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News – October 18, 2016

The organisation that represents the publishing industry in Ireland has said the non-payment of authors is not widespread in the books trade.

Liberties Press publisher Séan O’Keeffe has admitted a lot of authors and a small number of former staff have not been paid. He has apologised and said that the best way for them to get their money is for him to continue in business. – October 11, 2016

The body which represents Irish publishers has said it does not support a publisher’s controversial plan to charge writers €100 per submission.

Liberties Press publisher Seán O’Keeffe has remained defiant over his proposal to charge €100 per submitted manuscript, except when submitted by a recognised literary agent.

He tweeted at the weekend: “Thanks for the comments on our submissions policy on Friday and over the weekend. The policy won’t be changing.” – October 1, 2016

While we have a number of social media platforms, there are very few where authors and publications can interact and connect, to share their articles, stories, poems, views, comments, etc.. One startup that has understood this problem and is working towards a potential resolution of the same is Kalaage. Kalaage is a social network platform exclusively for authors and publications to interact and send the work to magazines and newspapers present on the platform for direct publishing. – September 27, 2016

Publishers Weekly is looking for a full-time copy editor who is highly organized, dedicated to detail, and passionate about grammar, punctuation, and fact checking.

Candidates must have at least two years of copyediting experience and thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience copyediting, preferably at a weekly or daily publication (deadlines are crucial); knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe InCopy, and K4; experience working with digital media; and familiarity with the book publishing business.


As I discussed in my November column, there are many venues to explore in getting your writing project published. From traditional publishing to print-on-demand services and from hybrid to self-publishing options, there are many considerations in terms of profitable publishing options for your book and what will increase the potential success, financial and critical, of a written project.

In April 2011, Marion Grace Woolley found her first publisher through's database of publishers. A year later, she has published three books with two different publishers, both from our listings.

Never judge a book by its cover. So the saying goes, yet consumers do it all the time. Every publisher and bookseller knows that covers sell books. But do consumers also form expectations from looking at the cover? Well, based on the results of some of the initial reader analytics data at Jellybooks, we think they do.

Traditional book publishers. They were once known as the titans of the book publishing industry. In the Baby Boomer era, self-publishing was an unknown concept. You needed a traditional publisher if you wanted the best chance to succeed with your book.

During that time, there was significantly less competition for publishers and authors, meaning more book sales for both parties.

Over time, traditional publishers (especially The Big 5) gradually started to exploit authors by offering lower royalties and seizing the author’s publishing rights.

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