Friday, December 5, 2008

Which One for Christmas?

With so many books to choose from, you'll have no problems deciding what to give as Christmas gifts this year. New publications for 2008 include:

  • Lunchtime Medley: Writings on West Indian Cricket
  • Roving with Lalah: Slices of Everyday Jamaican Life
  • The Political History of CARICOM
  • The Manley Memoirs
  • Trinidad and Tobago Industrial Policy
  • Daddy Sharpe
  • In Trinidad
  • The Caribbean Community in Transistion
  • Business in BIM
  • Health and Development in Our Time
  • Telford Georges: A Legal Odyssey
  • The World's Finest: Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee
  • Truly a Gentleman
  • Guide to the Blue and John Crow Mountains

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Its here!

Well, you probably already know, but just in case you didn't Roving with Lalah is now available. Visit our website at to buy your copy, or drop in to see us at our Kingston office to see what else we have on offer for the Christmas season.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

150,000 Copies and Counting

The Real Taste of Jamaica is arguably the best Jamaican cookbook ever published. Having enjoyed unequivocal success, selling over 150,000 copies since its first publication in 1993, this year - 2008 - marks the book’s 15th anniversary. It remains one of Ian Randle Publishers’ best sellers and is probably the bestseller of any book published in the Caribbean.

Written by practicing Jamaican cook of over 30 years, Enid Donaldson, The Real Taste of Jamaica provides recipes that are simple, time saving, and allow for substitution of ingredients. The book is divided into 9 sections:

Vegetarian dishes
Chicken and Meat Dishes
Sauces and Dressings
Traditional Jamaican Baked Goods

Each section opens with stories and anecdotes that remind you of the good ‘ole’ days when meat was cured by smoking, and sweet potato pudding was baked in an iron ‘dutch’ pot rather than an oven. Jamaicans at home and abroad are reminded of their childhood days and their culture and visitors return home determined to try their hands at a few of their new-found Jamaican favourites.

Abundantly illustrated with photographs, line drawings and water colour images, The Real Taste will make your mouth water for more.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Now Available

The World's Finest: Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee is now available. This beautiful book takes the reader through the early history of coffee and coffee planting in colonial Jamaica, to modern day growing and harvesting techniques. Readers are given a ‘taste’ of what makes Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee so special and food lovers will delight in the over 90 recipes compiled in the recipe section. Tantalizingly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and prints of the coffee cultivation process and recipes, this book is as close as you'll get to a cup of the special brew.

To buy your copy click here or visit our website at

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Coming in time for Christmas!

Eagerly awaited, Marguerite Gordon's Manners and Entertaining: A Guide to Caribbean Life and Style, is off to press. From what to wear, to what to say, which fork to use and what gifts to give, Marguerite imparts 'how to' advice for the modern Caribbean man and woman. Books will be available in December but if you need advanced information, contact us at

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Didn't You Miss Us?

Dear Blog Faithfuls:

It's been so long since we updated you with news of what's happening here at IRP - that's because we've been so busy making it happen! Over the next few weeks, we'll rectify this by keeping you well-informed of what new books are available and what's in the pipeline.

So we start off with what's new.

With stunning visual imagery, photographer Pablo Delano captures the spirit of post-colonial Trinidad. An extraordinary collection of over 120 black and photographs lavishly reproduced in duotone with full colour accents throughout, In Trinidad conveys the essence of a uniquely inter-cultural multi-racial Caribbean People. From the magnificence of Minshall Mas to the power of children performing Hindu Ramleela plays, Trinidadians are captured at work and at play, at worship and at celebration. More than just a book of pictures, In Trinidad defies the stereotypical depiction of the Caribbean as sand, sea and sun and instead encapsulates the complex energy of an island nation and its people.

For more information and to BUY this book visit or call us Toll Free from the US at 1-866-330-5469 and from the Caribbean at 1-800-744-1114.

Friday, October 3, 2008


In addition to our usual busy schedule here at IRP, we're gearing up for an especially busy month of activities. Our Chairman Ian Randle and MD Christine Randle will be in the UK for a slew of events centred around the Word Power International Literary Festival and Book Fair. Lisa-Marie, our Marketing Coordinator will be representing the Caribbean Network of Publishers (CAPNET) at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany, Latoya, one of our Editorial Assistants will be making a presentation at the Walter Rodney Conference at UWI, Mona and we'll also be participating in the Commonwealth Lawyers Association 25th Anniversary Conference in Montego Bay.

All of this is in addition to the books that will be coming off press this month:
Roving with Lalah (the pre-orders for this keep pouring in) and Jamaican Houses; and those we're working to send to press this month: Manners and Entertaining and Sex, Power and Taboo.

Keep posted to this site for details of all the books and events. As usual, if you want some more info. contact us at