Fiction sales lead Ireland’s domestic market to recovery

Fiction sales lead Ireland’s domestic market to recovery

Is the Celtic Tiger roaring again? While economists remain cautious on the Irish economy’s recent impressive growth, the nation’s book industry has ample reasons to be cheerful. While the UK market has spent the past 18 months or so inching forward in growth, the Irish market is cantering ahead— posting a 6% bump in volume and a 7% jump in value for the year to date, compared to the UK’s much more muted 0.8% increase in volume and 2.1% increase in value.

Emma Hannigan’s Letters to My Daughters is the bestselling Irish-authored title of the year to date, taking third place overall and comin...

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