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Maverick House publishes books for the Irish and international markets. We are offering a four month internship which will run between 2016 – January 2017 and encompass marketing, social media, production, administration and editorial. The internship itself will involve a three day week at our office in central Dublin. Travel expenses will be paid.
The ideal candidate should be attuned to developments in publishing, social media and have a genuine love of books. CVs and a covering letter should be sent to by August 28

The Lilliput Press, one of Ireland’s leading independent publishing houses, seeks a full-time editorial intern for the period September 2016 – January 2017. This four-month internship is an opportunity to experience the front line of Irish book publishing in a creative and friendly work environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent editorial and proofreading skills
  • A strong critical eye and an ability to analyze submitted manuscripts and write reports
  • Good attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A professional phone manner
  • Good organizational skills
  • A flexible, positive attitude
  • Confidence in working independently, with good time management
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Irish and International literature
  • Proficiency in Mac-based Microsoft and, ideally, Adobe software.

A CV and brief cover letter (max. 200 words) should be submitted by email to our Publishing Manager, Suzy Freeman – – by 5 PM on 24th August 2016.


Since Folens’ foundation in 1958, we has been at the forefront of Irish Primary and Post-Primacy educational publishing. Today Folens are Ireland’s leading purveyors of educational content, dedicated to fostering effective and meaningful learning of the Irish curriculum through print and digital resources. Our aim is to deliver quality integrated programmes written by teachers for teachers that make learning effective and fun for students.


We are seeking a Development Editor to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Support the commissioning editor in researching, planning and spec’ing educational programmes
  • Brief the authors and agree templates clearly detailing the parameters required for manuscript delivery
  • Work with the digital team, helping them to spec digital activities that support the programme
  • Ensure that the submitted content is at the required standard of quality and meets production requirements
  • Coordinate the reviewing of submitted materials with appropriate teachers to validate the quality of the material and, as necessary, provide feedback to the author for any changes required.
  • Handover complete manuscripts to production on time, with detailed artwork lists and briefing documents as required to provide the necessary clarity and guidance for production.
  • Attend scheduling meetings to keep abreast of the project and support decisions towards delivery against schedule.
  • Review proofs
  • Provide support for marketing, signing off on covers, blurbs and copy for promotional brochures.


A background in Primary education or a strong interest in educational material and the desire to be involved in the future of the sector. You will need excellent writing and editing skills, strong attention to detail, an analytical mind-set, a high level of organisational and decision-making skills to ensure deadlines are met. This is a permanent full time role and salary is depending on experience.


For a full job description or to forward your CV please contact:

It is with great sadness that the Directors and Staff of Columba have to announce that The Columba Book Service Ltd (Columba Press and Currach Press) has gone into liquidation.

Columba went into examinership in May 2016 in order to protect the jobs of our employees while we sought new investment. Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure the new investment that would be needed to return the company to profitability and place us on a sound financial footing for the future.

Columba Press was founded in 1984 by Sean O’Boyle to be an independent religious book publisher. Over the years our books have contributed greatly to both church and society in Ireland and beyond. Our mission statement was to produce ‘Thoughtful Books for a Thinking Church’.

As an independent publisher Columba often provided a platform for authors who would otherwise not have been published. We are proud that as a publisher we facilitated the promulgation of ideas that others preferred to silence.

The company is very proud of the canon of books that we have produced, of our authors, and of the fact that over the years we have published for Protestant, Catholic, and Dissenter. We have always strived to be a good corporate citizen of this Republic.

The Currach Press imprint was started as our general list and has published non-fiction titles of the highest quality and production values.

The directors and staff of Columba Press and Currach Press would like to thank all those in the book business in Ireland, the UK, and internationally who have supported us over the years. To our authors, distributors, printers and retailers we wish you all the very best for the future. To our fellow indigenous Irish publishers we wish you every success as you fight the good fight to get our own local authors onto bookshelves in the face of fierce competition from large international companies.

Finally, we would like to thank our readers who have supported this company and our authors over the years. We are sad that it has all come to an end but we hope that the thoughtful books will continue to emerge.


Fearghal O’Boyle

The Columba Book Service Ltd.

Venue: TBC

Date: September 2016


Controlling the tone, helping the author with source attribution, translating academic concepts for popular audiences and, of course, maintaining accuracy and consistency are just some of the pitfalls inherent in editing non-fiction. Having been publishing  director for Gill & Macmillan since 1994 until his recent retirement, Fergal Tobin has published over 2,000 titles including David McWilliams’ The Pope’s Children; Frank McDonald’s ground-breaking manifesto The Destruction of Dublin, Mary O’Rourke’s best-selling memoir Just Mary, Fintan O’Toole’s Irish Times Book of the Century; and, just recently, The Best of Miriam Lord published by the Irish Times under his new publishing role at the paper as Consultant Editor.

How Much? €50 (members)/ €75 (associate members) / €100 (non-members) / €45 (students)
To book your place on this course, email or call +353 1 6794868 (Please note that all courses with Publishing Ireland must be paid for in advance. Cancellation may be refunded up to 2 weeks before the course begins.)