Course Details

Textbook Writing for Publisher (Editing and Design)


KNUST Certificate Signed by the Vice-Chancellor

Course Overview

Textbook writing is a specialized skill that requires the ability to synthesize complex ideas and present them in a clear and engaging manner. This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to write and design textbooks that meet the needs of both publishers and readers. The course will cover the entire textbook creation process from idea generation and research to editing and design. Participants will learn how to develop a compelling textbook concept, conduct market research to determine the target audience and competition, and create a comprehensive outline. They will also learn how to write clear and concise text that engages readers, and how to work collaboratively with editors and designers to create a visually appealing layout. By the end of the program, participants will have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to create high-quality textbooks that meet the needs of publishers and readers. They will also have a solid understanding of the textbook publishing industry and the role of authors, editors, and designers in the process.

Content and Learning

This course will cover the following topic areas:

Unit 1: Introduction to textbook writing and publishing Unit 2: Developing a textbook concept and conducting market research Unit 3: Creating a comprehensive outline Unit 4: Writing clear and concise text Unit 5: Working with editors and designers Unit 6: The textbook publishing process This course is ideal for: • Experienced educators who want to write and design textbooks to complement their teaching • Writers who want to break into the textbook publishing industry • Publishing professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the textbook publishing process • Individuals who are interested in writing and designing textbooks as a freelance or side gig.


This program is designed for anyone interested in writing and designing textbooks for publishers. It is open to individuals with a background in education, writing, or publishing, as well as those who are new to the field.

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