“There’s no question that Beir Bua Press is currently Ireland’s most exciting poetry publisher.” Billy Mills.
We are one of the most innovative indie presses with a sustainable ethos of publishing the very best in thrilling and innovative Post-Avant poetry today. Female lead and based in Co. Tipperary, Ireland we started publishing after the huge community that joined along with the popular Beir Bua Journal. The editor is Moloney King listen to a podcast with MMK and Penteract Press.
Beir Bua Press Cover Images made by Michelle Moloney King (and Dylan King made one or two background images – he’s four and love Black Swan!)
We support Féileacáin Ireland, Féileacáin is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy. We chose it as it is very close to the heart of BBP editor, Michelle Moloney King. We do this through the release of books through the press where we add Féileacáin as a payee, so each sale means they also get paid. Moloney King has a poetic colouring book released for this charity and several authors are donating a portion (or all) of their royalty to this charity.
Sustainability in Publishing
Our printers are based in London and are certified as a B Corporation to measure our impact on the environment and help drive us to be even more conscious of our footprint. We use a Print On Demand system even though profit margins will favour some books getting massive print runs, the long-term plan for most publishing has to shift to on-demand models.
Even when it comes to stocking a bookstore, it is more efficient to print and ship 3-5 copies of a book and replace them as they sell than to stock 100s without knowing if anyone wants to buy them. Research has shown that warehousing books is also a significant contributor to emissions. Another problem on-demand printing solves.
We’re all deeply conscious of the impact we’re having and continue to look for methods of ensuring books and stories are available to everyone while minimizing our footprint. This brings me to my final point for today; if we want to make sure books are available in sustainable ways, only buy books sparingly.
Beir Bua / Bring Talent
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Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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