Joe Duffy on Self-Publishing | 2012 December Edition

English: Photograph of Joe Duffy, RTÉ presente...
English: Photograph of Joe Duffy, RTÉ presenter. The photograph was taken on 28 September 2011 in University College Dublin at the UCD Law Society’s presidential debate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s always a very heartening experience for me to hear or meet self-published authors gathered in one place at a particular time, whether it is face to face, on the phone for a consultation, at a writers’ conference, or listening to the experiences of many authors on Joe Duffy’s annual look at self-publishing on his national Liveline radio programme in Ireland.

I actually missed last year’s annual edition as I had moved to the Netherlands. It was first broadcast in Ireland during December 2012. I’ve posted the link so you can listen to the full programme here. You can also listen to the programme here on the RTE Radio player. It is not often that a national broadcast station will hand a whole 75 minutes over to the subject of self-publishing and books.
Last December was the fourth year Joe Duffy has featured self-publishing and the experiences of authors. What I like most about the approach Duffy takes is that he focuses on the authors and their books rather than the nuts and bolts of the process.

And the roll call of authors and their books on the programme:

“Someone Has Taken My Place” by David Snow available on and

“The Team” by Bernie Comaskey available at selected book stores, and

“Alberta Clipper” by Sheena Lambert available at Book Station Shops and

“The History Maker” by Eamonn Hickson available at and local book stores in Kerry

“My Other Life” by Marie Hoare available at

“From Bray to Eternity” by Andy Halpin available at, and Andy Halpin Author on Facebook

“Bridget in Werewolf Rehab” by Maura Byrne available at Eason and Dubray Books

“The Havishams” by Martin Brennan available at The Winding Stair, The Forbidden Plate and

“ A Place Called Perfect” by Helena Duggan available at local Kilkenny Bookshops and

“Seconds to Disaster” by Ron Ronan and Glenn Meade available at and on itunes.

“Baltimore Castle – An 800 Year History” by Bernie McCarthy available at bookshops from Baltimore to Cork and on

“Fouga Magister” by Joe Maxwell available at most good bookshops and online at and

“How Green Was Their Wave” by Kevin Cavey available in Cork City, Bundoran Surf Company, Great Outdoors and on www.original

“First Time Mum” by Valerie Nowak available from

“Whats that Hanging from the Starboard Bow” by Rom Hyde available from

“Veiled Summer” by Michael J. Mc Glynn available at

“The Crucible” by Ruby Barnes available at

“Not All Stalkers are Bad” by Leo Farrell available at and

“5 Novels” by Nicola Lindsay available at

“Dublin’s Working Prams” by Susan Weir available at Easons, Hughes and Hughes and Chapters

“Listowel – Snapshots of an Irish Market Town 1850-1950” by Vincent Carmody available at Hampton Books Dublin, various bookshops in Listowel, Polymath in Tralee and the Killarney Bookshop

“Classic Cork” by Tom Cronin available at Liam Russells Cork and Easons Cork

“Exploring County Wicklow” by Ian Lush and Paddy Maddock available at Dubray Books, Avoca and Amazon

“Cry of the Curlew” by Tommy Mooney available at Easons in Dungarvan and Quinns in Ardmore
“Radio Blaa Blaa” by Brian Kennedy

“A Cautious Man” by Miriam A. Walker available at Reads and

“Passion Killer” by Yvonne McEvaddy available at Charlie Byrnes Kilkenny and Duffy’s in Westport.
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