Irish indies cautiously optimistic but Brexit looms

Irish indies cautiously optimistic but Brexit looms

The Irish book market is thriving having recovered from the recession, independent publishers have told The Bookseller. However, some expressed concern about the effect future shocks to the economy could have on the sector.

In 2016, book sales in Ireland were up 10.9% year on year to €130.8m, and Irish-published titles comprised 24.3% (€31.8m) of the market, up from 23.2% in 2015. The growth was attributed to stand-out titles such as Paul O’Connell’s The Battle (Penguin Ireland) and Graham Norton’s Holding (Hodder), and to the boost seen by the commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising, one...

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