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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.

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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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July 2021

Fever Pitch Autumn Titles 2021 with BookSelling Ireland

30 July 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A fantastic opportunity to Pitch your Autumn Titles to over 40 booksellers across Ireland. This is a members only event Registartion Closes Tuesday 20th July 2021

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August 2021

Selling Rights, All You Need to Know!

26 August 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
€30 – €40

What is the course about: This introduction to rights course details the process, the players, the opportunities and the traps to avoid in the world of rights trading. Selling rights for your books in other languages, and other territories, is a fantastic way to increase revenue without having to create new books: authors love it, it’s great to export a bit of Irish culture and always good to make contacts and friends around the world. Buying rights is the other…

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November 2021

TRADE DAY 2021 – Friday 12th November

12 November 2021 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
€45
Trade Day 2021

The 9th annual Publishing Ireland Trade Day will once again, and hopefully for the last time, be virtual this year. The day will be an informative and engaging mix of expertise from some key players across the publishing spectrum. Speakers from home and abroad will offer insights into what has been another strange year as we all grappled with what became the ‘new normal’. The topic for today’s Trade Day will be ‘Reconnecting’, as we all look forward to seeing and…

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December 2021

VIRTUAL COFFEE MORNING – Members Only

8 December 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

TOPIC:Publishers selling books direct: CN23, VAT and Brexit’ Wednesday 8th December 10am - 11.00am Have you experienced any issues when sending books from direct sales? During this virtual coffee morning, we will discuss CN23 Declarations, Post Office queues, VAT rules for EU & non-EU and any other time consuming and impractical side effects and solutions. Drop-in and share your experience and ask any questions you may have. Speakers will be lined up in advance. This event is open to all Publishing Ireland Members. Pending…

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Spring Fever Pitch 2022, Save the Date

16 December 2021 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

26th January 2022, 10am - 12pm Members Only Event Bookselling Ireland will be holding a publisher's new titles pitching session; Publishing Ireland New Titles for the Autumn on 26th January 10.00am Please register your details. This date is provisional to be confirmed in early January 2022.

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January 2022

3 Part Fiction Editing with Niamh Mulvey

13 January at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
€50 – €160.00

13th/20th/27th Jan 2022 10am - 12.30pm This three-part course will provide you with an overview of fiction editing, commercial and literary, including how to assess a piece of writing, developing strategies on character development and maintaining voice, and tips on how to communicate feedback with an author. This three-part course will provide you with an overview of fiction editing, commercial and literary, including how to assess a piece of writing, developing strategies on character development and maintaining voice, and tips…

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February 2022

A Publisher’s Guide to Using TikTok Effectively

2 February at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this course, we’ll take an in-depth look at TikTok as a marketing tool for publishers. The course will be split into two areas: Organic ActivityAdvertising on TikTok. It will feature an overview of the platform’s core audience and demographics, an in-depth exploration of the kind of content you can create and best practices, as well as a deep dive into BookTok and the emerging influencers that can amplify your titles and imprint. It will also feature practical examples and…

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TikTok/BookTok Course

23 February at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Publisher’s Guide to using TikTok Effectively Wednesday 23rd February 2022 - 10am - 11.30am Thursday 14th February 2022 - 10am - 11.30am Overview: In this course, we’ll take an in-depth look at TikTok as a marketing tool for publishers. The course will be split into two areas: Organic ActivityAdvertising on TikTok. It will feature an overview of the platform’s core audience and demographics, an in-depth exploration of the kind of content you can create and best practices, as well…

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March 2022

Cheltenham Literature Festival: Fever Pitch

22 March at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 22nd March 2.30pm - 4.30pm Fever Pitch with the Cheltenham Literature Festival for October 2022 Publishing Ireland will host a pitching session for members to speak directly to the programmers of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022. Members of Publishing Ireland can participate in this Fever Pitch session with Lyndsey Fineran, Programme and Commissions Manager, and Loraine Evans, Family and Schools Programme Manager on Tuesday 22nd March @ 2.30pm - 4pm. The Times and The…

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May 2022

FIRST STEPS IN AUDIO PODCASTING

24 May at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Want to know how to start? Curious about how it can work for you and your business? Publishing Ireland and Athena Media have curated a half-day virtual workshop ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – aimed at beginners – and designed to give you an express session on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your computer or your smartphone with an app. First Steps in…

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June 2022

Module 1 – Understanding Diversity, Inclusion, Equality and Belonging

8 June at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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 and workplace inclusion and explore strategies to help create higher levels of inclusion. This involves…

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Module 2 – Merging Cultures

9 June at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

AIM – To help participants understand the dynamics of a culturally diverse workspace. This module is designed to help participants explore and understand the dimensions of culture and what happens when cultures merge in a diverse working environment. It will help participants understand and appreciate how our cultural programming can impact the way we interact with and engage with others as either individuals or groups. The module includes an interactive video-based exercise. An optional addition to this module is to…

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