Chris came to Dingle Publishing with a book almost written, looking for professional advice as to how to move his book forward. He booked a consultantion with Siobhán and was delighted with her wealth of knowledge and the guidance and information that he received.
“Siobhán’s breadth of publishing experience and professionalism were obvious from the start of the consultation. With a down-to-earth approach, she gave a clear outline of what’s involved in a publishing project and the options available at each stage. Her enjoyment at working with writers comes through in her supportive attitude and yet at the same time I never felt any pressure to move towards any particular option.”
“I never imagined that I would publish a book so when the idea did occur to me in March this year (2019) I had no idea how to go about it. Then I looked at a beautiful book published by the photographer Valerie O’ Sullivan and saw that a Siobhán Predergast in Dingle was her publisher. On the 9th of March I sent her an email half hoping that she would say my idea was ridiculous but instead, within twelve hours, I got a very positive response. My bluff was called!
And from then until the book arrived in my hands five months later it was a most professional and fulfilling journey and one I am very glad I made. At the beginning, Siobhán gave me a breakdown of the costs involved and these did not waver. For me, this was an important consideration as I am donating all the profits to charity.
Siobhán’s dedication, attention to detail, perfectionism all shine through in the book. My ideas and proposals were listened to and her advice was always on hand to enhance the production. She chose the best designs for the book and the finished product is beyond my wildest expectation.
The book has been a wonderful success, Fergal Keane of RTÉ described it as “a magnificent publication”. I would encourage anyone who is thinking of publishing to contact Siobhán, her opinion is valuable and honest.
The best of luck and already I’m thinking of my next book!
Bríd Farrell, Self-Publisher,
At the Water’s Edge Two Boats