Saturday, 17 March 2018

Classes on 19th and 20th March 2018

Please note that there will be a class on Monday, 19th March 2018, in which Dr. Gargi Bhattacharya will be talking about textbook publishing, focussing on project management and publishing cycles. This follows on from what has already been discussed in the classes on commissioning and acquisitions.

For the next class on Tuesday, 20th March 2018, when Kasturi Basu intends to talk about the kind of publishing projects undertaken by firms like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, please download and read the document uploaded here: If possible, please carry a soft copy of this document to class.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Class on 14 March 2018

For the final class on online editing by Devalina Mookerjee, students should bring a copy of the file they took home with them to finish copy-editing (with whatever changes they have made so far) to class.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Tentative Schedule

The class schedule for the months of January. February and March 2018 can be viewed at The section shaded in green lists those classes that have already taken place. The section in yellow denotes classes that are yet to be confirmed.

The schedule for March 2018 is tentative and subject to change. Please check the blog regularly for updates and/or changes.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Internship at Oxford University Press India - Deadline: 10 March 2018

OUP India is looking for interns. The details can be found in this document:

Please note that the deadline for applications is 10 March 2018, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

JU Editing and Publishing Course 2018 - Class Project

The details of the project that needs to be done by students of this course can be found at: Please read the details very carefully.

The “auction” of the companies will be conducted by Rimi B. Chatterjee on 6 March 2018 at 6 p.m. Late-comers will have to make do with what is left at the time of their arrival.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Class on 16 February 2018

Dr. Devalina Mookerjee will talk about “Parts of a Book” on Friday, 16 February 2018. Students are encouraged to bring to class:

a. One non-fiction book published in the last ten years.
b. One volume of fiction published in the last ten years.
c. An old book of any sort, preferably published before 1980.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Talk by Rui Zink - Updated

We are pleased to welcome back Rui Zink, who is a Portuguese author, academic, and the founder of an editing and publishing course in Lisbon. He has kindly agreed to deliver a talk containing an overview of publishing, but with reference to his own experiences. The talk will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018.

He has suggested that he would prefer answering questions from students during the talk, instead of delivering a monologue. Therefore, students are encouraged to ask questions. He has said that he will focus on publishing in Portuguese, so this would be a good opportunity for students to ask questions about publishing in a language other than English.