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Who We Are 2017-11-06T16:32:33+00:00

The Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors (The CAP Awards)

The CAP Awards

Carolann Copland, CAP Awards

Carolann Copland, author and founder, CAP Awards

The publishing industry in Ireland is changing: traditional publishing is no longer the only route to publishing success and the Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors (The CAP Awards) is leading the way with its championship of Irish independent publishing. 

Inaugurated in 2016 by Indie author, Carolann Copland, the Awards are committed to acknowledging and promoting excellence in Irish independent book publishing.

We aim to inspire and encourage Irish Indie authors to focus on ensuring that their work reaches the highest possible standards in all aspects of publishing, from writing and editing through to design and marketing.

The CAP Awards are also a reader’s guarantee of quality, offering readers fresh, new voices and visions only available from independent authors combined with professional, high-level standards of publishing.

The CAP Awards Prize

The CAP Awards not only recognises a book’s quality, it also offers a unique opportunity for the Award winners to have their books distributed in bookstores throughout Ireland.

In addition, all proceeds from the competition are donated to mental health charity, Aware, to help support their excellent work nationwide.

Support for The CAP Awards

These Awards would not be possible without the support of many.

We would like to thank all our judges for giving so generously of their time in supporting the Awards to date.

A huge thank you to our 2016 sponsors for their support at the gala evening and throughout the year: Dubray Books, Easons, Books Ireland, Emu Ink Publishing, The Dublin Writers’ Conference and InTallaght Magazine

A big thank you also to The CAP Awards founder, author and owner of Carousel Creates Writers’ Centre, Carolann Copland, whose vision and passion for writing and independent publishing was the inspiration and the driving force behind these Awards. And to Gerry O’Brien and all the staff at Aware for their ongoing support and assistance.

And last, but not least, thanks to the other members of The CAP Awards Committee: Anne O’Leary, Neil Copland, Joan Brady, Bernadette Kearns and Tara Sparling for all their hard work and dedication to making The CAP Awards such a success.

THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

CAROLANN COPLAND

AUTHOR, FOUNDER CAROUSEL AWARE PRIZE

TARA SPARLING

AUTHOR, BLOGGER

JOAN BRADY

AUTHOR

BERNADETTE KEARNS

AUTHOR, EDITOR

GERRY O’BRIEN

HEAD OF FUNDRAISING,AWARE

ANNE O’LEARY

AUTHOR, JOURNALIST
These awards aim to provide a platform to showcase the cream of Irish self-published authors, bringing them to the attention of book shops, distributors and the media in Ireland and abroad. Self-publishing is changing the face of publishing worldwide and we think that Ireland could do with a little nudge to help it along.
CAROLANN COPLAND, AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF CAROUSEL AWARE PRIZE

OUR SPONSORS

We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors