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Children’s Book Council Sponsors Scholarship to Denver Publishing Institute

March 2, 2018

For Immediate Release

New York, NY – March 2, 2018— The Children’s Book Council is pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship for a student to attend the 2018 Denver Publishing Institute, a four-week introduction to book publishing held at the University of Denver. Preference will be given to a candidate who is working to grow diversity in publishing.

“It is so wonderful to see such bright young people who seek a career in publishing, and every year we introduce DPI graduates to the wonderful world of children’s books as an option to the wide world of adult trade and academic publishing,” said Carl Lennertz, Executive Director of the CBC and DPI faculty member for Marketing week. “The CBC is happy to help someone on their path in any way!”

 “The Denver Publishing Institute gave me a path and a plan,” said Lauren Salas, senior promotion manager at University of Chicago Press. “I knew I wanted a career in publishing but didn’t know where to start. The speakers and sessions helped me figure out my strengths and find my focus. After four valuable weeks, I left with a wide-ranging knowledge of the publishing landscape and a network of new friends and contacts. I credit the Institute for leading me to a job I love.”

 “The strong support that we receive from the Publishing world is proof positive of how the Institute makes a difference in students’ lives,” said Jill Smith, director. “This scholarship from the Children’s Book Council will help a 2018 student to afford the program and gain a foothold in an industry that we all love.”

Applications for the program are being accepted online through March 21, 2018. The scholarship form can be downloaded from the Publishing Institute’s website: www.du.edu/publishinginstitute.

About The Denver Publishing Institute

Established in 1976, The Denver Publishing Institute is a four-week, graduate-level program dedicated to helping book-lovers launch their careers anywhere in the country. Each summer we bring students together with industry leaders who represent all aspects of book publishing, from the smallest of independent houses to the largest global media companies. Through the program, students join our community and nation-wide network of publishing professionals.

Media contacts:

Denver Publishing Institute: Jill Smith Jill.Smith@du.edu

Children’s Book Council: Shifa Kapadwala Shifa.Kapadwala@cbcbooks.org


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