We think outside the book.

What the heck is a Publishing Initiative?

What We Are


We are a group of undergraduate students who, working under professional supervision, offer valuable resources and services to those who want to self-publish their work.


Since 2009, more than 300 undergraduates from eight different academic disciplines–writers, editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, graphic designers, illustrators, artists, marketers, publicists, videographers, and computer experts–have played a part in some kind of real-world publishing activity.


Clients come to us for our expertise but also for our understanding of the possibilities offered by today’s media, both print and digital.


Check out our Author Services section for a more detailed description of how we can make your project become a reality.

Where We Are


We’re based at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. CCPI is a center of excellence at Champlain.


However, we aren’t limited to the college. We’ve worked with clients from around from the globe, including authors from Maine, Haiti, Southern Sudan, and Bangladesh.

What We Do


Despite the word publishing in our name, we’re not a publishing company.


We’ve steered many print, audio books, and interactive eBooks through the process of creation and production. We have supported these books with websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, video book trailers, and the entire apparatus of social media. We’ve conceived, set up, and staged live launch events and author web chats.


We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you and your project. Because publishing in the 21st century is an experiment, and we’ve got our goggles and rubber gloves up to our elbows.

Get in touch!

We’re based at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Find out why The Atlantic calls Champlain “The Ideal College.”