Develop your Writing Skills and Discover the Publishing Industry
Students will have a unique and immersive opportunity to experience the New York City publishing industry in this hands-on, experiential program. Students will work with publishing industry experts to develop their writing sample into an edited, revised, and polished piece they can use for college applications and beyond. Students will also design a cover and write marketing/social media copy for their work, giving them a robust portfolio of creative work upon completion of this course.
This experiential course will cover topics such as how books and magazine media are edited and published, writing selling and marketing copy, and diversity and inclusion within the industry. To help gain further perspective, students will put their learning into immediate action as we visit a chain bookstore, an independent bookstore, and spend time at one of New York’s well-known publishing houses. Students will truly be the author of their own story when they participate in this engaging and one-of-a-kind program.
Eileen Bishop Kreit
Eileen Bishop Kreit is a full-time faculty lecturer and faculty advisor in the MS in Publishing Program at Pace University. She is also the faculty advisor for Pace University Press. She spent 32 years at Penguin Random House, joining the Putnam Berkley Publishing Group as a Sales Assistant after graduating from the University of Massachusetts. After 15 years in sales leadership and management, Eileen moved to the editorial side as Vice President and Publisher of Puffin Books. Rising to President in 2007, she worked with authors including S.E. Hinton, Judy Blume, Mildred D. Taylor, Laurie Halse Anderson, Sarah Dessen, the collective works of Roald Dahl, and the Puffin Classics publishing program. Eileen expanded classic brands and created new publishing for legacy characters including Corduroy, Madeline, Pippi Longstocking, Encyclopedia Brown, and many others.
She is excited to share her knowledge, experience, and passion with her students, both as a Faculty Advisor and as a Professor, teaching Children’s Book Publishing, Fundamentals of Trade Book Publishing, and Publishing Strategies I and II. both as a Faculty Advisor and as a Professor, teaching Children’s Book Publishing, Fundamentals of Trade Book Publishing, and Publishing Strategies I and II both as a Faculty Advisor and as a Professor.