Ann Arbor, MI – Lily Huang has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Denver Publishing Institute this summer. Huang is a bookseller at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore & 57th Street Books in Chicago, IL. This scholarship 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 replacement wages.
On learning she was awarded the scholarship, Huang told Binc, “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.”
Dominique Raccah, the Publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks and the scholarship’s major sponsor, said, “The DPI program has always had a very special place in my heart. For years, my husband and I would drive from Chicago to Denver to participate as publishers, and I know from experience that this is a truly important program that engages and ignites the future of the publishing industry. Everyone at Sourcebooks is honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with our dear friends at Binc on this joint scholarship, and we’re thrilled to be part of a book lover’s career journey!”
On the value of this new scholarship Pam French, Binc’s executive director, said, “We are proud to be working with Sourcebooks and the University of Denver to continue offering this career-enhancing scholarship opportunity to booksellers.”
Jill Smith, director of the Denver Publishing Institute said, “We are delighted to partner with Binc once again to enable an amazing bookseller to attend the Denver Publishing Institute. We view booksellers as heroes in the book industry and consider them a vital link between the publishers and the readers. We look forward to welcoming Lily Huang to Denver this summer.”
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. Recent graduates have gone on to work at Sourcebooks, 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 more.
The applicants for this scholarship first go through and are accepted by the University of Denver. Then a final scholarship recipient is chosen by members of the Binc program committee through an identity-hidden, rated review process.
For more details about the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute and its summer program, visit https://www.du.edu/publishinginstitute/.