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of the Graduate Publishing program offered at Pace University’s Downtown New York Campus in the heart of the publishing world at 163 William St, 18th floor.

 

 Congratulations to our graduating students!

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Summer 2024

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Publishing Events

Pace Publishing Students Attend the 2024 US Book Show

On Wednesday, May 22, Publisher’s Weekly and the Association of American Literary Agents (AALA) presented the annual US Book Show, an educational conference for publishing professionals. The event was hosted by NYU’s SPS Center for Publishing at the Kimmel Center for...

What To Expect at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Q&A with Elizabeth Vinson

The annual three-day Bologna Children’s Book Fair was held in Italy last month from April 8 to 11. This international book fair showcases only children’s books, gathering publishers, authors, illustrators, and other book people worldwide. Publishers get a booth to...

A Journey through London: Special Highlight—London Book Fair 2024

~Written by Harshdeep Kaur My recent expedition to London, sponsored by the MS in Publishing department at Pace University and the London Book Fair, was a whirlwind of literary immersion and cultural exploration. From March 10 to March 15, 2024, my fellow student,...

London Book Fair 2024 (and Michael Sheen)

~Written by Ariel Stevenson Volunteering at the London Book Fair is an experience I won’t soon forget (for all the right reasons). We arrived in London early Monday morning but didn’t start at the fair until Tuesday. As is typical for London, it was raining. We...

PUPText Launches its First Book ‘Words We Use’

Pace University Press fulfilled its longstanding aspiration of independently publishing its own texts, thanks to the visionary efforts of Press Director Manuela Soares. Under her leadership, the imprint PUPText was established with the explicit goal of producing...

In the News

Are Big-Five Publishers Finally Realizing Spanish-Language Trade Publishing Potential?

The trade publishing industry in the U.S. has largely depended on American markets that cater to English-dominated, white communities. While that has been successful, it is clear the industry is, not only in need of internal and external diversity and inclusion but...

The Symbiotic Bond Between U.S. and U.K. Publishing

With the upcoming London Book Fair at the Olympia London from Tuesday March 12th, 2024 – Thursday March 14th, 2024, the buzz between U.S. and U.K. relations is ever-growing. In the past, the U.S. and U.K. markets have worked in parallel, as many of the publishers were...

Texas Book Rating Law Rejected by the Fifth Circuit: A Major Win for Book Advocates

On January 17th, 2024, the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals backed up the lower court decision to block specific provisions in HB 900, one of Texas’s most controversial book rating laws. The court found the law to very likely violate First Amendment rights...

Spotify Unveils Audiobook Program for Premium Members

On November 8th, Spotify USA debuted a new audiobook program for their premium subscribers. Paid members now can listen to up to 15 hours of audiobooks for no additional cost every month. They also have the option to add ten-hour listening increments for an additional...

Barbara Kingsolver Wins United Kingdom’s Women’s Prize for Fiction

American novelist Barbara Kingsolver has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction for the second time in her career and is the first recipient to do so.   Her 2022 release, Demon Copperhead, follows the story of a boy born to a single mother in the Appalachia Mountains....

Alumni Spotlight

Graduating Student Spotlight: Brooke Sufrin

Favorite Course: Marketing with Professor McIntyre What are your plans post-graduation? I completed my undergraduate degree from Pace University on May 17th, 2021, with a double major in English and Communication Studies. On May 18th, 2021, I started working at...

Graduating Student Spotlight: Greyson Corley

Favorite Quote: "For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it" - Amanda Gorman.  Favorite Course: My favorite course that I've taken in the publishing program would have to be Children's Book Publishing with...

Graduating Student Spotlight: Aleaha Smith

Favorite Quote: "...if we aren't vigilant, we can move through our entire lives feeling smaller than we actually are—by playing it safe, by unconsciously giving away our power, by dimming our radiance, by not recognizing there is always so much more waiting for us on...

Graduating Student Spotlight: Eleni Karavoussianis

Favorite Quote: "They paint the world full of shadows... and then tell their children to stay close to the light. Their light. Their reasons, their judgments. Because in the darkness, there be dragons. But it isn't true. We can prove that it isn't true. In the dark,...

Alumni in the Spotlight | Rachel Smithline

What are your plans post-graduation? Take a moment to breathe before (hopefully) starting a full-time job. It’s been a wild two years, guys, and I’ve been informed by several people that I don’t know how to take a vacation.   How did the classes you took during...

Campus News & Events

Exploring the Future of Publishing: Insights from the Eliot Schein Lecture with Maja Thomas

On April 4th, 6 p.m. onwards, Pace University’s annual Eliot Schein Lecture provided an illuminating glimpse into the future of publishing, all from the comfort of Zoom. This year’s lecturer, Maja Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer at Hachette Livre, the parent company...

Exploring the SI MoCCA Arts Festival

Nestled in the heart of New York City, the Society of Illustrators produces  a singular celebration of creativity —the MoCCA Arts Festival. Established in 1901, the Society stands as America’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration, with...

Spring 2024 Eliot Schein Lecture: Maja Thomas and Innovation in Publishing

This year’s Eliot Schein lecturer, Maja Thomas, will present “Innovation in Publishing: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” on April 4th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. RSVPs will be sent via email to students and staff in March. Thomas, the Chief Innovation Officer at Hachette Book...

Long Island’s Newest Independent Bookstore Turns a Year Old

In the heart of Long Island, where the community thrives on a shared love for literature, The Next Chapter bookstore has become a beloved haven for book enthusiasts. Inspired by the spirit of Huntington’s iconic Book Revue (which closed its doors in 2021 after 44...

Welcome to Spring 2024!

The MS in Publishing department is back in session for Spring 2024 on Monday, January 22, 2024. As we transition from winter to spring, it's time to reengage with the academic journey at Pace University. This semester holds the promise of collective enthusiasm for...

Faculty Spotlight

Celebrating Professor Jessica Napp!

Pace University proudly acknowledges the remarkable achievements of its alum and current adjunct faculty member, Professor Jessica Napp, as she concludes her inaugural year serving as the Director of Publicity at Rizzoli. The MS in Publishing department extends...

Jennifer Romanello: Publicity Panel for Archway Publishing

On April 28, Professor Romanello was part of a panel for Simon & Schuster's Archway Publishing division. The panel focused on publicity, with two other panelists: Liz Pearl, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Simon & Schuster and Lauren Carr, Publicity Manager...

Welcome Britney Fitzgerald!

Britney Fitzgerald is a Pace Publishing alum who has worked in New York’s editorial and social media sectors for over a decade. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Parents magazine, Brit+Co, The Knot, and more. She has managed social strategy at...

Professor McIlroy’s Important Report on Covid-19’s Impact on Publishing

Welcome back students! We hope you had a wonderful and safe winter break. Over the break, our very own adjunct professor, Thad McIlroy compiled a report examining the impact of Covid-19 on the publishing industry, which provides insights for the year ahead. The report...

Welcome Jill McBain!

Jill McBain is the Finance Director for Grand Central Publishing at Hachette Book Group. She partners with GCP’s Publisher to provide strategic insights on the key decisions that shape the future of one of Hachette’s largest divisions. Day-to-day her job involves...

The Pub Lab

Thanks for Supporting The Publishing Lab!

In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share what some members of our team are thankful for this November. We also want to thank all of you for supporting The Pub Lab!       “This year I was blessed with amazing friends and professors who decided to...

Meet The Publishing Lab Staff

The Publishing Lab has a dedicated team of students working on the first issue of the Pace M.S. in Publishing program’s new literary journal. The team is passionate about publishing and looks forward to bringing that passion to the first issue. The editors are eager...

Introducing The Publishing Lab

Who Are We? Created in May 2023, The Publishing Lab is a brand-new literary arts journal published and run by students of the MS in Publishing Program at Pace University. The journal will showcase the original works of our fellow students consisting of fiction and...

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