Members Update July
The recent BI Bookshop Event in Galway was a great success with over 30 people gathered in Charlie Byrne’s, including several publishers. Ivan made a speech on behalf of PI, while Pat McCabe gave a great reading.
The next event is to be held in Waterstones, Cork on Thursday 25 July. We already have commitments to attend from local booksellers, politicians, media, VIPs etc and the event is sponsored by An Post: we are expecting over 60 people there.
This is a great opportunity for publishers to get exposure for their authors and books. There are various ways you can get involved:
1. Come along on the night – invitation attached.
2. Provide an author to speak at the event.
3. Supply books for the goodie bags (60 books): please send to Aoife Roantree, Manager, Dubray Books, Unit 14, Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. dubraystill@
4. Help with setting up the evening in the bookshop, stuffing bags, putting out drinks etc. (from 4pm)
We hope you will help to make this a really successful event and raise the profile of both publishing and bookselling in Ireland. Please contact Una or me and let us know what you can do.
The Publishing Ireland AGM is at 2pm on Wednesday 17 July in Poetry Ireland: we hope that as many of you as possible will be there! The deadline has passed for nominations to be sent in, however, If you would still like to nominate someone for the board, please contact Stephanie as soon as possible.
An Post Irish Book Awards
Nominations for this year’s Irish Book Awards are now open and will close on 31 August: all details here https://www.
The awards will be on 20 November and are moving to the Convention Centre Dublin: make sure to put the date in your diary!