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The Life Cycle of the Book – Reaching Readers

The Life Cycle of the Book with AUTHORS, AGENTS & PUBLISHERS

presented by PUBLISHING IRELAND in association with the IRISH WRITERS CENTRE supported by WORDS IRELAND

Publishing Ireland, in association with Words Ireland and the Irish Writers Centre is hosting a series of short evening talks on the different aspects of the publishing process, aimed at writers and the general public. The idea is to break down the stages of publishing, from the completion of a manuscript right through to the books being on the shelves and being discussed in the media.

There will be 4 talks in total, covering 4 different stages, those stages being ‘The Writing Process’, ‘Getting Published’, ‘What Publishers Do’ and ‘Reaching the Reader’.

Each talk will involve a panel of three speakers, all experts in their field, who will talk for 15 minutes with an audience Q&A to follow.

The talks will be held on successive Tuesday evenings, from 6.30pm to 8pm in February in The Irish Writers Centre.

Talk 4 – Reaching the Reader

Tuesday 28 February  – 6.30pm

Our final talk in the The Life Cycle of the Book series, ‘Reaching Readers’ will give valuable insight into the promotion of a book once it has gone throught the writing and publishing process. Martin Doyle of the The Irish Times and Sue Cahill of Newstalk will give their insight into how to get a book out into the public.

Martin Doyle

Martin Doyle, Irish Times

Martin Doyle is the Assistant Literary Editor of The Irish Times, and one of the most influential figures in the Irish publishing world.




Sue Cahill

49260_64_pages_01_10300_978x290Sue Cahill is the producer and presenter of Talking Books (Newstalk Radio) and the producer of the award winning Talking History radio show with Patrick Geoghegan.



Maria Dickenson

Maria Dickenson, Dubray Books

Formerly Head Buyer with Easons, Maria Dickenson is the Managing Director of Dubray Books and so has a wealth of experience in marketing, packaging and understanding of the Irish book industry. Maria is no stranger to talking books having taken part in Publishing Ireland’s annual trade event in 2014. Click here to read her interview on Bespoke Partnerships.


€15 Non- Member/€10 Member, per session

€45/€50 For all four sessions (MEMBERS/NON-MEMBERS)

You can purchase your tickets here