New Island Cuts Costs

New Island, the Dublin based publisher of literary fiction, poetry and non-fiction has laid off one full-time and two part-time staff.

A source close to the company said that the publisher will ‘continue to operate as normal, just with a reduced staff.’

Despite the lay offs, the source said, ‘all contracted titles will be published and the sales and marketing operations will continue to function as they were.’

Earlier this year, New Island launched children’s imprint Little Island.

Joseph O’Connor, Nuala O’Faolain, Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes and Cecilia Ahern are among the authors that have been published by New Island.

The publisher receives funding from the Arts Council.