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Book Wars: John B. Thompson´s new book

Book Wars: John B. Thompson´s new book and Amazon as a central challenge to European-style book cultures October 04, 2021  By Enrico Turrin • October 4, 2021 Is Amazon the most powerful organisation book publishing has ever known in its history? John B. Thompson, author of the book “Book Wars. The Digital Revolution in Publishing” (Polity, 2021), […]

Dublin Book Festival 2021 – Programme

Dublin Book Festival has just revealed this year’s programme, happening from November 8th – 15th. The festival is especially delighted to be returning with an exciting selection of live, in-person events, as well as online events. Featured will be some of Ireland’s most established and emerging authors, with events exploring everything from contemporary fiction and […]


“RECONNECTING” The 9th annual Publishing Ireland Trade Day will once again, and hopefully for the last time, be virtual this year. The day will be an informative and engaging mix of expertise from some key players across the publishing spectrum. Speakers from home and abroad will offer insights into what has been another strange year as […]

Words Ireland Survey Findings Presentation

Tuesday, 19th October, 11.00am–12.30pm In May 2021, Words Ireland surveyed Ireland’s writers, illustrators and literature sector workers for the first time in over a decade. Over 500 people responded. On 19 October, Words Ireland will deliver an online presentation of the headline findings, including information on pay, conditions and diversity in Irish literature. Commentary and […]

The First National Museum

Cork Univeristy Press Dublin’s Natural History Museum is a uniquely preserved sliver of the past, an intact example of a nineteenth-century natural science collection. While its polished cases and stuffed animals show us what the museum looked like in its heyday, this book is the first detailed exploration of its early history, showing how and […]

A Land without Wolves

Meet the Author Daniel Wade Temple Dark Books are delighted to be hosting their first Book Launch/Signing Event. Join us at Alan Hanna’s Bookshop in Rathmines on Sat. Oct. 16th at 12pm for the launch of A Land Without Wolves by award-winning Irish poet and playwright, Daniel Wade. Daniel will be reading some excerpts and is looking forward […]

The Black Dreams

Strange Stories from Northern Ireland New Release from Blackstaff Press I don’t recall if I saw my first gunman in my childhood nightmares or on my childhood streets. There were plenty in both and they looked verymuch like each other.So begins Reggie Chamberlain-King’s introduction to The Black Dreams, a thrilling and compelling collection of specially commissioned […]

Evie’s Christmas Wishes

Little Island Siobhán Parkinson Returns with a Brand New Book About Preparing for Christmas! Little Island books are excitedly getting ready to share Evie’s Christmas Wishes, a picturebook about preparing for Christmas! It’s written by their founder Siobhán Parkinson and illustrated by up-and-coming Limerick illustrator Shannon Bergin, and it comes out on the 31st of […]

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021

The Sheebeen Series Live Events, Saturday, 16 October, 1–6pm For the first time, the Lilliput Press and New Island Books have made the historic move of bringing a showcase of Irish-published literary talent – the Shebeen Series – to The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 as a representation of the industry […]