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The Bound
Publishing Course

India’s first comprehensive course on
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We are training the next generation of editors, writers, and creative industry professionals.

Kickstart your career in publishing!

The Bound Publishing Course gives you the skills, networks and opportunities you need to not only enter but make a mark in the book and magazine industry.
  • Read Like A Writer
  • Where Book Ideas Come From
  • Structural, Copy and Line editing
  • Literary Agenting
  • Subsidiary Rights
  • Evaluating manuscripts
  • Structural, copy and line editing
  • Soliciting books and articles
  • Literary agenting
  • Subsidiary rights
  • Marketing and PR
  • Audience Building
  • Publishing Ecosystem
  • Book Design
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Book design
  • Building a marketing plan
  • Book publicity
  • Monetizing digital content
  • Building creative companies

Turn your passion into a career!

If you have an inquiring mind and a passion for stories, join an industry where you can leverage your passion to build a meaningful career.

Learn the Business of Book and Magazine Publishing

Read like a Writer: Structural, copy and line editing for fiction, non-fiction, academic books and more.
Agenting: How literary agents represent authors and make money
Where Book Ideas Come From: Commissioning for all genres in a publishing house.
Stories Across Formats: How subsidiary and ancillary rights function
Editorial Mandate: Building a digital publishing platform
Grow Your Audience: Learn how publications survive by building loyal audiences
Process is Key: Managing editorial and production teams, budgets and schedules.
Let’s Make Money: How digital publishers use advertisements, branded content, and subscription models to sustain themselves
Sell Your Story: Creating and executing marketing campaigns
Publishing Sub-ecosystems: children’s books, academic publishing, small poetry presses, independent publishers
  • Read Like A Writer
  • Where Book Ideas Come From
  • Structural, Copy and Line editing
  • Literary Agenting
  • Subsidiary Rights
  • Marketing and PR
  • Audience Building
  • Publishing Ecosystem
  • Book Design
  • Sales and Distribution

Enter the publishing industry in 2023

Whether you are a student, a fresher, a freelancer or are someone looking for a career change, this course is designed to help you get a foothold in the industry.
June - Aug 2023
Fill in the application form and wait for your acceptance email. Early decision deadline by June 30th. Fingers crossed!
Sep – Nov 2023
Join a selected cohort and learn from the best in the industry.
Dec 2023
Successfully complete your capstone project, and interview for your dream job!
June - Aug 2023
Fill in the application form and wait for your acceptance email. Early decision deadline by June 30th. Fingers crossed!
Sep – Nov 2023
Join a selected cohort and learn from the best in the industry.
Dec 2023
Successfully complete your capstone project, and interview for your dream job!
June - Aug 2023
Fill in the application form and wait for your acceptance email. Early decision deadline by June 30th. Fingers crossed!
Sep – Nov 2023
Join a selected cohort and learn from the best in the industry.
Dec 2023
Successfully complete your capstone project, and interview for your dream job!
June - Aug 2023
Fill in the application form and wait for your acceptance email. Early decision deadline by June 30th. Fingers crossed!
Sep – Nov 2023
Join a selected cohort and learn from the best in the industry.
Dec 2023
Successfully complete your capstone project, and interview for your dream job!

June - Aug 2023
Fill in the application form and wait for your acceptance email. Rolling applications. Fingers crossed!

Sep – Nov 2023
Join a selected cohort and learn from the best in the industry.

Dec 2023
Successfully complete your capstone project, and interview for your dream job!

How?

The four pillars of the course:

  • Phase 1: Foundation: Get a holistic overview of all the aspects of the publishing process from top industry professionals

 

  • Phase 2: Specializations: Choose your career track from our specializations: Book Editing, Marketing and PR, and Digital Publishing

 

  • Phase 3: Recruitment Drive: Interview with India’s biggest publishing and content companies aka our recruitment partners

 

  • Phase 4: Capstone Presentation: Test your new-found skills in a capstone presentation where you will simulate the operations of a publishing house
14th September – 15th December


8 hours per week

Only 50 seats

Cost: Rs 65,000 + GST (EMI payment available)

Rolling applications starting from June 15th

You can attend all the sessions while studying or having a full time job

Not just another lecture!

We make sure that you not only KNOW everything about the industry, but can APPLY your SKILLS in a real job setting.
In-depth practical masterclasses | In-class exercises and team work | Simulate the workings of a publishing industry where each team member will play a role:  editor, literary agent, bookseller, etc.

We offer more than just publishing services!

500

Classes taught

5000
Alumni
15

Ed-tech partners

700
Books edited
50,000
Community members
India’s Number 1

 Writing retreat

Books and Beyond
Books podcast with 3M listens
The Book People
Free Publishing resources

Learn from India’s Top
Publishing Professionals

Get Hired By India's Top Creative Companies

Alumni Success Stories

The Bound Publishing Course Will Give You

100+ hours of teaching time

Learn from over 50 leading industry experts

Get hired by top creative companies via our recruitment drive

Test different roles within the industry to see what suits you best

Career panels, resume and interview assistance

Graded assignments, reading material and exercise sheets

Grow your professional presence and network

Lifetime access to Bound's alumni network and community of creative professionals

10% off on all Bound Academy offerings

A certificate that gives you credibility in the publishing industry
What does being Bound Certified mean?

Cost to attend: 65,000

+ GST (EMI and payment in installments available)
Limited seats available!

Who is this course for?

Students and recent graduates

Entry-level professionals and freelancers

Professionals looking for a career change

Founders of creative brands and businesses

Everyone loves The Bound Publishing  Course

We have built the writing ecosystem in India

We are one of the first companies to launch writing retreats, mentorship programmes, and free publishing resources for writers in India.

50,000+

Active community
members

50

partnerships with
India’s leading
publishers & content companies

700

Edited books

5000

Creators
mentored

4M

Listens on our
Original Podcasts

500

Live classes
taught

We have conducted classes
for a variety of brands,
organizations, and platforms.

Bound’s Classes in the News

Bound’s Editorial & Evaluation Process

At Bound, we believe that quality blossoms within the safety of clarity, collaboration, and transparency. As a result, we have created a 5-Step-Process that helps us to ensure high-quality results without stress or delays.

Get to know the course

Thoroughly read this page and the schedule.

Apply

Apply through the typeform.

Payment

If selected, make an advance payment of Rs 15,000 + GST to book your seat.
For the rest of the payment, EMI options are available.

Attendance

Show up, and make most of the course!

Get to know the course

Thoroughly read this page and the schedule.

Apply

Apply through the typeform.

Payment

If selected, make an advance payment of Rs 15,000 + GST to book your seat. For the rest of the payment, EMI options are available.

Attendance

Show up, and make most of the course!

About the instructors

Tara Khandelwal

Founder & Managing Director

Tara Khandelwal is an editor with 10+ years of experience. She works with the biggest publishing houses in India and with Writers’ Side, Asia’s largest literary agency. She is an alumna of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course.

Aishwarya Javalgekar

Head – Originals

Aishwarya Javalgekar is an editor and mentor at Bound. She has a Masters in English (Public Texts) and a Certificate in Book Publishing from Humber College. She has worked at Zubaan, an independent publishing house in India and Simon and Schuster Canada.She has started her own literary magazine, ang(st).

Their Work at Bound
 

Bound provides a variety of services that help writers develop their skills and get their work ready for publishing. Tara Khandelwal and Aishwarya Javalgekar offer manuscript and proposal edits and guide writers in developing their stories. Tara has edited many acclaimed books, including Three Impossible Wishes by Anmol Malik and Essential Items by Udayan Mukherjee.

Our Partners

NGO Partner
Outreach Partner
Gifting Partner
Gifting Partner
Gifting Partner
Career Training Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

We have reserved two seats for exceptional students from the Akanksha Foundation. We are not offering any other scholarships at the moment.

You will be given a certificate after the successful completion of the course. Also, feel free to mention the course in your CV and application.

There will be graded assignments in the Foundation and Specialisation Phases. You will have to complete 75% of assignments, have 50% attendance, and complete the capstone presentation to pass this course.

Students will be divided into groups and will have 2 weeks to prepare. Each group will function as a publishing house and each student will play a role: editor, marketer, etc. Each group will present its business model and innovative book ideas in front of a special panel of judges.

Unfortunately, no. All sessions will be live.