I’ve already retweeted Emer’s alarm on Twitter. I don’t use Facebook but Mannix Flynn sent me what Emer posted on Facebook and I’m reproducing it here for non-Facebook users who may be interested.
Steve MacDonagh the publisher at Brandon Books died in 2010. It was reported in the Irish Times that O’Briens Press bought the company. In fact they only bought the ten most lucrative titles. I am presenting awards for the SCC today and they requested 30 copies of my book Baby Zero as prizes. I tracked down the liquidator, who sent me to Gill and MacMillan the distributor. When I arrived at the warehouse the very accommodating manager brought me to the site of all Brandon Books and informed me that they would all be destroyed on June 1st. He was aghast that no author was informed of this. If you are a Brandon author, or know one, please alert them to the fact that all their books will be pulped in one month if they don’t contact the liquidator. (I thought I’d seen everything in Publishing)
You can search for Brandon-published authors on Irish Writers Online Note: not all are necessarily in print.