Acquisitions

Course Code: CBPP 5000

Academic Year: 2017-2018

Students examine how to find the book projects that are right for specific publishing profiles and how to evaluate them. They study the criteria for acquisitions that range from quality to economics. The course includes working with agents, commissioning book ideas and the pros and cons associated with the consideration of unsolicited manuscripts. Both fiction and non-fiction are reviewed, and samples from real manuscripts are discussed. Profit and loss forecasts are studied as students investigate and hone their skills in making acquisition decisions.