Yale Publishing Course

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and industry insights that will enable you to thrive in the ever-changing publishing landscape

Last summer, the Yale School of Management (SOM) welcomed the prestigious Yale Publishing Course (YPC) to Evans Hall for the first time. Together, SOM and YPC delivered a unique course for seasoned leaders in publishing to gather in an inspiring environment and gain critical insights in all facets of their industry. The partnership allowed for additional sessions taught by world-renowned Yale SOM faculty members. You can read more about the details of the launch of the collaboration  here

Leadership Strategies in Magazine and Digital Media
July 21 – 26, 2019

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Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing
July 28 – August 2,  2019

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Investment: $5,850 (covers tuition, books, materials, and meals)
Location: Yale SOM Campus
Contact:  Jenna Pettitt

Counts towards 5  Certificate of Excellence in Global Business credit days.

The week-long curriculum integrates practical wisdom from experts in publishing with research and management techniques from Yale School of Management professors. You’ll be challenged to deeply analyze your own work by examples of how best-in-class publishers operate every aspect of their business, from editorial, marketing, and business strategies to digital transformation, and you’ll extend your abilities with new frameworks and skills in leadership, consumer-insight-driven marketing, and techniques for innovation. An open, interactive learning environment nurtures engagement and connection throughout the course.

Your classmates, who come from all over the world, and your instructors, who have been selected for their expertise and teaching skills, will be the people shaping the future of publishing. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to share experiences and ideas and become a part of this community of publishing leaders.

While at Yale, you’ll have the chance to take a step back and see the big picture in your industry. You’ll  leave energized, focused, and better prepared to lead your organization into the future.

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PRAISE FROM LAST YEAR’S YPC ALUMNI

“Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing was an intense week that synthesized b-school theory with hands-on publishing practice from some of the most successful publishing professionals in the field. I have been in publishing for 15 years, and I was surprised by how many new approaches I learned from both the presenters and my participant-colleagues. I'm excited to go out and try them in the field!” - YPC Leadership in Book Strategies Alumni, 2017

“Engaging, insightful, and honest -- YPC is a must for anyone trying to navigate the constantly shifting landscape of the media world.” - Ellis Jones, Editor in Chief, VICE Magazine

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  • Why attend?

    The staff and faculty of YPC are dedicated to creating a unique educational experience that is more immersive and personal than available anywhere else. This is a course, not a conference.

    A CHALLENGING AND TIMELY CURRICULUM

    YPC offers lectures that delve deeply in the current (and future) state of the industry and the most important issues and up-to-the minute trends, supplemented with small group discussions, one-on-one counseling sessions, and ample time to carry on the conversation outside the classroom.

    AN INTIMATE SEMINAR SETTING

    The sessions are conducted in a collegial atmosphere in which the active participation of all students is strongly encouraged by the faculty. The size of the class is limited to a maximum of 70 students in order to allow a closer relationship between the faculty and students to flourish.

    DIRECT INTERACTION WITH EXPERT FACULTY

    The faculty, industry experts, and distinguished members of the Yale School of Management, are carefully selected for their experience, proven success in innovation, and teaching ability. Their real-world examples and insights will help you improve your critical thinking and decision-making skills, and the best practices and case studies they share will provide practical takeaways that can immediately be put into place within your organization.

    EMPHASIS ON BEST PRACTICES IN BUSINESS AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

    YPC’s focus on strengthening your skills in strategic planning and leadership will enable you to guide your company more effectively in times of transformational change and prepare you to think realistically about both your own career and the future success of your organization.

    BECOMING A PART OF A GLOBAL NETWORK OF PEERS

    YPC introduces you to an international group of peers and the continual exchange of ideas and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, leads to friendships that last well beyond your time at Yale. As a YPC alum, you will receive exclusive invitation to YPC-hosted events and be part of an on-going dialogue on our social media sites.

  • Magazine Media Course

    The curriculum examines the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing publishing landscape. You will learn from prominent industry leaders in this week-long intensive. Past speakers have included Richard Stolley (People and Time, Inc.), Dorothy Kalins (Dorothy Kalins Ink, LLC), Michael Clinton (Hearst Magazines), and Kevin McKean (DataNeutrality.org). See session descriptions in Magazine Media Curriculum tab.

    From Previous Participants

    “One of YPC’s unique aspects is that you are fully immersed for an entire week and you’re hearing not just about the current state of our industry but about the future. You’re hearing from some of the best and brightest people who are carving out what it means to be a modern magazine company, not just right now but five years from now.”
    — Cindy Leive, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour

    “The Yale Publishing Course brings together some of the most innovative and dynamic leaders from the magazine media world all in one place. The course provided a unique ‘look behind the curtain.’ I am definitely walking away with so much new knowledge that I plan to put into action at my company.”
    —  Michael Krans, Associate Publisher, Sales, Harper’s Bazaar

    “The Yale Publishing Course is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from, and converse with, the best minds in publishing today in the most beautiful, distinguished setting. Chatting over lunch and marveling over the detailed presentations, I feel like I’ve met my dream-team board of advisors.”
    — Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan for Latinas

    Who Should Attend?
    Leaders from large, medium, and small publishing companies and elsewhere in the industry, including:

    • CEO, President, Founder, CMO, CTO and COO
    • Editor, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
    • Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Advertising Manager, Publicity and Digital Strategy Manager /  Director
    • Audience Development and Subscription Manager / Director
    • Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Literary agents and publishing consultants

    An Immediate Return on Investment

    • Leadership toolkit to guide and develop inspired teams in tumultuous times
    • Innovation framework to drive growth in a global world
    • Implications of cultural change and transition for management, staff, and personal career development
    • Brand building through behavioral science-driven consumer understanding
    • Approaches to marketing in the digital age incorporating social media, podcasts, and data analytics
    • New thinking on new revenue sources
    • Connection to global network of professionals with shared intellect and passion

  • Magazine Speakers 2018

    Leadership Strategies in MAGAZINE AND DIGITAL MEDIA Speakers 2018

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    Jim Baron

    Yale SOM Faculty, William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

    Professor Baron’s research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies.

    Before coming to SOM in 2006, he taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business from 1982-2006. At Stanford, he taught the MBA core course, Human Resource Management. He was co-director of the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies (SPEC), a large-scale longitudinal study of the organizational design, human resource management practices, and financial and non-financial performance measures of entrepreneurial firms in Silicon Valley. Papers based on the project appeared in leading disciplinary journals, and an overview of the project in California Management Review won the 2003 Accenture Award for making “the most important contribution to improving the practice of management.”

    He is the author, with Stanford economist David M. Kreps, of a textbook, Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). Baron is also a regular contributor to leading sociology and organization journals, such as the American Sociological Review and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has also been published in influential journals in economics and social psychology.

    Michael Clinton

    President, Marketing And Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines

    Michael A. Clinton was named president, marketing and publishing director of Hearst Magazines in June 2010. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Hearst Corporation. Formerly, Clinton was the executive vice president, chief marketing officer and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, a position he had held since January 2001.

    Prior to his time at Hearst, Clinton was executive vice president of Condé Nast Publications, where he oversaw sales and marketing for the company's 15 national titles, including Vogue, Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. Prior to that, as Condé Nast's senior vice president of group sales and marketing, Clinton revamped the company's multi-title sales and marketing organization, which accounted for 50 percent of its total revenue.

    Clinton spent a total of 10 years at GQ magazine, including six years as publisher—at the time, the company's youngest publisher. Clinton is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Circle of Generosity. He has served as chairman of the board of the Volunteers of America, as well as on the boards of The Starlight Children's Foundation and Lifetime Television Network. He also serves as a trustee for the International Center of Photography. In addition, he is the former chairman of the MPA—Association of Magazine Media. The Pitt News, the campus newspaper of his alma mater, honored him by creating the Michael Clinton Award for Distinguished Service in Publishing, in his name. Clinton graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in economics and political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned his M.B.A. from Pace University's Lubin Graduate School of Business. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Pace University.

    Joanna Coles

    Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines

    Joanna Coles, OBE, is Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines, overseeing content and editorial partnerships for 300 magazines globally. She also sits on the board of directors of Snap Inc and is the executive producer of ABC Freeform’s scripted drama, The Bold Type.

    The British-born editor moved to the U.S. in 1997 as the New York Bureau Chief for The Guardian, before becoming the New York columnist for The Times of London. Coles joined Hearst in 2006 as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she co-produced the Style Network’s unscripted show Running in Heels. She was named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s media brand, in 2012. She was the executive producer of the unscripted series So Cosmo on E! in 2017.

    Over the course of her career, Coles has won numerous prestigious awards for journalism and media leadership. She was recently described by The New York Times as “one of the most powerful people in media.”

    In addition to her role with Hearst Magazines, Coles recently published a book Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World with HarperCollins on relationships in the digital age and lives in Manhattan. She sits on the advisory board of the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing and the board of Women Entrepreneurs New York City, an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship, with a focus on underserved women and communities.

    Nigel Holmes

    Principal, Explanation Graphics

    Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years before coming to America in 1978 to work for Time magazine. He became graphics director at Time, where his pictorial explanations of complex subjects helped readers understand otherwise abstract numbers and difficult scientific concepts.

    In 1994, he founded his own business, Explanation Graphics, and has worked with a variety of clients including American Express, The Smithsonian Institution, and United Healthcare. He also does graphics and illustrations for publications such as Scientific American, National Geographic and The New York Times. Holmes has written seven books about (or including lots of) information graphics, including The Book of Everything (2012), and Instant Expert (2014), both published by Lonely Planet.

    Jon Hart

    Chief Legal Officer, NPR

    Jon Hart is Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary of NPR. Before joining NPR in 2014, Jon spent 27+ years in private practice (at Dow Lohnes PLLC and then Cooley LLP), representing media and technology companies and nonprofit institutions on everything from intellectual property and newsroom counseling to litigation; from content and technology licensing to corporate governance; from commercial contracts and strategic alliances to data collection and privacy.

    Jon was on the faculty of the Stanford Professional Publishing Courses from 1994 through 2008 and has taught in the Yale Publishing Course since 2010. He is author of Internet Law: A Field Guide (BNA Books) and speaks frequently on media and technology law. Jon has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of “Washington’s Best Lawyers” (First Amendment and Media); by Super Lawyers (Technology Transactions); and by Best Lawyers in America (First Amendment Law, Information Technology Law, Media Law, and Litigation - First Amendment). Jon clerked for United States Circuit Judge Jerome Farris and United States District Judge Almeric Christian. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Stanford Law School.

    Dorothy Kalins

    Director, Dorothy Kalins Ink and Founding Editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur

    Dorothy Kalins has been an innovator in magazine editorial and management for decades. In 2018, she was honored by induction into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. Kalins was the first woman ever named Adweek's Editor of the Year, and was awarded the prestigious Matrix Award from Women in Communications for her work in magazines. In 2010, she accepted the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award from WIPP, and in 2013, Kalins was voted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in Food & Beverage.

    Kalins was the founding editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Home, the leading baby boom design publication, which won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in 1990. At Met Home, Kalins helped pioneer the concept of cause marketing, leading the magazine’s effort to raise money and awareness for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) raising over $3,000,000. Kalins was named vice president and editorial director of the Meredith Design Group, responsible for the editorial direction of Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home, and Country Home.

    In 2006, Kalins launched Dorothy Kalins Ink, editorial consultants. As director, she and her team collaborate on book and magazine projects both here and abroad, consulting on editorial positioning, management, staffing, and redesign, and producing and writing cookbooks.

    Marissa King

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor King’s research examines network-based innovation and learning dynamics within the healthcare sector. Her current work analyzes factors associated with the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of mental health medications. By exploiting spatial and temporal variation in diagnosis and treatment decisions, her work establishes the key role that patient and provider networks play in explaining phenomena ranging from the precipitous rise in autism diagnoses to the rapid expansion of the market for mental health medications. King’s research has been featured in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Administrative Science Quarterly.

    Bonnie Kintzer holding magazines Bonnie Kintzer

    Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

    Ms. Kintzer joined Trusted Media Brands in April 2014. Originally known as The Reader’s Digest Association, she rebranded the company to reflect the portfolio of trusted brands including Taste of Home, The Family Handyman, Haven Home Network, Reminisce, Birds & Blooms and Reader’s Digest. In that time, she has focused on a growth strategy including the launch of MyDIYUniversity.com, Taste of Home Special Delivery as well as digital growth to 63MM unique visitors across all brands.

    Ms. Kintzer joined Trusted Media Brands from Women’s Marketing Inc. the leading marketing services company serving emerging brands targeting women. She has also built her own consulting firm serving the media industry. Bonnie was previously at Reader’s Digest Association; during her nearly 9 year tenure here she held a number of senior executive positions and was responsible for a number of the Company’s largest publishing and digital properties including Allrecipes.com. In addition, Ms. Kintzer oversaw the hugely successful launch of Every Day with Rachael Ray.

    Ms. Kintzer holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Clark University. She is Chairperson of the Reader’s Digest Foundation, Chairperson of the 40 Million Story Campaign for United Through Reading and is on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Learning Center of Fairfield County and the MPA – The Association of Magazine Media.

    Corby Kummer

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

    Corby Kummer edits articles on politics and public affairs and writes a regular food column. He is also the editor of The Atlantic Food Channel, a blog devoted to food. He has been called “a dean among food writers in America” by The San Francisco Examiner. As a reporter and a writer he takes his work very seriously. Kummer has been a restaurant critic for New York Magazine and Boston Magazine. He is the winner of five James Beard Journalism Awards (most recently in 2008), and has been a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Less than a year after its launch, The Atlantic Food Channel was nominated in 2010 as best magazine department on the Internet. Kummer graduated from Yale University in 1979.

    Cynthia Lieve

    Editor in Chief, Glamour

    Glamour magazine reaches one out of every eight American, with 12.2 million print readers and 9 million unique users online. Under Cindi Leive’s leadership, Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including the top honor, Magazine of the Year, a new category added in 2010 to recognize both print and digital excellence. Leive is the author of Glamour’s Big Book of Dos & Don’ts: Fashion Help for Every Woman, and has been a women’s lifestyle contributor for the TODAY show. She also serves on the board of the International Women’s Media Foundation and is a former president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. She was named the “Most Powerful U.S. Fashion Magazine Editor” by Forbes, has been on Crain’s list of “Top 40 Under 40”, and was named one of the most powerful women under 40 in New York by Gotham magazine. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

    Sarah McConville

    Vice President, Deputy Group Publisher, Harvard Business Review

    Sarah McConville is the Vice President, Deputy Group Publisher of Harvard Business Review Group. She is a leader of the commercial side of the business, driving growth strategies that leverage an integrated print and digital publishing model. McConville is responsible for global marketing, branding, and communications, eCommerce, Sponsor Content and Analytic Services, and HBR’s customer insight and analytics practice, which informs new subscription models, product development, and user experience.

    During Ms. McConville’s tenure with Harvard Business Review, both the magazine and book publishing units have achieved their highest circulation and revenue levels ever, while gaining double-digit growth. Harvard Business Review’s total brand universe of circulation, web, and social media audience has surpassed the 10 million member mark. She has driven a transformation of the business through a strategic focus on customer data and insights that have informed virtually all aspects of the publishing model, both editorially and commercially.

    Prior to her current role, McConville was VP of Marketing for Harvard Business Review, and has held corporate positions at Harvard Business Publishing as Executive Director of Communications and Brand Management, including leadership of the company’s creative and market research functions. Before joining the company, McConville worked at the MIT Press in Cambridge. She started her publishing career in the trade division of Houghton Mifflin Co.

    She is a graduate of Smith College and the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

    Nathan Novemsky

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Marketing

    Professor Novemsky is Professor of Marketing in the Yale School of Management and has an appointment as Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is an expert in the psychology of judgment and decision-making, an area that overlaps heavily with behavioral economics and consumer behavior. He has published articles in leading marketing and psychology journals on topics that include: how people made judgments and decisions based on the information in front of them, how they know what they like, how the way they frame decisions affects the choices they make, how they choose and evaluate gifts, how their goals influence their behavior and other topics in judgment and decision-making.

    Anne Sachs

    Executive Digital Director of W and Editorial Director of Product Partnerships

    Anne Sachs oversees digital growth and strategy for the W brand, and works across brands on developing new editorial product. Previously, she was Executive Director of Conde Nast's Social News Desk, and is the former digital director of GLAMOUR. Before coming to Conde Nast, Anne worked brands including ELLEgirl, MTV Networks, and The Gallup Poll. She is a graduate of Skidmore College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

    Jiwoong Shin

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Marketing

    Professor Shin's research focuses on analytical modeling of strategic interactions between firms and consumers; in particular, consumer search theory, advertising, pricing strategies, and CRM. His current work in communication strategy investigates (i) the role of vague messages and offers novel explanations why and how those vague messages can convey price and quality information to consumers and (ii) the relative roles of consumer search and firm advertising in signaling product quality.

    Also, his work in customer management strategy addresses a long standing puzzle in practice: Should a firm offer a lower price to its own customers or to competitors' customers? When is it profitable to reward one's own customers? Professor Shin's research appears in the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and other publications.

    For two years in a row (2010 and 2011), Professor Shin has been the recipient of the John D. C. Little Best Paper Award, awarded for the best marketing paper published in Marketing Science and Management Science.

    Katie Weber headshotKatie Weber

    Vice President of Client Partnerships, Quartz

    As Vice President, Client Partnerships Katie skillfully creates and drives the internal and external architecture that allows for Quartz to secure key partnerships while ensuring excellence in execution.

    Since joining Quartz in 2014, Katie has played a pivotal role in Quartz’s commercial success, doubling year over year revenue from major partnerships with world-class marketers including HPE, JPMC, Mercedes and Accenture, among many others.

    In 2017, she led a team to create Hugo, a chatbot for HPE that helps users learn about the latest innovations in fields such as financial services, healthcare, retail and energy. Katie was also an instrumental force behind World in Motion, a global destination for GE storytelling, which won several awards including an EPPY award for best online advertising campaign and a World Digital Media Award in the category of “Best digital Advertising Campaign.”

    Katie started her career in marketing, first at WIRED and later Condé Nast Digital, developing multi-brand digital solutions for clients. Katie was instrumental in the launch of Vogue.com where she decided to transition from marketing into digital sales. Katie graduated with a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Marist College.

    Amy Wrzesniewski

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.

    Gal Zauberman

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Marketing

    Gal Zauberman studies consumer judgment and decision making, time in decisions, financial decision making, and memory for emotions and choice. In his research, he has published articles in leading marketing and psychology journals on topics that include: factors that affect individuals' evaluations, preferences, and choice, with specific interest in the role of time in decisions and experiences. He recently started investigating the role of photography in experiences. He won numerous awards, including the William O’Dell and the Paul Green best paper awards, and the 2007 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Consumer Psychology. His research received international media coverage, including the New York Times, Scientific American, and others. He has a BA from UNC Chapel Hill, and a PhD from Duke Fuqua School of Business.

  • Book Publishing Course

    The curriculum examines the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing publishing landscape. You will learn from prominent industry leaders in this week-long intensive. Past speakers have included Marcus Leaver (The Quarto Group Inc.), Kirsty Melville (Andrews McMeel Universal), Tim Sullivan, Lisa McCloy-Kelley,  Craig Mod, Carolyn Pittis, Edward Nawotka, Leslie Prives, Kristin Fassler, Leigh Marchant, Nihar Malaviya (Penguin Random House) and Rick Joyce (formerly Perseus Books Group). Globally renowned Yale School of Management faculty will lead sessions on current management thinking, including:

    • Leadership in Turbulent Times
    • Innovation Strategy
    • Rethinking Consumer Behavior
    • Brand Building in a Digital Age

    From Previous Participants

    “Because YPC is an intensive week, people get a chance to explore ideas and think about them throughout the week, with different speakers providing the opportunity to come at problems from different angles while we learned about challenges and opportunities in the book publishing space.”
    — Kirsty Melville, President and Publisher, Andrews McMeel Universal

    “The formidable expertise and creativity that runs through the YPC program will shape my contributions to publishing for years to come.  The chance to learn, share, and contemplate is something I wish for all colleagues, and YPC provided the perfect inspirational setting to do just that.”
    Christie Henry, Editorial Director, University of Chicago Press

    “YPC has offered me the opportunity to share an intense week of training with publishers around the world. At the end of the week, I cannot say from whom I learned more: the speakers or the attendants.”
    Alejandro Fernandez, General Manager, Spanish Association of University Presses

    Who Should Attend?
    Leaders from large, medium, and small publishing companies and elsewhere in the industry, including:

    • CEO, President, Founder, CMO, CTO and COO
    • Editor, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
    • Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Advertising Manager, Publicity and Digital Strategy Manager /  Director
    • Audience Development and Subscription Manager / Director
    • Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Literary agents and publishing consultants

    An Immediate Return on Investment

    • Leadership toolkit to guide and develop inspired teams in tumultuous times
    • Innovation framework to drive growth in a global world
    • Implications of cultural change and transition for management, staff, and personal career development
    • Brand building through behavioral science-driven consumer understanding
    • Approaches to marketing in the digital age incorporating social media, podcasts, and data analytics
    • Improving content development and the e-book experience for readers
    • Connection to global network of professionals with shared intellect and passion

  • Book Speakers 2018

    Leadership Strategies in BOOK PUBLISHING Speakers 2018

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    Jim Baron

    Yale SOM Faculty, William S. Beinecke Professor of Management

    Professor Baron’s research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies. Before coming to SOM in 2006, he taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business from 1982-2006. At Stanford, he taught the MBA core course, Human Resource Management. He was co-director of the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies (SPEC), a large-scale longitudinal study of the organizational design, human resource management practices, and financial and non-financial performance measures of entrepreneurial firms in Silicon Valley. Papers based on the project appeared in leading disciplinary journals, and an overview of the project in California Management Review won the 2003 Accenture Award for making “the most important contribution to improving the practice of management.” He is the author, with Stanford economist David M. Kreps, of a textbook, Strategic Human Resources: Frameworks for General Managers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). Baron is also a regular contributor to leading sociology and organization journals, such as the American Sociological Review and Administrative Science Quarterly. His research has also been published in influential journals in economics and social psychology.

    Kristin Fassler

    Vice President and Director of Marketing, Ballantine, Bantam Dell

    Kristin Fassler is Vice President, Director of Marketing at the Ballantine Bantam Dell division of Penguin Random House. She oversees the creation and implementation of the consumer marketing, branding, advertising, and social strategies for over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles annually, including campaigns for bestsellers including Game of Thrones, Outlander, Star Wars, Jack Reacher, Janet Evanovich, and Lauren Graham, to activate their core audiences and find opportunities to grow their reach. With over 20 years of experience in book sales and marketing, she has spoken widely at professional conferences and academic environments about opportunities to be consumer-facing in the current retail environment.

    Christie Henry

    Director, Princeton University Press

    Christie Henry is enjoying her first year as Director of Princeton University Press, having moved in September of 2017 from the University of Chicago Press. She has 25 years of experience in scholarly publishing, overseeing peer review, collaborating with faculty and university administration boards, and was a founding member of the AUPresses Acquisitions committee, which authored the AUPresses Best Practices of Peer Review in 2016. Her own areas of publishing expertise include science publishing across readerships (trade and academic), and a strong commitment to building supportive and collaborative cultures. She is the first woman to lead Princeton University Press.

    Nigel Holmes

    Principal, Explanation Graphics

    Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years before coming to America in 1978 to work for Time magazine. He became graphics director at Time, where his pictorial explanations of complex subjects helped readers understand otherwise abstract numbers and difficult scientific concepts. In 1994, he founded his own business, Explanation Graphics, and has worked with a variety of clients including American Express, The Smithsonian Institution, and United Healthcare. He also does graphics and illustrations for publications such as Scientific American, National Geographic and The New York Times. Holmes has written seven books about (or including lots of) information graphics, including The Book of Everything (2012), and Instant Expert (2014), both published by Lonely Planet.

    Susan Johnson

    Chief People and Communications Officer, Andrews McMeel Universal

    Susan leads brand strategy, corporate marketing communications, HR, talent recruitment and organizational development for the global integrated media company. Upon joining AMU in 2015 as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer, Susan led the integration of AMU’s independent divisions into a unified, holistic brand, refined and re-launched the GoComics.com brand, expanded the capabilities of AMU’s digital marketing talent, and guided the marketing strategy and execution of the global launch of Rupi Kaur’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Sun and Her Flowers. In late 2017, Susan took on the new role of Chief People and Communications Officer to accelerate the pace of cultural change at AMU, promoting a growth mindset and developing the talent essential for an adaptive, nimble, innovative organization. Prior to joining AMU, Susan spent 15 years leading marketing teams in the financial services industry. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her superpower is helping individuals and teams identify, maximize and synergize their strengths to meet complex business challenges.

    Rick Joyce

    Former Chief Marketing Officer, Perseus Books Group

    Rick Joyce has been a strategist and operator in the media business for 30 years. Most recently he was the CMO of the Perseus Book Group, the leading independent publishing and services company, recently sold to Hachette and Ingram. At Perseus, he was involved in growth strategy, digital strategy, and business development for nine in-house publishers, and for developing services and solutions for more than 600 independent publisher clients. He was the force behind BOOK: THE SEQUEL at BEA 2009 (a publishing experiment that crashed a book in all formats in 48 hours from the show floor), and the industry’s first Publishing Hackathon, at BEA 2014. Prior to Perseus, he worked as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen and as a partner at Accenture in publishing, newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and live entertainment, for clients like Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Disney, MTV, the Chicago Tribune, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Rick has a BA from Dartmouth, an MBA from Columbia, an MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School, and five children.

    Marissa King

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor King’s research examines network-based innovation and learning dynamics within the healthcare sector. Her current work analyzes factors associated with the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of mental health medications. By exploiting spatial and temporal variation in diagnosis and treatment decisions, her work establishes the key role that patient and provider networks play in explaining phenomena ranging from the precipitous rise in autism diagnoses to the rapid expansion of the market for mental health medications. King’s research has been featured in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Administrative Science Quarterly.

    Marcus Leaver

    Former Chief Executive Officer, The Quarto Group Inc.

    Marcus Leaver was CEO of The Quarto Group from December 2012 and resigned his position in May 2018. At Quarto, he re-focussed the London Stock Exchange-listed Group on its intellectual property businesses; reducing debt by 20% by selling non-core activities, growing its children’s business by 165%, and its foreign language business by over 30%.

    Prior to Quarto, he worked in the USA from 2005, latterly as President of Sterling Publishing, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. Before living and working in the US, from 1998 he worked for Chrysalis Group plc, a London Stock Exchange-listed media company, latterly as Corporate Development Director and then CEO of Chrysalis Books Group, from 2002.

    Marcus graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Art History and received his MBA from London Business School. He lives in London with his wife and four children.

    Nihar Malaviya

    EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Penguin Random House USA

    Nihar Malaviya is responsible for Strategy, Analytics & Program Development for the Sales, Operations & Digital departments and has direct oversight for the company’s combined corporate technology teams and for the Random House operations teams. His key responsibility is to create new capabilities required for Random House to be successful in future - ranging from dynamic pricing, consumer insights and marketing, to vendor managed inventory. At Random House, Malaviya has worked on a variety of corporate functions ranging from sales, technology, operations, supply chain, production and lead numerous projects ranging from digital strategy, eBook pricing, technology infrastructure consolidation, supply chain redesign and production vendor re-negotiations. Before entering the world of publishing, Malaviya spent seven years on Wall Street at the intersection of credit & market risk management and technology. Malaviya has an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder.

    Leigh Marchant

    Vice President and Director of Marketing, Random House, Spiegel & Grau

    Leigh Marchant is Vice President and Director of Marketing for Random House and Spiegel & Grau where she oversees the development and implementation of integrated marketing campaigns for the imprint’s non-fiction and literary fiction list. Prior to her time at Random House, she was a Coop Account Manager in the Merchandising Department at Barnes & Noble. She has also worked in marketing and publicity at Oxford University Press, the Perseus Books Group, and Harcourt. She earned her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

    Liisa McCloy-Kelley

    Vice President and Director, Ebook Development & Innovation, Penguin Random House

    Liisa McCloy-Kelley is responsible for leading the charge as Penguin Random House works to create innovative new ebook products and drive new functionality for the ebook marketplace. She has been with the company for more than 25 years and co-leads a corporate team of more than 50 developers, designers and producers dedicated to advancing ebook production and innovation in support of our authors and their stories. Since 2000, she has worked on a variety of ebook standards with numerous organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of the IDPF. She has spoken at many industry conferences and has taught at Wellesley and at the New York University Publishing Center.

    Kirsty Melville

    President and Publisher, Andrews McMeel Universal

    Founding publisher of Simon & Schuster Australia, Kirsty Melville moved to the U.S. in 1994 as Vice President and Publisher for Ten Speed Press and led in its transformation from a niche publishing company into an internationally recognized, award-winning publisher. She departed Ten Speed to work as Publisher for San Francisco’s University Games, was appointed Publisher and Executive Vice President of Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2005, and was named President and Publisher in 2009.

    Andrews McMeel Universal is a global, independent, and integrated media partner to creators of inspirational content, comics and illustrated humor. It distributes creator content through global syndication; book, calendar and greeting card publishing; digital consumer experiences; and entertainment licensing. Under her leadership, the company has published many New York Times bestsellers including Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman, Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce and Posh puzzle and coloring books with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide.

    Craig Mod

    Publishing Start-up Advisor and Investor; Writer and designer, Medium

    Craig [http://craigmod.com] is a writer, photographer, and investor who splits his time between the mountains of Japan and New York. He is an investor in Timbuktu (“Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls”), the browser based design tool Figma, Japanese payments company Paidy, and US payments company Stripe. He is a limited partner in the investment funds: The Designer Fund, and 500 Japan. He has been an advisor to Medium.com for the last five years, and was product lead for Flipboard for iPhone.

    He is the co-author of the books Koya Bound: Eight days on the Kumano Kodo (2016), and Art Space Tokyo (2010). His essay collection, Bokura no Jidai no Hon ("The Books of our Generation"), was published in Japanese and Korean (2015).

    He is a MacDowell, VCCA, and Ragdale writing fellow, and Techfellow award recipient. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, California Sunday Magazine, Aeon Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, New Scientist, Contents Magazine, Codex Journal of Typography and other publications. This is his eighth time speaking at YPC.

    Edward Nawotka

    Specialist Bookselling and international News Editor, Publishers Weekly

    Ed Nawotka has been writing about the global book publishing business for nearly two decades. Prior to joining Publishers Weekly, he was the founding editor of Publishing Perspectives, a columnist for Bloomberg News, and contributor to a wide range of publications, from the New York Times to the New Yorker. He lives in Houston, where he is currently at work on a book about the Rothko Chapel.

    Nathan Novemsky

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Marketing

    Professor Novemsky is Professor of Marketing in the Yale School of Management and has an appointment as Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is an expert in the psychology of judgment and decision-making, an area that overlaps heavily with behavioral economics and consumer behavior. He has published articles in leading marketing and psychology journals on topics that include: how people made judgments and decisions based on the information in front of them, how they know what they like, how the way they frame decisions affects the choices they make, how they choose and evaluate gifts, how their goals influence their behavior and other topics in judgment and decision-making.

    Carolyn Pittis

    COO And Co-Founder, Veloscore™ & Managing Director, Welman Digital LLC

    Carolyn is the Chief Operating Officer and lead product designer of VeloScore™, a cloud-based software platform designed to increase organizational collaboration and productivity. At VeloScore™ and in her consulting business, Carolyn specializes in cross-channel operations, change management, organizational design, business process engineering, and operating metrics to drive superior performance and lasting innovation. Carolyn is a recognized publishing industry leader with over 25 years experience increasing business efficiency and effectiveness. She has held a variety of senior management positions working closely with executives in digital strategy and marketing, sales, web product development, operations, digital asset management, business development, and managing editorial. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on how to drive change in the publishing workplace. Prior to launching VeloScore™, Carolyn served as VP, Operations at Sterling Publishing, a division of Barnes and Noble, Inc. and SVP, Publishing Transformation at HarperCollins Publishers.

    Leslie Prives

    Director of Digital Marketing, Random House Publishing Group

    Leslie Prives is the Director of Digital Marketing for Random House Publishing Group, where she oversees a team that focuses on three areas of digital innovation: Analytics & Customer Insights, Email Audience Development, and Web Experiences. Prior to joining Random House, Leslie worked in marketing strategy and analytics at DigitasLBI and Ogilvy CommonHealth, and in educational marketing at Penguin Young Readers Group. She has a BA in English from Tufts University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

    Jiwoong Shin

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Marketing

    Professor Shin's research focuses on analytical modeling of strategic interactions between firms and consumers; in particular, consumer search theory, advertising, pricing strategies, and CRM. His current work in communication strategy investigates (i) the role of vague messages and offers novel explanations why and how those vague messages can convey price and quality information to consumers and (ii) the relative roles of consumer search and firm advertising in signaling product quality.

    Also, his work in customer management strategy addresses a long standing puzzle in practice: Should a firm offer a lower price to its own customers or to competitors' customers? When is it profitable to reward one's own customers? Professor Shin's research appears in the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and other publications.

    For two years in a row (2010 and 2011), Professor Shin has been the recipient of the John D. C. Little Best Paper Award, awarded for the best marketing paper published in Marketing Science and Management Science.

    Amy Wrzesniewski

    Yale SOM Faculty, Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.

    Gal Zauberman

    Gal Zauberman studies consumer judgment and decision making, time in decisions, financial decision making, and memory for emotions and choice. In his research, he has published articles in leading marketing and psychology journals on topics that include: factors that affect individuals' evaluations, preferences, and choice, with specific interest in the role of time in decisions and experiences. He recently started investigating the role of photography in experiences. He won numerous awards, including the William O’Dell and the Paul Green best paper awards, and the 2007 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Consumer Psychology. His research received international media coverage, including the New York Times, Scientific American, and others. He has a BA from UNC Chapel Hill, and a PhD from Duke Fuqua School of Business.

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  • Scholarships

    Partner scholarships

    For the 2018 courses, the Yale Publishing Course has partnered with the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and the Independent Books Publishers Association (IBPA) to offer membership-based scholarships:

    • ASME – one scholarship to the Magazine and Digital Media course. The application deadline, April 15, has passed.
    • IBPA – one scholarship to the Book Publishing course. The application deadline, April 29, has passed.


    YPC INNOVATIVE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP 2018 WINNERS

    The Yale Publishing Course at the Yale School of Management is pleased to announce the winners of the “Innovative Leader Scholarship” for this summer’s Leadership Strategies in Magazine and Digital Media and Leadership Strategies in Book Publishing programs. These scholarships enable emerging leaders, who might not otherwise have the financial resources, to participate in these unique educational experiences.

    WINNER OF THE BOOK PUBLISHING, DOMESTIC SCHOLARSHIP

    Yolanda Scott, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director, Charlesbridge Publishing

    Yolanda oversees the acquisition and development of 50-55 original titles annually, directs a team of ten editors and designers, and edits 10-15 titles of her own at the Massachusetts-based company. Scott also contributes to a senior strategic team to shape the organization’s publishing plan and in 2017 she helped to launch the young-adult imprint, Charlesbridge Teen. Committed to diversity in publishing, Scott is involved with the Children’s Book Council Diversity Committee and with We Need Diverse Books. In 2016, Scott was a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Top 40 honoree.

    WINNER OF THE BOOK PUBLISHING, INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Mahesh Pathirathna, Associate Director, Quality Reading Material Publishing Program, Room to Read

    Mahesh supports children’s book and material development in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. With Room to Read, Pathirathna helped publishers develop material for different reading levels and established local industry review processes to define children’s book requirements and market gaps. He currently works on strengthening government understanding of children’s book publishing, developing local talent, and advocating for diversity in children’s literature. In addition to his work with Room to Read, Pathirathna is also a published author, translator and book editor.

    WINNER OF THE MAGAZINE AND DIGITAL MEDIA, DOMESTIC SCHOLARSHIP

    Heather Chandler, Owner and Founder, The Sunrise Guide

    Heather helps Maine residents expand their knowledge and understanding of healthy and sustainable living practices and supports the growth of the local green economy. The Sunrise Guide, a mission-based media company established in 2006, launched its first magazine in 2012 and has since grown to publish 5 magazines, some stretching across both print and digital, and attract more than 200,000 readers. In 2018, The Sunrise Guide was recognized by the Small Business Administration as Maine’s 2018 Women-Owned Business of the Year. As owner and founder, Chandler, among her many responsibilities, oversees organizational operations, manages strategic partnerships, develops annual editorial plans, and writes content.

    WINNER OF THE MAGAZINE AND DIGITAL MEDIA, INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Lan Anh Ngyuen, Executive Editor, Forbes Vietnam

    Lan Anh manages all editorial content development, including overseeing editorial teams, developing reporting strategies, and creating and leading public events like, Forbes Vietnam Under 30 Summit and Women’s Summit. Prior to Forbes Vietnam, Ngyuen spent almost 15 years as a reporter throughout Asia, first for Vietnamese newspapers and later for international publications. Passionate about supporting independent voices and views, her reporting covered subject matter like the United Nations Summit in New York and the 2006 political crises in Thailand.

    2018 YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship  (applications due April 22, 2018)

    The YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship recognizes mid- to senior-level book and magazine media professionals in all areas of publishing who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their organization and their work in publishing. 4 scholarships will be awarded this year to:

    • 2 Book Publishing professionals – one international and one domestic applicant
    • 2 Magazine Media professionals – one international and one domestic applicant

    The YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship covers the $5,850 tuition cost for the Yale Publishing Course. Housing and travel are not covered.

    WHO SHOULD APPLY

    The YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship is open to mid- to senior-level book and magazine media professionals in all areas of publishing who meet one (1) or both of the criteria below:

    • Work for a non-profit organization
    • Work for a small business with 50 employees or less

    REQUIREMENTS

    In order to be considered for the YPC Innovative Leader Scholarship, you must meet the criteria listed above and submit a:

    • Completed program application
    • Personal statement describing your work experience, contribution you have made to your company, and what you hope to gain by attending YPC
    • One (1) letter of recommendation from your supervisor or associate
    • CV or resume

    Scholarship recipients will be notified early May, 2018 and will be required to confirm attendance by May 15, 2018.


    Previous WINNERS

    Magazine Media scholarship winners

    Mary Ikoku, Media and Publishing Consultant, Producer, Working Moms Africa; Antionette G. Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, The Write Folks (North Carolina, USA); Comfort Sakoma, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Poize Magazine (Abuja, Nigeria); Sally Sampson, President and Founder, ChopChopKids (Massachusetts, USA); Ewelina Swierad, Founder, LifeLab Media (Sydney, Australia)

    Book Publishing scholarship winners

    Ayanna Coleman, Director of Marketing, Tanglewood Publishing; Tarek El-Elaimy, Marketing Manager for North America, American University in Cairo Press (New York, USA); Deborah Ahenkorah, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Golden Baobab; Founder, African Bureau for Children’s Stories (Accra, Ghana); Jessie Duke, Owner, Pioneers Press (Michigan, USA); Temitope Oyetomi, Managing and Acquisitions Editor, Baal Hamon Publishers (Akure, Nigeria)

Curriculum 2018

  • Magazine and Digital Media
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    SUNDAY, JULY 22

    4:30om Program Overview and Introductions

    Tina C. Weiner, YPC Program Director

    6:30pm    Welcome Dinner, Beinecke Terrace

    KEYNOTE: Do Magazines Still Matter?

    Dorothy Kalins

    We thought this industry was in crisis when we launched the Yale Publishing Course a decade ago. Venerable titles were folding; on those that survived, staffs were slashed, budgets were trashed. Advertising was moving to digital, and few digital teams had the muscle, or the resources, to compete with pure play online publications. The once-bright line between church and state was already fraying. But consider this: This year, it was a MAGAZINE that broke the Harvey Weinstein stories in a series of three columns in The New Yorker; this year Cosmopolitan won a National Magazine Award in Personal Service for a special section called: “How to Run for Office,” and the National Geographic won the NMA for their Single Topic Issue on Gender Revolution. It just might be that in these difficult times, magazines matter more than ever.

    MONDAY, JULY 23

    8:30am-noon Hurricane Survival Exercise

    Professor James Baron, Yale SOM

    This session will provide a venue in which participants can experience their impact on a group decision making exercise that is designed to produce a number of insights. The exercise is based on a paradigm in the behavioral sciences that focuses on the benefits to decision quality when the nature of the problem is met with an appropriate process for decision making. Participants will experience and quantify their impact on the quality of the group’s decision as well as their overall influence on the decision. We will draw parallels with the nature of group decisions that participants face in their professional lives to apply the insights from the session.

    1:00pm-2:30pm Magazine Media and it's Future? Is it Thrive or Survive?

    Michael Clinton, President, Marketing and Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines

    In a media world that has exploded with options from print to digital to social, how do magazine media brands look into the future for revenue and profits? Are these new options friend or foe? How do magazines thrive in years to come? There is more opportunity than ever to redefine the business model.

    3:00pm-4:30pm How to Be an Editor in 2018 - 10 Truths and 5 Lies

    Cynthia Leive, Former Editor in Chief, Glamour 

    What does the role of “editor in chief” mean in an increasingly fractured, rapidly changing world? Media expert and journalist Cindi Leive shares the lessons she’s learned.

    5:45pm Dinner, Evans Hall

    TUESDAY, JULY 24

    8:30am-10:00am Crafting Jobs Amidst Organizational Change

    Professor Amy Wrzesniewski, Yale SOM

    How do you navigate and manage your own career in the midst of rapid change? This session explores organizational change to understand both the patterns that changes take and how periods of transition impact both managers and their employees. Particular attention will be paid to how individuals can craft their own jobs to take greater control of their futures.

    10:30pm-noon Brand Strategy: Building a Brand in a Digital Era

    Professor Jiwoong Shin, Yale SOM

    While companies build competitive advantage on a series of firm capabilities, an important contribution of the marketing function is the competitive advantage built on branding. This first class on branding will discuss how to define, build, and manage brands. In particular, the class will focus on how to manage the brand and customer experience in a new digital world. Consumers today connect with brands in fundamentally new ways, often through media channels that are beyond manufacturers' and retailers' control. That means traditional marketing strategies must be redesigned to accord with how brand relationships have changed. Listening to your customers via emerging media can be one of the most important uses of digital marketing channels. We discuss how marketing professionals can leverage emerging digital technology to connect with consumers.

    1:00pm-2:30pm Skills Needed to Succeed in Digital and Print Media

    Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines

    Drawing on her impressive background as a newspaper journalist, magazine editor, TV producer, and executive at Hearst, Joanna Coles discusses how to navigate your own career amidst structural and cultural change within the media world, what it means to be a chief content officer, and how to be ready for the next big thing.

    3:00pm-4:30pm Reinventing and Inventing Media Brands

    Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic and Hayley Romer

    In recent years, a comprehensive decision was made to take The Atlantic magazine digital, preserving the best of the print magazine while radically expanding its digital presence. Now digital revenue far surpasses that of print. In this wide-ranging case study, three senior executives, who had major roles in the transformation of the company, discuss how a magazine long in the red went into the black and found innovative, new sources of revenues; how successful new websites were launched and expanded; and how an in-house media company works.

    4:45pm-5:45pm Yale Campus Walking Tour

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

    8:30am-noon From Autocrat to Advisor: Decision Making for Leaders

    Professor Marissa King, Yale SOM

    Leadership of teams and firms involves a clear understanding of what it takes to be effective over a range of situations and contexts. This session covers the research on what determines effective leadership – particularly regarding decision making in team contexts. Descriptive data from studies of thousands of global leaders will inform the discussion, as well as participants’ own intuitions about effective leadership styles. The Decision-Making for Leaders (DMFL) assessment, done as pre-work, is used as input for this session.

    1:00pm-2:30pm Growth Beyond the Core: How Harvard Business Review Embraced Digital to Transform Its Business (While Staying True to Its Mission)

    Sarah McConville, Vice President, Deputy Group Publisher, Harvard Business Review

    In this session, Harvard Business Review's Deputy Group Publisher, Sarah McConville, will lead you through the strategic choices confronting the 95 year old media brand as it prepares for its next stage of growth.

    Among the topics she'll discuss: Finding the sweet spot for print and digital integration in new subscription offers; How digital compliments can boost the value of your users' online experience; Tracking the 'weak signals' that could transform your business; and Publishing across platforms to driving meaningful engagement.

    3:00pm-4:30pm Publishing with Your Eyes Open: Managing Legal Risk in the Digital Age

    Jonathan Hart, Chief Legal Officer, NPR

    To manage legal risk, you have to recognize it. This session will help you spot legal risks before they become legal problems. Jon Hart will help you think about your rights as a copyright holder (and as a borrower of copyright protected material) in a world where perfect digital copies of copyright-protected works can be made with minimal effort and distributed worldwide in an instant. He’ll also talk about the legal risks that arise when publishers blur the line between editorial content and advertising. Come armed with questions.

    4:45pm-5:45pm Visual Imagination

    Nigel Holmes, Principal, Explanation Graphics

    After three days of intense listening and learning, information designer Nigel Holmes' session will be more relaxed. (A bit!) It'll include how we get lost in big numbers; the dreadful result of Mozart’s experiment with the technology of 1791; why we are addicted to cheese; and what makes a magazine (and some books) "magaziney." Please bring a glass of wine with you (or a wineglass filled with whatever you like to drink); you'll need it during the talk for an audience-driven demonstration.

    THURSDAY, JULY 26

    8:30am-10am Problem Framing for Media Executives

    Professor Nathan Novemsky, Yale SOM

    This session provides an approach that helps media leaders make sense of complex challenges when the problem and the alternatives are not well defined. You will learn how to make better decisions by understanding the typical approach to complexity and gaining tools to improve on that approach, including frames for thinking about digital media. We will discuss specific strategies that will allow you to see your blind spots and better leverage the diversity in your team.

    10:30am-noon TK Emerging Trends Everyone In Publishing Should Know, From Marketing to Editorial

    Anne Sachs, Executive Digital Director and Editorial Director of Product Partnerships,W Magazine and

    Maya Draisin,VP of Marketing, Collection, Conde Nast

    From social platform algorithm shifts to programmatic ad delivery challenges, the media industry is changing faster than you can come up with a quarterly game plan. In this two-part session, we’ll break down TK key trends, on both the business and editorial sides of the industry, to help you stay ahead of a rapidly changing media landscape.

    Informed by experience at both legacy brands and startups with staying power, this dual session will cover core topics including: new digital revenue streams beyond boxes and banners, from affiliate marketing to TKTK; responsive editorial content calendar programming designed to maximize audience engagement and reach; how to combat the shifting whims of social media; key editorial lessons to learn from household-name brands and emerging brands; and creative, compelling ways to introduce (or reintroduce) your brand to a new audience.

    3:00pm-4:30pm Ethical Dilemmas in Magazine and Digital Publishing

    Dorothy Kalins, Director, Dorothy Kalins Ink  and Founding Editor of  Metropolitan Home and Saveur and Jonathan Hart, Chief Legal Officer, NPR

    This interactive class with Dorothy Kalins and Jonathan Hart, focuses on knotty publishing problems submitted by participants in advance, problems such as 'Would you publish this controversial article? Fire this problematic staffer? Placate this longtime advertiser? Confront your boss directly? Lively debate ensues.

    5:45pm-5:30pm Dinner

    FRIDAY, JULY 27

    8:30am-10am Systematic Approach to Creativity

    Professor Gal Zauberman, Yale SOM

    The ability to solve problems creatively and innovate is a competitive advantage in many areas of business and is often an important key to success. This session is designed to introduce participants to several creative problem-solving methodologies that complement other managerial tools. The main thesis of this session is that creativity is not a spark, it’s a process, and that creativity can be systematic, taught, and encouraged through a structured approach to problem solving with an organization. While some approaches to creativity points to an unstructured process, we will in fact do the opposite, and focus on an evidence based, systematic approach that can be learned and practiced in different settings. The session offers participants the opportunity to learn and apply a systematic approach for how to solve problems, identify opportunities, and generate those elusive ideas that can provide great value to an organization.

    10:30am-noon Leadership in Turbulent Times
    Bonnie Kintzer, President & CEO, Trusted Media Brands, Inc.

    Bonnie Kintzer took the reins of the Reader’s Digest Association in April 2014 following the company’s second exit from bankruptcy in five years. She will speak about the re-branding and reinvigoration of this 95 year old company.

    12:00 Lunch and Certificate Ceremony

  • Book Publishing
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    SUNDAY, JULY 29

    4:30pm Program Overview and Introductions

    Tina C. Weiner, YPC Program Director

    6:30pm Welcome Dinner, Beinecke Terrace

    Keynote: Thinking Outside the Book

    Craig Mod, Publishing Startup Advisor and Mentor

    Everything old is relevant again. Print books are back. Mailing lists are hot. And radio (podcasts) is one of the fastest growing media channels. Craig reminds us what makes the book so powerful as an object with ingenious examples from artists and publishers. Looking beyond its physical edges, he considers the book's future.

    The printed book may be back, but is it here to stay? We’ve only begun to scratch the surface (thanks to digital innovations like print on demand) of how designers can re-imagine these canvasses for our thoughts and ideas. Craig will help set the stage for a week of considering and reconsidering why it is we make books, and how we can continue to do so as the medium evolves and changes.

    MONDAY, JULY 30

    8:30am-noon Hurricane Survival Exercise

    Professor James Baron, Yale SOM

    This session will provide a venue in which participants can experience their impact on a group decision making exercise that is designed to produce a number of insights. The exercise is based on a paradigm in the behavioral sciences that focuses on the benefits to decision quality when the nature of the problem is met with an appropriate process for decision making. Participants will experience and quantify their impact on the quality of the group’s decision as well as their overall influence on the decision. We will draw parallels with the nature of group decisions that participants face in their professional lives to apply the insights from the session.

    1:00pm-2:30pm  The State of Trade Book Publishing Today

    Nihar Malaviya, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Penguin Random House USA

    Opening with a broad overview of the publishing industry on what has changed and what has remained constant, the architect of Penguin Random House’s digital strategy explores the impact of the digital revolution on all aspects of publishing – from product development and pricing to marketing and editorial. Nihar Malaviya lays out a plan of action for publishers large and small to follow in order to be successful in the rapidly-changing global marketplace.

    3:00pm-4:30pm Adapt or Perish: Managing Corporate Evolution & Personal Development

    Marcus Leaver, Chief Executive Officer, The Quarto Group Inc.

    Based on my own experiences as CEO of a global intellectual property company, I shall discuss managing the continual corporate evolution that it is critical to the survival of all content creators as well as the perpetual personal development that is needed to equip the modern executive.

    6pm Dinner, Evans Hall

    TUESDAY, JULY 31

    8:30am-10am Problem Framing for Media Executives

    Professor Nathan Novemsky, Yale SOM

    This session provides an approach that helps media leaders make sense of complex challenges when the problem and the alternatives are not well defined. You will learn how to make better decisions by understanding the typical approach to complexity and gaining tools to improve on that approach, including frames for thinking about digital media. We will discuss specific strategies that will allow you to see your blind spots and better leverage the diversity in your team.

    10:30am-noon Crafting Jobs Amidst Organizational Change

    Professor Amy Wrzesniewski, Yale SOM

    How do you navigate and manage your own career in the midst of rapid change? This session explores organizational change to understand both the patterns that changes take and how periods of transition impact both managers and their employees. Particular attention will be paid to how individuals can craft their own jobs to take greater control of their futures.

    1:00pm-2:30pm Accelerating the Pace of Cultural Change - Leadership Lessons (and Bruises) from a 50-Year Old Start Up

    Kirsty Melville, President and Publisher, Susan Johnson, CMO, Andrews McMeel Universal

    How do leaders in an established print based business motivate their associates to stay relevant and thrive in the face of constant disruption and change? How does a traditional publisher evolve its culture, when attitudes and practices no longer fit the needs of a fast paced, digital, agile world? In this session, Kirsty Melville and Susan Johnson will share some of their experiences in driving cultural change at Andrews McMeel, including some of the pitfalls, challenges and successes in reimagining the structure, and empowering associates to be engaged in the process of change.

    3:00pm-4:30pm Evolutionary Leaps and Leadership Change

    Christie Henry, Princeton University Press

    The endurance of all publishers, especially mission driven scholarly presses, in a time of constant change, depends on many factors: balancing mission and finances, encouraging diversity of experience and portfolios, and maintaining long-term collaborations and skill sets while adapting new forms of each. In a candid discussion of her recent transition from editorial director to director, Christie Henry focuses on what she learned in navigating a wide range of challenges and opportunities in establishing new communities, communications and creativity in new environs.

    4:45pm-5:45pm Yale Campus Walking Tour

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

    8:30am-noon   From Autocrat to Advisor: Decision Making for Leaders

    Professor Marissa King, Yale SOM

    Leadership of teams and firms involves a clear understanding of what it takes to be effective over a range of situations and contexts. This session covers the research on what determines effective leadership – particularly regarding decision making in team contexts. Descriptive data from studies of thousands of global leaders will inform the discussion, as well as participants’ own intuitions about effective leadership styles. The Decision-Making for Leaders (DMFL) assessment, done as pre-work, is used as input for this session.

    1:00pm-2:30pm The Next Evolutionary Step for Digital Books

    Liisa McCloy-Kelley, Vice President And Director, Ebook Development & Innovation, Penguin Random House

    As many in the publishing industry relax into a world where ebooks are just another format and it appears safe to assume that print and digital will exist side by side for many years to come— work is just starting towards the next large shift for the future of digital reading. The standards that were developed for ebooks are merging in with standards work for the web.  “Publishing@W3C” is becoming an activity that involves readers, publishers, technology companies, browser vendors, businesses, education companies, accessibility advocates and others from around the world who are developing a rich new set of standards that will make ebooks into “first class citizens of the web.”  Come hear about the challenges, opportunities and benefits that this will bring to all of us and how it can help us evolve our thinking about how we develop, market and think about books in the future. Get involved in interactive discussions about what truly makes a great digital reading experience for a variety of different types of content. Learn how you can apply this thinking to your organization, your publications and your part of the larger global reading experience.

    3:00pm-4:30pm Insight Into Global Book Publishing 2018: Challenges and Opportunities

    Edward Nawotka, Publishers Weekly

    In this wide- ranging lecture we'll first offer a general overview of the international publishing markets, then look at business challenges impacting publishers in different regions around the world, from the Americas to Asia, Africa to Europe — as well as the opportunities this presents. Taking specific case studies, will feature three to four key trends and takeaways.

    4:45pm-5:45pm Visual Imagination

    Nigel Holmes, Principal, Explanation Graphics

    After three days of intense listening and learning, information designer Nigel Holmes' session will be more relaxed. (A bit!) It'll include how we get lost in big numbers; the dreadful result of Mozart’s experiment with the technology of 1791; why we are addicted to cheese; the complications that his latest book "Crazy Competions" went through before Taschen published it in May; and why some things just need to be tangible printed objects. Please bring a glass of wine with you (or a wineglass filled with whatever you like to drink); you'll need it during the talk for an audience-driven demonstration.

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

    8:30am-10:00 Brand Strategy: Building a Brand in a Digital Era

    Professor Jiwoong Shin, Yale SOM

    While companies build competitive advantage on a series of firm capabilities, an important contribution of the marketing function is the competitive advantage built on branding. This first class on branding will discuss how to define, build, and manage brands. In particular, the class will focus on how to manage the brand and customer experience in a new digital world. Consumers today connect with brands in fundamentally new ways, often through media channels that are beyond manufacturers' and retailers' control. That means traditional marketing strategies must be redesigned to accord with how brand relationships have changed. Listening to your customers via emerging media can be one of the most important uses of digital marketing channels. We discuss how marketing professionals can leverage emerging digital technology to connect with consumers.

    10:30pm-noon How to Drive Organizational Growth in a Marketplace of Too Much/Not Enough

    Carolyn Pittis, COO And Co-Founder, Veloscore™ & Managing Director, Welman Digital LLC

    The global marketplace continues to transform at astonishing rates. Publishing personnel are being asked to do ever more with less. Groups that have been historically separate and distinct must work collaboratively to achieve goals - across functions, across regions, across industries. Technologies mature, mutate, and enable opportunities at ever-larger scale. Yet many groups struggle to adapt to marketplace changes quickly, a struggle that can distract from creativity and productivity. Carolyn Pittis will lead an interactive session focused on tactical ways to help you and your organization increase innovation, collaboration, and productivity.

    1:00pm-4:30pm Creating and Executing an Integrated Publishing Plan I

    Leigh Marchant, Susan Corcoran, Leslie Prives, Maria Braeke, and Kristin Fassler, Penguin Random House

    Kristin Fassler, VP and Director of Marketing, and Susan Corcoran, SVP and Director of Publicity, will discuss how Ballantine Bantam Dell turned one blockbuster into two, leveraging the insights, learnings and consumer feedback from their campaign for the bestselling novel LILAC GIRLS, and using that knowledge the following year to publish a new voice in historical fiction with BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, attaining bigger sales, greater reach, and even longer success.

    Leigh Marchant, VP and Director of Marketing, and Maria Braeckel, Director of Publicity, will discuss how the Random House team worked together to develop and execute a year-long marketing and publicity campaign for their debut memoir, EDUCATED, which went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller.

    Leslie Prives, Senior Director of Integrated Marketing Operations, will discuss how she and her team use data and analytics to help inform the marketing campaigns and promotions at the Random House Group.

    5pm Dinner

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

    8:30am-10am  Systematic Approach to Creativity

    Gal Zauberman, Yale SOM

    The ability to solve problems creatively and innovate is a competitive advantage in many areas of business and is often an important key to success. This session is designed to introduce participants to several creative problem-solving methodologies that complement other managerial tools. The main thesis of this session is that creativity is not a spark, it’s a process, and that creativity can be systematic, taught, and encouraged through a structured approach to problem solving with an organization. While some approaches to creativity points to an unstructured process, we will in fact do the opposite, and focus on an evidence based, systematic approach that can be learned and practiced in different settings. The session offers participants the opportunity to learn and apply a systematic approach for how to solve problems, identify opportunities, and generate those elusive ideas that can provide great value to an organization.

    10:30am-noon The Ins and Outs of Innovation In Publishing

    Rick Joyce, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Perseus Books Group

    Innovation is a much used word in business and in publishing. But what does it mean to actually pursue it in today's publishing business? How to decide what needs innovating? How to decide how to do it? Is innovation affordable? Should you partner, or go it alone? Are there intrapreneurial paths within companies? A discussion of innovation as a practical matter in publishing, drawing on examples from the last 10 years as the CMO and head of strategy at the Perseus Books Group.

    12pm Lunch and Certificate Ceremony

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Additional Information

  • FAQs

    APPLICATIONS

    What are the application deadlines?
    The application deadline for both Books and Magazines is July 1, 2019. Once each program reaches capacity, we will not accept additional participants, but will add names to a wait list.

    How many people do you accept into each program?
    We accept approximately 70 participants in each program in order to create a close-knit environment and foster relationships between participants and speakers. We strongly suggest you apply as soon as possible to secure a place.

    Does the Yale Publishing Course issue Continuing Education Units for attending?
    Continuing Education Units are not issued for this Course. Participants will, however, receive a certificate of completion from Yale.

    TUITION & DISCOUNTS

    What does the tuition fee cover?
    The course fee of $5,850 covers tuition, course materials, all lunches, refreshments, special receptions, three dinners, and shuttle transportation to and from classes/hotel during the course. Housing is not included in the course fee; however, a special hotel rate (which includes breakfast) at the Omni New Haven Hotel will be provided for participants.

    A 15% discount off the course fee is provided when:

    • Early registration that closes April 1, 2019.
    • Previously attended YPC
    • Yale SOM Alumni
    • Nonprofit

    A 10% discount off the course fee is provided when:

    • Yale University alum
    • Friends of YPC 

    How do I explain the benefits of the certificate program to my supervisor?
    Download the Sample Magainze Justification Letter.

    Download the Sample Book Justification Letter.

    Preview some classroom takeaways in the article Managing the Madness: Three Insights from Yale SOM Faculty to Help You Navigate an Industry in Flux

    For more information,  please contact Jenna Pettit

    TRAVEL & LODGING

    I need a VISA letter. How can I get one?
    If you are an international participant and need to apply for a VISA, please contact Tim Shea at tim.shea@yale.edu to receive an official Yale Publishing Course invitation letter for your VISA application.

    What is the best way to get to and from New Haven, CT?
    If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport (BDL) is approximately 45 minutes from New Haven and is served by nine major carriers to 29 non-stop destinations and connections. The city of New Haven is also accessible from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Tweed New Haven (HVN) is the airport nearest to New Haven, but offers limited service.

    In all cases, travel by car or train from the airport to New Haven is necessary. For detailed information on air and train travel, please visit the “Visit New Haven” web site.

    It is recommended that you arrange transportation from the airport through Hy’s Limousine or GO Shuttle. It is not recommended that you take a taxi to New Haven from the airport, as it would be very expensive.

    If traveling by train via Amtrak or Metro-North, select New Haven Union Station as your final destination. Taxis are readily available at the train station. The ride from Union Station to the Omni Hotel is about 10 minutes and costs approximately $13 USD.

    Will transportation be provided during the Course?
    Yes, transportation will be provided  by Yale Executive Education.

    Where can I make a hotel reservation?
    We will arrange a special rate at the Omni New Haven Hotel for YPC participants. 

    COURSE LOGISTICS

    Where is the Course taking place?
    The Course will take place at the Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT.

    Am I allowed to record sessions or presentations during the Course?
    No. Recording during sessions is not permitted.

  • Friends of YPC

    Many organizations in the publishing industry support YPC's mission. Learn more about them below.

    The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the US. The 700 members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and online. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

    The Ashmead Award, honoring legendary book editor Lawrence Peel Ashmead—known to one and all as Larry–is designed to nurture the career of a promising young editor in the field of book publishing, as an effort to recognize and continue the tradition of Larry’s long and honorable history of mentoring young editors and helping them develop their careers in publishing.

    The Association of American University Presses is an organization of nonprofit publishers whose members strive to advance scholarship through their offerings. The Association’s mission is to assist its members through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy.

    MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the industry association for multi-platform magazine companies. Established in 1919, MPA represents 175 domestic magazine media companies with more than 900 titles, approximately 30 international companies and more than 100 associate members. Staffed by magazine media specialists, MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, DC. 

    bluebottlebiz is the largest digital library specialized in business content today, empowering business professionals and executives to access business knowledge whenever and wherever they need it. Founded by publishers, for publishers in 2012 as a privately held company. Users can easily search for and find books, journals, videos, and more in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, from over 100 different publishers like Wiley, Palgrave Macmillan, and The Economist Books.

    Book Publishers Northwest is a not-for-profit trade association based in Seattle, Washington. Throughout the year, the association offers free educational seminars for aspiring, new, and experienced publishers. They also coordinate select displays of their members’ books at local events, including the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's annual trade show.

    BoSacks.com is operated by Bob Sacks, veteran publishing expert and founding partner of mediaIDEAS, a company providing research and guidance to the paginated media industry, with leading expertise in digital, mobile, social research and consulting. Bob's private consulting firm, Precision Media Group, publishes "Heard on the Web: Media Intelligence", a daily e-newsletter that delivers pertinent industry news to a diverse, worldwide, publishing community of over 11,750 media industry leaders. It is the longest running e-newsletter in the world.

    The Brazilian Book Chamber (Câmara Brasileira do Livro - CBL) represents approximately 600 members throughout Brazil, including publishers, distributors, booksellers, and door-to-door sellers. The organization, founded in 1946, has the mission of building a country with better education through appreciation of books and reading, and expanding the Brazilian publishing market throughout foreign countries.

    Fundacion el Libro is an NGO dedicated to the promotion of reading habits in Argentina. Their steering committee includes representatives from all the areas that make up the book industry production line: writers, publishers, printers and booksellers. The many activities they organize and support include: The Buenos Aires International Book Fair, The Buenos Aires Professional Sessions, The Children and Young Adults Fair, Work Sessions for Teacher and Librarians, Literary Prices (Premio de la Crítica, Premio del Lector, Premio Pregonero), and Book Donations to underprivileged Schools and Libraries.

    The Independent Book Publishers Association, founded in 1983, is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in the United States. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community by providing advocacy for publishers’ rights, education on all aspects of publishing, and tools for success.

    The Publishers Association of New Zealand represents book, educational, and digital publishers in New Zealand. Our members include both the largest international publishers and a vibrant independent publishing community.  PANZ manages the W.E & M.L Forde Publishing Scholarship which enables a New Zealand publisher to attend the Yale Book Publishing course annually.

    Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 8,000 per year.

    The Publishing Business Group provides authoritative information for senior-level book and magazine publishers through print and digital publications as well as live and virtual events. PBG’s publications include: Publishing Executive, which offers best practices and strategic insights into technology, market trends and revenue opportunities for consumer, business-to-business, association, STM and other magazine executives and Book Business, which provides forward-thinking and timely analysis for trade, education, association, business, children’s, STM, independent and other book publishing executives. The Publishing Business Group is a division of North American Publishing Company (NAPCO).

    Publishing Connections supports organizations in the books sector to engage with new markets, new technologies and new audiences. Founded in 2012 by former course alumnus Alistair Burtenshaw, Chair of Arvon, the UK’s creative writing charity and Director of Charleston, the renowned Bloomsbury group home. He was formerly Chair of Booktrust, the UK’s leading literacy charity, President of Honour of Paris Cook Book Fair 2013, Director of Books and Publishing Worldwide at Reed Exhibitions and Director of The London Book Fair. 

    Publishing Perspectives is an online journal of international publishing news and opinion that’s been called “the BBC of the book world.”  With correspondents and personal stories from those on the cutting edge of digital, global, and self-publishing all around the world, Publishing Perspectives provides a window into the industry unlike any other.

    PubWest is a vibrant organization of companies that create, design, publish, print, distribute, market, and sell books throughout North America.

    Women’s Media Group (WMG), founded in 1974, is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in many fields of media. WMG provides a forum for networking, career development, and advocacy through meetings, seminars, and cultural events, helping members understand, discuss, and address the deep changes unfolding in our industry. WMG also mentors young women interested in publishing careers.

  • Global Alumni Network

    Yale Publishing Course alumni include CEOs, COOs, Founders, Publishers, Editors, VPs, and Executive, Managing, and Design Directors from companies of all sizes from around the world.

    Participants have come from over 50 countries to attend YPC.

    ARGENTINA

    Editorial Olivia
    Editorial Sigmar
    Have It Translated

    AUSTRALIA

    ACP Magazines
    Ausmed Publications PTY LTD
    Australian Good Taste
    Cambridge University Press (Melbourne)
    Digireado
    Fairfax Media
    Gold Coast Tourist Magazine
    Hachette Australia
    LifeLab Media
    LifeLab Media
    Macmillan Publishers
    Media Convergence Asia Pacific
    Pantera Press
    Penguin Books Australia
    WME Media Pty. Ltd.

    AUSTRIA

    International Atomic Energy Agency
    BRAZIL
    Adobe Systems, Incorporated
    Brazilian Book Chamber
    Companhia das Letras
    Edições SM Brasil
    Editora Abril S/A
    Editora Gente
    Editora Globo - Globo Livros
    Editora Intrínseca
    Editora Intrínseca Ltda.
    Editora Saraiva
    Editora Sextante
    Editora Universo dos Livros
    Editora Zahar
    Geodinamica Educacao
    IBEP Group
    Learning Factory Ltda.
    Martins Fontes
    Novatec Editora Ltda.
    Pioneira Editorial / Tapioca
    Portfólio
    Primebooks Editora
    Publifolha and Livraria da Folha
    Santillana
    São Paulo City Hall - Culture Secretariat
    Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores
    V&R Editoras
    Veja São Paulo
    Vida e Consciencia Publishing
    W4 Editora

    CAMEROON

    NMI Education Ltd

    CANADA

    Expedia CruiseShipCenters
    Random House of Canada Limited
    Tva Publications

    CHILE

    ACCESS
    Aguilar Chilena de Ediciones S.A.
    Banco Santander
    IN Magazine, Spafax
    Universidad del Desarrollo

    CHINA

    Guangdong 21st Century Media Corporation
    Hearst Magazines China
    Horizon Books
    McGraw-Hill Education (Asia)
    Shanghai Translation Publishing House
    ZDL

    COLOMBIA

    Casa Editorial El Tiempo
    Fundacion Las Dos Orillas
    Grupo Planeta
    InFashion Magazine
    Publicaciones Semana
    Puntoaparte Editores

    CROATIA

    Open Science Open Minds
    Info Lab Mediji

    DENMARK

    Aarhus University Press
    Dansk Psykologisk Forlag 
    Gyldendal Publishers
    Høst & Søn/Rosinante & Co

    FINLAND

    Finnish Medical Journal
    Kaiken Publishing Ltd.
    Otava Publishing Ltd.

    FRANCE

    Diateino
    Leduc.s Editions
    OECD

    GERMANY

    arsEdition GmbH, Bonnier
    Besser Lackieren
    Blue Ocean Entertainment AG
    Carlsen Verlag GmbH
    Ebner Verlag GmbH & Co KG
    Frankfurt Book Fair
    German Book Office
    HolzWerken
    wissenmedia/Bertelsmann

    GHANA

    African Bureau for Children’s Stories
    Golden Baobab

    GREECE

    Attica Media Publications
    Dioptra Publishing
     

    HONG KONG

    Hearst Magazines
    SCMP Hearst Publications, Ltd.

    INDIA

    Lexis Nexis India
    Mefa Needles Pvt Ltd.
    Penguin Random House (India)
    Q2ABillSmith
    Ratna Sagar P. Ltd.
    The India Today Group

    INDONESIA

    Ayahbunda
    Femina Group
    GADIS

    IRELAND

    Gill & Macmillan
    Image Publications

    ITALY

    Atlantyca
    Les Mots Libres

    JAPAN

    Bungeishunju
    Kodansha Ltd.
    Zeikei Group

    KENYA

    TMG Ltd.

    KOREA

    Kaya Media Group

    LITHUANIA

    Flintas Publishing House

    MALAYSIA

    AMG Holdings International
    Blu Inc Media (Sdn Bhd)
    Creative People Sdn. Bhd.

    MEXICO

    BBmundo Direct S.A de C.V
    Color y Espacio Editorial SA de CV
    Ediciones Felou
    Editorial Notmusa
    Editorial Océano S.L.
    Editorial Televisa
    Expansion S.A. de C.V.
    Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier FCAS
    Grupo de Comunicación Katedra S.A. de C.V.
    Grupo Expansión
    Grupo Planeta
    Grupo SM
    TTF

    MYANMAR

    Logistics Media Services Co., Ltd.

    NETHERLANDS

    Bindinc
    Boom Publishers Amsterdam
    Boom Uitgevers Amsterdam

    LINDA

    Royal Boom Publishers
    Sanoma Media

    NEW ZEALAND

    Allen & Unwin
    Auckland University Press
    David Bateman Ltd.
    Healthy Life Media Limited
    NZCER Press
    Potton & Burton

    NIGERIA

    Baal Hamon Publishers
    Cassava Republic Press
    Draftbill
    Evans Publishers Nigeria Ltd
    Poise Magazine

    PERU

    Cesar Vallejo University
    Editorial Septiembre
    LabSocial

    PHILLIPPINES

    ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.
    Fully Booked
    Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.
    Philippine Star
    Rogue Magazine
    St. Matthew’s Publishing Corporation

    POLAND

    ZNAK Publishers

    PORTUGAL

    Almedina
    Nexo Literario
    Sperantia

    PUERTO RICO

    Universia (Banco Santander)

    QATAR

    Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing

    RUSSIA

    Hearst Shkulev Media
    Norfolk LLC

    SINGAPORE

    Edipresse Singapore
    Experiences & Experiments Pte.Ltd.
    Hewlett Packard
    John Wiley & Sons
    People’s Action Party Community Foundation
    Singapore Press Holdings Limited
    Straits Times Press

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Associated Magazines
    Macmillan Education South Africa
    Media24
    NB Publishers
    O, The Oprah Magazine
    Pan Macmillan South Africa
    Shout Factory Media
    Siyasiza and SiyaOnline, First National Bank
    South African Reserve Bank

    SOUTH KOREA

    i-ePUB, Inc.
    Kaya
    Wordsmith

    SPAIN

    24symbols
    Editorial Gustavo Gili
    Gemser Publications S.L.
    M. Moleiro Editor
    Spanish Association of University Presses

    SWEDEN

    Aktuell Grafisk Information (AGI)
    IDG - International Data Group
    Motopress
    Natur & Kultur

    SWITZERLAND

    Lars Mueller Publishers
    Migros Media
    World Health Organization

    TAIWAN

    CommonWealth Magazine Group

    TANZANIA

    Euro Consultancy

    UGANDA

    Africa Speaks

    UKRAINE

    Perekhid Publishing House

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Abu Dhabi Book Fair
    Abu Dhabi Media Co.
    Al Takhayul Publisher and Distributer
    Gulf News
    Kalimat Publishing
    Knowledge Without Borders – 1001 Titles
    Sail Publishing
    Universal Publisher and Distributer Est.

    UNITED KINGDOM

    AnaZahra
    Aurum Press Limited
    Hachette UK
    Hurlingham Media
    Lantana Publishing
    Quarto Children’s Books
    Quintet and RotoVision
    Reed Exhibitions Ltd.
    Templar Publishing Ltd.
    The App Lab
    Yale University Press

    UNITED STATES

    AAA National Office
    AAAS/Science Translational Medicine
    Abrams Books
    Adobe Systems
    All You Magazine
    Amazing Media Group
    America Magazine
    America Media
    American Academy of Neurology
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Medical Association
    American Printing House for the Blind
    American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
    American University Cairo Press
    Andrews McMeel Publishing
    art ltd.
    Association of Corporate Counsel
    Backpacker
    Barbour Publishing, Inc.
    Bentley Publishers
    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
    Blood-Horse Publications
    Boone and Crockett Club
    Bridge Publications
    Brigham Young University
    Brooks Publishing
    Budget Travel Magazine
    Calorie King Publications
    Capitol Region Education Council
    Catapult
    CCAR Press
    CDS Global, Hearst Corporation
    ChopChop Kids
    Christian Science Monitor
    Christianity Today
    Christianity Today International
    Coastal Living
    Codra Enterprises, Inc.
    Columbia University Press
    Condé Nast Publications
    Consumers Union
    Cooking Light Magazine
    Cosmopolitan for Latinas Magazine
    Cosmopolitan Magazine
    Credit Union National Association
    Cross Border USA
    Crossroad Publishing Company
    Crown Archetype, Random House
    Crown Publishers
    Crystal Waters McCullough
    D Magazine
    Deep Blue Publications Ltd.
    DEVORSS & COMPANY
    Digimarc Corporation
    Distinctive Directories
    Down East Enterprise, Inc.
    Dr. Oz The Good Life
    Dwell Media LLC
    Ebner Publishing International, Inc.
    Edible Ohio Valley
    Edible Queens
    Editora Poetisa
    Elsevier
    Entertainment Weekly
    ESPN Publishing
    ESSENCE Magazine
    Experience Life Magazine
    F.A. Davis Company
    Fast Company
    FEAST, Lee Enterprises
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    Finance & Development
    Food & Wine
    Fordham University
    ForeWord Magazine
    Fortune Magazine
    Franciscan Media
    Full Circle Communications
    Garden Design
    Gesell Institute of Child Development
    Getty Research Institute
    Gilt City
    Glamour Magazine
    Glamour Magazine/Glamour.com
    Google Inc.
    Greenleaf Book Group
    Hachette Book Group
    Harper’s Bazaar
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Hawthorne Books
    HealthyLivinG Media Group Inc.
    Hearst Corporation
    Hearst Magazines International
    Heinemann
    Howard Books
    Howard University
    Hyperion
    I Can Publishing Inc.
    IEEE Spectrum
    IMF Publications
    In These Times
    InStyle Magazine
    Intellisphere LLC
    Intellisphere, LLC.: Oncology Specialty Group
    International Monetary Fund
    International Monetary Fund
    Islamic Monthly, The
    John Wiley & Sons
    Journal Communications
    Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
    Journalism of Dental Education
    JSTOR
    Kalmbach Publishing Co.
    Kamehameha Publishing
    Kensington Publishing
    La Vita È Bella
    Laridan Productions/ Intermediapost
    Law School Admission Council
    LDS Church Historian’s Press
    LDS Church Magazines
    LifeWay Christian Resources
    Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Paper
    Little Shepherd, LLC
    Liturgical Press
    Logical Operations
    London Town Press
    LT Diet LLC
    Lumina Datamatics, Inc.
    Luxe Interiors + Design, Sandow Media
    M. Shanken International
    Macmillan
    Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
    Marie Claire
    Massachusetts Medical Society
    McGraw Hill Education
    McKinsey & Company
    Michael J. Hennessy & Associates/Cure Media
    Military Review
    Minnesota Historical Society Press, Borealis Books
    MJH & Associates, LLC.
    Modern West Media
    Mohawk Industries
    Moody Publishers
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    National Catholic Register
    Nelleke Nix Studio Gallery Press
    New England Historic Genealogical Society
    New Harbinger Publications
    New Islander Media Inc.
    Newgen KnowledgeWorks
    Newport Life Magazine
    NewsRx
    North American Veterinary Community
    Northwestern University Press
    Nova Publishers, Inc.
    Nova Science Publishers
    O, The Oprah Magazine/Hearst Corporation
    Ohio University
    Orion Magazine
    Oxford American
    Paulist Press / HiddenSpring Books
    Peachpit Press, a division of Pearson Education
    Peachpit Publishing
    Pendragon Press
    Penguin Group
    Penguin Random House
    Penton Media
    PEOPLE magazine, Time Inc.
    Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC
    Pilot Ventures
    Pioneers Press
    PopEater.com
    Potomac Global Media
    Practising Law Institute (PLI)
    Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
    Pressque Publishing
    Primavera Editorial
    Princeton University Press
    Project Management Institute
    Prospect Park Books
    Public Library Association, division of American Library Association
    Publishers Total Sales Services
    Publishers Weekly
    Publishing Perspectives
    Quarto Publishing Group USA
    Racemaker Press LLC
    Random House Children’s Books
    Random House, Inc.
    RDS Dental
    RealSimple
    Reason Magazine
    Rodale Inc.
    Salem Press/Grey House Publishing 
    Scribner Publishing
    SELF Magazine
    Shambhala Publications 
    Simon & Schuster
    Smithsonian Institution
    Society of American Archivists
    Southern Foodways Alliance
    Southern Living Magazine
    Spearhead Global Inc.
    Sports Illustrated
    STC Craft, Abrams Books
    Sterling Publishing Co.
    Stony Brook University
    StoryRobin Books
    Synopsys
    Tablet
    Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.
    Taunton Press
    Techelet Media
    Telos Press Publishing
    Ten Speed Press
    The American Journal of Managed Care
    The American Prospect
    The Army Press
    The Art Economist
    The Christian Science Publishing Society
    The Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Crown Publishing Group
    The Cunningham Dance Foundation
    The First Church of Christ, Scientist
    The Historic New Orleans Collection
    The Lisa Ekus Group
    The MIT Press
    The National Underwriter Company
    The Taunton Press
    The Upper Room – Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church
    The Wall Street Journal
    The Washington Post
    The Write Folks
    This Old House Magazine
    Time Inc.
    Travel + Leisure
    Truthdig
    UNICEF
    University of California Press
    University of Chicago Press
    University of Iowa Press
    USGlass Magazine
    Veranda Magazine
    Vintage Espayol/Knopf
    Walter Foster & Walter Foster Jr.
    Washington University in St. Louis
    West Lake Publishing
    WestEd
    Westminster John Knox Press
    William H. Sadlier
    WIRED and Ars Technica
    WND Books
    Woman’s Day
    Working Mother Media
    World Wildlife Fund
    Yahoo!
    Yale Alumni Magazine
    Yale Engineering
    Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications
    Yale School of Management
    Yale School of Medicine
    Yale School of Public Health
    Yale University Press
    Zaner-Bloser
    Zinio LLC
    Zoetis
    Zondervan

    VIETNAM

    Esquire
    Sun Flower Media

  • Testimonials

    2017 MAGAZINE MEDIA ALUMNI

    What an incredible lineup of presenters and an equally impressive group of participants! YPC is truly a week of deep learning. Everything was well planned - from the speakers, to the choice of the topics, to the timing of each sessions. Five days of outstanding insight, incredible advice, and awesome connections. I met professionals from across the world whose contributions influenced my thinking and I have no doubt they'll become my network of support for years to come. I return to my country with new business ideas, a to-do list, and a renewed passion for publishing.

    - Mary Ikoku, Editor in Chief, Working Moms Africa Magazine

    The Yale Publishing Course is a "total experience" that continues long after you leave the classroom. Top-notch instruction from Yale School of Management faculty and luminaries from the publishing industry is only part of the tremendous value of the program. The course is so thoughtfully designed, participants get the maximum takeaway from every session. All my expectations were exceeded.

    - Becky Rodia Schoenfeld, Managing Editor at ARRL

    The Leadership in Magazine Publishing is a crash course and a master’s course all in one. An invaluable experience!

    - Seth Dellon, Associate Publisher, Foreword Reviews

    YPC helped me explore and learn new ways of applying innovative ideas and techniques under the direction of those who are renowned leaders and truly considered pioneers in the publishing sector. It was a unique experience that will certainly define my professional development in this dynamic field.

    - Angelos Tzigkounakis, Editor in Chief, ek magazine

    I can't say enough about what an invaluable experience this was. It gave me a real opportunity to examine the future of our business and to develop key skills and strategies. It also reminded me of everything that I love about this business.

    - Brent Allen, Associate Publisher, Hearst Corporation

    This course was the perfect mix of academic theory and real-world case studies, with insights and perspectives that will help anyone become a more creative, innovative and effective leader in the 21st Century.

    - Michael Grebb, Publisher, Access Intelligence

    Engaging, insightful, and honest -- YPC is a must for anyone trying to navigate the constantly shifting landscape of the media world.

    - Ellis Jones, Editor in Chief, VICE Magazine


    2017 BOOK ALUMNI

    I would highly recommend the Yale School of Management’s Leadereship Strategies in Book Publishing for managers of all levels. From middle-management to presidents and publishers, everyone can learn from the combination of SOM professional instruction and in-the-trenches case studies from book publishers. Money well-spent!

    - J. Molino,  Publishers Weekly

    A thoughtfully curated course, bringing together the best of publishing experience and management research and practice. Highly recommended.

    - Alex Collins, Lift Education

    It was a marvelous and fantastic week, packed with lots of information, training, lessons, and tips. This course will enable you to see further than you did before in publishing, no matter where you are right now. I am delighted and grateful that I attended and can highly recommend it to everyone who love the publishing industry (and is getting into management).

    - Nella Klopotek von Glowczewski, Klopotek North America, Exec VP UX Design & UI Development

  • Previous Testimonials

    2016 MAGAZINE MEDIA ALUMNI

    Having lectured at the Yale Publishing Course for more than five years now, I have seen time and time again just how transformative the experience has been for the students. Traveling much of the time, as I do, I've seen first hand how students from Seattle to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Berlin have applied what they learned in New Haven and fundamentally changed their careers for the better.

    Ed Nawotka, Bookselling and International News Editor, Publishers Weekly

    Attending the Yale Publishing Course is like landing in a foreign country and finding that expat cafè where everyone speaks your language--you know that you're home. This was an intense, highly productive week that I'll always remember.

    Jeffrey Bauman, Managing Editor at Hearst Magazines

    I had an incredible experience at the Yale Publishing Course! The lecturers gave me a ton of ideas from circulation strategy to advertising best practices to organizational management that I could bring home to my staff. I went home energized and excited to go back to work and make an even better magazine.

    Eliza Borné, Editor, The Oxford American Magazine

    Invaluable information, mind-boggling presentations and complete mental nourishment, acquired all in one place in just five fabulous days!

    Sandra Baksh,  Editorial Director, Blue Magazine–Deep Blue Publications

    The clear future of publishing is shaped on Yale Publishing Course

    Adriano Pozaric, Editor in Chief - Turizam Info

    I came back exhilarated. How wonderful to learn from and be surrounded by the best minds in this industry from all over the world as we grapple with our new business models in the wild wild west of digital marketing. The presentations are first rate and I took away many valuable insights.

    Rosanna Giacalone,  Global Luxury Marketing and Business Development , La Vita  E Bella Marketing


    2016 BOOK ALUMNI

    YPC was an excellent course with excellent speakers. I would recommend it to veteran publishers as well as people who are new to the industry.

    Jennifer Harris,  Vice President of Product Development, Zaner-Bloser

    YPC is a wonderful opportunity to engage with, and learn from, talented and innovative publishers from all over the world. I left feeling inspired and excited to implement what I've learnt.

    Aviva Spector, Publishing Manager at Macmillan South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    The YPC was one of the single best experiences I could have done for my personal and professional growth. My career has forever been impacted by my time in the course.

    Sally Ekus, Literary Agent and Manager at The Lisa Ekus Group

    Participating at YPC was a fantastic opportunity for me to meet great people from across the globe and across the trade. The instructors and sessions were informative, interactive and have enriched my knowledge of the industry. Thank you!

    Chrissy Heleine, National Account Manager at Random House

    I was fortunate to meet an incredibly eclectic group of publishing professional at YPC. I am so grateful that my supervisor nominated me to participate in the course. Nowhere have I met such a creative, intelligent, well-spoken, and diverse group of colleagues. It was a joy to share with and learn from them.

    Lindy Humphreys,  Associate Publisher, Abrams Plus at ABRAMS

    A fantastic meeting of minds that has left me brimming with ideas for making Lantana Publishing the best publishing company it can be.

    Alice Curry, Founder and Publisher at Lantana Publishing


    2015 MAGAZINE ALUMNI

    The Yale Publishing Course exceeded my expectations. I was so inspired by the fellow attendees I met and the speakers I heard from. I’m an editor for a small non-profit organization, yet I found so many of the week’s lessons applicable to my own work.

    Sara Camp Arnold - Managing Editor - Southern Foodways Alliance

    The course was very inclusive of all what we could need in running magazines; from marketing aspects, sales, content, legal, and progressive thinking planning, with all the right set of speakers who are truly experts in the matter.

    Iman Ben Chaibah - Founder & Editor-in-chief - Sail Publishing & Sail Magazine

    The Yale Publishing Course is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from, and converse with, the best minds in publishing today in the most beautiful, distinguished setting. Chatting over lunch and marveling over the detailed presentations, I feel like I’ve met my dream-team board of advisors.

    Michelle Herrera Mulligan - Editor-in-Chief - Cosmopolitan For Latinas

    The Yale Publishing Course brings together some of the most innovative and dynamic leaders from the magazine media world all in one place.  The course provided a unique “look behind the curtain”.  I am definitely walking away with so much new knowledge that I plan to put into action at my company.

    Michael Krans - Associate Publisher, Sales - Harper’s Bazaar

    What an incredible, truly immersive experience! Everything is planned just right - from the speakers themselves, to the pacing of the topics, to the timing of the sessions. In those five days, I got a career’s worth of excellent insight, advice, and amazing connections.

    Ann Taylor Pittman - Executive Editor of Food - Cooking Light

    I was amazed by the array of presenters and sessions during the course. They all presented a vast amount of knowledge and information, so much more than I imagined would be possible in a week. I am taking away two notebooks filled with everything I learned and will be bringing back to my magazine. Anyone who is serious about a future in magazine publishing should consider this course, whether they are with a small magazine or a big one, B2C or B2B. The information you gain can be applied to everyone.

    Ellen Rogers - Editor - Key Communications Inc., USGlass magazine

    As a small/midsized independent publisher, it was great to get out of my bubble and hear about what other publishers are doing. From this course I have come away with actionable ideas and a new network of friends in the industry.

    Jessica Shanken - Vice President of Business Development - M. Shanken Communications, Inc.


    2015 BOOK ALUMNI

    This course is a must for anyone who is in a leadership position in the publishing world. The knowledge gained through an impressive array of presenters and an equally impressive group of participants was invaluable.

    Peg MacDonald - Director of Technical Assistance & Brokering Services - Capitol Region Education Council

    I have enjoyed the most memorable week at the Yale Publishing Course. Every single session provided something of value to consider in the course of my daily activities as a publisher. It was truly a “delight” on many levels and I head back to my company with renewed enthusiasm for what I do and with many ideas on how to best tackle the various facets of my profession.

    Andrea Nattrass - Publisher - Pan Macmillan South Africa

    YPC has offered me the opportunity to share an intense week of training with publishers around the world. At the end of the week, I cannot say from whom I learned more: the professors or the attendants.

    Alejandro Fernandez - General Manager - Spanish Association of University Presses

    YPC enabled me to step back from the day-to-day and really think long term about my business.  It encourages agile thinking and sharpens business management skills - providing tools to achieve strong leadership and help define clear direction for your future business.  Highly recommended. 

    Anne Landa - Vice President & Group Publisher - Walter Foster & Walter Foster Jr.

    YPC exceeded my expectations, and I had high expectations. I wouldn’t have thought I could learn so much and be so inspired in one week. Everyone had so much vitality and optimism, and fed off the course and off each other. I’m sure great things will come out of this course, whether through new partnerships or through the implementation of new and creative strategies in our organizations and work. The best part of the course was getting out of our silos and learning from and sharing meals with professionals working in all sectors of the industry, from Wall Street bankers to digital innovators to designers, and from the most niche not-for-profits to the multi-nationals.

    Kate Hampton - Editor - Kwani Trust

    The formidable expertise and creativity that runs through the YPC program will shape my contributions to publishing for years to come.  The chance to learn, share, and contemplate is something I wish for all colleagues, and YPC provided the perfect inspirational setting to do just that.

    Christie Henry - Editorial Director - University of Chicago Press

    YPC was like an idea storm! Session after session, I was blown away by the brilliant speakers and their vast experiences. I was inspired and challenged by so many incredible insights. The class was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed making some really great connections! I would recommend this course to any publishing professional - no hesitations.

    Deborah Ahenkorah - Founder and Executive Director - Golden Baobab, African Bureau for Children’s Stories


    2010-2014 MAGAZINE ALUMNI

    The course has really changed so much for me – the way I look at every story and every page has changed in ways big and small. It really was the best thing I have ever done in my career.

    Brodee Myers-Cooke - Editor-in-Chief, Australian Good Taste, Australia

    The Yale Publishing Course is a transformative experience. I had the opportunity to not only listen to leaders in their field, but to talk with them one-on-on as well. I met peers from around the world who influenced my thinking and have become a network of support and talent that I will tap for years to come. I return to my magazine with concrete new business ideas, a to-do list that’s a mile long, and a renewed passion for publishing.

    Jennifer Owens – Editorial Director, Working Mother, Bonnier Working Mother Media, USA

    This is the most up to date course I have ever attended. The speakers really know the industry and the issues it faces. This is why I go back to Greece armed with great insight and valuable advice.

    Stella Rapti – Editor-in-Chief, Attica Media Publications S.A., Greece

    An in depth practical experience for editors worldwide, a fantastic way of sharing learning and everyday problems, and a way to connect with publishers from all over the world. This is the real thing, not for beginners.

    Roberto Schiattino – Editor-in-Chief, ACCESS, Chile

    YPC provided me with insight and information that I wouldn’t ordinarily be privy to – consumer marketing, editorial brand challenges, monetization of a brand from the editorial perspective, visual thinking and much, much more.

    Stefanie Rapp – Associate Publisher, Hearst Magazines, USA

    A great combination of speakers with successful experience in large and small publishing houses, with different business models. This gives a three-dimensional picture of the market of the publishing business. Very good mix of strategic issues and discussions of specific issues in details. Brilliant level of presentation skills of speakers.

    Olena Lobova – Director, Perekhid Publishing House, Ukraine

    I found that having the opportunity to reflect on the future of publishing at the Yale Publishing Course, surrounded by accomplished colleagues of all ages, perspectives, and nationalities, was an incredible experience. Networking was definitely a big part of the experience, and in that regard I feel quite satisfied: I left New Haven with new friends and lifetime contacts.

    Odette Rodríguez, Content and Media Coordinator, Puerto Rico at Universia, Puerto Rico

    A one of a kind cutting-edge experience; the #YPC2012!

    Hala Al Gergawi – Managing Editor, AnaZahra.com, Abu Dhabi Media Company, United Arab Emirates

    An overall great experience and opportunity to meet and get to know some of the brightest thinkers and professionals in the industry with lots of ideas exchanged.

    Adam Inglis – Digital Content Coordinator, Ausmed Education, Australia

    The Yale Publishing Course was informational, affirming, and re-invigorating. A fantastic week!

    Karen Rodriguez – Regional Vice President, Morris Media Network, USA

    Worth every cent of my own money. Yes, I paid for this course myself and the 10,000 miles of air travel is worth it!

    Thomas Chong – Author and Founder, Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore

    It was an extraordinary experience. The speakers and the students gave me a very in depth insight of what is happening in the magazine industry all over the world.

    Maria Daza – Dean, School of Journalism, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile

    At Yale Publishing Course you will get overwhelmed at the beginning, deeply intrigued by the middle and absolutely satisfied by the end.

    André Petry – International Correspondent, Editora Abril, Brazil

    To experience the Yale Publishing course is to learn from experts in the industry. One is inspired by what actually happens in the outside world of publishing. Each time we operate the new media platforms, we realize that the tasks involved to make all these possible are impressively herculean. Now, we can say, we know who is behind all these progressive measures.

    Christine Martine Dayrit – Travel Journalist, The Philippine Star, Philippines

    The Yale Publishing Course gave me an opportunity to put my day-to-day duties aside, and study the magazine industry as a whole—where it is today, and where it’s going. I came back to work on Monday eager to share what I’d learned with my colleagues, and to help my publication move forward.

    Julia Edelstein – Associate Editor, Real Simple, Time, Inc., USA

    The wide experience this course taught me was enough to start my own successful publishing agency that comes from a solid background.

    Mohamed Al Matroushi – Owner, Al Takhayul Publisher and Distributor, United Arab Emirates

    Hearing such accomplished professionals speak was an incredible experience and I walked away from the experience not just inspired, but also armed with ideas and new strategies to build my magazine brand. The experience of interacting with the other attendees, however, was just as valuable – there was a real sense of community and I loved being able to meet other publishers from across the globe.

    Catherine Neville – Publisher & Editor, FEAST, Lee Enterprises, USA

    The Yale Publishing Course is inspiring, thought-provoking, and truly transformational. I returned to the office more energized than ever before and couldn’t wait to start sharing new ideas. Every media company should consider sending a representative to soak in the conversation about critical issues facing the publishing industry today and into the future.

    Sarah Spagnolo – Digital Projects Editor, Travel+Leisure, USA

    The course was invaluable, giving me dedicated time to step back from my day-to-day work realities and take a more strategic and innovative view of the future of publishing; the networking opportunities were fantastic with many new friendships formed. It was great meeting like-minded publishing professionals from all over the world and sharing experiences, challenges and business dilemmas or solutions as a collective. I returned feeling enriched and empowered.

    Jennifer Heeger - Editor of Siyasiza and SiyaOnline First National Bank, South Africa

    In the days after completing the course, I already felt the new knowledge I gained informing decisions I made at work. I feel like I know where the industry is going – and even better – what steps my magazines needs to take next to prepare for it.

    Emily Parsons, Managing Editor, The American Prospect, USA

    Attending the Yale Publishing Course was a singular experience. For me, [it was] quite life changing. Imagine being in a room with some of the greatest minds in the media industry today - and you get to pick their brain, listen to their vision and make them contacts? You cannot put a price on this kind of experience.

    Samantha Page – Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine South Africa, Associated Hearst, South Africa

    The Yale Publishing Course is amazing, and its scope is comprehensive. Topics were carefully selected to address key contemporary issues and opportunities within the publishing industry. Practical solutions were presented, ideas were sparked, and the credibility and expertise of the speakers was exemplary.

    Debbie Johnson - Managing Director, Leadership and Adult Publishing, LifeWay Christian Resources, USA

    Cutting edge, smart, relevant, prophetic. The access to the top media talent was unparalleled, and the scope and depth of the students from 21 countries added the important global perspective every step of the way. If you want context, contact and content for all things magazine publishing, the Yale Publishing Course is essential. Utterly inspiring, to both sides of the masthead.

    Valerie Cruice – Special Projects Editor, Luxe Interiors+Design, Sandow Media

    I’ve attended dozens of professional courses in the past, but the Yale Publishing Course was by far the most valuable and well managed I’ve ever experienced. I would definitely return again.

    Bruce Helander, Editor-in-Chief, The Art Economist, USA

    The Yale Publishing Course is an essential program for anyone currently in the magazine business. Whether they be a seasoned publisher or a first time editor, the breadth of content delivered checks every box and provides all the ammunition a media professional needs in the present climate. The speakers were world-class and really produced the ‘wow’ factor that you look for. The networking and one-to-one interaction with other magazine professionals and industry leaders were unrivaled.

    Ty Francis - Publisher, Corporate Secretary Magazine, Cross Border USA


    2010-2014 BOOK ALUMNI

    The Yale Publishing Course was a good way to quickly and dynamically immerse oneself in the latest issues facing the industry by hearing from and sharing with others in the trenches.

    Kate Brown - Chief Operating Officer, Yale University Press, USA

    My time at YPC has already proven valuable…It really was a terrifically enriching experience and I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated.

    Michael Szczerban - Editor, Simon & Schuster, USA

    My week at Yale was an intensely stimulating experience, and one that I am sure will shape the way that I do my job in the months and years ahead.

    George Walkley – Head of Digital, Hachette UK, United Kingdom

    The Yale Publishing Course brings together a refreshing blend of diverse professionals from around the world, each bringing valuable insight to add to that of the fabulous faculty. I enjoyed the whole experience immensely and am coming away with an enlarged and better view of the future of publishing.

    Jessica Wong – Associate Editor, Howard Books, Simon & Schuster, USA

    The Yale Publishing Course was the best professional development experience I have had in my two decade career. The speakers were intelligent and engaging, staff were extremely organized and professional, and fellow participants were diverse, smart, and enjoyable. Best week I have ever spent away from the office.

    Jeffrey Felice – Chief Operating Officer, Logical Operations, USA

    YPC was a great experience for me. I am truly enlightened by this one week course. I only wish that it would be longer and more in-depth. I come from the service industry that works with Publishers and this course has opened my eyes to key issues that publishers have to deal with. I am glad I took this course.

    Ramnik Singh - Account Manager, Q2ABillSmith, UK

    Incredible. It was a wonderful time. Here, we could not only learn, study and think our business, but also meet people and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Rachel Agavino Dias – Subeditor, Editora Sextante, Brazil

    The course allowed me to see in a new way that I am part of an industry that has both documented and shaped cultures across the globe. I am energized to seize this time of upheaval to find new ways to keep our industry relevant and vital. I also left with concrete tools to bring back to my team. More importantly, I leave the course knowing that I am better prepared to lead my company through necessary transformation.

    Janet Barnes – Director of Publishing, Bentley Publishers, USA

    Getting publishers from all over the world in one room for an intensive one-week course in Publishing was a unique experience and very useful. Getting people’s different perspectives, both the speakers and my colleagues gave me a new approach which I can take back with me. I highly recommend.

    Alexandra Columbus – Director of Acquisitions, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., USA

    It validated what we were doing, taught what we weren’t and inspired to explore more. And of course it was a diverse class to meet and make friends with.

    Atiya Zaidi – Publisher, Ratna Sagar P. Ltd., New Delhi, India

    YPC provided me with a new and broader perspective on the business of publishing. Now that I have taken it I have a much better understanding of the challenges my colleagues in different departments face and believe I will be able to work with them in new ways to achieve our common goals. Most importantly, I learned valuable new ways to evaluate challenges and plan solutions.

    Melanie Falick – Publishing Director, STC Craft, Abrams Books, USA

    The Yale Publishing Course helped me see the connections between the history of publishing and its future, providing me with the tools not only to successfully manage my business but also to play a role in the larger publishing community.

    Martin Burton – Founder & President, London Town Press, USA

    To refer to a famous book title: If you are a publisher, this certainly is one of the courses to attend before you die.

    Armin Sinnwell – Publisher, wissenmedia/Bertelsmann, Germany

    The best publishing program of its kind in the United States: ever evolving, ever new.

    Kevin DiCamillo – Freelance Editor, USA

    The Yale Publishing Course was an intense helicopter flight over the international publishing landscape. The course offered splendid views of what is going on in publishing all over the world. It broadened my view on publishing and deepened my insight in a lot of relevant topics.

    Eline Crijns – Publisher, Boom uitgevers, The Netherlands

    My head is still full of ideas and inspiration after the Yale Publishing Course. I have already told many people about it and it’s not even a week since I was there! A lot of our new strategy has been validated and I’ve been given renewed vigor to push on; but many new ideas were presented, which I’m sure we can incorporate into the plan. The faculty presented a great mix of theory, experience and inspiration and in the fellow participants I met not only a number of useful contacts, but also, I’m sure, friends.

    Nicki Howard – Deputy Publisher, Gill & Macmillan, Ireland

    I came to search for answers to a specific question in mind, when I left my mind was full with the promise of a good possibility of reaching my goal.

    Nelleke Nix – Director & Owner, Nelleke Nix Studio Gallery Press Inc., USA

    I have been in book publishing a very long time, and have attended dozens if not hundreds of seminars, events, and book fairs. The benefits from attending the Yale Publishing Course stand in an entirely different category, far above anything else available.

    Ann Arnow – Executive Vice President, Bridge Publications, Inc., USA

    My week at the Yale Publishing Course re-energized me. It may be “anxious enthusiasm” I have now for the future of book publishing, but enthusiasm it is! I learned so much from not only the top leaders in the business but also from my peers in the course, with whom I shared problems, ideas, goals, and an excellent esprit de corps!

    Pam McClanahan – Director, Minnesota Historical Society Press, Borealis Books, USA

    A wonderful opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in publishing while sharing ideas with peers across the globe. The week was an intense, provocative and intelligent exploration of contemporary issues affecting all parts of the publishing business.

    Benjamin James - Publisher, Macmillan Publishers, Victoria, Australia

    A spectacular course. It was the single richest week of my professional career – filled with informative, engaging speakers, new publishing colleagues and friends, and incredibly thought-provoking ideas. Throughout the rich, balanced, jam-packed week, I kept pinching myself that I was fortunate enough to attend.

    Jen McLaughlin - Publisher’s Agent, First Church of Christ, Scientist, USA

    Being able to discuss challenges and opportunities with international colleagues was extremely valuable and inspiring – and the discussion will continue! The presenters were inspiring. Attending the Course should be a top priority for each and every publishing professional around the world.

    Fredrik Rahka - Publishing Manager, Otava Publishing Company Ltd., Finland

    A very special week. The speakers, the Yale team, and my colleagues were perfect. It was really good to learn directly from some of the top marketing experts about future trends for the publishing industry.

    Marcos Simas - Editor, Christianity Today Brazil, Niteroi, Brazil

    A most exciting and intense week! It gave me the opportunity to reflect on some of the things we are doing now and those that are still in the pipeline. The excellent mix of speakers and students from diverse national and publishing backgrounds provided a very unique perspective on issues we are all facing.

    Gbenro Adegbola - Managing Director, Evans Publishers Nigeria Ltd., Ibadan, Nigeria

    Operating a small press from Portland, OR, I have often felt on the periphery of the publishing industry. YPC gave me the tools to better understand and participate in the larger publishing community. This will no doubt equate to increased revenues!

    Rhonda Hughes - Publisher, Hawthorne Books, USA

    Conferences are always a crap-shoot:  How will the food be? The meeting room? Will we be exhausted? Will it be well organized? I’m pleased to say that the Publishing Course went off like a dream. I learned so much, and made great friends at the same time.

    Mary Choteborsky - Publishing Manager, Editor, Crown Archetype, Crown Business, Crown Forum, Harmony Books, USA

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