in Omaha, Nebraska. The scholarship she was awarded is a collaboration with the Binc Foundation, Sourcebooks, and the Denver Publishing Institute; it includes, tuition, room and board, and up to $2000 to cover travel and lost wages.
Jill Smith, Director of Denver Publishing Institute stated “We look forward to welcoming Hannah into the DPI community. We are especially impressed by the passion and innovation that she has brought to her bookselling career and know that her unique outlook will enrich the program experience for students and speakers alike. DPI is thrilled to be a part of her professional journey.”
On learning she was selected to receive the award Amrollahi told Binc,
“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.”
Valerie Pierce, Senior Director-Retail Marketing & Creative Services for Sourcebooks said “A huge congratulations to Hannah! Sourcebooks is thrilled to be part of this important initiative that helps individuals received integral information about the publishing industry. We are so incredibly thankful to the brilliant masterminds at Binc for creating this scholarship program, and for giving us the opportunity to be part of it. We can’t wait to meet Hannah in the future!”
Executive Director of Binc, Pam French commented, “We would like to give a special thanks to our partners at Sourcebooks and the Denver Publishing Institute for working with us to put together this scholarship opportunity to attend DPI.”
The Denver Publishing Institute (DPI) is a 4-week-long summer program at the University of Denver. DPI is taught by industry professionals who work for trade, university, textbook, and independent publishers throughout the country. 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.