Category Archives: Training Courses

Life Cycle of the Book series

The Life Cycle of the Book is a series presented by Publishing Ireland in association with the Irish Writers Centre and supported by Words Ireland. The series will be made up of short evening talks on the different aspects of the publishing process, aimed at both established and aspiring writers, anyone interested in working in the book publishing industry or those with a love of the physical book. If you are interested in how books come to life behind the scenes then this series is perfect for you. Each talk will break down the stages of publishing, from putting pen to page, right through to books coming to our attention through the media.

There will be four talks in total, covering ‘The Writing Process’, ‘Getting Published’, ‘What Publishers Do’ and ‘Reaching the Reader’.  Each talk will include a panel of three experts, who will discuss their respective experiences with an audience Q&A to follow.

Venue: The Irish Writers Centre

TUES 7 FEB • 6.30PM – 8.30PM • 4 WEEKS  • €15/€10 MEMBERS, PER SESSION 


Tickets available through the Irish Writers Centre or Eventbrite


Academic Publishing Workshop From proposal writing, publishing to promotion

Publishing Ireland (CLE), in association with the UCD Humanities Institute, presents

Academic Publishing Workshop

From proposal writing, publishing to promotion

This workshop will provide PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with practical guidance on all stages of academic publishing: picking the right publisher, to peer review, funding, to making their work accessible and visible. The panel will have representatives of both small and large academic presses in Ireland and the UK, and Irish academics from two of the leading universities who have published widely nationally and internationally. Guest speakers will include Timothy Wright, Chief Executive, Edinburgh University Press, Ms Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor, Peter Lang Ltd, Professor Gerardine Meaney, Professor of Cultural Theory UCD School of English and Dr Philip Coleman, Associate Professor in the School of English and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

All Welcome!

Venue: Royal Irish Academy

Time & Date: Friday, 24th February 9am to 2.30pm

€5 unwaged, €10 waged attendance fee. Click here to view the full programme for the day: Academic_Workshop_Programme_FINAL

(email Stephanie Lawless E: to reserve a place, book early as spaces are limited. ALL WELCOME)

Adobe InDesign Course January 2017!

Attendees from 2015:

“The course was well-structured and the step by step approach very helpful”

“Fantastic – great central location and excellent facilities.”

“Excellent. I only had the basics of InDesign so there are many new things to learn!”

Adobe InDesign is a professional desktop publishing application that lets you create page layouts, creative print media, and other digital publications faster and more efficiently. InDesign is built for designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers. Adobe InDesign also allows you to create e-books and other digital publications, and it easily adjusts for multiple page sizes, screen sizes, and orientations. It is a great tool for designers, advertisers and publishers to master.

Costs: €300 per day/ €510 for full course (Non-Member)

€275 per day/€467 for full course (PI Associate Member)

€200 per day/€400 for full course (PI Member)

Venue:   New Horizons, 22-24 Strand Street Great, Strand House, Dublin 1

Date:   Part 1, 18 January, Part 2, 26 January.

Time:   9.30pm – 5pm

Contact to book.

Places are limited so early booking is advised