Get Published Now!! An Easy Guide For Writing Groups

People join writing groups for several different reasons; as a social activity, to listen to other authors and their writing and to improve their own through shared experiences and feedback. Most who join a group, will find that their writing improves, be it from assistance from the other members, or the extra pressure on themselves to perform and to improve their craft. As the writing in the group improves, the next logical step is to try and publish it, Ireland …

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Cookbook publishing clinic with Trish Deseine

On Sunday, May  12th, Frank Kelly, MD of Lettertec Ireland Ltd and selfpublishbooks.ie traveled to the beautiful village of Ballydehob, to give a publishing clinic, with a large focus on publishing cookbooks. It was a small and intimate gathering of people who were very interested in promoting the work that they do and companies that they work for or own. The event was organised by Trish Deseine who is a well-known Irish food writer and cookbook author. She writes a …

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Feature piece in the Irish Examiner

Last week, Margaret Jennings, a journalist with the Irish Examiner, called into the factory to have a discussion with the Managing Director of Lettertec Ireland Ltd and selfpublishbooks.ie Frank Kelly. They had a long discussion about topics such as self-publishing, printing and how the processes all work. This morning we proudly opened the paper to find a long feature piece about the factory. In this piece, Frank Kelly discusses how self-publishing is a great opportunity for author’s to take on …

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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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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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A History of Ploughing in County Galway

Title: A History of Ploughing in County Galway Author: Tom Fahey   In this unique book – the first of its kind in Ireland – Trustee and former chair of the National Ploughing Association (NPA), Tom Fahey expolers the rich heritage of competitive ploughing in County Galway. In addition to tracing the origins of ploughing right back to prehistoric times, Tom tells the fascinating story behind the evolution of the ploughing match from the early nineteenth century right through to …

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Ghosts of Doneraile

Title: Ghosts of Doneraile, An Illustrated Guide to the most haunted town in Ireland Authors: Eric Klingelhofer and Anna-Maria Hjaba Just in time for Halloween, Professor Eric Klingelhofer looks at and investigates the interesting North Cork town of Donerail and asks if it is the most haunted town in Ireland.  From animal apparitions, lost souls, to a possible sighting of a Leprechaun, this book will leave you questioning what you see. Neither spiritualist nor ghost hunter, but rather Emeritus Professor …

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