As part of its trade services, Publishing Ireland is planning on running a Training and Information Seminar Series beginning in March of this year. Having met with Sean O’Keefe fro Liberties Press last week, we have developed a preliminary draft programme (for March) based on what has been historically successful and relevant to Irish publishers. It is hoped that series will begin in March 2013 in order to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the London Book Fair. Depending on how well the series is received, Publishing Ireland would like to continue it with a view to establishing itself as an annual programme. The series will be aimed at indigenous publishers in order to expand their skills base on both a national and international level. As Ireland’s publishing trade association, Publishing Ireland is keen to encourage its members to grow in the training in practical and relevant skills and to evolve in what is becoming an increasingly dynamic industry. We would, therefore, hope to establish the most useful and comprehensive programme of training events that will hopefully prove invaluable to attendees.