Tuesday, December 13, 2011

E Books Your New Writing Career?

With the Kindle having dropped below the £100 sterling mark, and Amazon announcing that e-book sales have outsold paper books for the first time, it is clear that E books are here to stay.
So the only argument left is which platform is going to win out and which e-book reader is the best.
For writers it is more and more important to start getting their content on line.
If you are already published- check the contracts on your back list and see who owns the electronic rights. There are many ways of launching your e-book career as an author, especially if you already have books listed on Amazon, your new e-editions can be listed along side.
If you are not yet published, then why haven't you considered e-publishing as a platform? If you have a series of 'rave rejections' it just means that no paper publisher can see a big enough market to justifythe risk of publishing your book on paper. But if it's good enough for a rave rejection, then there are plenty of people put there who will read it, and enjoy it, and tell their friends. But they can't read it if it's not published!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New look page

Test. This is a new look page

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Julie Parsons and Paul Carson- Crime night

Irish PEN in association with Dublin City Council's Arts Office
present a night devoted to the art of crime-writing. Crime writers constantly top the best seller list and have developed a wide ranging devoted following. The approach to writing a good crime novel, research, sense of place, creating a hero/heroine will all be covered.

Paul Carson: number one bestselling author of 'Betrayal', 'Scalpel'.
Julie Parsons: Best- selling author of 'The Hour Glass', 'Mary, Mary'.

Two of Ireland's most popular crime writers read from their latest books and talk about their work as we delve into the mystery of the thriller.

Thursday 12 Oct 2006, 8pm
The United Arts Club,
3 Upper Fitzwilliam st,
Dublin 2

Booking essential:
tel: 087 9660770

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Thirty and Fabulous Launch -The photos!!

The 'Irish Girls' would like to express a special thank you to all the Staff of Hughes and Hughes Bookshop St Stephen's Green, who gave us a wonderful night. Especially thanks to manager Liam Morrissey and to Marta Starosta who took the pictures

The writers outside Hughes and Hughes Bookshop St Stephen's Green

Paula Campbell and Blathnaid ni Chofaigh

Le Cake! (Pink!)

Le Cake, again (we like cake)

Sarah Webb and Melissa Hill

Melissa Hill, (Denis Daly), Tracy Culleton and Catherine Daly

All photos copyright Marta Starosta c/o Hughes and Hughes Bookshop, St Stephen's Green Shopping centre.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

October 4th- Fabulous Book Launch!

A short story collection:
Thirty and Fabulous- celebrating thirty years of Poolbeg

Will be launched on:
Wednesday October 4th, at 7pm in Hughes and Hughes St Stephen's Green
Many of the writers from the writeon site (Poolbeg writers past and present) are involved, so we hope to see loads of you there on the night to support us!

(Author royalties from the collection are going to Woman's Aid)

Poolbeg Press Release
Poolbeg Press, Ireland’s leading publisher of fiction by women for women, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, Poolbeg will publish Thirty and Fabulous, a collection of thirty short stories, celebrating 30 years of Poolbeg, which will be available from all leading bookstores from 1st October 2006. Published in conjunction with the charity Women’s Aid, all authors’ royalties from the sales of the book will go directly to the charity.

Poolbeg has nurtured some of Ireland’s best-loved authors including Marian Keyes, Maeve Binchy, Patricia Scanlan, Cathy Kelly and Sheila O’Flanagan. Set up in 1976, Poolbeg began by publishing non-fiction, progressing to more commercial female focused fiction in the 1990’s. Poolbeg is synonymous with women’s popular fiction in Ireland and abroad. Over the last decade, Poolbeg has supported and developed young talent in this genre and continues to be instrumental in the growth and success of female fiction.

Commenting on Thirty and Fabulous and Poolbeg’s 30th anniversary, Publisher Paula Campbell, said

‘ We strive to maintain the highest possible standard in good writing and enjoyable storytelling and we hope that our readers enjoy this special collection from our writers old and new.

In celebration of its anniversary, Poolbeg approached thirty of its past and present leading authors to pen a short story. The foreword to Thirty and Fabulous is written by Marian Keyes, with stories from leading authors including, Maeve Binchy, Melissa Hill, Martina Reilly, Sharon Owens, Martina Devlin, Suzanne Higgins, and Anna McPartlin. The short stories range in topic from the hilarious to the harrowing, appealing to women of all ages, from 18 to 90.

Thirty and Fabulous, is on sale 1st October 2006 priced €14.99 ISBN: 1-842-232-665