Know how to manage a publishing house, admissions open at IGNOU
06 August, 2012
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s School of Humanities (SOH) offers admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Book Publishing (PGDBP). The programme is meant to provide an opportunity for self employment to aspiring/ practicing publishing professionals for skill upgradation/ skill acquisition in various aspects of publishing.
The programme aims at training aspiring publishing professionals in market-table skills in the various areas of publishing, including specialized editing, copyediting and proof reading online, marketing, distribution, sales, etc.
The unique aspect of the programme is the month long training/ apprenticeship at a publishing house which carries a small stipend and the possibility of employment thereafter. The training is under the auspices of the Federation of Indian Publishers with whom IGNOU has a tie-up and trainees would get a Joint Certificate from both IGNOU and the FIB on successful completion of the training.
The programme consists of eight courses namely, Introduction to Publishing and its Legal Aspects, Editing and Pre-Press, Production and Emerging Technologies, Marketing, Promotion and Distribution of Books, Editing Books for Children, Editing Scientific, Technical and Medical Books, Editing Text Books and lastly there is an apprenticeship/ training programme which is compulsory.
In the training programme, learners would be attached to a publishing house and do a project for which they would be evaluated and awarded a separate ‘Certificate of Completion’.
The last date to submit the application form for the programme is 14th August 2012 with late fee of Rs.200. Student handbook and prospectus is available in all the regional centres of the university as well as in the university’s headquarters which can be purchased for Rs.100 and submitted along with the requisite fee in the form of a demand draft to the concerned regional centre.