Champlain College Publishing Initiative Plans Book Launch Party

Publishing books

Champlain College Publishing Initiative will hold a book launch party on Friday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Champlain College Gallery in the Center for Communication and Creative Media. 

The new book "Publishing: Digitized and Personalized" is an anthology of essays written by Champlain students and alumni that examines modern-day publishing strategies and innovations from the student perspective. This book has been written, edited, designed, and produced by Champlain College students, is being published by Champlain Alumna Colleen Rooney '16, and is sponsored by the Champlain College Publishing Initiative.

Publishing: Digitized and Personalized begins with Jeremy Allmendinger '14's hilarious history of the publishing industry and moves quickly through several enlightening assessments of latter-day book marketing, including Kristin Orlando '15's take on "stalkertizing." It includes, among other great pieces on publishing, Tristan Lozuaway-McComsey '14's treatise on educational fair use policies, and Colleen Lloyd ‘16's clear-eyed comparisons of self-publishing v. traditional publishing that will help elucidate the pertinent issues for anyone considering this choice, no matter what the stage of their career.

Current student author Jessica Demarest '17 of Champlain College Publishing Initiative will be on hand for a panel discussion with Colleen Rooney, who spearheaded the project while she was a senior at Champlain, and author/former Champlain Publishing  Taylor Covington '16. Rooney and Covington plan to video-call into the discussion from Florida and Texas, respectively.

This event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.

Learn more about the Champlain College Publishing Initiative 


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit  www.champlain.edu.