Change Is Good

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,
Eoin

Me On The Radio

I was on CountryMix/Sunshine 106.8FM on tuesday talking about my upcoming One Stop Self Publishing Conference.

It was a good segment and I think I gave a decent account of myself. If you are interested in Self Publishing and will be in Ireland on 16th October the conference is great value, features industry experts and will really bring to life the issues involved.

There’s also a session on Digital Publishing that even publishers will find useful if they haven’t yet made a move into that space yet.