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Self-Publishing. A Guide to Getting Started

Self-Publishing – What You need to Know So you’re thinking of self-publishing your novel, memoir, poetry or business book, or any book for that matter. You’re wondering what to do next. We’ve come up with a guide to getting your book self-published and seen. You may be going it alone or working with a self-publishing company like selfpublishbooks.ie. In the main, the information below is for those of you who chose to self-publish using the services of a recognised self-publisher. Why Do you want to Self-Publish? First of all it’s probably […]

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Life's Reflecting Words - Aoife O'Toole

Reflecting Words from Aoife O’Toole

Aoife O’Toole’s most recent collection of poetry, Life’s Reflecting Words – Wish Upon a Star, released through selfpublishbooks.ie  is one which she has taken time to get around to. In her own words; “For years I neglected my talent. But a change in events brought me back writing again, something which over the last year, I’ve enjoyed immensely”. O’Toole had been writing poems and songs since she was a child, but her creative life had been on the back burner for some time. Now however, she says that the simplest thing can […]

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Ten Tips for Penning that Poem

Thinking of penning that first poem, but not quite sure where to start? Poetry is a wonderful genre, but it can take some time to get used to creating the voice, theme and tempo you want. At selfpublishbooks.ie, we’ve put together some simple tips to get you started.         Ten Tips to Getting Your Poet’s Voice 1. Read – Read all kinds of poetry, from classical to beat, home grown to international and from a range of eras. Think about which poems you like best. Ask yourself why […]

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New Poetry from Tom White

Poems from an Open Heart Tom White’s new poetry collection, Open Heart Surgery, published with selfpublishbooks.ie is nothing if not varied. Put together following a hospital stay and dedicated to the staff in Galway University Hospital, this is a trip through a wonderful range of topics and thoughts. Tom says that without the hospital staff, the book itself wouldn’t exist, but don’t let the title fool you. Once you delve in, you’ll see an eclectic mix of poems with titles as enticing as “An Ode to a Minister”, “Humility” and “I’m […]

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Donal A Buckley

The Last Dance at the Galtymore -A collection of fictional short stories

The Galtymore was a famous Irish Ballyroom of romance in Cricklewood, London. It closed down in May 2008, after fifty six years as a popular dancing and entertainment venue among Irish exiles in London. It was the place to go for Irish emigrants who had made their way to London in search of work.   About the Author Donal A. Buckley, is a Cork based fictional short story writers with numerous publications in the Irish Examiner/ Evening Echo Christmas Holly Bough and Ireland’s Own Magazine.

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Ballycotton

Well, Here I am in Ballycotton, A History through postcards

About the book ‘Well, here I am in Ballycotton’ features a collection of over 100 postcards, illustrations, graphs and maps. This book gives the history of Ballycotton through these postcards. It includes shipwrecks, Ballycotton’s connections to the Lusitania, Terence MacSwiney, in addition to rescues by the lifeboat and the coastguard. The postcards show how the village has changed over the past 100 years and there are many stories that the author discovered through extensive research, that bring the buildings and their inhabitants to life. About the author Peter O’Shea is […]

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The Lost Tales, Riverstown's Great War, 1914 – 1918

This heavily researched book will take the reader on a journey, telling tales of mothers who sent multiple children off to war, of servicemen who received instant death at the hands of the enemy, severe injuries and resulting amputations and excruciating pain after exposure to mustard gas. The book will reveal the untold tales of Riverstown soldiers who committed incredible feats of bravery on the battlefield, of men who deserted, others who mutinied, those who were ejected from the military, child soldiers who enlisted under-age, and soldiers who died on […]

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Watching the Wild Waves Motion

Watching the Wild Waves motion, more stories from Cobh

Title: Watching the Wild Waves Motion, More Stories from Cobh Author: Anne McSweeney Blurb Anne McSweeney nee O’Neill was born and raised in Cobh. She published her first book The Tips of Her Toes in the Ocean, Stories from Cobh in April 2014. It was a great success. This book contains more stories, poems and many photographs of people, places and events associated with Cobh Reviews of The Tips of her Toes in the Ocean Written with tremendous knowledge and passion by a woman who clearly has captured much of the folklore […]

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Bendigo Gold

Bendigo Gold

Blurb A Mysterious envelope is discovered behind the cupboard…an envelope full of surprises! Soon, Emily and her Granny are flying to Australia on a fabulous adventure. She meets Bates the whizz kid, Mei Ling the daughter of a mining company man, Alkira the Aborigine and Matt Henson the Irish Fiddler. But you are going to be told absolutely nothing else, except… …what other kids said about the book. It’s class. You never know what’s going to happen next It has a secret side. It wasn’t like other books, but it […]

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We Turned Tears To Laughter book launch

The whole of Newtownmountkennedy came to a complete stand still, they had never had anything like it before, even the hotel ran out of room and chairs! We sold over 500 books on the evening and people are looking for and ordering more books, the CEO of Cancer Ireland made a surprise visit and did an amazing speech, Junior Minster Simon Harris also was amazing, he was to leave early but because of the unbelievable crowds and atmosphere he stayed much later. I got a huge standing ovation for my […]

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