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 Second Second” was the first publication from Red Books Press.

“The book is a metaphysical thriller using the Mandela Effect as its plot device,” Mr Finn said. “It’s protagonist, Scott Murdoch, is drinking again and filled with a sense of unease until a work colleague introduces him to "The Mandela Effect", leading him down a rabbit hole deeper than he could ever have imagined with far reaching consequences.”

The second book released was “Follow the Sun: How two rebel neuroscientists solved Covid-19" by Dr Sean O Nuallain and Professor David Bernal-Casas. In this book, two scientists attempted to lay out a new statistical model to explain the pandemic and predict its next move.

The third book published by Red Books Press was “Through a Farmer’s Eyes” by Bannow farmer Mattie White. This was Mattie’s debut collection of poetry, produced to raise money for Wexford Marinewatch and My Lovely Horse Rescue. It became an instant local best seller upon release, selling out in two days.

Another sell out was the fourth book published by the press – Zeff Ryders beautiful semi-biographical novel “All of them, hipsters.”

In addition to these four titles, Red Books Press also published two editions of the Wexford Bohemian, a local journal of writing and art, which highlighted the works of over one hundred local creatives.

“Next year promises to be an even bigger year,” Mr O Neill said. “The Bohemian will return, along with a new bi-annual women’s journal and an anthology of children’s writings from the first lockdown. We also have some incredible books coming, including the Collected Plays of Eamonn Colfer, the first collection of poems from Bridgetown’s Dean Bolger and the second title in Daithi Kavanagh’s Irish Dystopian Trilogy.”