The Tempest’s Dundalk at Work Collection has made history thanks to a joint collaboration between iCreate Digital Media and Dundalgan Press. The four titles are now available as iBooks.
The Dundalk at Work books: The Shoe Industry, The Tobacco Industry and The Engineering Industry, along with Dundalk Caught on Camera can now be downloaded in 51 countries across the globe.
The project marks a major move for Dundalgan Press as it is the first time the company, with over 150 years history in the publishing industry, has embraced the new technology which will open it up to a worldwide customer base.
Henry McDowell of the Tempest family, along with Clive Friary of iCreate, will officially launch the iBooks this Wednesday, 6 November at a special event at the Creative Spark building Dundalk.
The collection, which was published over the past number of years on limited edition print runs, was snapped up quickly. Many of the books were sent to Dundalk people throughout the world.
iCreate’s founder and managing director Clive Friary spoke of the process involved in bringing the four books to their new online status.
“The Dundalk at Work books and Dundalk Caught on Camera are amazing books and they are fabulous in their traditional form but an amazing market has opened up in iBooks,” he said.
“iCreate along with Dundalgan Press saw the potential in making these titles available online for the many people who did not get the opportunity to secure a book in the limited edition runs.
“Thanks to iPad technology the photographs are so sharp on the iBooks and we really worked hard to make sure that the editions are of the highest quality.”
“I believe we worked well with the Tempest family business in making sure that we treated the books with the respect they deserved while bringing them to their biggest audience ever.”
Managing Director Sandra Dowdall, managing director Dundalgan Press said the company was proud of the work they have achieved over 150 years history, but they realise that they must move with the times and this is an example of how to do just that.