Blackstaff Press

The Blackstaff Press is a publishing company in Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland. Founded in 1971,[3] it publishes printed books on a range of subjects (mainly, but not exclusively, of Irish interest) and, since 2011, has also published e-books.[3] It receives financial support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.[4]

Blackstaff Press
Blackstaff Press logo.jpg
Parent companyColourpoint Creative Limited
Country of originNorthern Ireland
Headquarters locationNewtownards
DistributionGill (Ireland)[1]
Dufur Editions (USA)[2]
Publication typesBooks and ebooks
Nonfiction topicsBooks of Irish interest

The Blackstaff Press was acquired by the Baird Group in 1995;[5] it was sold to Colourpoint Creative Limited in 2017.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Our Clients". Gill Distribution. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Publishers". Archived from the original on 8 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b Grattan, Gary (30 November 2011). "Blackstaff Press enter digital age with eBook list". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ "About Blackstaff Press". Blackstaff Press. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Our history". Baird Group. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Publisher Blackstaff Press taken over by Colourpoint". Belfast Telegraph. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  7. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha (4 May 2017). "Northern Irish press Blackstaff sold to Colourpoint Creative". The Bookseller. Retrieved 6 July 2020.

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