Welcome to the O’Hearn Literary Agency and the online home of Four Freedom Publishing

Thank you for coming to visit us. You’re welcome here whether you’re looking for a book to buy for yourself or a friend or a writer with a manuscript you want to see published. Relax and have a cup of tea. We may be international, however we are based in Ireland, so tea is rather the order of the day.

Now we’re quite sure that you have some questions. Who are we? What is our mandate? We’re happy to answer all of those. So we don’t have a cluttered page (we like clean designs) we’ll refer you to our Manifesto and FAQ found elsewhere on our site, or you may contact us using the form below.

Have a beautiful day!

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Attention Retailers

Did you know that books are a great draw for new customers in unconventional retail outlets? Furniture, jewellery, fashion and food stores will attract more business. In turn profits will increase by means of cleverly merchandised impulse buys.

We are looking to establish a distribution network for our books. Whether you or someone you know owns or manages a traditional book shop, or any other form of retail outlet, contact us. Four Freedom Publishing will; happily forward a catalogue of our current and future releases.

In addition, we have established an EZ Paperwork system. One order form completes it – no further need for complicated royalty or residual payments. You establish your own price point that matches your customer’s needs. You should see a return of 20-35% profit over cost. It’s that simple.

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Our Newest Release

Our latest book: http://www.amazon.com/Friendly-World-Border-Col…

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The Friendly World of the Border Collie: inside the Minds of the World’s Smartest Dogs


From their first breeding in the farmlands of Northumberland and Cumbria in the UK, to their current fame as stars of both movies and television, Border Collies have been best-known for one characteristic: they are the smartest dogs in the world. Because of their intelligence and unique personalities, having a Border Collie about the house raises its challenges. What is it like to own one? Is a Border Collie right for you? Whether you are thinking about purchasing your first dog, or just want to spend enjoyable hours reading about your favourite breed, The Friendly World of the Border Collie will certainly answer all questions about these lively and loving companions and does so with wit and with warmth. The Friendly World series of books are both entertaining and informative about dogs. They are chock-full of trivia, facts about training and health, and illustrated throughout. Any dog lover you know is sure to enjoy each volume.


Call for Submissions

We will be launching our Four Quarterly magazine this summer and as such this is our call for any and all interedted writers or visual artists to send us their work for consideration.

Closing date for the Summer issue is April 2nd, 2016, as April 1st would open up the whole process to dull and obvious jokes. We are seeking work in the following fields:

  • Short fiction (max. 3,000 words)
  • Memoir or journalism (max. 3,00 words)
  • Poetry (no minimum or maximum)
  • Children’s work (max. 2,500 words)
  • Painting, cartoon or photography

All copyright beyond the first publication (including subsequent editions or reproductions) of Four Quarterly rests with the creator. Payment will be evenly divided among all contributors.

Send submissions to: fourfreedompublishing@gmail.com

Photographers and Illustrators

From time to time, particularly with our Children’s and Fiction divisions we have need of photographers and illustrators for both cover and interior work. We pay an excellent royalty rate, plus the contributor retains copyright to all original work.

If you or someone you know would like to be included in our database, contact us via the contact form on our Home Page and we will supply you with more details.FFP Logo Childrens

Our Five Logos

You may have noticed that our logo – a Celtic Cross with the words Four Freedom Publishing – changes colour from time to time. We don’t like to confuse people, so we thought we’d provide a few words of explanation.

The Celtic Cross itself is used for two reasons. First, although our reach is international, Four Freedom Publishing is proudly and happily based in the Republic of Ireland. Second, a Cross is a symbol of the combination of two forces that form the cause of Human Rights. They are Faith (whether religious or humanistic) and Pain. When taken together, they can form art.

The Green Cross of Fiction

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We use green lettering for our offerings in novels and short stories because a great fictional tale is itself evergreen. A story grows and spreads, it sprouts new shoots on the ground it touches

The Purple Cross of Non-Fiction

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Purple has many traditional meanings: royalty, death and passion to name three. An excellent non-fiction book can examine struggles for power, the conquest of pain and is always written not as a want but as a visceral need.

The Gold Cross of Poetry

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Gold is treasured as valuable even in the smallest forms: a thin chain or a lover’s ring. So too is poetry.

The Azure Cross of Children’s Literature

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Why azure for children’s books? That shade was chosen as it combines both the sea and the sky. Between them, they show the vast possibilities a child may travel in imagination and through life itself.

The Burnt Bronze Cross of Drama

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Applied with a drop shadowing to indicate the three-dimensionality of a stage play, this colour is a tribute to the hardwood floors of the world’s theatres. We also choose to honour the ancestral past of theatre, all the way back to the bronze age. The colour is shaded as well, as theatre is a living art, always developing, always becoming something other than what it was yesterday.