Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Code: 12251 Length: 1 semester
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.
|Date||Location||Availability||International Student Availability|
Amounts listed were the total of tuition and lab fees, student service and auxiliary fees for one intensive accelerated semester of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.
Additional fees are required for final project materials ($50 – $100) and the registration fee for the Book Summit Conference (approximately $100).Fees by Semester >
Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.
416.675.6622 ext. 4566
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor
Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
In order to continue with your application for Creative Book Publishing, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. This contains all information to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.
Applicants are required to submit a resume, essay and attend an interview.
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, including the names and contact information for two references.
Applicants must submit a one-page essay about a Canadian authored book published within the last year. Include a very brief discussion of the content but place an emphasis on other elements of the book: format, price, cover and interior design, cover copy and any marketing details that may be on the book. Comment on the implications of the choices made in producing and marketing this book and compare it to others in the bookstore.
Applicants are required to attend an interview. This interview is a requirement as Creative Book Publishing is a program that relies highly on group work, collaboration and interaction within the classroom environment. Please see “Registration Instructions” below to book your interview.
Submission Instructions for Resume and Essay
Applicants must submit the resume and essay through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to https://humber.slideroom.com and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.
Registration Instructions for Interview
Applicants must register to attend this admissions event. Log-in to MyHumber to register:
Applicants must meet both academic and secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.
All secondary requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.
Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.
|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Creative Book Publishing graduate certificate program combines creativity and entrepreneurship with the only opportunities in Canada to specialize in literary agenting/rights management and publishing technology. Taught by working professionals, and visited by industry experts and published authors, students of this program regularly make valuable contacts.
After two months of foundational publishing courses including business models, acquisitions, contracts, copyright, technology, creativity, operations and content management, you will choose three of four specializations: editorial, marketing, literary agenting/rights management or advanced technology. In the final month, students are organized into groups representing publishing enterprises. They collaborate to create model publishing companies from the ground up including business plans, publishing lists, jackets and covers, websites, and marketing campaigns. This intense capstone assignment provides an unprecedented knowledge base which prepares graduates for a successful career in publishing.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Create a freelance business in any of the following areas – Editorial, Publicity/Public Relations, Design/Packaging.
Represent authors as literary agents to publishing houses in Canada and internationally.
Publish their own creative works independent of publishing houses.
Critically analyze proposals and literary works for legal implications including copyright issues, libel, trademark, moral rights and intellectual property rights.
Prepare business documents related to publishing such as business plans, annual reports, and business proposals in conformity with industry and market standards.
Evaluate national and international markets.
Prepare sales and promotion strategies and materials, and negotiate agreements for the selling of rights of authors’ works.
Produce publishing content for media outlets as arts commentators, book reviewers, and TV/radio producers.
Analyze manuscripts for quality and profitability.
Analyze and predict publishing operations in the areas of distribution, credit, supply chain, information technology, warehousing and inventory control, and customer service.
Analyze public policy and granting structures available to publishing as a Canadian cultural industry.
Prepare marketing strategies and create marketing documents and materials for book proposals, book jackets, and sales presentations.
Complete structural edits and copy edits, perform proofreading, and production editing as part of the editorial process.
Book publishing is an innovative cultural industry that adapts to rapid and constant change in the marketplace and to evolving technological requirements while continuing to nurture creativity and growth. Find opportunities in editorial, marketing, technology, contracts, subsidiary rights, sales, management/operations and production/ design. Or work in closely related fields as a content manager, publicist, literary agent, book reviewer, arts journalist, bookseller, educator, or entertainment/copyright/intellectualproperty expert in government agencies and industry associations. Humber also encourages entrepreneurship and the development of new enterprises including self-publishing and freelance options. Professional development is emphasized throughout the program.
Our faculty has a deep understanding of the art and business of the book world. Instructors work in publishing houses or as freelancers, ensuring student learning keeps pace with this rapidly changing industry. Students expand their network through field trips and lectures by established writers, editors, and more.
Humber has a large number of publishing industry partners who offer internship, networking and career opportunities. Most full-time internships run for 12 to 16 weeks and offer an honorarium of $1,200 to $1,500. Through the program, we also offer several paid internships.
|Suzanne Brandreth||Literary Agent and Director, The Cooke Agency and The Cooke Agency International|
|Jack David||Publisher, ECW Press|
|Michael Epp||Director - Master of Arts in Public Texts, Trent University|
|Ashleigh Gardner||Head of Writer & Publisher Partnerships, Wattpad|
|Sheila Kay||Deputy Director - Publicity, Random House Canada|
|Marla Krisko||Director - Trade Sales, Scholastic Canada|
|Michael Levine||Parter - Goodmans LLP - Barristers & Solicitors|
|Nathan Maharaj||Director of Merchandising, Kobo|
|Steve Osgoode||Director, Digital Business Development HarperCollins Canada|
|Diane Turbide||Publishing Director, Penguin Group Canada|
|Robert Wheaton||Chief Operating Officer, Penguin Random House Canada|
|Matt Williams||Committee Chair; Vice President, Publishing Operations, House of Anansi Press|
|Margie Wolfe||President/Publisher, Second Story Press|
|Allen Zuk||President & Creative Director, Clamour Creative (and CBPP Faculty)|
The Creative Book Publishing Program at Humber College and the English Masters Program at Trent University have entered into a collaborative arrangement which enables a select number of students each year to simultaneously earn an MA degree in English (Public Texts) and an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Creative Book Publishing.
Ceileigh Mangalam is the Editorial Intern for Simon & Schuster Canada and couldn't be more excited about the work she's doing there!
Jordyn Martinez graduated from Humber's Creative Book Publishing Program (CBPP) in 2015. She's already had two internships and is excited to be working in her chosen field.
How many people can say they’ve met Margaret Atwood, Chris Hadfield, Jason Priestly, and Elaine Lui in person and have photographic evidence to prove it? At least one: Elizabeth Hilborn.
Kaitlin Tremblay, a graduate of Humber's Creative Book Publishing program, has been nominated for five video game awards.
Carolyn McNeillie studied painting in university. And yet, she jokes, “I knew I wanted to work in publishing because I skipped all my painting classes to read novels.”
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.