I started The Irish Book Review because, while there is a clear demand for high quality Irish books on true Irish interest topics, there is little awareness and virtually no access to this information, and the US market deserves better.
Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
The Irish Book Review, a new website that connects the Irish in America with information about books from their homeland, announces its launch. Founded by a former employee of three of Ireland's leading publishing houses, The Irish Book Review is a resource which helps the Irish in America stay connected with the new and must-read titles from Ireland. With its founder's relationship with the publishing houses as well as their US distributors, The Irish Book Review provides news and information, as well as additional benefits, such as author articles, competitions, and more.
The Irish in America have long demanded the culture and comforts of Ireland from Irish food to Irish news; however, there has not been a platform for information about the latest Irish books until now. The Irish Book Review maintains its close connections with both the US distributors of Irish published books as well as the publishers themselves to ensure that the latest titles are available to the US audience.
Ireland produces scores of high quality titles each year, yet these titles gather little awareness in America due to a lack of communication, so rely solely on word of mouth. The Irish Book Review was created to provide a means for readers to learn about the latest Irish books and build relationships with the media and other outlets so that the Irish in America don't miss out on Ireland's bestsellers.
In addition to news, author participation on The Irish Book Review provides a unique element to the site, with fascinating articles from a growing variety of writers, such as Tom Mahon, author of Decoding the IRA, William McKee, author of the bestselling Governor - Inside the Maze, and Paul Campbell, author of the bestselling I'll Stop Tomorrow.
The Irish Book Review was founded by Liam Moroney, a Cork born former employee of 3 of Ireland's leading publishing houses; Gill & Macmillan, The O'Brien Press and Mercier Press. Following a marketing degree in Cork Institute of Technology, Liam moved to New York in 2008 to work as marketing specialist for their US distributor, The James Trading Group. According to Liam, "I started The Irish Book Review because, while there is a clear demand for high quality Irish books on true Irish interest topics, there is little awareness and virtually no access to this information, and the US market deserves better."