Midleton Miscellany

Anyone that has ever visited the bustling town of Midleton Co. Cork knows what a busy, vibrant and progressive town it is. Even during the worst parts of the recession, the streets were busy and the restaurants kept opening, the farmers market provided the locals with fresh produce and the areas around the town brought in visitors, both national and international. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that within the town, there is a welcoming and talented writing group. …

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How long does it take to publish a book?

This is a question we are often asked and unfortunately, it is a question that isn’t easy to answer. Every single book that we have published and printed at selfpublishbooks.ie is unique in their own way. Even books that are the same genre, size and page count will take different times to complete. What follows is a general rule when putting a book together as to how long you should allow for each process to take please. Just note that …

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Self-Publishing & Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival

We are delighted to participate in the important and fun Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival for 2019. The speaker will be Managing Director of Lettertec Ireland Ltd, which runs selfpublishbooks.ie. He will pass on his knowledge and experience of printing, publishing and putting a book together. Since 2010, Frank Kelly at Lettertec Ireland Ltd has helped thousands of individuals, organisations and companies bring their manuscripts all the way from initial words to printed pages in a book which have been enjoyed …

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Interview with author Colin McKeeman

In 2015, we printed and bound a book called a History of the Birdlip Aeronautical Communication Complex, which was written by Colin McKeeman. The book takes a nontechnical view of the UK based long-range aeronautical communications station, which is based on the Cotswolds. With over 300 A4 pages and over 250 illustrations, it will come as no surprise to learn that the book took over five years to research, write and edit before going near us for printing and cover …

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The Wonderful Life of a Councillor by Sean O’Grady

The Wonderful Life of a councillor or “What kind of gobshite do you think I am?” About the author Sean O’Grady served the people of Killarney for forty years as an independent, Labour and Official Sinn Fein Councillor. About the book The Wonderful life of a Councillor or what kind of gobshite do you think I am? is a charming memoir of Sean O’Grady’s experiences of growing up, working and living in Killarney. It is a book about people and the …

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Evel America

Evel America  by Wasps vs Humans Following the success of his first novel, ‘The Mattress’ in 2016, Performance punk poet Wasps vs Humans is set to publish his latest material in the form of a novella, when he releases ‘Evel America’ on Friday March 15, 2019. The launch takes place at the Firkin Crane Theatre, on Thursday, March 14th at 6.30 pm. Evel America takes the reader on an exploration into the mind of the story’s protagonist, Bobby America. A name …

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The Irish Book Trade Conference 2019

Every year publishing houses, booksellers, authors and special guests, gather to meet, discuss and learn from each other in a conference.  This year for 2019, The Irish Book Trade Conference which is a join initiative from Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland will take place at The Maldron Hotel in Dublin Airport on Friday the 8th of March. For the first time, we at selfpublishbooks.ie will be in attendance, Frank Kelly MD and Fionnuala Williamson, Business Development Executive will be there …

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Murder Most Local, Historic Murders of East Cork

Title: Murder Most Local, Historic Murders of East Cork Author: Peter O’Shea This book contains 47 true historical murder stories from East Cork. Some are well known cases that have lived on in folklore, others are long forgotten. From Youghal to Fermoy and Aghada to Conna, a murder location is only ever a few miles away. Motives have not changed over the years – love, sex, drink and arguments about land. Some murders remain unsolved and others are obvious from …

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Memories of Rahan, Book Launch

Title: Memories of Rahan, a look back on life, in a Co. Offaly Parish Author Aidan Grennan is delighted to announce that he is launching his first book in the Rahan Community Hall on Friday, 16th of November at 8.30 PM. The community hall is 10km from Tullamore in Co. Offaly.  All are welcome to attend and enjoy the evening. Aidan  has lived all his life in Rahan. Keen on writing, he feels that the time is right to record …

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Daughters of Dún Iascaigh

Title: Daughters of Dún Iascaigh, A light on the History of Cahir Women. Edited and Published by Cahir Women’s History Group Cover artwork: Alice Maher We had seen glimpses of their presence behind the lives of men, behind the worlds in chapters in Cahir history, hinted at in archives, recalled to some extent in folklore, and occasionally mentioned in public records. As women’s history is so significantly under-recorded, the authors have attempted to bear witness to previously untold stories. Travelling …

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