Publishing Day | Irish Writers’ Centre – March 12th

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Publishing Day
Publishing Day
March 12th

The day will start at 10.00am with registration and run until 4.30pm.

Tickets are €60 (€50 for Members) and can be booked by paying online or calling the Centre.

Ph: 01-8721302
In This Issue
From Inspiration to Publication
Emer Martin
Stephen Boylan
Helen Gleed-O’Connor
Yvonne Kinsella
Deirdre O’Neill
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From Inspiration to Publication
March 12th
Greetings!

Novelist Emer Martin will join the Irish Writers’ Centre at 19 Parnell Square in hosting an information day on publishing that will include Literary Agent Yvonne Kinsella and Book Editor Deirdre O’Neill. The day will feature talks from industry experts and will offer the opportunity to pose questions to the speakers.
The day will commence with a talk on ‘The Editorial Process’ by Deirdre O’Neill, former managing editor at New Island Books (2008-2010). This will be followed by ‘The Author-Agent Relationship’ by Yvonne Kinsella, Literary Agent for Prizeman & Kinsella Literary Agency. The next talk, ‘Publicising a Book from Manuscript to Paperback’,  will be given by Helen Gleed O’Connor, Literary Publicist for Gill Hess Ltd (clients include Random House, Transworld, Simon & Schuster and Faber & Faber). After lunch, Fiction Buyer for Eason’s Stephen Boylan will discuss ‘Book Trends and the Marketplace’. The final talk will be ‘Sustaining a Writer’s Life’ from Emer Martin.


Emer Martin – Novelist
Emer Martin’s first novel Breakfast in Babylonwon Book of the Year 1996 in her native Ireland at the prestigious Listowel Writers’ Week. More Bread Or I’ll Appear, her second novel was published internationally in 1999. Her new book is Baby Zero, published March 07. She has just completed her third short filmUnaccompanied. She produced Irvine Welsh’s directorial debut NUTS in 2007. Emer was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000. She now lives in the jungles of Co. Meath, Ireland.


Stephen Boylan – Fiction Buyer

Stephen Boylan has over 10 years experience in the book trade, both here and abroad, and has worked with Britain and Ireland’s biggest book retailers including Easons, Waterstones, and WH Smith. He joined the Easons buying and marketing team in 2005 as Book Range Manager and is currently a New Title Buyer for both fiction and non-fiction titles.


Helen Gleed-O’Connor – Literary Publicist


Helen Gleed O’Connor is a publicist at Gill Hess Ltd, a Publisher’s Agent whose clients include Random House, Transworld, Simon & Schuster and Faber & Faber. She has worked in the publishing industry for over 15 years which began with a summer job at The Book Service and went on to include positions at Simon & Schuster in London and Poolbeg and TownHouse in Dublin. In her current position as publicist at Gill Hess Ltd. Helen is responsible for publicity campaigns for Irish authors and those visiting from other countries which involves planning and managing their Irish publicity schedules. She has worked with celebrity chefs, sports personalities, former Prime Ministers and awarding novelists and enjoys every minute of it. 


Yvonne Kinsella – Literary Agent

Yvonne Kinsella runs a successful literary agency with her partner Patricia Prizeman. Founded in 2009, the agency has already secured a number of lucrative book deals both in Ireland and the UK and optioned three books for the film industry.  Yvonne has worked as a journalist and reviews books for tv and radio. She is also a TV producer and her media background means she knows exactly what film and tv companies want when it comes to books for dramatisation or authors for interview.  Having written and ghost written five books to date, all true life stories, she understands the process of publishing only too well and knows what it takes to get the attention of publishers.


Deirdre O’Neill – Editor

Deirdre O’Neill has over 10 years’ experience as an editor in publishing in Ireland. Currently working as a freelance editor, Deirdre worked as managing editor for New Island Books from 2008-2010. She has worked with writers of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction (including memoirs and biographies). In her talk, Deirdre will discuss how to approach publishers; what to do, and what not to do when submitting your manuscript. She will also cover the editorial process in detail from submission to publication, explaining each stage of the process.
Tickets can be booked by paying online or calling the Centre. There are a number of other events and courses coming up at the Centre so do keep an eye on our website.  We also can be found on twitter or facebook.
Best wishes,

from all at the Irish Writers’ Centre

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