Nualláin − (pronounced Noo-al-ayne) Celtic for the family name, Nolan, meaning noble or famous. The Irish writer Brian O’Nualláin was also known as Brian O’Nolan, as well as by his most famous pseudonym, Flann O’Brien, author of At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman and The Dalkey Archives.
House – a business organization of like minded folk, kindred in their interest in the creative, bringing together years of experience in writing, self-publishing, book design, and book selling under one roof, peaked, in the shape of an open book (see logo on the masthead).
Publishers – a business or profession intent on making available literature of a particular genre, be it fiction, poetry or non-fiction, and often entered into more for personal satisfaction than financial gain. The year 2011 marked the centennial of Brian O’Nualláin’s birth, a fitting beginning for Nualláin House, Publishers, and the publication of ON THE ROAD TO LAS CRUCES, A Novel Account of The Last Day In The Life of A Legendary Western Lawman by Pat Nolan (November, 2011). Nualláin House, Publishers, will proceed on the assumption that what appeals to the editors might well appeal to other reasonably literate, intellectually curious readers.
Fiction – that which is made up, imaginatively, under the assumptions of possibility more than its probability irrespective of the truth; in short, fanciful lies. Under the heading of fanciful lies, coming soon: THE LAST RESORT, A Lee Malone Adventure by Pat Nolan (August, 2012).
Poetry – the evil of banality.
Non-Fiction – not fiction.
Whimsy – capricious, eccentric, unpredictable and erratic (see Quirky).
Quirky – an abrupt twist or curve, idiosyncratic (see Whimsy).
Future – that which has the potential of occurring but has yet to occur and which will come to pass through the present however at a point in time yet to be determined. Or to repurpose Rabelais’ last words, the “vast perhaps.” Future titles from Nualláin House, Publishers in the crime fiction/ neo-pulp genre include BLACK MASK, A Detective Story, A GOOD LOOKING CORPSE, GONE MISSING, and PH FACTOR. Also under the “vast perhaps” heading, selected, collected poems, and limited editions. All titles will eventually be issued as eBooks. Blog posts of reviews, interviews and commentary by noted authors will be a feature of the Nualláin House, Publishers site as well.
eBooks – at present, the eBook format taxes the technologically challenged and DIY mentality of Nualláin House, Publishers’ production designer. Suffice it to say, all titles will eventually be issued as eBooks (see Future). In the meantime, pdf files of sample chapters and limited edition poetry books will be made available on a regular basis with the compliments of Nualláin House, Publishers (see Future, Sample Chapters, and Limited Editions).
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Sample Chapters – sample chapters will be available as posts and as a feature of that title’s page.
Expectations – Great. However, many years of experience in the literary world (see House) has demonstrated the need for caution in this category.
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Limited Editions – In the months to come (see Future), Nualláin House, Publishers will make available pdf files of rare and limited editions of poetry books from such presses as Re:Issue Press, On The Fly Press, Last Cookie Press, Editions de Jacob, Bamboo Studio, Empty Head Press, Egret Moon, and Not My Hat Press featuring such titles as Fly By Night, Later, Carbon Data, Intellectual Pretensions, Thin Wings, Untouched By Rain, Ah Bolinas!, Exile In Paradise, and Jacks Or Better.
POS – the Nualláin House, Publishers site remains the primary point of sale. Titles are available at their advertised price plus $5 shipping & handling. Institutional, bookstore, and cash discounts are available upon inquiry. Orders can be placed through email or via the postal address (see Contact). Make checks or money orders payable to ‘Pat Nolan.’
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