30) Publishing A-Z

Get started and learn about the processes involved in publishing a book and about the roles of authors, agents, and publishers. Get to know basics of publishing software packages and digital book marketing. 

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Class Outline

  1. Introduction to Publishing - past, present, and future
  2. Processes - Creating a book, working with authors and agents
  3. Role of the publisher from author to finished product at the retailer
  4. Basics of Publishing Software
  5. Basics of Digital Book Marketing

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

  • Writing Pad
  • Pen

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Participants must buy their own materials

Sat, 3 Mar, 2018
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
VCUQatar, Room 165
QAR 620


Tarek El Debsi

Tarek El Debsi is a marketing specialist and a professional art director. He has more than ten years of experience in print media, advertising, marketing, and the publishing industry. He was the head of design and production at Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (currently HBKU Press) and worked in digital communication and marketing at the HBKU Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI). He is currently working as a senior marketing specialist in Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Communications Department.