5 tips for writing a family history book

Featuring Minnie the dog

by Jon Waterman on 28-10-2021

Hello lovely people! This is Sally from and in this post I want to share some tips with you about how to write a family history book. October is family history month and as the days are getting shorter and the evenings are drawing in we’re all going to be spending more time indoors which means you might have time to research your family history and even transform...

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How to self-publish a book in Ireland: Is self-publishing right for you?

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing...

by Jon Waterman on 25-05-2021

Hi everyone! This is Sally (ignore that 'by Jon Waterman' above!) and I'm writing about how to self-publish a book in Ireland. Read on to hear about the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, plus I’ll give some real life examples of where self-publishing is a better route for you to take than traditional publishing. Lastly I will be doing...

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Destination Unknown

Marie Guillot, a serial writer of non-fiction, tells us about the beauty of 'vanity books' and their untold potential to open doors.

by Jon Waterman on 12-04-2021

A French baby-boomer, Marie spent the first half of her life in France, where she became an engineer, a teacher and a mother of two. After moving to America to get work experience in the electronics industry, she was happy to return to Europe and work in the same field; this time, Europe meant Ireland. Some years later, firmly settled in East Cork, she was induced (by a lucky turn of fate) to ...

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Author Lissa Olivers on mainstream publication vs self-publishing.

Lissa, an award winning author, tells us her experience with both!

by Jon Waterman on 23-02-2021

We are delighted to welcome Lissa Oliver as a guest to the blog. Lissa Oliver is the current Chairman of the Irish Writers Union and on the Board of Directors of the Irish Writers Centre and Irish Copyright Licensing Agency. Lissa is an award-winning writer, author of “Nero – The Last Caesar”, “Chantilly Dawns”, “Sainte Bastien”, &ldqu...

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