Publishing Preparation

Publishing Preparation 

Level 2 Author Programme 

Leading on from Level 1, The Craft of Writing, Level 2 of the Author Programme is for anyone who is knowledgeable about the writing process, and who is interested in learning more about how to prepare a manuscript for publishing.   In addition, this programme will give an understanding of the traditional and self-publishing industries. Read more on Level 1 and Level 3 of the programme.


Certification: Certificate


Entry Requirements:

Having ONE of the following: 


  • Completion of Level 1 of the Author Programme

  • Is in the process of publishing a piece of literature (novel, screenplay, poetry, short stories, etc)



Learning Units:


  1. Unit 1: Writing & Editing the Manuscript

    1. Writing structure/planning.  Closing and ending techniques

    2. Editing/proofreading – how it works

  2. Unit 2: Book Cover Design 

    1. Requirements of cover design

    2. Using images and text including copyright issues

  3. Unit 3: Traditional – v – Self Publishing 

    1. Understanding the different routes of publishing

    2. Role of Publishing Houses/Self Publisher

  4. Unit 4: Paper – v – E-Books – v – Audio Books 

    1. Understanding the workings behind printed, e-books and audiobooks

    2. How to create Audio Books  

    3. Formatting e-books for multiple e-book readers

  5. Unit 5: Online Publishing 

    1. Where to publish online – know the industry retailers

    2. Pros and cons of e-book retailers

  6. Unit 6: Publishing the Manuscript 

    1. The publishing process

    2. The writing industry and current industry leaders


Assessment Type:  

To be completed outside of contact teaching hours and consists of a 1,500 - 2,000 word project.


Learning Hours: 16 


Certification:  Ben Kesp Writing Academy 



Classroom Study

Study in a classroom environment and enjoy the experience of working and discussing topics with other candidates.

Study Notes Supplied. 


Delivery Months

February & July (1.5 Weekends) 

Location: Limerick City


€152/US $172



Unable to attend a face to face lesson then choose this online option for live online classes.  


Study Notes Supplied. 


Delivery Months (Time GMT)


February & July (1.5 Weekends)




€128/US $145




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