WORKING TOGETHER: PUBLISHING IRELAND TRADE DAY

14 November, Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Entrance Fee: €30

Publishing Ireland Members: €20; Publishing Ireland Associate Members: €25

Trade Only Event. To book your ticket, contact info@publishingireland.com

 

Following the success of last year’s event ‘Reaching Out to The World’, Publishing Ireland’s increasingly popular trade day returns this November with the theme: WORKING TOGETHER 

Join Maria Dickenson (MD Dubray Books), Keith Butler (Trading Director, Eason & Son) and Larry McHale (MD Argosy Books), Sarah Bannan (Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon)  and Damian Smyth (Arts Council of Northern Ireland) on Friday morning to discuss publishing issues and industry and how evolving.

Speakers from the trade and from funding bodies will be joined by Stephen Page, Chief Executive of Faber & Faber, who will share his experiences and ideas on how independent publishers can navigate their way through a challenging publishing environment. With Working Together as its platform, Publishing Ireland’s 2014 trade event promises to be bigger and better than ever!

 

Session Programme

 

9.30 a.m: Making the Most of Funding: The Arts Council’s Funding Policies

 

Chair: Patsy Horton

Join Damian Smyth (Arts Council of Northern Ireland) and Sarah Bannan ( Arts Council, Ireland) as they discuss how the funding models of the Arts Councils on both sides of the border are evolving and how publishers can make the most out their applications.

 

10.30 a.m: Words Ireland

Come and hear ideas from the recently created ‘Words Ireland’-a group made up of various literary organisations who have come together to build a collaborative project to support publishers, authors and resource organisations.

10:45 a.m. Coffee

 

11.15 a.m: Building Better Relationships: Publishers and Booksellers

 Chair: Michael O’Brien

Join Maria Dickenson of Dubray Books, Keith Butler, Trading Director with Eason & Son and Larry Mac Hale, Managing Director, Argosy Books for a panel discussion on how publishers and booksellers can better combine their resources in a challenging climate for bookselling.

1 p.m.   Lunch

 

Afternoon Session: Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre

 

2.20 p.m: Books Are My Bag

Bob Johnston of the Gutter Bookshop will stop in to talk a little about the phenomenon that is the Books Are My Bag campaign.

 

2.30 p.m: A New Chapter in Publishing?                             

Stephen Page, Faber & Faber
Stephen Page, Faber & Faber

Chair: Michael McLoughlin

Stephen Page, MD of Faber & Faber will give this year’s keynote discussion on where the industry is now, the issues facing publishers and where we are headed in an industry ever-more dominated by evolving technologies and business models.

                               

4.00 p.m.             Ends

 

There is simply never enough time to discuss all of the issues coming out of this event so join us after the final session for drinks in Handel’s Pub from 4:30pm.

 

Contact:

Stephanie lawless

Publishing Ireland

Telephone: + 353 1 639 4868

Mobile: + 35385 8603959;  Email: stephanie@publishingireland.com

To book tickets, go to http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/working-together-publishing-ireland-annual-trade-day-tickets-13674935099