PI News Roundup: Rebecca Smart to speak at Publishing Ireland Trade Day; Last Day for Seminar Feedback and Launch Season Gets into Gear

Speakers Announced for Publishing Ireland Trade Day 2013

After much in the way of planning and confirmation we at the towers have managed to confirm our final programme for the Publishing Ireland Trade Day on Friday, 15 November in Smock Alley Theatre. Gareth Cuddy will join us in a session on how to maximise your resources for digital marketing strategies while Orchard Wall Publishing’s Anne-Marie Scully will offer key practical tips and advice on how to spot your readers using critical data sources. We are also delighted to welcome both Isolde Roache (GDR) and Rebecca Smart (Osprey Group) who will take us through the finer points of trend-spotting and digital strategies for publishers that work.

 

For full details of this year’s event, go to http://www.publishingireland.com/2013/10/17/reaching-out-to-the-world-irish-publishing-at-home-and-abroad-publishing-ireland-trade-day-15-november/

Or email info@publishingireland.com

 

Seminar Series: Up to You

Today is the final day to register your interest for the seminar topics below so if there are any areas you want us to cover in our series, do let us know by the end of today.

 

Seminar Options

*Maximum Publicity on a Minimum Budget

*The Publishing Machine

*Legal Issues

*Data Driven Publishing ­ Discovering Readers In the Digital Age

 

For more details on our seminar options, go to http://www.publishingireland.com/2013/10/08/pi-seminar-series-autumnwinter-courses/

 

Launch Season Begins

This week saw the first of many events in the publishing launch season including titles from New Island Books (http://www.newisland.ie/newreleases) and The Collins Press (http://www.collinspress.ie/new-titles.html).  Next week will see Lilliput Press (http://www.lilliputpress.ie/forthcoming.html), The Collins Press and Swan River Press (http://www.swanriverpress.ie/greenbook.html) bringing out new titles and journals so keep your eyes peeled in our newsletter for details!

 

Beyond the Shore

Eleanor Catton was announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday evening, making the New-Zealander the youngest (28) winning author in the history of the prize. Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin was announced as the newly-elected Vice President of the International Publishers Association and a report from the Frankfurt Book Fair has shown that the number of this year’s visitors dipped 2%.