Mercier Press | Irish Publishing News

Some not-so-happy news from the book world.

Mercier Press (the folks who are publishing my book) have released a brief statement to say they have been forced to cancel and postpone several of their upcoming children’s and literary titles due to a reduction in Arts Council funding.

Regrettably, several literary and children’s projects have been cancelled or postponed at Mercier due to a 40% cut from The Arts Council. - Mercier Press

Unfortuanetly that includes me - with a postponement into late 2011, and possibly beyond.

Irish Publishing News has an interview with Clodagh Feehan, Mercier Press MD, and more about the effects from the Arts Council budgets.

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  • Julianna

    So sorry to hear about your book David, that must be gut-wrenching news!!! A 40% cut is pretty merciless!

    Comment | February 11, 2010
  • So sorry.

    Comment | February 11, 2010
  • Thanks folks - all is not lost and hopefully the book will make it to shelves one way or another :)

    Comment | February 11, 2010
  • juliette

    Argh! Rats! Poo! That’s it, really.

    Comment | February 11, 2010
  • Celine

    Ah Dave, that’s awful. I’m so sorry.

    Comment | February 11, 2010
  • Fionnuala

    Oh no! Damn this recession….

    Comment | February 12, 2010
  • Paula Leyden

    So sorry to hear that David, that is perfectly wretched.

    Comment | February 12, 2010
  • jean flitcroft

    Hi David,

    good to have met you at the workshop yesterday. Very disappointing news about the cut backs, but you were very much alive and kicking yesterday at Mia’s session and a source of great practical info in the afternoon thanks. jean

    Comment | February 14, 2010
  • Thanks Folks :)

    @Jean/Paula Great to see ye on Saturday!

    Comment | February 16, 2010
  • Bad news David, my heart goes out to you. However I wish I was as understanding as you are. A 40% cut actually relates to something like a €16K drop in funding and this for a publisher with an annual turn over of a million euro! I hope they can find another way of making your book, and other children’s books happen.

    Comment | February 16, 2010

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