Tried and Sentenced

triedandsentencedprint-300x473Tried and Sentenced Selected Poems by Philip Casey is now available in paperback.
ISBN: 9780992738426

Bookshop Availability

Delighted to say that it’s in stock in my home town of Gorey, at Zozimus Books (or if you prefer, Facebook), (phone 086 123 3137) tucked in behind the The Book Café, 86, Main St, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Books Upstairs 36 College Green Dublin 2 phone 01 6796687: in stock.
Kennys of Galway: in stock. Free delivery worldwide.

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At Last…

At last, I’ve pushed the publish button on the Tried and Sentenced Selected Poems paperback. If anyone spots another source, please let me know.

Those of you who have been following the saga will know that I originally tried a black background for the cover. It proved too time-consuming to get the right cmyk balance with deep black. When you hear phrases like ‘Solid areas of color on the cover exceed 240% CMYK,’ it can be hard to get your head around when tired! I had a few goes at cracking it, but in the end I opted for the cover colour you see here. I rather like it and I hope you do too.


I’ve been lucky enough to have the wonderful Marion Kelly as my editor. Thanks, Marion.

Kudos also to the IngramSpark support team, especially Kyle, who treated my many questions with unfailing courtesy and the utmost professionalism.

Note for Independent authors

A proof copy, sent through the regular post with one day printing, took an average of ten days to reach me in Dublin from the UK. This is partly what caused the long delay. However, the problem seems to be solved now.

NB As I work on Ubuntu Linux, I don’t have iTunes and it seems I can’t access iBooks. If anyone spots Tried and Sentenced, or any other of my books there, I’d be grateful for a link.

I expect my next post will be on the new edition of my novel, The Fabulists, and thankfully that has proved to be a much simpler job in getting to publication and is already available in Kindle and ePub editions.