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Christine Dwyer Hickey, Dermot Bolger & Belinda McKeon on Reader’s Block
Posted by Christine Dwyer Hickey, Dermot Bolger & Belinda McKeon in , .

Christine Dwyer Hickey Novelists are not supposed to be in the spotlight; they should be standing at the helm in the dark behind it, drawing a slow beam across this...

How to Organise a Book Launch
Posted by Christine Mills in , .

Christine Mills was the Senior Book Buyer at Hughes and Hughes beautiful store in Dundrum. Organising a book launch can be daunting for any author or PR company who haven’t...

Cover Story – Translating the Image
Posted by Barry Houlihan in , .

Browsing around your local book shop may be an art in decline. Scrolling around your e-book site and pressing ‘click to buy’ is a relatively new trend and if recent...

How To Self Publish With Create Space
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in .

Catherine Ryan Howard is a blogger and author from Cork, with over 5000 book sales in print and eBook to her name. And she’s self published – or self printed...

How to Pitch a Feature Story
Posted by Georgina Heffernan in .

Before deciding on which story to pitch and who to pitch it to, closely examine your reader’s demographics. Newspapers and magazines differ in style. When pitching a story, writers need...

Seven Towers on Selling Books
Posted by Sarah Lundberg in , .

The Seven Towers Agency is a different type of publisher – a not for profit company with their focus firmly on their authors.  All profits are recycled back into producing their...

How Booksellers Choose Books
Posted by Lyn Crampton in , .

I am the manager of Dubray Books on Grafton Street, which is part of the Dubray chain.  This is a family owned book chain that started as a single shop...

Capitalising on Opportunities
Posted by Noeleen McGrath in , .

Noeleen McGrath is an award-winning television news journalist and media coach based in Chicago. She started out her career in television news as a producer for network news giant CNN,...

How to Write a Blog
Posted by Hazel Gaynor in .

Before writing content for your blog you need to consider what you want to write about, what interests you, why you feel you are qualified to write about it and...

How to Write a Press Release
Posted by Mediacontact.ie in , .

Almost 80% of the stories in our newspapers are generated by media (press) releases, and your objective is to get your message to appear in the media unchanged. For this...