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Red Books Press eyes up 12 book ‘minimum' in 2021

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Ireland’s newest Publishing House will bring out a minimum of twelve books in 2021. Red Books Press claims to have some incredible new writing talent ready to hit book shelves next year. “We formed the Press in August,” Wally O Neill of Red Books said. “It was always our intention to publish at least four books in 2020 under the Red Books label. It wasn’t easy, and things didn’t go exactly to plan, but I’m glad to report that we managed to publish four books and two journals in the midst of a global pandemic and lockdowns.” Dan Finn's “Every...

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Ireland’s first Virtual Book Fair to be held in Wexford

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Thirty Irish Book Fairs have been cancelled this year because of Covid-19 and the public health regulations surrounding it, according to the organisers of Ireland’s first Virtual Book Fair. The annual Wexford Book Fair will become the first ever virtual fair later this month in an attempt to save this niche industry.   “Book Fairs in Ireland are very different to bookshops or indeed Amazon,” Kieran O' Brien, one of the organisers said. “These fairs see independent book dealers, many of whom do not deal online or in shops, come together with a vast array of rare and sought-after books...

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Second Wexford Bohemian to sell out

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The 2nd issue of the Wexford Bohemian will be released on the 31st of October. We were overwhelmed with the incredible amount of talent we received for this coming issue and took in nearly 300 individual submissions. Obviously, we couldn't fit everyone in but we have managed to include the works of 74 Wexford writers, poets, historians, artists and photographers. They are;Laura FloodKevin ConnellyDA Gazeley Helen Kavanagh Aideen Kelly KehoePhil Lyons Gerard YoungAoife WhittyHelena MurrayDavid Fitzgerald Katherine Coleman Jim McGuire Meritxell Grau Butinyac Liam Regan Ross WalshSamantha FreegroveAoife Rose O Brien Linda Sheridan Steve Barnes Jake Doheny Alan DavisCathal Looby...

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Write to fight mental illness: Wexford publisher looking for new novelists

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In the midst of another lockdown, a new Wexford Publisher has put a call out for people to write novels.  Red Books Press based out of Red Books Bookshop in Wexford town is offering to publish a new book in conjunction with NaNoWriMo this year. “National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November,” Red Books owner Wally O Neill said.  “Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1st and November 30th.  This year Red Books will offer online prep and motivational advice from published authors, zoom...

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Wexford publishing house launches first book

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A new publishing house based in Wexford town launched its first book last month. Dan Finn's “Every Second Second” is the first publication from Red Books Press, based out of Red Books bookshop in Wexford towns St Peter’s Square. “The book is a metaphysical thriller using the Mandela Effect as its plot device,” Mr Finn said. “Its protagonist, Scott Murdoch, is drinking again and filled with a sense of unease until a work colleague introduces him to "The Mandella Effect", leading him down a rabbit hole deeper than he could ever have imagined with far reaching consequences.” “We are very...

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