"The publishing industry is an exciting and challenging place to be, with lots of room for newcomers to make their mark."
Kjell Eldor, Publishing Manager, Blackwell's, Bookseller 2013 Rising Star and Publishing MA graduate
Publishing is a fast-moving business that thrives on creativity and collaboration. With over 100,000 books published each year in the UK alone, publishing contributes more to the British economy than any other creative industry.
Publishing is all about creating concepts, making products and sharing them with readers whenever and wherever they want them. It is also about making money, because if you don't make a profit it is hard to fund your next project.
From books and magazines to apps and websites, publishers of the future need excellent product development, consumer marketing and digital technology skills. To succeed in this global business you will also need great organisational and communication skills, outstanding attention to detail and the ability to work effectively with others. And because no-one quite knows what the future of publishing holds, the best publishers will be those who can think on their feet and embrace and exploit new challenges.
Kingston's Publishing MA is the ideal stepping stone to a hugely rewarding career developing, making and selling publishing products. Many of our graduates also work in related fields, such as literacy development.
If you want to find out more about the publishing industry we recommend visiting these websites:
Starting a Publishing MA in 2016/17? You could be eligible for a £10,000 Bloomsbury Publishing Scholarship.