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 ‘The O’Brien Press have been members of Clé/Publishing Ireland since its foundation. It’s essential for an industry like publishing to have a vibrant and active trade association – we are all stronger when we stand together. Publishing Ireland organises quality training, networking events and conferences as well as providing a range of valuable services ranging from weekly industry newsletters to assistance at the world’s major book fairs. The more you put in, the more you get out, and we would encourage all publishers in Ireland to be active members of Publishing Ireland.’                                                  

                                                                                         Ivan O’Brien, The O’Brien Press


‘Our membership of Publishing Ireland over the last 10 years has been invaluable, mostly for the opportunities it has provided to meet our colleagues from across different publishers and to share ideas. In a naturally collegiate industry, it has been a vital platform for discussion, which we have both significantly benefitted from and very much enjoyed.’

                                                                                         Ronan Colgan, The History Press



Publishing Ireland offers both full and associate membership of the organization.

Applicants for membership of Publishing Ireland must complete an application form and return it to the office. Applications are then brought before the Board of Management at the earliest opportunity.

To qualify for full membership of Publishing Ireland you must be:

  1. actively publishing, a minimum of 2 titles per calendar year
  2. trading for more than one year
  3. actively offering the minimum 2 titles for sale
  4. the minimum two titles must be written by an author other than an employee of the publisher, including the publisher themselves
  5. the publisher must have undertaken the financial risk associated with the publication of the two minimum titles

People who are engaged in related activities (e.g. freelance proofreading, editorial, publicity or illustration work) can apply for associate membership of Publishing Ireland.

Applications can be downloaded here.

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