Ronan Colgan will be joining Wordwell Ltd, publisher of Books Ireland, as m.d. from 1st February.
Colgan previously served as publisher and m.d. of the History Press Ireland, publishing director of Carrowmore Publishing and president of Publishing Ireland, the Irish Book Publishers’ Association.
Wordwell founder Nick Maxwell said: “We are delighted that Ronan is taking up this challenging and interesting position; his experience and expertise offer a fantastic opportunity for Wordwell to grow and further develop across its specialist areas.”
Colgan said: “I am thrilled to join the excellent team at Wordwell and look forward to helping build on their wonderful reputation in the industry. The contribution that Nick, Una, their editors, authors and loyal readership have made to the historical and cultural life of Ireland is second to none, and this is something we hope to see continue long into the future.”
Established in 1986, Wordwell publishes Archaeology Ireland, Books Ireland, History Ireland and Law Ireland magazines as well as a range of books in these subject areas.