Hachette Ireland to sell through Orion titles into Ireland

Hachette Book Group Ireland is taking on responsibility for the sales and marketing of books published by Orion in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Hachette Ireland will take over from Gill Hess Associates on 1st May. The company has worked on the Orion account for 19 years. The change was made as part of Hachette UK's policy that, when possible, all its publishing companies should have their sales outside the UK looked after by the local Hachette company.

Orion sales director Dallas Manderson said: "Orion has had a long, fruitful and successful relationship with Gill Hess Associates and, on behalf of my colleagues at Orion and all our authors, I want to thank Gill and Simon together with their team for the dedication and enthusiasm with which they have represented our books."

Gill Hess Associates will subscribe titles published up until 31st May 2011. New titles, published from 1st June, will be subscribed by Hachette Ireland as from 1st March to align with Hachette Ireland's subscription cycle.

Returns authorisations for customers who do not use the Industry Returns Initiative electronic authorisation system will become the responsibility of Hachette Ireland from 1st May.