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Getting Published

What is Genre? Understanding the Business of Publishing with Mary Malone
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

What is genre? Where will your book fit in the market? What will give it the very best opportunity of being picked up by a publisher? Very briefly – because...

Bob Byrne – Comic Book Hero
Posted by Sarah Downey in , .

Writing.ie got a glimpse into the weird, wonderful and sometimes manic world of comic book genius, Bob Byrne. Bob Byrne is a well-known comic book writer, artist and self-publisher. Born...

Big Sales in a Global Market
Posted by Susanne O'Leary in , .

As I check my sales figures for the past month, I find I have sold close to 1000 e-books in February alone. This is far beyond the expectations I had...

Fresh Approaches to Publishing with Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in , .

Writers need to have a passion for writing, because readers need to be immersed in that passion when they pick up a story or book. Writing can never be a...

How to Write a Covering Submission Letter
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

What is the first thing an agent or publisher sees when they open your submission package? Your covering letter… This is your first point of contact with someone who, potentially,...

How to Publish an eBook
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , .

For the last few years e-books have been revolutionising the publishing industry. In 2010 Amazon’s e-reading device, the Kindle, became its best-selling (and most gifted) product of all time and...

In touch: Publishing News
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

Keep in touch with what’s happening in Irish publishing here – this page will be updated whenever we hear of publishers looking for specific types of submissions, new initiatives and...

Ready to Submit?
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

So you’ve spent a year or more working on your manuscript and you want to get it published.·What do you do now, who do you approach? Publishing is a business...

Getting Published
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

Writers need readers, and although not every writer wants to be published, seeing your work in print is a marvellous experience. If you write fiction and you have just finished...

Coping with Rejection
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

If they are honest, even the greatest writers will admit that they have been rejected at some time (or many times!) during their careers. Indeed, one of the first rules...