ClÃ³ LitrÃocht is a new publishing company that specialise in the creation of eBooks. ClÃ³ LitrÃocht have the latest in digitizing technology and offer the service at the most competitive rates. This service can make your book available to a worldwide audience almost immediately.
Shakespeareâ€™s classic Macbeth is now available as Gaeilge as An BrÃ³n-Chluiche Macbeit.Â Translated to Irish by S. LabhrÃ¡s Ua SuilleabhÃ¡in in 1925, the Tragedy of Macbeth is one of Shakespeareâ€™s darkest plays where an honourable manâ€™s ambition to be king, results in acts of tyranny and greed.
Labras Ua Suilleabhain was a native of Bantry, Co. Cork and completed this work of translation in 1925.Â ClÃ³ Litriocht was introduced to the work by LabhrÃ¡sâ€™s son Eugene who is an accountant in Silicon Valley.Â Â Eugene and the other members of LabhrÃ¡sâ€™s family are delighted to see their fatherâ€™s work back in print and in eBook format.
The timing of the launch of this eBook is no coincidence.Â With Seachtain na Gaeilge upon us, this title epitomises efforts to make the Irish language more accessible by bringing together classic literature and the Irish language using the latest technology.
Ebooks are seen as the new frontier in many eyes. The eBook market in the US has grown significantly over the past number of years with the sale of eBooks on Amazon.com outselling paperbacks by 3 to 1 in 2010.
ClÃ³ Litriocht, part of the Bard na nGleann group, has been helping authors deliver their titles in eBook format for almost a year.Â Popular titles include TomÃ¡s Mac SiomÃ³inâ€™s â€œAn Tionscadalâ€, Maidhc Dainin Oâ€™Sheaâ€™s â€œIdir dhÃ¡ Liosâ€ and Nicholas Williamsâ€™ Irish translation of â€œAlice in Wonderlandâ€, all of which are available on Litriocht.com.
Most recently, ClÃ³ Litriocht published, in ebook format, a selection of Ballingeary Historical Society journals dating back to 1993.Â These journals provide insight into the local, historical and social activities of a small community in West Cork in any given year.Â Their availability as an eBook, on Localbooks.ie, provides the community, both at home and abroad, with rich literature about their locality.
ClÃ³ Liriocht was set up by West Kerry native Tom Fitzgerald, MD of BÃ¡rd na nGleann Teoranta. BÃ¡rd are always seeking out new ways to use technology to promote the Irish language with Mr. Fitzgerald adding that â€œpublishing companies like ClÃ³ Litriocht will help Irish language authors reach their audience in a new and innovative format. This is a unique way for authors to become a bestseller at a fraction of the print publishing costs.â€
An BrÃ³n-Chluiche Macbeit is now available for download from Litriocht.com, the worldâ€™s largest online Irish language bookshop.
ClÃ³ Litriocht, part of the Bard na nGleann group, was set up in 2010 and currently provides digital archiving and publishing solutions.Â Its aim is to help authors and publishers convert their titles to digital format either for archiving or to allow them distribute their titles as eBooks.
The BÃ¡rd na nGleann group (www.bardnangleann.com) is based in BÃ©al Ãtha’n Ghaorthaidh Co. Cork, with a subsidiary, BÃ¡rd na nGleann International, in San Jose, California. The BÃ¡rd was ranked as the 5th fastest growing technology company in Ireland in the Deloitte Fast 50 in 2005. BÃ¡rd was also named as the Cork SME Company of the Year 2004.