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Paul Byrnes Nominated for Eir Sports Book of the Year

eir Sport have announced details of the longlist for the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year. Our own Paul Byrnes, who recently published “At the End of The Day”, has been nominated for Sports Book of the Year for his account of retirement in sport, “At the End Of the Day”. The Eir Sports Book of the Year Award Previous winners of the award include ‘What Do You Think of That’ from Kerry footballer, Kieran Donaghy and 2015 winner, ‘Dub Sub Confidential’ from former Dublin footballer John Leonard.  Glen […]

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Dublin Book Festival 2017

The Dublin Book Festival is fast approaching, with an array of fantastic events, readings and interviews for you to enjoy. Here’s the low down on the annual book fest: What is it? The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing. It is a celebration of Irish authors and publishers and is a not-to-be-missed event for those interested in writing. When is it? The Dublin Book Festival takes place from 2nd  until […]

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7 Writing Tips from Top Authors

Writing is all about inspiration. The biggest tip any writer can give is to read, write and rewrite, but here are a few more famous writing tips to get you in the mood to put pen to paper. “My first rule was given to me by TH White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands on. I always advise people who want to write a fantasy or science fiction or romance to stop reading everything in those genres and […]

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“The Best Things in Life Are Free” by Margaret O’Driscoll

Margaret O’Driscoll published her collection of poems, The Best things in Life Are Free, with us last year. She recently received a great review for her book and we decided to let you read what this reviewer has to say: Review ‘The Best things in Life are Free is an interesting proverb for a book title, as you get reading the eighty one poems spread over ninety one pages of the book, you find it being reiterated and at the end, you are reassured, this is not just a proverb, […]

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Novel Fair 2017 – What You Need to Know

  The Novel Fair 2017 deadline is nearly here, so it’s time to get writing. The Irish Times describes Novel Fair as the “Dragon’s Den for writers” and for good reason. The competition, held annually by the Irish Writer’s Centre, is a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming authors. It introduces writers to top Publishers and Literary Agents across Ireland and gives them the opportunity to bypass the slush pile and pitch ideas directly. As a matter of fact, last year’s Fair was attended by representatives from Penguin Ireland, Hachette Ireland, O’Brien Press/Brandon, Lilliput Press […]

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What’s with ISBNs?

Some of our readers were wondering how they might go about getting an ISBN. And what is it, anyway? Why is it important? An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number. Up until the end of 2006 it was a 10 digit number, but from 1 January 2007 all ISBN numbers are now 13 digits long. It is used by publishers, booksellers and libraries, for ordering, listing and stock control purposes. It enables them to identify a particular Publisher and allows the Publisher to identify a specific edition of a […]

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Print Irish

In this difficult economy, governments are putting ever more emphasis on supporting local business as a means to overall recovery. But that is not the only reason the Print Irish campaign is running. The Print Irish Objectives Secure local industry and jobs in the print and packaging sector. Inform the general public that a product has been printed in Ireland. Combat the issue of print being produced non-domestically. Generate awareness that Irish print is focused on service and quality. Create a value system so customers in Ireland are supportive of […]

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A Certain Time, A Certain Place

Selfpublishbooks.ie are reprinting Katherine O’Riordan’s memoir, A Certain Time, A Certain Place and luckily I got to catch up with the author herself. Katherine O’Riordan was born in Macroom town where she lived for twenty-one years until she married and moved to Cork. I asked her where the writing began. She said, “Those years I spent growing up left such a lasting impression on me that I was forever writing down memories as they came, in the hope that one day my children and grandchildren would get a glimpse of […]

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