Monday, 8 June 2009

Publishing Your Book / Irish Writers Centre

When: Saturday 12th June
Where: Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Sq

Publishing Your Book, an information day on all aspects of publishing.
Whether you are an aspiring writer seeking a publisher, wondering where to start, or interested in knowing more about current market trends, an informative and expert group will speak on these subjects.

Places are strictly limited so early booking is advisable.

Cost: €50. Concessions to members of IWC, €40.

Also on June 13th, author Catherine Dunne leads a one-day course on Beginning Your Novel.

Registration 9.30 a.m. to 10a.m.

10.00 a.m. Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Irish Writers Centre, opens the proceedings.

10.05 a.m. View from the Editor’s Desk: Ciara Considine, Publisher and Editor with Hodder Headline Ireland, explains the editorial process and outlines the publishing opportunities for fiction and non-fiction writers.

10.45 a.m. Exploring the Author/Agent Relationship & Demystifying the Contract: Faith O’Grady, Literary Agent with the Lisa Richards Agency, explores the agent’s function in the life of the author and outlines the current literary trends.
11.40 a.m.: Coffee Break.
12.00 a.m. Getting Your Name Out There: Stephen Boylan, Eason’s Sales Team:
This module will look at the day-to-day practicalities of the book trade, examining current market trends to discover exactly what captures the attention of the book-buying public. We will also look at what all prospective authors need to know about self-publishing and selling to the trade, with a particular emphasis on the fundamental role that marketing has to play in the success of any title.

12.45 p.m. – 2 p.m: Lunch Break

Afternoon session
2.00 p.m. Author, June Considine The Writing Process: Researching and writing your novel from First Draft to Final Draft.
3.00 Declan Meade, Editor & Publisher of The Stinging Fly.
Discovering new voices, finding the new, encouraging the new…the selection process. Things to watch out for when preparing a manuscript for submission…
3. 45 Coffee
4.00 – 4.30: Discussion

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