Reassemble or Be Damned (or how humpty-dumpty publishing should be put back together again)

Last week PC World ran an online article entitled, Why Book Publishing Needs the Silicon Valley Way, by Mike Elgan. There is a great deal in this article and Elgan’s basic premise is that the current model of publishing—by which he means traditional publishing houses—is broken and it is now time for publishers to look […]

Novelist Dermot Bolger to Launch National Novel Writing Month at Irish Writers’ Centre

From the Irish Writers’ Centre press office: The Irish Writers’ Centre is delighted to welcome award winning poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger to the Centre on Friday 29th October at 2pm to kick-start National Novel Writing Month 2010. They are awarding 12 contestants the opportunity to participate in a free 2 hour Novel Writing […]

Xlibris Launch Writing Coaches Service

Xlibris Publishing has launched Xlibris Writing Coaches – a new publishing service aimed at mentoring and aiding self-publishing authors through the creation of a manuscript from conception through to completion and book design. From the press release: This newly added publishing service will bring the author to a step-by-step process of creating a book from […]

One Stop Self-Publishing Conference 2010 – Review (Part One)

The first One Stop Self-Publishing Conference was held in Ireland last Saturday at the beautiful Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, perched on Killiney Hill and overlooking the east coastline of County Dublin. Billed as ‘Everything you need to know to get your book into print professionally – in one day’, this was always going to be an […]

One Stop Self-Publishing Conference 2010 – Review to Come

Great day at the One Stop Self-Publishing Conference in Dublin. The highlights for me: AJ Healy‘s journey through self-publishing, Benji Bennett‘s deeply personal experience, and the wonderful, bubbly and positive Catherine Ryan Howard’s experience of social media and using CreateSpace to publish her book on working in Disney, Florida . Full review of event to […]