Course Schedule

Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change according to the needs of our particular class. Please check regularly for any adjustments or updates.

Week 1:
Fri 1/13: Intro to Course 

Week 2:
Mon 1/16: No Class: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Wed 1/18: Introduce Design Analysis Assignment
Fri 1/20: First Blogs Due

Week 3:
Mon 1/23: Read “What Do Publishers Do?”
Continue Blog 1 Presentations.
Wed 1/25: Introduce Publisher Profile Assignment
Fri 1/27: Publisher Profile workday

Week 4:
Mon 1/30: Publisher Profile Presentations; Read
Wed 2/1: Publisher Profile Presentations; Read university press link.
Fri 2/3: Guest Speaker: James Engelhardt, Acquisitions Editor, University of Illinois Press

Week 5:
Mon 2/6: Publisher Profile Presentations; Read independent publishing link.
Wed 2/8: Guest Speaker: Seth Pennington, Sibling Rivalry Press
Fri 2/10: No Class: Professor at Conference

Week 6: Editorial
Mon 2/13: Publishing Trend Presentation: Relationships between Writers, Agents, and Editors
Wed 2/15: Publishing Trend Presentations: Self-Publishing, Diversity, Corporations versus Independent Presses
Fri 2/17: Guest Speaker: Eliza Borne, Editor of Oxford American

Week 7: The Digital Revolution
Mon 2/20: Publishing Trend Presentations: The Digital Revolution; Readers & Readership
Wed 2/22: Publishing Trend Presentations: E-Books, Publishing Technologies, Websites
Fri 2/24: Guest Speaker: Annie Bergman, Global Communications Manager, Heifer International

Week 8:
Mon 2/27: Mock Panel Presentation Preparations
Wed 3/1: Mock Panel Presentation
Fri 3/3: Publishing Trend Presentations: How & Where Books are Sold

Week 9: Marketing
Mon 3/6: Publishing Trend Presentations: Shifts in Marketing Strategies; Effects of Digital Media
Wed 3/8: In-Class Activity
Fri 3/10: Publishing Trend Presentation: Small Press Funding

Week 10: Funding/Development
Mon 3/13: In-Class Activity
Wed 3/15: Publishing Trend Presentation: How to get a job in publishing; Publishing Salaries
Fri 3/17: Project Proposals Due

Week 11: Spring Break
Mon 3/20: No Class
Wed 3/22: No Class
Fri 3/24: No Class

Week 12:
Mon 3/27: Project Proposal Workshops
Wed 3/29: Project Proposal Workshops
Fri 3/31: Project Proposal Workshops

Week 13:
Mon 4/3: Copy-Editing; Revised Project Proposals Due
Wed 4/5: Copy-Editing
Fri 4/7: Production

Week 14:
Mon 4/10: Production
Wed 4/12: Production
Fri 4/14: Production

Week 15:
Mon 4/17: Critical Reads
Wed 4/19: Critical Reads
Fri 4/21: Workday

Week 16:
Mon 4/24: Present Final Projects
Wed 4/26: Present Final Projects
Fri 4/28+: No Class, Study Day

Final’s Week: