Pakistan News & Features Services
The spotlight of the publishing community during the next few weeks will be on the West Bengal capital which will be hosting the 37th International Kolkata Book Fair 2013 from January 26 to February 10.
The Publishers & Booksellers Guild, which has made history of sorts by having collaborated with the Centre for Studies in Book Publishing (CSBP) of the University of Calcutta in multifarious activities for the benefit of the book publishing industry, will be providing the opportunity to the diploma course students to get involved with the International Kolkata Book Fair.
To the students of the book publishing diploma course the Kolkata Book Fair has been like an extended class room as the fair provides them with wide exposure to the real world of books.
The University-Guild collaboration, the only of its kind in the Indian state of West Bengal, is believed to be a unique example of industry-institute partnership.
Set up in 2007, the CSBP functions under the Faculty Council for Postgraduate Studies in Education, Journalism and Library Science. Apart from offering the one year the Postgraduate Diploma in Book Publishing Studies, the CSBP has been involved with a myriad of activities.
The Centre focuses on the study of book publishing and allied fields and it has already earned wide acclaim from the book publishing industry and won the appreciation of the academic circle.
The Postgraduate Diploma Course in Book Publishing Studies, offered by the University of Calcutta at the Centre for Studies in Book Publishing, has attracted attention of the publishing community across the country with the trainees faring well in the industry.
The National Book Trust (NBT), a highly professional multilingual publishing house, has extended their help and cooperation in running the one-year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Book Publishing Studies.
The Guild and the CSBP have also been holding short-term training courses of one or two week duration on various aspects of publishing for emerging and intermediate professionals.
The programmes include editorial techniques, copyrights, rights management, book production and design, warehousing and inventory, book promotion and publicity, book distribution, book design, sales and marketing, electronic publishing and translation techniques.