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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 to Spring 2024!

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Spring 2024 

Wednesday, January 17: 6 – 7 pm 

Thursday, February 22:  9:30 – 10:30 am   

Wednesday, March 20:  6 – 7 pm 

Thursday, April 18: 9:30 – 10:30 am 

Wednesday, May 22:  6 – 7 pm 

Publishing Events

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...

Penguin Random House Acquires Self-Help Publisher Hay House

Penguin Random House has acquired the wellness and self-help publisher Hay House. Hay House’s mission is to spread positivity through the body, spirit, and mind, embracing a range of diversity in their staff and authors to establish a deeper community and inspire....

Rizzoli Bookstore Hosts Holiday Book Fair

One of the most beautiful bookstores in New York, the Rizzoli Bookstore organized an event on November 30, 2023, from 6:00 pm- 8:00pm at their 1133 Broadway location. It was an evening of book signings and drinks in the company of famous writers, designers, and...

Hanging Loose Press Hosts Their First Online Auction to Celebrate 58 Years of Independent Publishing

Hanging Loose Press is an independent publisher that flourishes through local community support, and they are hosting their first ever online auction and fundraiser! The funds will go toward uncovering the voices of underrepresented writers by fueling Hanging Loose...

Publisher’s Weekly Holds Conference on Artificial Intelligence

On September 27th, 2023, Publisher’s Weekly held a half-day virtual conference on Artificial Intelligence: Revolution and Opportunity in Trade Publishing. With the debate surrounding the insurgence of AI into trade publishing, this was a welcome webinar for industry...

In the News

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....

The Book Censorship and the Rising “Parents Rights” Bill

On March 30th, federal judge Robert Pitman ruled that Llano County’s library board likely infringed on the constitutional rights of readers in the community. The lawsuit was filed by local library patrons against the county judge and commissioners for removing books...

Barnes & Noble Rolls Out New Membership Plan, Eliminates Educator Discount

On February 17th, Barnes and Noble announced an overhaul of their yearly membership program, eliminating their old $25 membership program in exchange for a two-tier membership and rewards program.   With the old membership – a program that had been a part of the...

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

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...

Happy New Year 2024!

Wishing you a New Year that sparkles brighter than freshly typeset text and radiates more warmth than a well-placed ellipsis. May your editorial decisions be as spot-on as a perfectly placed Oxford comma, and may your publishing journey be smoother than a...

Ending the Semester on a Note of Celebration

'Tis the season to be publishing! As the clock neared the end of another semester at Pace University's MS in Publishing program, students and alumni gathered for an evening that was equal parts networking prowess and festive frivolity.   The MS in Publishing...

Pace Publishing Office Hosts Ugly Sweater Book Swap

After the successful Fall chapter of the Book Swap on September 20th, it made a comeback as the revamped Ugly Sweater Book Swap on Tuesday, November 28th. The conditions to participate were simple:   Wear an ugly holiday sweater  Bring a book  Publishing students put...

Seminar with Dotdash Meredith’s National Digital Sales Director: Veronica Wilson

On Tuesday, December 12th, 2023, Veronica Wilson, the National Digital Sales Director of Dotdash Meredith, will speak to Pace University MS in Publishing students on her personal experience and expertise. The seminar will take place from 4:00PM - 5:30PM in person and...

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...

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...

Event Calendar