The OBP World Book Day flipper book (the only Irish one published this year, and the first bilingual one on record!) Daifní Dineasár / Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler will be launched in Eason’s O’Connell Street on World Book Day, Thursday 5th March 2009 at 11am.
It’s almost World Book Day, and already the darkness of winter is lifting a little — we can almost get cheery about aspects of 2009! We have just had a great collaboration with CBI — a nationwide competition for kids to design a new cover for The Great Pig Escape by Linda Moller. The response was super, and some of the entries were very quirky indeed!
There’s more info here, including all the runners-up entries.
The Irish Blog Award Book Event (The Blookie Event: thanks David!) has been moved to The Teachers’ Club, right around the corner from the IWC at 36 Parnell Square. Same day and time as before. Actually, slight change in personnel too, as Fiona McPhillips has been added to the bill.
That’s Wednesday 18 Feb, 7pm.
We have just seen the cover approach being used by Heyne, the German publisher for The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan: they are calling it “SchattenPfade” which, the internet assures me, translates as “Shade Paths”. The second book in the Moorehawke trilogy is called “The Crowded Shadows” in English, so I wonder what they’ll go with for that!?
Interestingly, while we published this as teenage fiction, the Germans are going with a dual approach — the Heyne edition (to be published this autumn) is aimed at a general audience, and a children’s/teenage edition will follow.
I’ll be participating in the Irish Blog Awards Book Event (catchy title!) in the Irish Writers Centre next Wednesday 18 Feb at 7pm: do come along! I’ll be there with Sarah Rees Brennan, Twenty Major, Mags Walsh and others to talk about the impact of blogging on books, and vice versa.
As a newbie to the blogsphere I’m looking forward to getting totally beaten up and told that we’ve completely missed the boat on The Tech Revolution, to which I will wittily retort that I have too much actual work to do, to be spending my life noodling away.
Which is flatly contradicted by this post — and so it goes on! Report to follow.
The three new editions will be available from all good bookshops in April 2009. Perfect for PJ Lynch fans.
A whole crowd of us attended an advance screening of The Secret of Kells: a total feast for the eyes, and great to see those stunning images brought to life on the big screen!
Both books are now available from all good bookshops and the OBP website.