Publishers work to release books, novels, magazines, newspapers, textbooks and other printed works to the public. Publishers must ensure that the materials they publish and promote align with the mission and objectives of the publishing company they represent. They are also responsible for acquiring new authors and determining payment parameters for new contracts. ( 

Publishing managers are the focus of this profile page, including Book PublishersMagazine PublishersNewspaper PublishersMusic Publishers and Scholarly Publishers. Please view the links to the right to learn more about Editors, Publicists and other roles often foundational to this senior occupation.

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The University of Manitoba does not offer undergraduate or graduate education in Publishing. However, students at U of M interested in publishing may pursue training related to a particular area of the industry, such as editing, business, information technology, and art and design.

U of M Academic Calendar
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Professional Associations
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Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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Job Boards
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