Copywriting for Publishers


Two women studyingExplore when, where and how smart copywriting can boost the performance of your book marketing projects.

If you work in publishing, you are already familiar with the power of words. This workshop shows you how to harness that power to create copy that inspires, persuades and sells. You'll be provided with practical tools to complement your writing skills and further develop your expertise.

Whether you have to write advance information sheets, catalogue entries, back-cover blurbs or taglines, direct-marketing letters, newsletters or website content, this course can make a significant difference.


Who will benefit from this course?

Anyone working in publishing and related areas who has to convey key messages through the written word.


Enrol on this course

Learn how to…

  • write copy that connects with your readers
  • exploit powerful techniques used by top professionals
  • apply these techniques to a range of copywriting tasks.

This course contributes to PUB 18 of the Book & Journal Publishing National Occupational Standards.


  • Developing your copywriter’s mindset
  • Making the right connections
  • Connecting with your readers
  • Focusing on what matters
  • Boosting readability
  • Finding the right words
  • Human nature and other connecting points
  • Taglines
  • Happy talk and other disconnects
  • Being creative.

Course Director

Bev Legge


Venue information

Our short courses are run at a variety of venues in Central London. Information and directions can be found on our Contact Us page. Please check your Joining Instructions for your specific course venue.

Note that most of our short courses can also be run as In-Company events.

Please read our Terms & Conditions
A one-day course


  • 19 September 2018
  • 03 April 2019
  • 18 September 2019


A number of discounts are available

Delegate feedback:

"Enjoyed it very much. Very knowledgeable instructor – great communicator!"
A-N: The Artists Information Company delegate

"Great course: learnt great tips and thought a lot more about what copywriting involves. Helpful and enthusiastic teaching."
Tindal Street Press delegate

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