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Books Ireland News

Ruth McKee, Books Ireland editor and host of the Burning Books Ireland podcast, has been nominated as a Rising Star in the Irish Podcast Awards. On the podcast, Ruth poses the question, ‘If your house was on fire, what books would you save from the flames?’ The podcast features authors and well known cultural figures […]

Little Island and Skein Press to Co-Publish Traveller Folktale Picturebook by Oein DeBhairduin

Little Island and Skein Press to co-publish Traveller folktale picturebook by award-winning author Oein DeBhairduin Irish Traveller folktale to be illustrated by Irish-based illustrator Olya Anima Independent Irish publishers Little Island Books and Skein Press announce they are teaming up to publish The Slug and the Snail by Oein DeBhairduin, whose debut Why the Moon […]

Welcome to Published in Ireland!

Publishing Ireland are proud to launch our new “Published in Ireland” micro-site. This site will serve as a much needed platform to promote and celebrate books that have been published in Ireland. Publishing Ireland is a membership organisation founded in 1970 as CLÉ (Irish Book Publishers’ Association) and our aim is to share expertise, resources […]

Cork University Press Books Shortlisted for RHS Whitfield Book Prize

We are delighted to announce that Publishing Ireland Member, Cork University Press have had two books shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Book Prize. THE 2022 SHORTLIST RECOGNISES THE SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION AND QUALITY OF SIX EXCELLENT HISTORY MONOGRAPHS PUBLISHED IN 2021. Saving the Children: Humanitarianism, Internationalism, and Empireby Emily Baughan (University of California Press) Histories of Everyday Life: […]

Little Island Books Present Selction Boxes for Christmas

Little Island Books Present Book Selection Boxes for Christmas To help with the festive panic, Little Island Books have created book selection boxes, chock full of great reads for every age group from babies to young adults. And to make your life even easier, they’ll even wrap the books for you! Each order comes with a […]

Burning Books with Donal Ryan

Donal Ryan tells Ruth McKee which books he’d save if his house was on fire in the latest episode of Burning Books. Listen to Burning Books, with Donal Ryan  Author Donal Ryan talks to Books Ireland editor Ruth McKee about empathy, the mystery at the heart of writing, Doris Lessing—and having a crush on Sylvia Plath—as he reveals which books he […]

Awards Roundup

The Irish publishing sector is no stranger to awards with many of our own members making waves in their respective fields. Here is just a short round-up of recent accolades for our members – We would like to congratulate Futa Futa and 21st Century Renaissance. 21st Century Renaissance Now in its tenth year, 21st Century Renaissance […]

Takeaways from Trade Day 2021

TRADE DAY 2021 Our ninth annual Trade Day took place virtually again on November 12th. The theme this year was “Reconnecting”  There was an impressive and engaging mix of expertise from some key players across the publishing spectrum. Speakers from home and abroad offered insights into what has been another strange year as we all […]

Irish Book Sales Continue to Soar

Fiction sales up 9{18b58888273396bfeb0abdd1549f318bfae43a4b7de51996101ab9e3f402a181} to €40 million higher than 2020 according to BookScan Irish Consumer Market (ICM) 2021 Summary* Book sales continued to climb despite pandemics and lockdowns with more than 13 million print books sold in Ireland in 2021. This marks the seventh year in a row of growth in Ireland, with the market improving […]