Book Publishing or Magazine Publishing: The Choice is Yours
There is much more to being a published author than having a good idea and executing it. The
book cover must be designed to appeal to a wide range of people, a price point must be set,
there is a specific typeset that must be picked, the book must be edited to zero per cent error
rate and much more. That’s where book publishing professionals come in. Meanwhile, to
publish a magazine, a magazine publishing professional steps in to ensure the financial health of
the magazine, which includes managing circulation, sales, production and editorial.
In order to enter either one of these exciting fields, Centennial College offers a Book and
Magazine Publishing program that is geared towards mature students who have already obtained
a post-secondary credential. As such, the offering is presented in a condensed, accelerated
format, covers all facets of the publishing process (including e-books), and is completed in just
Students become prepared for both book publishing and magazine publishing positions through
course such as: Introduction to Publishing (offers a broad overview of book and magazine
publishing to acquaint students with these two cultural industries); Book Marketing and Sales
(follows the “narrative” of a book’s development to examine the twin roles of sales and
marketing, and emphasizes two critical skills: communicating and selling); Magazine Editing
(special emphasis is placed on the interplay of text, art, and advertising in the creation of an
overall “style” for a particular publication); and much more. Thanks to courses with such specific
focuses, students learn how they will become an integral part of the team that helps to shape
the evolution of Canada’s cultural and literary landscape.
To round out training, students participate in publishing On the Danforth magazine twice a year.
In addition, they head out for an industry field placement at a book publishing or magazine
publishing company in Toronto, where they acquire critical working experience, industry
knowledge and professional relationships as they initiate their new career. Lastly, it is worth
noting that the program is associated with Centennial College Press, a commercial publishing
Please note that a minimum C grade is required in all courses for graduation and entry into
either the book publishing or magazine publishing industries.
Among the book publishing and magazine publishing companies that have hired Centennial
College students are: Random House Canada, Toronto Life Magazine, Nelson Educational
Publishings, Chatelaine Magazine, Harper Collins Canada, Outpost Magazine, McClelland &
Stewart, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Profit Magazine and more.
Students who wish obtain their training for the book publishing or magazine publishing industries
at Centennial College are required to submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of
successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree program. In addition, they must
attend a program admission session that includes editing exercises, presentation of a portfolio of
writing and a resume. Centennial College will also consider applicants presenting a combination
of partial post-secondary education and relevant work experience.
Author :- Emma
Centennial College :- Magazine Publishing