Publishing Ireland welcomes new members
Publishing Ireland is delighted to welcome several new members, marking a total of 57 members. Bullaun Press, Leabhair Comhar, PVA Books, Tribes Press and The Literary Professionals have all recently joined our membership organisation which represents book publishers and people who are engaged in related activities across Ireland.
A recent arrival on the Irish publishing scene, Bullaun Press has chosen literature in translation into English as its sole focus. It is the first press in Ireland to be dedicated to translation.
Founder Bridget Farrell’s background in independent publishing and languages inspired her to set up Bullaun in 2021. She wants to see the press become an advocate for translators, especially Irish and Irish-based ones. Bullaun is open to approaches from translators looking for a home for a text that they are passionate about. Translators will also be commissioned to work on recent books that could strike a chord with an Irish audience and beyond. Bullaun Press’s first title was a translation from Irish. Forthcoming translations will be from German (Austria), Ukrainian and French (Réunion). Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
LeabhairCOMHAR is an Irish-language publishing imprint launched in 2010 to develop modern literature and writing in Irish and to provide a wide selection of high-quality material. LeabhairCOMHAR mainly focuses on publishing creative fiction by well-known authors, literary texts for adults written by new authors, historical and informative books, picture books and literature for young people, academic biographies, thematic collections of poetry and novels for adult learners of Irish. Genres such as young adult fiction and drama are also published. Some of LeabhairCOMHAR’s recent publications include An Dara Rogha by Celia de Fréine which was nominated at the An Post Irish Book Awards in 2022 and Dialann Emily Porter: Thíos Seal Thuas Seal by Richie Conroy, illustrated by Don Conroy, nominated for Gradam Réics Carló at the Irish-Language Book of the Year Publishing Awards 2022.
Bunaíodh an t-inphrionta foilsitheoireachta LeabhairCOMHAR athuair sa bhliain 2010 chun nualitríocht agus nua-scríbhneoireacht na Gaeilge a fhorbairt, chomh maith le rogha den scoth de scríbhneoirí agus ábhair a chur ar fáil.
Paper Visual Art (PVA) is a Dublin- and Berlin-based publisher that was established in 2009. It is edited by Adrian Duncan, Nathan O’Donnell, and Niamh Dunphy, with the publishing assistance of Sadbh O’Brien. Our work bridges visual art, contemporary culture, and literature.
PVA began as a contemporary art journal, publishing online texts and then annual hard-copy journals. Each issue includes essays on a theme current in contemporary art alongside exhibition reviews, and a text about a public artwork. Their latest edition, PVA 14, focuses on football.
Since 2015, we’ve been publishing books under the imprint of PVA Books. Some of the books are done in-house, such as our forthcoming collection of essays about animals, Running feet, sharp noses: Essays on the animal world, while others are compiled by invited editors. Last November we published well I just kind of like it: Art in home and the home as art, which was edited by Wendy Erskine.
Tribes Press, based in Galway City is Irelands’ first multi-lingual book publisher, winner of Q-mharc for Excellence in Bilingual Business, and Buaiteoirí Seirbhísí ag an nGradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2022 (Bi-lingual Business Award). We publish books in various genres from children to adult fiction and non-fiction, fantasy and adventure to poetry. Tribes Press is an earth conscious book publisher committed to using papers that are sustainably sourced from manufacturers with EU Ecolabel and FSC® certification.
The Literary Professionals (TLP) is run by Emma Walsh, an expert with over 20 years’ experience in the book and publishing industry. TLP deliver insightful, practical, and expert literary services to literary organisations and writers internationally.
Services like book editing, writing (including ghost-writing), manuscript assessment and evaluation, and marketing solutions are some of the key pillars of what we do. All the work we carry out can be relied upon to be professional, insightful, and result-oriented.
Emma has worked in the book industry since 2001. From 2011-2015 Emma managed a portfolio of literary sponsorships for Bord Gáis Energy, including The Irish Book Awards, The Bord Gáis Energy Book Club and a number of other literary programmes. She has written for national and regional press and appeared across a range of TV and radio outlets across Ireland.
Organisations she has worked with include: Children’s Books Ireland, Liverpool University Press, The Collins Press, Bandon Books, Poolbeg Press, Messenger Publications, Intuition Knowledge Solutions, and many more, She has also worked with writers as diverse as: Melissa Hill, Michael Murphy, Marian Keyes, Stella O’Malley, Maureen Coppinger, Emma Murray, Ralph Riegel, Anne Tiernan, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, and Father Brian D’Arcy, amongst a host of other Irish authors.