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Books Ireland, established in 1976

Established in 1976, Books Ireland magazine has a long-standing reputation as a key resource in the Irish book world.

Books Ireland aims to inspire, ignite and inform through excellent writing. 

We publish news, reviews, interviews and features on fiction, poetry, non-fiction and children’s books, endeavouring to support and engage with all parts of the Irish book world—readers, publishers, writers, booksellers, and book organisations. 

Our searchable database of upcoming books each month is published in First Flush, we are the home of the official Irish monthly bestsellers charts with figures supplied by Nielsen BookData, and we feature small, independent presses and little-known writers along with the bigger publishers and authors. 

As members of Publishing Ireland we are committed to supporting the Irish book industry.

Payment Policy

We are committed to fostering an encouraging, fair, and inclusive space for all writers in line with the Words Ireland Charter For Inclusion.

We are in alignment with the Arts Council’s Paying the Artist Policy. 

We are committed to paying artists within 14 days of an invoice sent on completion.

What we pay
(From 2023)

Review (of 750+ words): €125

Interview: €125

Poet on Poet: €175

Burning Books Podcast: €250

Get in touch

If you have a query, please get in touch with Editor Ruth McKee ruth@wordwell.ie or with our Marketing and Editorial Assistant Fiona Murphy Fiona@wordwell.ie.

Digital Advertising

We are pleased to offer a range of digital advertising options at affordable rates. Please contact us for more information.

*Please note, Books Ireland expressly reserves the right to accept or decline any advertisement at its discretion. Acceptance of an advertisement does not imply endorsement.


Ruth McKee
+353 (0) 1 2933 568
9/78 Furze Rd, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Books Ireland gratefully receives funding from the Arts Council.