Publishing Major

Publishing Studies is a program that focuses on the process of managing the creation, publication, and distribution of print and electronic books and other text products and prepares individuals.

Publishing majors and degree programs will include instruction in product planning and design, editing, author relations, business and copyright law, publishing industry operations, contracting and purchasing, product marketing, electronic publishing and commerce, history of publishing, and professional standards and ethics.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Publishing (use the College Search feature and enter "publishing” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Publishing Studies?

A major/degree in this field can prepare individuals to work in such sectors of Publishing as editorial, technical, publicity, promotion, sales, and business.  The level at which you enter a career will depend on your formal education degree.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Publishing

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in Publishing