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Identified in Trees (click for full info)

A strong sense of place seeps through Sandra Bunting's first full poetry collection, originally published in Galway in 2004. This second edition of Identified in Trees is also published by Marram Press, using the new eBook and POD technology. Cyberscribe was able to advise on the process, re-design the book's interior, provide e-Book conversion.  For the cover, the fonts were emphasized so as to make the title and biline suitable for online viewing, without compromising the stunning cover image, an original painting by artist Hazel Walker. To purchase in paperback and e-Book formats, see Sandra's author page at:   Amazon.com  or also see:   Amazon.co.uk or  Amazon.ca Identified In Trees has been described by Irish poet Philip Casey as:  "intriguing, impressionistic poems, often about family ... moving into more fully-fledged meditations on love, life and death set in countries as diverse as Canada, Ireland, France and Morocco. Always technically sure, her poems are often arresting and rise [...]

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Worst Preference (click for full info)

Brendan Halligan’s first book, Our Worst Preference, is a collection of writings that draws mainly from papers and an article written about Ireland’s Single Transferable Vote system (STV), spanning some 30 years. Each chapter examines how the Irish system of Proportional Representation (PR), the Single Transferable Vote, is riddled with defects and is the main cause of a dysfunctional political system. Reform of the political system in general, and of the electoral system in particular has been a life-long preoccupation for the author. Our Worst Preference is a 142-page book published by Scáthán Press, Dublin.  The design and setting up of the book on online sales outlets was handled by Cyberscribe, and the title is currently available online in paperback, and will soon be available in Kindle and eBook formats.  

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Wonder Wisdom and War (click for full info)

Economist, politician, public affairs consultant and renewable energy activist, author Brendan Halligan is not primarily known as an academic, but this fascinating study on Early Irish traditions, culture and language is comprised of research conducted  while he studied at University College Dublin as a mature student. With the completed studies filed in his archive, in 2014 Mr Halligan decided to publish them using the new publishing technology.  He had already set up his own imprint during the 1980s: "Scáthán Publications",  so with the assistance of Cyberscribe, he revived the venture with a new imprint, Scáthán Press and published Wonder Wisdom and War.   Cyberscribe was also able to assist the author with the design (interior and cover) of the book, proof reading and uploading it for sale online on all major sales outlets.  For more information see below, or please see Brendan Halligan's profile website, also designed by Cyberscribe, at: www.BrendanHalligan.com. Studying Early Irish Culture and [...]

By |October 29th, 2015|books facilitated|Comments Off on Wonder Wisdom and War (click for full info)

Underwater (click for full info)

Underwater, first published by GP Putnam in 1974, is  Joan Hawkins' debut novel, and stands as an unsung classic of early seventies counter-culture. Controversial, ahead of its time and with pressure from Joan's family not to publish or even publicise, Underwater  in many ways remained under the radar, until Joan decided to re-publish it herself and Cyberscribe assisted Joan with the set up of her own imprint, Landon Books.  The second edition was published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of its original launch. While Joan continued to write, publishing Bailey in 2012 and then Trespass in 2013, the re-launch of her debut under her own imprint for 2014 has been a personal and professional triumph. This title was edited and formatted by Cyberscribe, who also designed the cover and assisted the author with setting up online sales and distribution accounts. Cyberscribe also designed Joan's profile website and a small site for her [...]

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Red Lamp Black Piano (click for full info)

Red Lamp Black Piano was published By Tara Press in December 2013. The Cáca Milis Cabaret has been running as a “vaudevillian evening of the Arts” since it kicked off in in 2009. To mark its five-year anniversary, the group decided to publish an anthology of writing and poetry presenting a selection of work from the writers and poets who have participated in the venture down the years. Cyberscribe’s input in this title was to edit texts, design and format the book’s interior, create a paperback and e-book cover, convert the book into e-pub format and assist Tara Press with the creation of its online sales accounts and set up distribution outlets online. Cyberscribe also created a website for the Tara Press imprint.  See tabs below for more information on the title. This dazzling gamut of writing, from short fiction to poetry, humour, sci-fi musings and satire makes it an eclectic and entertaining [...]

By |March 25th, 2014|books facilitated|Comments Off on Red Lamp Black Piano (click for full info)

The Summerhouse (click for full info)

Acclaimed Irish writer Val Mulkerns has published four novels, three short story collections, a number of children's books and is a member of Aosdána, the Affiliation of Creative Artists in Ireland. While the author's works are available online,  they are often listed as "collectors items" and sold for between €60 and €200 per copy – too pricey for the ordinary reader. Interested in the idea of digital publishing,  the author decided to explore the possibilities for her 1984 novel, The Summerhouse, originally published by John Murray, London  (the publisher of Lord Byron among others). Cyberscribe scanned the original work, designed a new interior and cover, and formatted the e-book.  Subsequently published with Tara Press, The Summerhouse is now available to readers in an affordable new paperback edition and in Kindle and e-book format, and the author is once again receiving writer's royalties for the work.  Cyberscribe also created a profile website for Val Mulkerns:  www.valmulkerns.com  This is the [...]

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Restless Spirit (click for full info)

Margaret Hawkins' haunting docu-novel, "Restless Spirit" was first published by Mercier Press in 2006, to  broad critical acclaim. Although a relatively recent publication, the book was out of print in 2011 when Margaret, once again holding the rights to the book, approached Cyberscribe for advice on how to re-publish. Cyberscribe assisted Margaret in setting up her own imprint, Bushel Press; obtained a set of ISBN numbers, requested the final edited text from the original publisher and designed a new interior.  Adapting the original cover, streamlining the illustrations and finally creating the e-book version, Margaret re-published Restless Spirit in 2012. Cyberscribe also created a profile website, blog forum and social media links for Margaret:  www.margarethawkins.ie When she published her stunning debut novel, Deny Me Not, she was able to promote and sell both books from the site and its lively blog, as well as her Twitter and Facebook profiles. Restless Spirit tells the [...]

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Turbulence – Corrib Voices (click for full info)

Turbulence - Corrib Voices was originally published in 2003.  A collection of work by emerging writers based in Galway, it featured participants in the first year of the Masters in Writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway.   As the final thesis project of Cyberscribe's chief editor, Helena Mulkerns, it was the first such collection published at the University, and constituted the end product of Mulkerns' thesis on the "new" phenomenon of Publish On Demand. Working with a British company who were at the forefront of POD developments, the book was compiled, edited, designed and published by Mulkerns. It was then officially launched with readings and sell-out sales at a lively evening in a Galway restaurant and made available for sale in all major independent book stores in Galway and Dublin.   To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cyberscribe's modest beginnings, the book is now available as a 2nd edition [...]

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Trespass (click for full info)

Trespass is the third novel by Joan Hawkins, a New York author whose first book, Underwater, was published by GP Putnam in 1974. In 2012, Cyberscribe assisted Joan with the set up of her own imprint, Landon Books  and with her first novel, Bailey.  This title was edited and formatted by Cyberscribe, who also designed the cover and assisted the author with setting up online sales and distribution accounts. Joan opted for a Cyberscribe-designed profile website and a small site for her imprint, Landon Books. Cyberscribe  will be assisting with the re-publishing of Joan's debut novel, Underwater, in time for its 40th anniversary in 2014. A novel of greed, love and family. When Helen Reed, a wealthy widow, engages young masseur, David Sweeney, to alleviate the pain of her final days of illness, her brood move in voraciously with other plans. Trespass is a fascinating portrait of a family, of [...]

By |March 24th, 2014|books facilitated|Comments Off on Trespass (click for full info)

Bailey (click for full info)

Bailey is a novel by Joan Hawkins, a New York author whose first book, Underwater, was published by GP Putnam in 1974.  In 2012, Cyberscribe assisted Joan with the set up of her own imprint, Landon Books, and then with the editing, book and cover design and e-book conversion of her second novel, Bailey. Joan opted for a Cyberscribe-designed profile website www.joanhawkins.net  and an additional site for her imprint, Landon Books. Cyberscribe also set up online sales and distribution accounts for Joan, assisted with the publishing of her second book, Trespass, and will be helping her launch her original groundbreaking debut novel, Underwater, in time for its 40th anniversary in 2014.   A moving and often harrowing account of one young woman's struggle against her childhood demons, "Bailey" explores the idea of self, and how the psyche can lose its way in a labyrinth of memory, fear and desire. [...]

By |March 20th, 2014|books facilitated|Comments Off on Bailey (click for full info)