A Positive Selfpublishing Experience

On the 25th of March this year I attended a workshop titled ‘Getting Published’ at the Waterford Writer’s Weekend. The presenter was Vanessa O’Loughin, the founder and editor of the writing web site writing.ie. The information Vanessa presented was very practical and as I had recently completed writing my first book, Finding Nancy, and had decided to go down the self publishing path, I was keen to find out about printing companies in the south east of Ireland. Vanessa recommended …

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Pull Strength

We here at Selfpublishbooks.ie just got a lovely book report back from the Henkel Lab Graphic Arts service. They tested one of our Otabind books for bind quality, and this – in a nutshell – is what they found: The strength of the bind of the pages is almost three times the UK minimum standard. Furthermore, this outstanding result is achieved using only .2 mm (point 2 of a millimetre) of PVA on the page edge. This minimum amount of …

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Abandoned Darlings

Ruth Quinlan, one of the members of NUIG’s Masters in Writing group which produced the collection Abandoned Darlings, caught up with Selfpublishbooks.ie this week and discussed how the book came about, starting with how her interest in writing first began. “When I was younger,” said Ruth, “I was a real bookworm, staying up all night devouring books until the grey hours of morning. I had always been interested in writing as well, dabbling with a few evening courses but never …

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