Fri, 21/01/2011 - 09:36
Tesco Ireland has threatened to pull publishers' entire range from its shelves if certain titles "bypass” it and go to rival retailers.
In a letter sent to Irish publishers this week, Gordon Howey, buying and marketing director at Tesco's book distribution company Reedmoor, claimed "certain top titles [are] not...
Wed, 08/12/2010 - 09:59
Publishers in Ireland dodged the threat of VAT being added to books, as yesterday's austerity budget made no mention of the tax.
Publishing Ireland also received a boost as Culture Ireland, the arts body, received an unexpected increase to its budget by 71% for next year, as part of the budget changes for the National Campaign for...
Mon, 06/12/2010 - 07:45
Eason has become the latest retailer to sell e-books on agency terms, signing contracts with Hachette and HarperCollins. Stephen Boylan, books purchasing manager at Easons, told Irish Publishing News that it was "keeping an open mind in relation to [agency pricing's] potential impact. It’s still early days, but we’...
Wed, 24/11/2010 - 08:05
Sports stars from the world of football, horseraceing, boxing and hurling have been nominated for the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year for 2010.
Jockey Ruby Walsh's autobiography, Ruby (Orion) has made the shortlist of six alongside former World Champion boxer Bernard Dunne and two titles on hurling, one about...
Tue, 23/11/2010 - 08:11
Online book retailer The Book Depository has launched a special discount for Irish book buyers. The site, which already offers free worldwide shipping, is offering an extra 10% discount to Ireland-based buyers if they use a specific code when purchasing. The offer is also exclusive of VAT. The code is valid until 17th December.
Mon, 22/11/2010 - 07:47
The Irish book trade has slumped in value and volume by more than 7% this year, with the next six weeks seen as critical for the health of the market in 2010.
Talks are continuing about a €90bn bailout for the beleaguered country, after years of banking crises and a total collapse of the housing market. The government is looking at...
Fri, 20/08/2010 - 09:52
Eason's failed foray into bookselling in Britain appears to have cost it heavily with the business making a loss of €10.1m (£8.29m) in 2009.
According to the Irish Independent, the book...
Sun, 15/08/2010 - 10:01
Irish book chain Eason has sold off its advertising business, according to AdWorld. Irish International BBDO has taken over the business of Eason Advertising, following a decision of the board of Eason to cease trading the company.
As part of the deal, Irish International BBDO will take over Eason's clients while six of Eason'...
Mon, 26/07/2010 - 06:59
Publishing Scotland venture BookSource has confirmed its plans to shut down the Irish operation CMD BookSource this autumn.
The company said in a statement: "Due to very difficult trading conditions within Ireland it can no longer sustain the venture and will cease trading on Thursday 30 September 2010. CMD BookSource has...
Sun, 18/07/2010 - 09:56
W H Smith has hired a full-time Irish buyer as it looks to introduce a book offer in its new Irish travel stores. The stores will source 20% of books from Irish publishers.
The retailer is opening three branches at Dublin Airport’s Terminal Two, which is due to open in November. Seventy per cent of the retail space will be devoted...