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The Yale Publishing Course is designed for mid to senior-level professionals from all over the world. Our mission is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more effective leaders and advance their careers.
YPC tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change. The curriculum concentrates on:
The program provides a mixture of overviews of the current and future state of the industry and in-depth explorations of specific topics in editorial content, design, marketing, sales, finance, and management. The carefully-selected industry experts and distinguished faculty from the Yale School of Management present real-world business models and case studies from both large and small publishers. Most of the speakers will be available for smaller group discussions and one-on-one counseling sessions.
Unlike large conferences, this is a course: classes are conducted in a collegial atmosphere in which the active participation of the students is strongly encouraged and ample time is allowed for questions and comments. Removed from their day-to-day routine, participants are given the opportunity to think outside of their particular silos and view the industry in a broader perspective. As comments from past attendees attest, they will return home energized, inspired, and better able to lead their companies.
Publisher, David R. Godine Publishers
President and CEO,
EVP and Publisher,
Little, Brown ,
|James N. Baron|
William S. Beinecke
Prof. of Management,
Yale School of
|Richard N. Foster|
Senior Faculty Fellow,
Yale School of
President, Book Division, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publishing Strategist, Bruce
SVP, Digital Business Dev.,
VP & Dir. of Digital Production Operations, Random House, Inc.
COO, Random House, Inc.
Managing Director, Greenhill & Co.
Owner and Founder,
R.J. Julia Booksellers
and Just the
Hachette Digital, Inc.
| Sue Fleming|
VP, Executive Dir., Content and Programming,
Simon & Schuster Digital
VP, Online Consumer
Sales and Marketing,
Penguin Group USA
Director of Strategic
Int'l Digital Content,
Barnes & Noble
Prof. and Founder/Dir. of the Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Director, Yale University Press
Partner, Dow Lohnes PLLC
Founder, PRE/POST, former Designer, Flipboard Inc
"As a small specialty book publisher, I found the Yale Publishing Course provided an excellent opportunity to expand my knowledge of the field and the changes it is going through. The Course was well-balanced, highly informative, and extremely helpful in devleoping a good clear vision for the future for me and my business. It was a week very well spent."
- Joseph S. Freeman, Owner, Racemaker Press LLC, Boston, MA
"This enriched my life personally as well as professionally. I met amazing people from all over the world and participated in a discourse that concerned issues across borders. It was truly wonderful!"
- Akshay Pathak, Director, German Book Office, New Delhi, India
"Of all the life-changing educational opportunities I have been privileged to experience, YPC has been the most dynamic, inspiring, friendly, and enjoyable!"
- Ardal Powell, Director of Operations, Pendragron Press, Hillsdale, NY
"A wonderful opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in publishing while sharing ideas with peers across the globe. The week was an intense, provocative and intelligent exploration of contemporary issues affecting all parts of the publishing business."
- Benjamin James, Publisher, Macmillan Publishers, Victoria, Australia
“The Yale Publishing Course was the best choice I've ever made! The experiences exchanged and the knowledge gained are priceless! I recommend it for everyone who works in publishing. I am really grateful for this opportunity!”
- Talita Camargo, Publisher, Universo do Livros, São Paulo, Brazil
"The opportunity to reflect on the future of publishing, surrounded by colleagues of all perspectives and nationalities, was an incredible experience."
- Odette Rodriguez, Content and Media Coordinator, Puerto Rico at Universia, Puerto Rico
"YPC provided answers about how publishers can remain a relevant and indispensable part of the future. It was an extremely worthwhile investment of my time."
- Cliff Johnson, Global Publishing Director, Christianity Today International, USA
"An important tool for moving ahead of the competition."
- Jose Alberto Parra, Managing Director/Owner, Ediciones Felou, Mexico City
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