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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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February 2022

A Publisher’s Guide to Using TikTok Effectively

2 February 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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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September 2022

How to Edit Fiction – A Closer Look

14 September 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

3 Part 14th, 21st and 28th September 2022 This 3 Part Course course will take a close look at how editors can work with authors – those with book deals and those without – to help improve and shape their manuscripts. Drawing from a variety of texts on structure (James Woods' How Fiction Works, John Yorke's Into the Woods and Jessica Brody's Save the Cat! Writes a Novel among others) as well as examples from across genres – thrillers, children's…

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October 2022

Fever Pitch with Booksellers – New Titles for Autumn 2022

4 October 2022 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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DIVERSITY & INCLUISON-MODULE 1&2

7 October 2022 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 2022 at 9:30 am - 11 October 2022 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 2022 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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January 2023

Fever Pitch for The Cheltenham Literature Festival

27 January at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 2023. Members of Publishing Ireland can participate in this Fever Pitch session with Nicola Tuxworth (Head of Programming)Lyndsey Fineran (Deputy Head of Programming)Ellie Petrie (Festival Programme Manager)Sophie Hoult (Literature Festival Programme Manager)Emma Whittle (Programming and Strategic Engagement LeadLiterature and Science Festivals) and Emily Davis (Festivals Administrator) The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival…

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