Irish BA renews call for end to sterling prices

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Irish booksellers renewed their call for UK publishers to stop pricing books in sterling at the Irish Booksellers Association conference in Killarney last week. "We want [prices] off. It constricts us enormously," Geraldine O'Dea, managing director of Navan-based Bookwise Booksellers, said. At present the Irish punt is worth about 30% less than sterling, and the corresponding mark-up on books had a "psychological" effect on consumers, Ms O'Dea said.</p><p>

Irish booksellers are forced to re-price the 70% of their stock that comes from the sterling market. "It is a widely held opinion am...

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