Starts: Sat 15 Oct
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €60/€50 Members
Autumn 2016 - this course has now passed.
The key to being a commercially successful writer is learning how to get yourself and your book the exposure it deserves. Writers are often responsible for attracting their own audience and it is through the power of publicity that the media, and more importantly readers, will become attracted to your work. During this highly practical, one-day series of talks Lia Mills (author of Another Alice, Nothing Simple, Fallen), Bert Wright (curator of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival) and Peter O’Connell (publicist at Peter O’Connell Media) will discuss their own experiences with publicity and offer advice on gaining recognition in the industry. The day will finish with a media panel led by Martin Doyle (Assistant Literary Editor, The Irish Times), who will chat with Rick O’Shea (Rick O’Shea Book Club) and Fiona Murphy (publicity director at Penguin Random House Ireland) as they discuss strategies and best practice for approaching and working with the media. All sessions will allow for Q&A