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Publishing Ireland runs a comprehensive schedule of training courses each year. These are open to members and non-members.

As publishing encompasses such a wide variety of areas and operations it requires a spectrum of creative, business and technical skills. Many of our courses are relevant to those who work outside the traditional book publishing industry. With the surge in new media around both creative and corporate, more content than ever is being published. Publishing Ireland monitor and engage with the industry and these developments to commission the right publishing training courses for Ireland.


We also work with an array of acknowledged experts to suit each course.

Training is targeted at both company heads and general staff, with a combination of specific skills development and broader topics from copyright and contracts to legal regulations and rights. We work with an array of acknowledged experts to suit each course. Our most popular training format is classroom based. These are tutor-led with discussions and exercises and/or practical workshops. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions we have now moved all training courses online until further notice.

Course fees range but are always great value with discounts for members. Please see individual event & training course details below. 

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October 2022

Fever Pitch with Booksellers – New Titles for Autumn 2022

4 October at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In partnership with Bookselling Ireland, we will be holding a publisher's new titles pitching session "Publishing Ireland New Titles for Autumn 2022". All details for the event will be sent on confirmation of registration.

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7 October at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Understanding DIEB and Merging Cultures (DIEB - Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging) 10.00am - 12.30pm AIM – To help participants understand exactly what Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging is in the workplace. This module is designed to help participants explore and understand the meaning of workplace diversity and Inclusion. It will also help participants better understand how to encourage and develop higher levels of employee engagement through effective D&I management. The module will help improve participants existing knowledge of diversity…

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Publishing Persuasion – making cover copy and book pitches work better and sell more

10 October at 9:30 am - 11 October at 12:30 pm

2 DAYS Monday 10th October 09.30hrs - 12.30hrs Tuesday 11th October 09.30hrs - 12.30hrs Course description Cover copy and verbal pitching are two of the most crucial, and most agonised-over aspects of publishing. One is difficult and time-consuming, and the other is difficult and terrifying (to many). But both are vital, to gather allies for a book and to persuade actual readers to buy it. Publishing Persuasion is designed to help us see our challenges with regard to these disciplines…

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Diversity & Inclusion Modules 3&4

14 October at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Understanding Unconscious Bias & The Neuroscience of Inclusion (DIEB Toolkit) Module 3 - Understanding Unconscious Bias October 14th - 10am - 12.30pm AIM – To help participants understand what exactly unconscious bias is and how it operates. This aspect of the programme is intended to help raise awareness of what exactly UB is in a working environment and how it can adversely impact that environment if not effectively challenged. The module is designed to help participants understand how their individual…

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