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Transfer of Public Lending Rights to British Library
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Public Lending Right (PLR) is the right for authors to receive payment under PLR legislation for the loans of their books by public libraries. To qualify for payment, applicants must...

IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival: A Voyage of Discovery
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IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival 10- 19 OCTOBER 2013 IMRAM was founded in 2004 by Liam Carson – the word IMRAM can mean a ‘voyage of discovery’ and the festival...

Changes at the Top! Irish Best Sellers 21st September

There really are changes at the top this week! The fabulous Jo Nesbo has won the top slot with his new Harry Hole thriller Police – but what did it...

Free-to-Watch-Live Online Workshops: Sign Up Now!
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 WritersWebTV.com is new Irish start-up delivering a world first for writers: top-class, online free-to-watch-live writing workshops. With their recent Writing for Children and Young Adults workshop watched by writers in...

You Can’t Have Both! Or Can You? Janet E Cameron
Posted by Janet E Cameron in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

The year I turned 40, I realised that I’d have to resolve a few long-term dilemmas in my life, if only to keep from getting too depressed when that birthday...

Gone Girl Back At No. 1: Irish Bestsellers 14th September

After being temporarily dislodged from the top spot by Lee Child’s Never Go Back, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is back at Number 1. Colm Tóibín’s  The Testament of Mary, however, has...

Don’t Bring the Libel Bullies to Belfast, Say Authors
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Leading writers call for libel reform in Northern Ireland Thirty-one authors from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have called on the Northern Ireland Executive to introduce libel reform,...

Dublin Festival of History – Book Now!
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The inaugural Dublin Festival of History organised by Dublin City Libraries takes place at the end of September with an extensive programme of events including lectures, panel discussions, film and...

Lee Child New at No. 1 Irish Bestsellers 7th September

It’s only happened once since we started publishing the bestseller figures back in March, but Gone Girl has been dislodged from the Number 1 slot by Lee Child’s new Jack...

Kevin’s Doodle: Developing Story by Orla Broderick
Posted by Orla Broderick in > News for Writers > The Big Idea

I didn’t get in to University. I didn’t study literature or language. It didn’t occur to me that I could. The last seven years have been spent as an apprentice,...