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Established in 1976, by Jeremy Addis, Books Ireland is Ireland’s longest-running book magazine and is dedicated to showcasing and reviewing the vibrant range of Irish literature being published at home and abroad. Published bi-monthly, Books Ireland, offers a range of features, reviews, listings and opinions from ‘the world of Irish books’. We cover circa. 1,000 new Irish books each year.

As proud members of Publishing Ireland and Magazines Ireland, we are committed to supporting and growing the Irish book industry. We collaborate with, and support, all manners of individuals and groups from the Irish literary scene. Outlined below are just some of the ways in which we would like to work with you.

 



 


First Flush and review process:

We encourage you to send in review copies of all recently published books for inclusion in our First Flush listing. Once listed in ‘First Flush’, the editor will select specific titles for future feature review. Unlike many other media, here at Books Ireland, we guarantee to comment on and list every single book sent to us in our regular ‘First Flush’ feature, provided they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Irish author
  • Irish publisher
  • Irish interest
  • All books require an ISBN number.

Send all review copies for attention of:
Editor, Books Ireland magazine,
9 / 78 Furze Road,
Sandyford,
Dublin 18


Advertising:

As a publisher ourselves, Wordwell is aware of the financial challenges facing most independent publishers. We have kept our advertising rates as low as possible to ensure promotion of new titles is accessible to all. With prices starting from just €185 for a quarter page, see here for full details or contact us to discuss your options for print/online advertising. caoimhe@booksirelandmagazine.com / una@wordwellbooks.com


Author:
Have you recently wrote, or contributed to, a book of Irish interest? Ask your publisher or publicist to send us a review copy. Or if you are self-published, please do send it directly and be sure to include your contact details and key publiication details inc. price of the book and if there is a ebook version available.


Reviewer:
We are always on the look out for new contributors. If you are interested in Irish books and would like to review for Books Ireland, our submission guidelines are available here or contact the editor at tony@booksirelandmagazine.com


Bookseller:
Interested in stocking the magazine?
Contact office@wordwellbooks.com for more details.


Publicist:
Ensure to send in review copies for any of your clients and do get in touch if you have a feature or article that might be of interest to our readers. We are always happy to hear new ideas and suggestions. And of course, if you have a marketing budget – our advertising rates are keenly priced to suit all budgets!