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From Writers’ Group to Publication by Pat Mullan
Posted by Pat Mullan in , .

Naas Creative Writers’ Group was established in November 2013 as a self-support group for local writers in the Naas area following a creative writing course facilitated by local writer Niamh...

Getting Your First Short Fiction Published by Amanda Geard
Posted by Amanda Geard in , .

Has short fiction ever looked at you coquettishly? Ever given you a wink? Ever said, Hey, you! You with the infeasibly large notebook collection. You, whose head is full of...

Self-Publishing: My Ten Year Experience by Dolores Keaveney
Posted by Dolores Keaveney in , .

As an author, illustrator and artist, I am celebrating 10 years of self-publishing children’s picture books. I started my self-publishing journey back in 2009 when I wrote and illustrated a...

How To Start A Small Press by Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

How To Start A Small Press Read a lot. Dream a lot. Fall in love with stories, not just in books but all kinds – the stories that songs tell,...

Should Indie Authors Bother With Any Retailer That Isn’t Amazon?
Posted by Tess Patalano in , .

As a self-publishing author in the modern era, you’re kind of spoiled for choice. Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Apple: plenty of retailers will let you sell your book with little-to-no...

Crowdfunding as a Route to Publication by Eamon Somers
Posted by Eamon Somers in , .

After struggling for ages to find a publisher for my novel Dolly Considine’s Hotel, friends asked “why not self-publish,” and I toyed with signing up to Amazon Direct Publishing. I...

Reedsy Launches Discovery to Uncover the Best Indie Books

Publishing Startup Reedsy Launches Service to Help Readers Discover the Next The Martian! Publishing startup Reedsy announced today the launch of Reedsy Discovery, a new service that aims to give...

Why Hire an Editor? by Robert Doran
Posted by Robert Doran in , .

‘Here we go,’ I hear you say, ‘an editor telling us why we can’t do without editors.’ I would say that, wouldn’t I? Well, yes, I would. But I’m not...

I Confess . . . A Self-Publishing Experience by Adrian Taheny

I confess….…that as Pride is one of the seven deadly sins I am up to my neck in trouble.  The day I received the galley for SINS from our printer,...

Crowdfunding, YouTube Trailers and Hollywood by James Vella-Bardon
Posted by James Vella-Bardon in , .

As a young boy growing up in Malta I was first entranced by action-adventure when I read Tolkien’s Rings trilogy. The scene of the fellowship racing through the Mines of...