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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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April 2021

How to Boost Your Book Sales on Amazon

14 April at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
€60 – €100

2 Day Course - Day 1 - 14th April / Day 2 - 21st April Amazon is the #1 destination for shoppers, and many won’t browse past the first page of its search results. This course has been designed to help Irish publishers to navigate the online retailer in order to increase their impact and sales revenue. As well as the nuts and bolts of how to get your accounts set up effectively, we will look at the finer details…

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SYP – Publishing: Here & There

27 April at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About this Event London is often perceived as the centre of UK publishing but there are so many incredible publishers, writers and organisations outside of the M25. This year, SYP London and SYP Ireland are teaming up on events to help highlight the regional diversity in our industry. This panel will discuss our panellists’ publishing journeys to and from both London and Ireland. We’ll learn more about how to make a move, what the differences in the industry are and…

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May 2021

3 Part Course – Fiction Editing with Niamh Mulvey

13 May at 10:00 am
€50 – €160

Part 1  - Thursday 13th May  - 10am - 12.30Part 2 -  Thursday 20th May - 10am - 12.30Part 3 -  Thursday 27th May - 10am - 12.30 Description 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 course is for editors interested in working in fiction.…

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June 2021

Introduction to Unconscious Bias

24 June at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
€50 – €70

The 2-hour session will provide an overview of Diversity and Inclusion with Unconscious Bias, looking at best practice. Become familiar with the terminology – explore definitions and what they mean for the workplace. Look at the context for Diversity and Inclusion – why is this important for organisations? Investigate 3 Perspectives of Inclusion – Employee/Work Culture/Product & Marketplace. Identify simple actions that make a difference every day Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion Learning Objectives: by the end of the workshop…

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July 2021


6 July at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year AGM will take place on Friday 23rd July at 11am. To ensure your place please register below

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14 July at 10:00 am - 15 July at 12:30 pm

2 DAY EVENT Wednesday 14th July 2021- 10am - 12.30pm Thursday 15th July 2021 - 10 am - 12.30 pm In this course learn how to craft a simple social media strategy, looking at brand awareness, increase website traffic, or drive sales. This course will guide you through developing an effective social media strategy – from defining your audiences and brand to setting SMART objectives for success. You will also explore the tactics to execute the strategy, including creating and…

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Fever Pitch Autumn Titles 2021 with BookSelling Ireland

30 July 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 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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