• 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.

    Earlier...

  • 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...

  • Thu, 01/07/2010 - 12:42

    The History Press is reviewing its Irish imprint in light of the difficult trading environment.

    The company has entered into consultation talks with the four permanent members of staff in the Dublin office to "determine their future". Last year The History Press Ireland published 25 titles and had plans for 30 in 2010.

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  • Thu, 01/07/2010 - 12:42

    The History Press is reviewing its Irish imprint in light of the difficult trading environment.

    The company has entered into consultation talks with the four permanent members of staff in the Dublin office to "determine their future". Last year The History Press Ireland published 25 titles and had plans for 30 in 2010.

    ...

  • Thu, 17/06/2010 - 07:23

    Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new novel by the first Irish children's Laureate Siobhán Parkinson. Anne McNeil, publishing director for Hodder Children's Books, signed a two-book deal via Sophie Hicks at Ed Victor Literary Agency.

    McNeil said: "I am thrilled to have acquired Siobhan's new novel for the...

  • Tue, 01/06/2010 - 06:59

    Hughes & Hughes high street stores are beginning to reopen for business  after its founder Derek Hughes put together a new investor group to run the business, reports the Irish Times. A note on the H&H website, which is not currently active, confirms that a company called Sivota Ltd has bought the assets of the business,...

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