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 &...
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...