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Merry Christmas

Posted: December 22, 2011 in books, e-books, Kindle, reading
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Well it’s our last day here at the office until January so to celebrate, as well as having Ballerina and The Memory of Trees at half-price on our website, we have also reduced the price of Gabriel’s Gate on Kindle to €2.60 + VAT…

A very Merry Christmas to you all! (“,) – The Book Republic Team.

Breaking Down Genres

Posted: December 14, 2011 in books, publishing, reading, writing
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Bookstores break down books according to genre for easy shelving and categorization. Agents and editors do it so they can tell writers what they like and are looking for. As helpful as this is to the business and the reader, this can seriously mess a writer up — especially if they aren’t sure what genre they fall into.

I can’t tell you how often I see “what genre is this?” posts on the writers’ boards. I always feel for the writer, because it has to be frustrating to be so unsure what you’re writing. But here’s a tip:

Not every book falls into a genre. Sometimes it’s just fiction.

“Genre” is a term that refers to the books that have some strong element in them that defines them as a particular type of book. There are required tropes, and if you don’t have those, you’re not that genre. Readers expect to see those tropes and are disappointed if they’re not there. Read more>>>


Don’t Tell Me I Can’t is now available to buy at the Amazon Kindle store at the great price of $5.99 + VAT.

Born without arms or legs due to Thalidomide, life could have turned out very differently. From growing up in a working class family during the Troubles of Northern Ireland, to the USA and back again, this story is of one woman’s determination to live life to the full.

Through support of family and friends, as well as sheer determination Leigh overcame prejudices, lived through the Troubles in Northern Ireland, escaped life with an alcoholic husband while raising two babies, only to find love again.

This is not the story of a “victim” but instead one of a woman who has learned and grown through the experiences life has thrown her way, has never let anyone steal her dreams and is still an activist working for dignity and respect for all people with disabilities.


The launch of Diary of a Ryde by Joanna Ryde is taking place this evening at 6.30pm inAndrew’s Lane Theatre, Dublin 2. There will be performances by Joanna and her dancers as well as a drinks promo, and the book will be for sale at €14.99. All are very welcome to attend!

New ‘eBooks’ Page

Posted: November 18, 2011 in books, e-books, Kindle
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Have a browse through our new ‘eBooks‘ page on The Book Republic Blog. Many of our titles are priced at €2.99 and under to celebrate the Christmas period…

Rain, rain, go away…

Posted: November 11, 2011 in books, e-books, Kindle
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On a dreary day like this, I would recommend reading a book that takes place in a sunnier part of the world…
For a limited time only, The L.A. Commandments – Gillian Duffy is only $2.99 + VAT at the Amazon Kindle store.
Enjoy!

 

The L.A. Commandments – Gillian Duffy

Joanne Kavanagh and best friend Suzie pack their bags and swap dreary, depressing Dublin for the cool Californian coast. Both are determined to start a new life in the land of opportunity, leaving behind the recession and their complicated families.

They make a pact at the airport to stick religiously to the ‘LA Commandments’, a list of ten ‘Thou Shalt Nots’ for their new life in LA, including ‘Thou Shall Not Fall in Love,’ but when Jo befriends sexy, shy musician Marc, and Suzie falls for womanizing bar-man Chris, not only are the commandments at risk of being broken, but also the girls’ hearts…

With all California has to offer —sunshine, shopping, killer nightlife, and drop-dead-gorgeous men, will the girls stay faithful to the LA Commandments?

A busy week…

Posted: November 7, 2011 in book launches, books, Uncategorized

What a hectic weekend! First we launched Ballerina at The Helix, Dublin. Next up was Leigh Gath’s appearance on the Late Late Show on Friday. Finally, we launched Don’t Tell Me I Can’t in Limerick on Saturday followed by a Ballerina signing at Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
Thank you to everyone for attending all events!