My career in publishing has been one graced by luck, chance and opportunity. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked at new publishers, established publishers and with a variety of authors, literary organisations and media companies too. The one constant throughout has been change.
Two years ago I established my own company Green Lamp Media. I’ve done more than I could reasonably have hoped in that period, everything from consultancy to publishing. It has been an exceptional experience and rewarding in every way.
Now it’s time for more change.
On Monday 12th September I’ll be joining New Island as Commissioning Editor. I’m looking forward to commissioning a full list again and excited that I’ll be working for a publisher with the heritage that New Island has.
The Irish book industry has experienced several hard years and there’s no reason to expect the next few will be much better so I have no doubt this position will have challenges as well as opportunities, but I’m keen to embrace them all.
I’m delighted too that New Island has agreed to structure the position to enable me to continue editing Irish Publishing News and to work with my existing clients at Green Lamp Media. It’ll mean I’ll be as busy if not busier than ever, but that just means more fun!
Here’s to change,
23 thoughts on “Change Is Good”
Congratulations. Great news.
Thanks Sam! I’m pretty delighted!
Congrats Eoin and best of luck
Congratulations. I have a feeling New Island is lucky to have you onboard.
Excellent! I have books with New Island. I look forward to working with you again, Eoin. They are lucky to have you!
Thanks Sarah! Looking forward to it!
congratulations – and best wishes Eoin!
Thankee kindly Catherine!
Congrats Eoin. You are going to be so busy! Best wishes with the new job. I am sure you have already hit the ground running.
Thanks Mona, appreciate it! Got your doc by the way! Will have it back to you asap!
Many congratulations, Eoin. All the very best in your new endeavour.
Thrilled to hear about your new job – both your clients at New Lamp Media and New Island are getting lucky! Wish you all the best with it – look forward to book talk soon.
Thanks Sarah! Congrats to you too. Did you get my email?
Congratulations Eoin. New Island are getting a treasure!
Congratulations Eoin! That is fantastic news:) Best of luck with your new job.
Congratulations Eoin on the new job!! That’s so exciting. You sound delighted to be back commissioning again. Good luck.
Thanks Julianna. By the by, have your email will reply pronto!
Great news Eoin, best of luck with it all!
I am bust juggling two babies but looking forward to getting back to it soon – hopefully!