Thu, 21/03/2013 - 15:36
Kidnap, betrayal, violence, affairs and heartbreak—in Donal Ryan’s début The Spinning Heart (Transworld, May) tensions are simmering very close to the surface in a small town in rural Ireland. Taking home Book of the Year at last year’s Irish Book Awards, The Spinning Heart was picked by Transworld...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 15:06
Irish bookseller Hughes & Hughes is to close its Dundrum branch this Sunday (10th March), with eight staff facing redundancy.
The company made the announcement on its website today (8th March) thanking customers for their loyalty over the last five years of trade....
Wed, 05/12/2012 - 08:36
Irish bookseller Hughes & Hughes has partnered with Kobo to supply e-readers and e-books.
The chain will sell the Kobo Mini for €89.95 and the Kobo Glo for €135.95. Readers will be able to download "over three million e-book titles including bestsellers, hidden gems, indie picks and personalised recommendations...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 08:18
Andrew Miller's Costa Prize-winning novel Pure and Julian Barnes' Man Booker-winner The Sense of An Ending are among the 154 titles longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013.
Eight novels by Irish authors are also on the list for the €100,000 prize, nominated by libraries...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:22
Print sales in Ireland have dropped significantly since the recession hit, with value sales falling by 20.2% (from €165m in 2008 to €131m in 2011, according to BookScan Ireland). Any sales boom...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:10
The blocking of the merger between Eason and Argosy by the Irish Competition Authority has opened up the market for UK businesses, with the Argosy owner saying the decision leaves him with a "succession issue".
Fergal Stanley, m.d. of Argosy, an independent family-run book wholesaler in Ireland, said he was "...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:50
Eason will no longer acquire Irish book wholesaler Argosy after the Competition Authority in Ireland found the deal would lead to "increased prices and a reduction in the range of new books to consumers."
The Irish chain bookseller, which also distributes books, moved to acquire Argosy, a family-run book wholesaler, at the...
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 09:50
Booksellers and publishers have described the potential merger of Eason with book wholesaler and distributor Argosy, revealed this morning (5th September), as “disastrous” for competition in Ireland.
The Competition Authority in Ireland has confirmed to The Bookseller that it is investigating Eason’s...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 14:35
Transworld Ireland has launched a new imprint, Doubleday Ireland, aiming to "discover Ireland's newest generation of talented literary author".
The imprint will publish its titles both in Ireland and overseas, with territories changing on a book-by-book basis. The first novel to be published by the imprint will be Donal...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:25
Irish book, newspaper and stationery retailer Eason made an operating loss of €5.3m in the year to end January 2012, according to the Irish Independent.
The chain, which faces boardroom changes later this...