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Provisional Programme for Irish Book Trade Conference Released

The provisional programme for the 2018 Irish Book Trade Conference has been released. The conference is being offered by Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland, with joint chairs Frank Kelly and Ronan Colgan. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu, Dublin Airport on 2 March 2018. Speakers include Bobby Kerr of Insomnia Coffee Shops, […]

International Publishers Call for Gui Minhai’s Release

Seizure of Gui Minhai flouts the rule of law and the publisher’s human rights. IPA joins calls for immediate clarity on the situation of Swedish publisher Gui Minhai. The widely reported seizing of Gui Minhai underlines why he and other publishers from around the world are shortlisted for the 2018 IPA Prix Voltaire. The prize supports […]


Do you work with a bookseller who deserves a 5 star review? Why not nominate them for the O‘Brien Bookseller of the Year Award 2018? It’s easy to nominate and the winner will join some of the best people in the industry on the list of winners. Who is eligible? Any Bookseller who: Operates on the island […]

Applications are now open for Poetry Ireland Introductions 2018

Applications are now open for Poetry Ireland Introductions 2018, which will offer poets in the early stages of their careers, writing in Irish or English, the opportunity to showcase their work through workshops and performance. The poets selected for Introductions 2018 will participate in a workshop focused on poetic form and craft, as well as a masterclass on the art of […]

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

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

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:

Internship with Dalkey Archive Press

Dalkey Archive Press is seeking candidates for a three-month internship. Suitable candidates will do administrative tasks as assigned, proofreading, and may also be invited to read and critique manuscripts submitted in English and other languages. This internship is a rare chance to learn about literary publishing while gaining valuable experience and getting to read some of the most innovative literature being […]