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International Publishers Back Macmillan over Trump ‘Cease and Desist’ Threats

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The International Publishers Association has thrown its full support behind US publisher Macmillan and its CEO, John Sargent, for their firm stand in the face of pressure from United States President Donald Trump to halt publication of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s book on the Trump White House. The IPA sees Trump’s attempt to stop publication of Wolff’s […]

PI President Ronan Colgan on the Booker Expansion

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Publishing Ireland President Ronan Colgan spoke to Heloise Wood of the Bookseller yesterday on the potential for a ‘boom’ in Irish publishing following the news that the Booker Prize has opened submissions up to Irish publishers.  Check out the interview here:

Irish Publishers Eligible to Submit Novels for the Man Booker Prize from 2018 Onwards

Monday, January 8th, 2018

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction announces a change in its rules of entry as the 2018 submission forms are sent to publishers today, 8 January 2018. As of 2018, a new rule has been added specifying that any novel written originally in English and published in Ireland by an imprint formally established in Ireland […]

Sean O’Boyle Passes Away

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

In what has already been a very sad week for Irish publishing, Sean O’Boyle, founder of Columba Press has died. Sean was very active within the publishing industry for many years. He worked for Veritas, and left to found The Columba Press. He was President of Clé in 1977-9, a founding member and president of […]