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Making an Audiobook Just Got a Whole Lot Easier by Gary Furlong
Posted by Gary Furlong in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

ACX comes to Ireland! For the past few years, an important resource for independently creating audiobooks has been the Amazon-owned ACX.  To date over 80,000 audiobooks have been produced via...

Irish Bestsellers 17th June 2017

A quiet week for books this week, after all the award frenzy of last week, with no new releases in the charts and no real surprises at the top. David...

Sebastian Barry wins Independent Bookshop Week Book Award
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On the eve of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW), Irish author Sebastian Barry has been announced as the winner of the annual IBW Book Award, Adult Category, for his novel Days Without...

Announcing the TA First Translation Prize
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Translator Daniel Hahn has donated half his winnings from the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award (announced today) to establish a new prize for debut literary translation – the TA First...

2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award Winner Announced
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Angolan author José Eduardo Agualusa has won the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn. The Award...

Irish Bestsellers 10th June 2017

In an interesting week across the water (and a very uncertain time ahead for all of us), you need to distract yourself with some great books and this week it’s...

Irish Bestsellers 3rd June 2017

Once again, David Walliams takes the top spot in the charts, with almost double the sales of his nearest competition, Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water and almost four times as many as the...

Unlock Your Potential: The 3rd Dublin Writers Conference
Posted by Elisabeth Schaffalitzky in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

The 3rd Annual Dublin Writer’s Conference takes place this year on the weekend of 23rd – 25th June, in The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1, Ireland. If you...

Playwrights Announced for Scripts 2017
Posted by Writing.ie in > News for Writers

Three playwrights from across Ireland have been selected for this year’s SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival in Birr, Co. Offaly. Taking place from Thursday 13 July- Sunday 16 July, a record...

Irish Bestsellers 27th May 2017

We’re in interesting times for books, as the Amazon UK charts are dominated by Harry Potter and tv/movie releases, showing just how much influence the visual entertainment industry has over readers....