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Trade Day Review by By Regina Zavala Corona and Fernanda Ortega. Publishers Discuss New Horizons On Friday 11th of November, publishing professionals and hopefuls came together to discuss new perspectives and innovations in the Irish book industry. Caoimhe Fox, president of Publishing Ireland, inaugurated Trade Day with encouraging words for publishers and book-sellers as she […]

PI Trade Day 2020 – “Looking Forward”

Our Eighth Annual Trade day took place virtually and offered sessions around the theme of “Looking Forward”.  First up was Jon Butler, MD of Quercus as he discussed “How to Build a Publishing Strategy”. This was followed by “The Future of Retail” – an interview with Maria Dickenson of Dubray Books and James Daunt, MD […]

PI Trade Day 2019 – “Looking Inwards, Looking Outwards”

The Seventh annual Publishing Ireland Trade Day boasted a wide and varied cross section of speakers from the industry.  Philip Stone from Nielsen BookScan began by looking at trends in the Irish market followed by a talk from the frontlines of Irish bookselling from Bob Johnston of the Gutter Bookshop. A panel discussion followed with […]

PI Trade Day 2018: The Business of Books

The Sixth Annual Publishing Ireland Trade Day at Dublin Book Festival explored the challenges of creating and maintaining a coherent – and profitable – publishing brand, together with the changes in the Irish Consumer Market over the past 10 years.  PUBLISHING/BUSINESS STRATEGY: Kate Wilson, Managing Director, Nosy Crow.  Nosy Crow is a multi-award-winning independent publisher […]

PI Trade Day 2017: ‘Reaching Readers 2.0: Where Are We Headed?’

The fifth Annual Trade day was comprised of six panels discussing such topics as the current Irish publishing market, commissioning, and rights.  Keynote speakers for 2017 were James Daunt, MD of Waterstones and Niamh Murray of Serpent’s Tail. Niamh spoke about marketing strategy at Serpent’s Tail and Profile Books, where she currently serves as Marketing […]

PI Trade Day 2016 “Reaching Readers”

Publishing Ireland’s Annual Trade Day opened with an update on Publishing Ireland from Ruth Hegarty, President, Publishing Ireland.  This was followed by Reaching Readers with Social and Traditional Media, a presentation on social media from Katherine Foley, followed by a panel discussion on traditional media with Martin Doyle and Barbara Feeney. The Bookseller/Publisher Relationship was […]

PI Trade Day 2015 “Innovate/Create”

This year’s Publishing Ireland Trade Day offered an impressive variety of speakers from across the publishing spectrum.  A lively discussion on how to predict the pitfalls of publishing called “Winners Vs Losers” was led by Michael O’Brien, O’Brien Press, Fergal Tobin, Irish Times Books and Michael McLoughlin, MD, Penguin Ireland.  Since taking over Books Ireland, […]