Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:10
Irish magazine the Caterpillar is launching a new competition for children’s poetry.
The €1,000 (£603) Caterpillar Poetry Prize is open to any adult writer, published or unpublished, of poetry for children aged 7-11. It can be on any subject and there is no line limit.
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00
Profits at Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son dropped 11.5% (€300,000) to €2.3m in the financial year to January 2014, down from €2.6m the previous year, in what it described as a "challenging" year.
Meanwhile core trading activities showed an operating loss of €3m.
Thu, 12/06/2014 - 08:00
A Derry bookseller has told of his “heartbreak” after thousands of his “life’s work: books" were dumped in a skip following his bankruptcy.
Peter McKenzie, former joint owner of Bookworm Bookshop, was declared bankrupt in 2012 according to...
Thu, 08/05/2014 - 14:03
Author Eoin Colfer was today announced as the third Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at an event organised by the Arts Council in Dublin.
Colfer said he feels “incredibly honoured and incredibly petrified” at the appointment. “I feel I am representing my...
Tue, 01/04/2014 - 09:20
WH Smith’s Irish stores achieved 185% increase in pre-tax profits to €1.5m (£1.24m) last year.
The Irish Examiner has seen the company’s accounts filed on Companies Office, which show that...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 13:16
We have just organised the first event in our publisher’s new bookshop Liberties Upstairs.
If you are new to event organising as I am, then you will certainly find your first occasion to be a learning curve. Even though in our case we already had the...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 09:20
Up to 100 booksellers could lose their jobs if library supply in Ireland is centralised, European Booksellers Federation president John McNamee has warned.
McNamee, owner of Laois Education supplies in Portlaois, issued the stark warning after the Irish government set out its vision for the future of libraries in Ireland in the...
Wed, 30/10/2013 - 09:50
Kobo is to sell its e-reading devices through 60 Eason stores in Ireland following a new partnership between the two companies.
The Irish chain will sell a full range of Kobo devices in stores and through its website, while a new website, www.ie.kobo.com, has been set up for Irish readers to access...
Wed, 14/08/2013 - 11:34
The Gill family has taken full ownership of the Irish publisher Gill & Macmillan Science and Education for an undisclosed sale price.
Gill & Macmillan publishes trade and educational titles and also acts as a distributor in Ireland. It was 50% owned by Macmillan Science and Education prior to this sale, which makes the Gill...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 12:27
Eason is to open six new franchise stores in Ireland, creating 35 new jobs, the company has announced.
Three of the franchises will be former Hughes & Hughes stores in St Stephen’s Green and Santry in Dublin and in Ennis, Co Clare, which will operate as Eason branches from next month.
Derek Hughes of Hughes &...