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Guides to Success – Leaving Cert. Papers

The Leaving Cert. is fast approaching, and we know a lot of our readers may know someone who is due to take the biggest exam of their lives so far. I would like to introduce you to Lettertec. They have a stellar reputation for printing Leaving Cert workbooks and guides. Lettertec have published two new leaving certs guides which are receiving rave reviews from both teachers and students alike. Think Smart The first guide was written by David Lordon. It’s called Think Smart and it’s a guide to English Paper […]

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words- Designing your Book Cover

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it: covers are as important as the words on the page. In fact, certain authors take book covers so seriously that it alters the content of the book. The American Novella, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, actually went through a rewrite once Fitzgerald’s eyes fell on the iconic eyes of Dr. Eckleburg, which is now synonymous with the book. Luckily, we at Selfpublishbooks.ie understand the importance of attention to detail when it comes to publishing […]

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Creating Suspense: 5 Top Tips

They say that the essence of good drama is conflict, but you can also attest this to suspense. By keeping your reader guessing, you keep them reading. Here are some ways to amp up the suspense: Fear Try to appeal to reader’s sense of dread. Readers like to feel what characters feel and will empathise with a character that is confronted by their fear of heights, or who feels they are being followed in the dead of night. Think of the things that frighten you most and you can be […]

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Poetry Day Offer

Poetry Day Offer We’ve a special offer running for Poetry Day Ireland. For anyone setting out on self-publishing a collection of poetry, we think this might be just what you’re looking for. So here is what you get:     Cover Design Formatting/Typesetting of the collection to B size Printing and binding of two hundred softcover books with black and white pages. ISBN and barcode registration so that the book can be sold in the major shops   All of the above for just €800, or €4 per book. The […]

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