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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.

 

Welcome Back Students

Happy Spring Semester!

Come visit our office at 163 William Street, Suite 1801

Want more information about the MS in Publishing Program? Attend a Zoom Information Session:

Thursday, February 15 (HYFLEX)

9:30am-10:30am Wednesday, March 22 (HYFLEX)

6 – 7 pm Wednesday, April 19 (HYFLEX)

6 – 7 pm Tuesday, May 9 (HYFLEX) 6 – 7 pm

 

Publishing Events

Publishers Weekly Names Two Pace Publishing Alums as Publishing’s Brightest

Pace Publishing alums Shivani Annirood and Madison Nankervis were honored by Publishers Weekly as Publishing’s Brightest Honorees for their contributions to the publishing industry.    Shivani Annirood, a publicist at Little Brown, Young Readers, created campaigns for...

The Brooklyn Book Festival is Here!

Finally, after two long years of virtual events, the Brooklyn Book Festival is back to being in-person.

Free Author Event: Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

Looking for stimulating conversations about books outside of our classrooms? Loyalty Bookstores is presenting a virtual launch event for the upcoming debut release of Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman, with a conversation between Kristen R. Lee and J....

J&NA Presents: Publishing Job Search Advice Hour!

Hey there, Pace Pubs! Back by popular demand, Janklow & Nesbit are holding more virtual publishing events! This time the events are all about career advice, and straight from J&N assistants who will help demystify the job search process. The next event is November...

Launching the New Frankfurt Academic Conference!

The Frankfurt Book Fair New York is launching its first Frankfurt Academic Conference! The conference will address how publishers and academic libraries work together in Europe and North America, and will take place from December 3rd 9AM EST/3 p.m. GMT+1 to December...

In the News

Eliot Schein Lecturer Linda Villarosa Honored by The New York Times

Spring 2023 Eliot Schein lecturer Linda Villarosa was honored by The New York Times in their “Best Books of 2022” article. Villarosa’s book, Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, traces the effects of slavery that...

Chelsea Hodson, author of Tonight I’m Someone Else, Launches Her Own Press, Rose Books

Chelsea Hodson’s first experience in publishing was with an indie press. Her chapbook, Pity the Animal, was published by Kevin Sampsell at Future Tense Books in 2014. Now the author is paying it forward by launching her own indie press, Rose Books. The first two books...

Trump Threatens Simon and Schuster with Lawsuit over Forthcoming Tell-All by Mark Pomerantz

Mark Pomerantz, retired New York Criminal Prosecutor, has written an inside account of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. In the book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, he explains why Trump should be prosecuted and indicted for his financial crimes....

Justice Department Blocks Penguin Random House Merger with Simon & Schuster

On October 31st, the federal court blocked Penguin Random House’s acquisition of Simon & Schuster. Both parties have until November 4th to file their proposed reactions, after which the court will issue a public version of Judge Florence Y. Pan’s memorandum...

Celeste Ng Named Inaugural Indie Bookstore Ambassador

On October 19th, The American Booksellers Association announced Celeste Ng as the Inaugural Indie Bookstore Ambassador. Ng previously served as the Independent Bookstore Day Ambassador in 2018. In her new role, Ng will serve as a champion for independent bookstores,...

Alumni Spotlight

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...

Alumni in the Spotlight | Michael Graff

What are your plans post-graduation?  Get right to searching for a job and a place to live in New York City.   How did the classes you took during your time in the program prepare you to work in the industry?  The Pace classes gave me a lot of valuable knowledge...

Alumni in the Spotlight | Elliane Mellet ’18

Elliane Mellet is a designer at Lee & Low. What are your job responsibilities? As a Designer I design book covers and interiors, research and hire artists, and do a lot of digging through stock photography websites. Though because Lee and Low is a smaller...

Alumni in the Spotlight | Drucilla Shultz ’13

Drucilla Shultz is the Bookroom Editor at Publisher's Weekly.   What are your job responsibilities? Well, I’m the assistant editor of the Reviews department. I oversee the Publishers Weekly bookroom (and the interns that work there) and handle customer service...

Alumni in the Spotlight | Ram Khatri ’16

Ram Khatri is the project manager and author of the graphic novel Justice.   What inspired your current project? How did you go about making it a reality? Two things inspired me to work on the Kickstarter campaign for my graphic novel project, JUSTICE. First, my...

Campus News & Events

Spring ’23 Events to Attend as an MS Publishing Student

New year, new semester! That means new events to attend and a chance to mingle with students and professors. With lectures from Linda Villarosa and John Sargent, there is plenty to learn outside of classes. And for those who are interested in book events, check out...

John Sargent and Free Speech in the Publishing Industry

In a remarkable lecture by John Sargent in October, The David Pecker Distinguished Professor for 2022-2023 spoke to students in his lecture “Words Matter” about the First Amendment. While there are no laws that prevent publishers from moving forward with a project...

Student/Alum Speed Mentoring: The Trajectory of Publishing Student’s Career Goals

On November 2nd, the Publishing department hosted an online Speed Mentoring event where students got to talk to alums who are industry professionals. Each student was put with mentors who specialized in their interests: marketing, editorial, management, and many...

WMG Sponsors $4,000 Scholarship for MS in Publishing Student

Every year the Women's Media Group* provides one of our Publishing students with a $4,000 scholarship for the Spring semester and a three-year membership to their organization.  To qualify for the scholarship, interested students write a brief leadership essay where...

Upcoming Events for Publishing Students

In the coming weeks, there are many events available for Publishing students to participate in. Each event requires reservation to secure your spot. November 2nd – Speed Mentoring Zoom 6-7:30pm Please RSVP through your email to puboffice@pace.edu November 9th –...

Faculty Spotlight

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...

Meet Ivy Jacobson-Ford!

Ivy Jacobson-Ford is the Digital Deputy Editor of ThePioneerWoman.com at Hearst Corporation and has a decade of experience creating lifestyle, wedding, and entertainment content. She's held editorial positions at Country Living, The Knot, Hollywood Life, Bustle, and...

Thad McIlroy | Summer I

Welcome back, Professor McIlroy — we certainly need your online Summer I Metadata course now! It has never been so important for publishers to utilize metadata to promote their titles and there is no one with greater expertise in this area than Professor McIlroy. "......

New Faculty | Jason Wells

WELCOME TO PACE, PROFESSOR WELLS! Jason M. Wells is the Books Marketing Director at the American Psychological Association, where he and his team promote APA Books, APA Videos, APA Style, Life Tools, and Magination Press Children's Books. Previously Jason worked for...

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