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The Power of Blog Tours
Posted by Kate Kerrigan in , .

When Kate Kerrigan’s novel Ellis island became a bestseller in the Irish/American book charts following it’s launch in the U.S. last year, the bestselling Irish author put it’s success down...

The Essential Elements of a Book Trailer with Cautious Train
Posted by Tom Hughes in .

The book trailer is beginning to gather momentum. It has emerged now as a vital component in a number of contemporary releases, yet the medium remains largely unknown to the...

Social Media as an Essential Writing Tool
Posted by Jane Travers in , .

Someone, somewhere has told you that if you want to take your writing career seriously you need to harness the power of social media. So now you’re here. You’ve probably...

Donal Conaty’s Guide to Book Trailers
Posted by Donal Conaty in , .

The Eighty-Five Billion Euro Man is here to save Ireland from the Irish! Can he sort out our finances before it’s too late, or is his mission doomed before it...

A Beginners Guide to Blogging – Setting Up Your Blog
Posted by Michelle Moloney-King in , .

It is a great way to identify and connect with your audience; to share your thoughts and opinions, to keep people up to date on your writing progress and a...

How to Attract Traffic to Your Blog
Posted by Sarah Webb in , .

Following on from her advice on why writers need an agent and a comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of children’s writers agents, Sarah Webb offers some essential tips and advice on another...

Tips for Writing for TV – Clare Dowling
Posted by Clare Dowling in , .

“If you read a lot of books, you’re considered well read.  But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well viewed.” – Lily Tomlin. I’ve been writing for...

Turning Experience into Dollars
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

I don’t know about you, but I find cash helps in the writing game.  Naturally, penning a best-seller is the way to go, but until that happens what else can...

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...