10th Intensive Course for Editors In publishing

Institute of Book Publishing

The importance of books in the intellectual, cultural and educational development of a country has long been recognised, but it is only in recent years that book publishing has acquired its rightful place as an industry.
Responding to the growing need for professionally trained and skilled personnel to feed this rapidly expanding industry, the Institute of Book Publishing was founded in 1985 at the initiative of Late Shri O. P. Ghai, who was not only a pioneer in Indian book publishing but also a visionary who understood the significance of specialised training and research in the various aspects of book publishing.
The Institute has been organising an annual Condensed Course for Publishing Professionals since 1986. It attracts participants from neighbouring countries, South-east Asia and other parts of the world.
The Institute’s faculty includes academicians, professionals and editors from major publishing houses. The Institute’s alumni hold senior positions in their respective organisations.
It has also established a library containing books on various aspects of book publishing. The institute started Publishing Today, an e-journal for publishing professionals, in December 2006.

Course Organiser

S.K. Ghai, Chairman, Institute of Book Publishing, has been associated with the Institute since its inception in 1985. He is the Director, Sterling Publishers (P) Ltd. He has served as the Chairman of the Books, Publications and Printing Panel of CAPEXIL, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India (2008–2011). A senior member of the book trade bodies in India, he is the Vice President (North) of the Federation of Publishers & Booksellers Associations in India. He has been actively involved with the world of publishing since 1965 and has visited and participated in many international book fairs. He is on the course faculty of National Book Trust, India. He has been on the editorial board of Publishing Research Quarterly, New York, since 2007.

Course Director

Sanjiv Sarin is a post graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an MBA. He has over 40 years of experience in the corporate sector and in the publishing industry. For the last 12 years he has been working as a freelance editor and associated with the Institute.

Panel of Course Faculty

Dr. Sunaina Kumar Retd. Prof. English
Coordinator PGDBP IGNOU
Dr. Dinesh Sinha Editor Byword Books
Naresh Khanna Editor IPP Group
Sridhar Balan Consultant, Ratna Sagar
Kanishka Gupta Founder Writer’s Side
Vikas Gupta Managing Director Wiley India
Madurai Sridhar Founder Smart Solutions
Pranshant Pathak Publisher Wonder House Books
Manish Arora Director Universal Law Publishing House

The six-day Intensive Course for editors is designed to update your knowledge of various aspects of editing. You will attend lectures, workshops and field visit to a printing/publishing house, study reference material and handouts, and see videos of a publishing house and an editor at work. You will also practise your editing and proofreading skills on a manuscript copy and online.

Who should attend this course?
  • Those who want to make editing a career.
  • In-service publishing professionals.
  • Those managing editorial departments.
  • Those wanting to improve their editing skills.
What is special about this course?
  • The only course of its kind in Asia and Africa.
  • Opens up job opportunities in the publishing industry.
  • Discussions with course faculty (each session includes
    30-45 minutes for interaction, discussion and Q & A).
What can you expect from this course?
  • Widening of your understanding and knowledge about the publishing
  • Understanding the role of an editor, what editing is all about
    and how to do it effectively and efficiently.
  • Establishing contacts with leading professionals in the industry.
  • Learning online copy editing.
  • Networking with fellow participants and faculty.
  • Learning how to deal with authors successfully.
  • Internship at a publishing house after completing the course (optional).
Some of the responses we received from the participants of Intensive Course for Editors in Publishing

Course Contents

Wednesday 13.09.2023
10.30 A.M. Registration
11.00 A.M. Course Inauguration
11.30 A.M. Publishing in the 21st Century
  Dr. Sunaina Kumar
1.00 P.M. Lunch
2.00 P.M. Chat GPT & Bard
  Dr. Dinesh Sinha
3.30 P.M. Tea
4.00 P.M. Content Creation through Chat GPT & Bard
  Dr. Dinesh Sinha
Thursday 14.09.2023
11.00 A.M. Transformation in Publishing
  Naresh Khanna
1.00 P.M. Lunch
2.00 P.M. Self Publishing: An Increasing Phenomenon
  Sridhar Balan
3.30 P.M. Tea
4.00 P.M. The Role of Ghost Writers
  Kanishka Gupta
Friday 15.09.2023
11.00 A.M. Technology in Content Development
  Vikas Gupta
1.00 P.M. Lunch
2.00 P.M. Printed Books, E-Books & Audio Books
  Madurai Shridhar
3.30 P.M. Tea
4.00 P.M. Session to continue
Saturday 16.09.2023
11.00 A.M. Transformation in Marketing Books and Translation Rights including Role of Publishing Conferences
  Prashant Pathak
1.00 P.M. Lunch
2.00 P.M. Copyright Permission & Plagiarism
  Madurai Shridhar
3.30 P.M. Tea
4.00 P.M. Session to continue

Course Format

The course comprises lectures, group discussions, hands-on exercises, and Q&A sessions, designed to give the participants a well-rounded exposure to all the aspects of the topic. Formal sessions will be held every day from 11.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. with a 60-minute break for lunch. After attending lectures on Chat GPT and Bard, the participants will work individually and in groups to apply what they have learnt.

Admission standards

The course is open to in-service personnel (including freelancers) and to those who have completed their graduation/postgraduation and are looking for a career in publishing.

Admission deadline

Enrolment is limited and the applications must reach the Institute by 31st August, 2023.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee for the course is `15,000 (US$ 200 for foreign participants). It includes study material, stationery, working lunch, and tea/coffee. The participants will have to make their own arrangements for boarding/lodging and transportation. However, the Institute can try to help the participants in arranging accommodation near the venue of the programme, according to their budget.

Course venue

The Federation of Publishers’ & Booksellers’
Associations in India
84, Second Floor, Daryaganj, New Delhi
Nearest Metro station: Delhi Gate (1 km from the venue)