Kathleen J. Shields founded Erin
Go Bragh Publishing after deciding that she
wanted to self-publish her children's books
so she could retain creative control over
the illustrations and designs. That being
said, self-publishing has a stigma of "not
being good enough" and Shields' knew that
her books were. She learned that many
publishing houses were retooling to go all
electronic and weren't considering picture
books at the time. She also learned that
many of the 'self-publishing houses only
provided paperback book options and Shields'
So with a goal in mind,
Shields' researched and learned as much as
she could about the publishing industry.
While there is still a lot to learn (and
always will be) she has successfully
accomplished publishing multiple hardback
books, more than a dozen paperbacks and a
barrel of eBooks. She creates
graphics, designs the book covers, and does
all of the marketing and promotion herself.
While that alone is a lot of work, Shields'
considers this her second job. Her first
being website and graphic design, where she
has also taught herself video creation and